Tucked away in a back alley
Tucked away in a back alley with no signs out front, this is such a cute surprise! A list of champagnes and French wines by region and tiny, delicious desserts. This place is a great for a couple girlfriends to meet or for a romantic date.
3/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
Dark, cozy and romantic. Extensive
Dark, cozy and romantic. Extensive "by the glass" list of bubbly, and a few red/whites.
Have tried most of the food items on the menu, and these are the favorites:
- cheese plate! nice variety...
- Foie gras
- side of beets (drenched in brown butter)
- buckwheat crepes (super rich/buttery)
- Dessert - Souffle trio (amazing)
3/21/2013 5:00:00 PM
RM Champagne is a hidden gem
RM Champagne is a hidden gem within the West Loop. Every aspect of this quaint place was contagious; from the hidden walk way leading to the grand entrance to the wooden fireplace. Places like RM are rare to find in Chicago. I am excited to go back this summer in hopes to experience the outdoor seating. Definitely recommend for a great date night to a wonderful place to unwind with a close friend after a long day of work.
3/26/2013 5:00:00 PM
Fantastic atmosphere for a
Fantastic atmosphere for a romantic after dinner drink and dessert!
3/27/2013 5:00:00 PM
RM perfect date spot!
I had come earlier this week with a friend for dessert. It was so nice and the desserts were delicious! I had a date later in the week and was asked to pick the place and so I immediately thought of RM. To say t hat we enjoyed ourselves would be an understatement. The food was so sensual and the ambiance was absolutely perfect: intimate yet casual. Everything was perfection. Him and I tried things we never have before and it was all delicious. I would reccommend this place for anyone as a date spot or just to catch up with friends. I live the vintage French inspired decor and the candles give everything a warm glow.
3/27/2013 5:00:00 PM
My first visit, but definitely
My first visit, but definitely not my last. I felt downright comfortable and cozy in such an elegant space. Cannot wait to return, especially when the weather is warm and I can sit on the patio.
3/28/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great spot for drinks and
Great spot for drinks and desert. The place is small and dark but great for couples or really small groups. Can get loud but the ambience keeps it peacefully. Recommend the macaroons and remember the maine.
4/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
This is literally a hidden
This is literally a hidden gem, if you don't know you are looking for it, you will not find it. But once you do, WOW!
4/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
The menu was pretty basic
The menu was pretty basic French/New American. Had some nice oysters and lobster deviled eggs, an awesome croquet madame and trout meuniere. The trout was a bit oily but very tasty and well prepared - whole on the bone. Definitely was biased towards groups of ladies having cocktails and dates, so go for that. The champagne cocktails were great - and the wine and champagne list is extensive.
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
My first time here and I loved
My first time here and I loved it! My chicken wasn't quite right and the server took it back and did not charge me for the entree. Once it was brought back, I was very pleased! Great champagne selection. I will be back.
4/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
Had a great time! RM Champagne
Had a great time! RM Champagne is a sexy little spot with a 'secret' entrance (you have to know that the lounge is around back; there's usually someone standing near the alley to let you know where it is). Great wine list and fun little desserts. Perfect for a group, girls night or date.
4/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
Awesome atmosphere. Great
Awesome atmosphere. Great food. Bigger portions than I expected.
4/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
A hidden gem, this place is
A hidden gem, this place is well appointed, well-thought out. Just wonderful for a romantic or special time with someone special to enjoy wine, cheese and mood.
4/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
This restaurant is intimate,
This restaurant is intimate, clean, and highly professional. Our server, Lauren, is spectacular. The food is excellent, the wines are very nice. Given that it not an open, lofty, big space, but is an out of the way oasis, it makes one feel like one is not in Chicago, and is a nice break.
4/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
Obsessed with the atmosphere!
Obsessed with the atmosphere! But service wasn't the best.
5/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Romantic night out
This place is beautiful! The atmosphere was great and the customer service was also nice. The food had a beautiful presentation but I was not very "wowed" by he flavors. I may not come back for dinner but definitely to enjoy a glass of wine on date night!
5/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Warm and original atmosphere
We stopped here for cocktails before dinner. We were seated promptly and ordered cocktails and the cheese platter. Although expensive we thought the food, service and atmosphere were fantastic. I realize they are known for their champagnes; however, we would recommend the inclusion of a Malbec wine and Deaths Door vodka for a more inspired bar menu.
5/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Ambience is fantastic
It was too cool to sit outside but indoors was fantastic. Very intimate-feeling - really nice space. The food was a bit disappointing - nothing 'bad' - just expected a little more. I would still go back...especially to try the desserts.
