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5525 North Broadway
Chicago, IL 60640
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Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Tuesday - Sunday: 11:00am - 3:00pm
Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday, Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
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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
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.
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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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 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 11/3/2013
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 10/17/2013
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
The restaurant is incredibly
beautiful and romantic, with an amazing outside patio. But the food is simply not good. I loved the food in the old Pasteur, but unfortunately since they reopened I have been very disappointed at each of my three visits."
Dined on 10/5/2013
I've been to Pasteur a few times
and it is always excellent. The dining room is elegent and the patio in back is secluded and charming. The dishes are always well prepared and the flavors balanced and interesting."
Dined on 9/29/2013
Just a bit strange, dining was
empty but not sure if the back patio was busy or not. It was a humid evening and stuffy inside the dining room. We waited about 30 minutes before anything got to our table..I had to go up to the hostess stand and asked to get a cocktail. They don't seem to upsell or offer wine or more cocktails. Busboys didn't fill waters unless I asked which was about three times. Not sure if we will go back, food was good. However, since I have been a service for years I really look at the service. Thanks"
Dined on 9/29/2013
Beautiful patio space to enjoy
tasty well presented food"
Dined on 9/28/2013
We enjoyed a lovely evening in the
outdoor patio. When it got cooler we moved over to the gas fireplaces for a little warmth and extra ambience. The bartender Pauly was fantastic. His cocktails were delicious and he was so friendly and inviting!"
Dined on 9/28/2013
Our food was very good. Once food
was delivered to the table, we woukd have appreciated knowing which dish was which and how to best eat/ enjoy the dish with the condiments delivered. And my pet pieve..... the bus person started clearing the table before everyone at the table was fininshed eating.?Otherwise, everything was wonderful!!"
Dined on 9/27/2013
We remembered the beef dish from
years ago before they closed and it proved to be almost the same and equally delicious."
Dined on 7/12/2013
The lady and I dined at Pasteur
last Saturday night. Service was satisfactory, food was excellent, my only complaints were the difficulty of finding parking nearby, sometimes, and the noise level. A longtime Chicagoan, I like to dine out on weeknights when most cafes are a bit less festive, and past visits to Pasteur weren't so noisy. That said, the lady and I enjoyed our visit. She ordered the Vietnames bouillabaisse which was an enormous, jumbo bowl of broth, seafood, and veggies. My Lemon Grass Chicken was delicious. We began with an order of salmon egg rolls and another appetizer of charbroiled beef in tiny wraps which was like beef sushi, for lack of a more descriptive term. I left happy and will return soon."
Dined on 9/22/2013
We had a delicious dinner at
Pasteur, sampling favorites like the cubed filet mignon entree & the chicken pho soup. The experience was dampened by our server, who laughed loudly when we asked for a flashlight to read the menu (lighting is very dim) & spent 20 minutes w/another table in between serving my cocktail & finally bringing my husband's to the table. Not a good way to start an experience at this fine establishment. Her general attitude and demeanor left a lot to be desired. Expediting staff were very attentive, explaining every dish brought to the table & asking if there was anything else that we needed. Overall, we will go back to enjoy another delicious dinner, and hopefully the service experience will be more positive."
Dined on 9/21/2013
Food was superior in freshness,
quality, presentation, but mostly, THE SUPERB FLAVORS. The Bar: was worked by a true professional. I've run restaurants, I started as a bartender in 1985. I call them like I see them, and this guy wasn't just blessed with the gift of gab, his cocktails (and I tried a new one of his suggestion w/o knowing what was in it. something I never do) are what I dreamed of for the next two weeks. This guy knows balance, he knows how to play one flavor off another. In a word; Professional!"
Dined on 9/1/2013
My wife and I brought my parents
here to celebrate their 45th wedding anniversary. They are both world travelers and have spent a lot of time in Viet Nam. They were both impressed, as were my wife and I. The food was absolutely delicious and our server was perfect: attentive but not over bearing, both friendly and funny. We loved the ambience, the service, and the food."
Dined on 9/15/2013
Ambiance, decor, service all
outstanding. Very beautiful atmosphere to dine in; especially in Edgewater. The heated patio in the rear is very relaxing. That said, the major downfalls of this restaurant are this: Bland food and poor potion to price ratio. Though the ingredient are very fresh and meals were plated with obvious care this is essentially ultra-simple peasant food dressed-up. All the dishes were underwhelmingly simple, to the point of blandness. I must say that the servers were very attentive and endeavored to provide us a relaxing enjoyable time. Would visit Pasture for a beautiful place to enjoy an evening of drinks with friends inside the beautiful dinning room, or out on the tranquil garden patio."
Dined on 8/1/2013
Been a while since our last visit
to this place. The menu has changed a little, prices are up, the interior is still elegant and a matching rear patio has been added, which is a nice touch on a summer night. Food and wine were very good. Service good too, though a little slow as our server was preoccupied with a large group. That happens. We will be back."
Dined on 9/8/2013
Each dish filled with flavor and
unique fresh seasoning and ingredients. Very reasonable for cuisine this delicious. Drink list sophisticated and complex also mixers so fresh! Our server was helpful, warm and enthusiastic. At times a little too talkative!"
Dined on 9/6/2013
The food was great the restaurant
is beautiful but the outside garden is the best in the city or burbs and I have seen many of them & it's very reasonable try it u will love it."
Dined on 9/1/2013
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