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Pasteur Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://pasteurrestaurantchicago.com
  • Phone: (773) 728-4800
  • Hours of Operation:

    Lunch: Tuesday - Sunday: 11:00am - 3:00pm

    Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday, Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Vietnamese
  • Executive Chef: Dan Nguyen
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Delivery, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Pasteur is the ideal location to host your next celebration, function, work event or meeting. Our elegant dining room and lush patio can accommodate parties of almost any size from intimate gatherings to large groups.
    Pasteur can also tailor a special event menu to meet your specific needs with signature cocktails and wine pairings. Please contact owner Kim Nyguen to arrange your next event at Pasteur!
  • Private Party Contact: Kim Nguyen (773) 728-4800

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Bryn Mawr
  • Public Transit: Pasteur is easily accessible via the CTA Bus and "L" routes. Our nearest "L" stop is Bryn Mawr on the Red Line. The 36-Broadway bus service runs past midnight.
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Pasteur
Pasteur is dedicated to providing faithful patrons and newcomers alike with an unforgettable restaurant experience that starts with the finest Vietnamese cuisine. Chef Dan Nguyen serves a unique menu starring delectable traditional Vietnamese dishes. The menu also boasts a carefully considered wine list, including nearly 20 wines by the glass, and one-of-a-kind cocktails all designed to delight Pasteur’s guests.

Owner Kim Nguyen has painstakingly cultivated and created her ideal concept of Pasteur, resulting in the restaurant’s latest and best incarnation yet. Its newly redesigned space features a warm and refined aesthetic, thanks to an expansive interior tastefully appointed with elegant banquettes, white-tablecloth tables and rattan seating set against a neutral palette that shows off stunning Vietnamese artwork.
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Diner Reviews
  • "Pasteur is really a beautiful restaurant with the feel of a real restaurant in old Hanoi. The food is very good and prices are reasonable. Great value-priced wine list! This time our service was lacking, but we'll be back soon."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Food and service were great! Room and bar were very comfortable. We'll be back."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "A god meal with somewhat uneven service. Dishes weren't cleared in a timely manner and drink delivery times were lagging. I do like the food and would certainly give this place another chance. Used to be a favorite before it closed down and I hope they can return to former glory."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "We had a Groupon to Pasteur and so glad we purchased it. We probably wouldn't have found this restaurant otherwise. They went all out by putting their best dishes on the Groupon menu. The best part of the entire evening was our server Roseanna. She made impeccable recommendations for starters and wine. As good as the food was - she was even better. The beef roll starters were delicious! The spices they used in the beef entree were also mouth watering. Definitely will be back!!!"
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "We went to Pasteur recently because we had a Groupon. We were so impressed with the ambience and quality of this restaurant given the location. This is truly a neighborhood gem,"
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "If you're looking for something a little bit different, Pasteur is a good bet. The food was varied and all quite good. Tables not too close together. Decor less "colonial" than it used to be. Prices a bit better."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Nicholas was our waiter when we went there. He was sweet and very helpful. His recommendations were awesome and delicious. I lived a few blocks east of the location and never heard of it until we went on OpenTable. I'm so glad that we tried this place. We will definitely go back there. LOVE IT."
    Dined on 3/5/2014
  • "My friends and I ended up going here because our previous dinner plans got messed up. It was 8:10 pm on a Friday and Pasteur said they could have a table ready for 4 and a high chair in 15 min. It was a great experience. The service was great and so was the food. It was the first time for all of us. We definitely will be going back."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "It has been awhile since I was here but Pasteur never disapoints. Friendly and helpful wait staff and colorful and flavorful food."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "The food was fine, but it was on par with anything you could get at a smaller and cheaper neighborhood thai or Vietnamese restaurant. The service was rude. We were rushed from the beginning despite the restaurant being pretty empty (both when we arrived and as we were leaving). It was Valentine's Day, and the waitstaff cleared my plate before my boyfriend finished his, so it was awkward. Still, the experience proved to be romantic because my boyfriend and I could bond over the overwhelming mediocrity and snippy waitstaff."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We had the prix fixe menu with a groupon. It was very good, but I'd like to return and try the regular menu. Still, the prix fixe menu got us to try it. The clay pot salmon and signature beef dish were excellent."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We've always wanted to try Pasteur + liked the Restaurant Week menu selections so we braved the cold + snow for a lovely experience."
    Dined on 2/6/2014
  • "My husband and I wanted to have a romantic dinner there. The restaurant was quiet and considered romantic, and we like the bartender. However, the service was poor (we had to ask for utensils, plates, etc), and the staff really wanted to take our dishes away even we were still eating. The food was just ok, but the price was ridiculous high. Comparing to other Vietnamese places around Argyle (very closed by), we would rather go to Argyle then coming back to Pasteur."
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "Pardon the pun. It was special birthday for my wife Marcia and we chose this restaurant to celebrate. We had the place to ourselves for most of the early weekday evening. We loved the apetizers, drinks, and French music in the background. The soups were out of this world"
    Dined on 2/4/2014
  • "The best thing about this place was the desserts and the decor. The noodle and tofu dishes were nothing special beyond regular Argyle fare, besides using better vegetables."
    Dined on 2/2/2014
  • "visited Pasteur on a VERY cold eveining, but the warmth of th service and foos in a lovely atmosphere was wonderful. will definitely be back"
    Dined on 1/28/2014
  • "I pass by this restaurant regularly and snapped up a Groupon for a four course meal for two. Great selection for the Groupon menu and I will definitely return and try other things on the menu."
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "I absolutely love Pasteur. We had an amazing meal as always - we were there with another couple, so it was two couples, and it was a wonderful meal. It isn't cheap food, but it's worth every penny!"
    Dined on 12/20/2013
  • "The first time I ate at Pasteur we were seated in the open courtyard behind the restaurant and I was unimpressed with the ambience and the service. This time (winter) we ate inside at a lovely table by the window and the dining experience was much improved. The ambience in the main restuarant is great and is an important part of the overall dining experience. We had the daily fish preparation and it was excellent. We love the ability to order "small plates" so we can try items we might otherwise want to buy as entrees without tasting."
    Dined on 12/27/2013
  • "A really beautiful restaurant with great decor, food and service. I can't wait to go back and eat outside in the garden in the summer"
    Dined on 12/14/2013
  • "My husband and I moved to Uptown last November and saw Pasteur right away and said, we should totally go there. Well the year came and went and we never went to Pasteur. We were a little unsure of what French-Vietnamese might mean in action. Well, in action, it is nothing but absolutely delicious. The creative dishes are amazing in flavor and execution. The ambiance is dynamic. Our fellow diners were as unique and interesting looking as the dishes. I am just sorry we missed the summer season on that lovely patio. However, walking in there from a 15 degree outside, we were immediately transported to a warm, tropical, and glamorous world. This is a new favorite spot. The claypot dishes are a must try!"
    Dined on 12/7/2013
  • "I had the beef and it was rather fatty, and over sauced."
    Dined on 12/6/2013
  • "The soup was outstanding. The spring rolls good but skimpy on the portion size. The basil shrimp was good. The short ribs were terrible. They were dry, overcooked and paper thin, difficult to cut. I have never seen short ribs served that way before."
    Dined on 11/24/2013
  • "I was excited to revisit Pasteur after many years, but was disappointed. In spite of a beautiful room and great service, the food was bland with the exception of one beef dish. We tried two of the appetizer spring rolls which had different fillings, but pretty much tasted the same. I was looking for bold and unique flavors and textures, but sadly they were missing."
    Dined on 11/16/2013
  • "We loved Pasteur. Perfect place for an evening out with friends. It was quiet enough we could hear each other, but not so quiet you felt like you were in library or someplace boring. It seemed very active and fun. Food was awesome. Would highly recommend it."
    Dined on 11/8/2013
  • "We love Pasteur. We have relatives who come twice a year from California, and they always ask to go there when they visit. Every now and then, we treat ourselves to dinner there solo. This visit, the food was exceptional as always, but the waiter seemed inexperienced. Nothing dire, and he was nice enough, but it wasn't the expert level of service we've come to expect from Pasteur."
    Dined on 11/9/2013
  • "We really love this place. Food is outstanding, drinks are good and service is wonderful. Location is great for us and the staff is always warm and cheerful. A real Chicago gem."
    Dined on 10/11/2013
  • "We had a reservation for 10 people at 8pm... after 20 min at an empty bar with 1 bartender, we received a complimentary appetizer, but still no drinks ordered.. we were fine waiting, but drinks would have been nice... ( 1 bartender for the entire restaurant is not a good idea).. after 30 min they told us our table was not ready but they could move around the chairs/tables at the bar area for us... we said that was fine... If we were not as easy going as we are, that would have been a problem.... The food was good and came out without problems,, I will go back, but hope to expect more organization from the reservations staff and more bartenders..."
    Dined on 11/2/2013
  • "I had the pleasure to dine at Pasteur several times and have on each occasion had a wonderful dining experience."
    Dined on 10/18/2013
  • "I have been here at least three times as I live close by and most times have been dissapointed. The Quality of the food is just not there. Service is nice but the food needs a work, there are comparable Asian food choices nearby. The Restaurant's décor is actually beautiful, really wish they realize that food should be their most important asset though. Service levals are OK, nothing out of this world. When I made reservation I requested a quiet area to sit down with some business colleagues and they placed me right next to another table when the restaurant was pretty much empty. We were able to hear the entire conversation from next table. Scallops were kind of overcooked and our Pork was served with peas and carrots, strange."
    Dined on 10/16/2013
  • "Went to this place with couple of friends for late lunch. The menu selection is great. We ordered lunch specials from the menu and they were very tasty. My friends also like the food. Great place!!. Try their Bánh mì and Mango Mousse cake."
    Dined on 10/12/2013
  • "Beautiful patio space to enjoy tasty well presented food"
    Dined on 9/28/2013
  • "It's a shame the service has gotten so bad here, because the food is very good. We were only one of two parties the night we ate there, and we were seated well before the other party, but our waitperson briefly stopped at our table just to tell us she'd be with us in a while. At that point, she proceeded to the other party's table, where she stood and had a long, long conversation with them. Seemed as if she must have known the people. It must have been at least 15 minutes before she could tear herself away from them and finally come to our table to take our drink order. After that, a series of mistakes were made in our order, and it seemed like no one really knew what they were doing. So unprofessional."
    Dined on 8/10/2013