6/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
I have been wanting to try RM since seeing an article about this restaurant in Chicago magazine. What better time to try it out than my birthday weekend? The outside dining is beautiful. The inside dining is rustic romantic. Definitely a great place to catch up with girlfriends, toast to a life event, or go on a date. Plus, the oysters were DELICIOUS. I had two glasses of chamapgne as well. They were great!
6/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
This is only for brunch -
This is only for brunch - great outdoor patio, nice brunch, great cocktails. I want to go back for dinner.
6/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Really nice place to go for a romantic dinner that includes great cheese choices, some nice sparkling wines and reasonably priced dinner entrees. Service was great.
6/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Had a nice time at RM. We did not eat but had cocktails and a few cookies. I had one of the top 3 Old FashionI have ever had.
6/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Don't tell anyone about this place-- because it's perfect! Tucked around a corner in a blind alley, RM is a fabulous little surprise. The indoor space is pretty and romantic beyond words..and the outdoor space? Wow. Love this place. Wish it was in my neighborhood. We have only had drinks here--and one small snack, but the service is excellent and they've got a good beverage list.. The flatbread we tried was decidedly "meh"..but who comes to a champagne bar for food?
7/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food, service and atmosphere.
Great food, service and atmosphere. Unique menu. Interesting location but difficult to find.
7/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great for any night out or Brunch!
Brunch buffett was great. Went back up over and over for pastries-even on my no bread diet!
Nighttime has great ambience, amazing drinks and great food.
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Went to RM to celebrate a new job with some friends. It was the perfect spot. Great service, food, and cocktails. They were out of several of the beers unfortunately but otherwise it could not have been better. A storm blew through ushering all of the people seated outside to run into the restaurant, luckily we were already seated inside so check the weather before you go.
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great place for rendezvous
Great place for meeting friends or for a rendezvous! Extensive wine and cocktails list, but I'd stick to the bubbly if I were you...
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great drinks, decent food.
We had a nice experience for two on the outside patio at night. The space lives up to the reviews - it is absolutely stunning. The service was impeccable, and the drinks were great. Nice wine list and drink selection. The food - provided, no doubt, by Nellcote - was alright, but not as good as next door (somehow you'd think they would be the same, but, oh well.) I may return, but only for drinks - can't ignore how beautiful it is.
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great outdoor space.
Great for a romantic date. Nice place for small groups to gather.
8/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
It was a quiet Monday night, apparently "girls night". We enjoyed an array of cheeses from their vast selection, along with wine. That alone will bring me back for a cocktail n cheese evening. We ate light choosing several vegetarian choices, yet the selection was varied and interesting. Our server was lovely, well-informed and attentive. The decor is different and inviting.
8/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great champagne, spotty service
We enjoyed our drinks and the ambience. However, our server was incredibly awkward. She barely ever came by, we had to flag her down every time we wanted to order something. And 1 of the bottles we ordered took nearly 20 mins to arrive. The frites were delicious, but the bread on the flatbread was not very good (the mushroom topping was great though). I'd go back because of the fun atmosphere, but if service doesn't improve it won't be often.
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Love this Place!!
RM has expanded their food menu and it is excellent. The burrata and beet salad has seasonal beets that were to die for with creamy burrata in a large portion! I could have shared but did not want to. The skirt steak was tender unlike other I have had and worth the price. Nice variety of wines by the glass and just a fabulous outdoor patio reminiscent of Italy. The service was well paced. This place is pricey but such a special atmosphere for Chicago. A favorite on the patio in summer and the dimly lit romantic inside for winter.
8/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
great for happy hour
We did not have any food items besides cheese plate, which had decent sized portions
can be a little difficult to find - you have to walk back into an alley (not scary) but does not have clear signing out front, just a small white gate leading you back
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our food arrived prior to
Our food arrived prior to our drinks. Not a good beginning. Ambiance was awesome. Most places that have small plates, you can still enjoy and be full from the food. We ordered 2 different cheeses, with coutriments- the cheese portion was no more than 1-2 ozs, along with 6 grapes, 1/8 cup of almonds, and 3 crackers. It was a joke. Our flatbread pizza was very good, but it came out within 5 minutes of ordering! We ended up leaving to go drink and have more food elsewhere.
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
I love the lobster deviled
I love the lobster deviled eggs! The other food is ok, the desserts are ok too. It's the delicious sparkling wines that make me go back again and again. Very pricey! Love the outdoor patio.
8/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
It would be very difficult to just happen across this place since there is no signage....only a cool guy standing out front. This place is great to take a date or even hang out with a group for drinks. The outdoor area is open and tables are not set up right on top of one another.
The food was average...nothing special. The cozy atmosphere tips the scale in its favor.....I would go back, but probably for drinks.
8/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
This place is great for tasting different type of cheese and desert. The pieces are super small do. We tried the steak and it was like rubber. Perhaps the ambiance at this place is so great that makes up for the food.
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
secluded and intimate, this european style restaurant shares the back patio of tangled cobblestone alleyways with nellecôte lending a perfect place to nestle in with friends. tuesday was nice & quiet.
the food was delicious (salmon tartar is light & whipped; the roasted vegetable quinoa was remarkable; trout meunière was perfectly toasted; golden beet & burrata salad is a must). although the cocktails had interesting names we went with a botlle of rosé to kiss summer goodbye with.
the tiny bite-sized desserts in the case were nostalgic novelties (hostess cake, carmel apple, oatmeal cream pie, lemon thumbprint, bran kitkat, macaron) appeasing to the eye, but litlte to write home about. for a truly decadent treat see the main dessert list.
9/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
My Favorite Girls Night Out Spot
I recommend RM Champagne Salon to EVERYONE. I love love love their drink selection and they have a wonderful menu to compliment it. I've been here several times and love the scene. Come here with girlfriends, come here for a date - just find a reason to visit. Also, I love that the servers are super friendly and make great recommendations. Also, I've never had them interrupt or rush me when I've been catching up with friends.
9/17/2013 5:00:00 PM
Everything was amazing. Will definitely do brunch here again!
10/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very interesting place
A place that invites you to learn about champagne and the small producers.
Good cheese selection and nice decor.
I will certanly come back.
10/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good food and romantic ambiance.
Solid brunch buffet with gourmet food options. Great for couples celebrating a special occasion.
10/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Overpriced & Overhyped
Overall, we did have a nice dining experience with attentive staff & delicious entrees (& desserts)
However, it all felt a bit "pretentiously hip" & it was a little difficult to find the restaurant. When we arrived, the hostesses came off a bit snooty. We were impressed by the selection of wine but found it ridiculous for there to not be any bottles available under $50!
The starters of lobster deviled eggs & fried oysters were simply...meh. Nothing fabulous & overpriced.
But then the steak frites & mac-n-cheese were out of this world! I mean those frites were the best I've ever had!
And then the dessert options...we went for the dozen little bites...VERY COOL & DELICIOUS!!
10/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
RM is a delicious concept! They decor is absolutely precious- it’s the perfect setting for a night with girlfriends or the end stop on a romantic date. We made a reservation for after dinner for dessert bites and champagne- the server was friendly and knowledgeable- she recommended the perfect bottle for us and the desserts were phenomenal. The options are extensive and allow you to choose a combination of different bite sized items, my favorite way to enjoy a sweet treat. Definitely recommend this place and cannot wait to go back!
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Beautiful but edgy decor, the restaurant had a modern french theme with an artsy modern twists. You walk through an alley lined with lights to reach the entrance. The lighting was lovely with the large fireplace filled with candles. Love the large selection of Champagnes and the menu was interesting and unusual with some French items you would expect, like Croque Monsier and Madeleines and lots of interesting new twists on French food like deviled eggs with lobster. Absolutely loved the atmosphere!
11/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Too much HYPE. Worth checking out, but nothing to "write home about".
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Beautiful. Didn't want to leave. I felt that I was transported to France. Kinda expensive.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Loved the brunch & order of perfectly cooked eggs!
Great ambience but better to leave children at home.
Great ladies place but my husband enjoyed as well.
11/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
RM was great. We had a table
RM was great. We had a table for two in the corner and it was cozy and intimate. Our waitress, Lauren, was fantastic as it was our first time at RM she walked us through the menu with grace. We were not pushed to eat and leave quickly even though the place was packed. Wine /champagne was perfect and the decor was awesome. We will return soon as RM now ranks at the top of our "wine bar" list in Chicago.
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Champagne and Cheese
We came here for champagne and dessert after dinner reservations had already been made at another local place. We did save room for a cheese plate and the lobster deviled eggs, which were both delicious. The champagne list is fabulous, and the server was very helpful in choosing a selection to fit our group's taste. We also ordered drinks from the signature cocktail list. They were strong, well developed, and quite addicting. The fireplace made the place quite cozy on an unseasonable cold fall night. I would definitely recommend reservations. We cannot wait to come back this spring and summer to enjoy the large outdoor area.
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM