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RM Champagne Salon
RM Champagne Salon

RM Champagne Salon Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://rmchampagnesalon.com
  • Phone: (312) 243-1199
  • Hours of Operation: Mon - Wed - 5pm - 11pm
    Thurs - Fri - 5pm - 2am
    Saturday - 5pm - 3am
    Sunday - 5pm - 11pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American, Dessert, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
  • Executive Chef: Jared Van Camp
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar/Lounge, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Randolph
  • Parking: Valet
A word from RM Champagne Salon
Opening August 2, 2012


RM, simply put, is Grower Champagne. The designation RM is derived from the French wine Appellation d'Origine Contrôlée (AOC) system’s classification of Champagne Houses; Récoltants Manipulants (RM), signifies an artisanal farmer who bottles his own wine. Celebrating this passion and care, the salon will pay homage to these growers that rely solely on fruit from their own vineyards with inherently distinct terroir. Bringing a balance of knowledge and passion that will be an enriching testament to Chicago’s forward-thinking wine community, Wagner will tailor an obsessively curated portfolio, which will feature a large selection of estate-grown wines from these vignerons who are intensively involved from bud-break to bottling.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
Diner Reviews
  • "I went here for my birthday and was very excited for champagne and amazing food. The first thing I wanted to order they were out of stock, then I was going to get the burger, they were out of that as well. So I got the macaroni and cheese which was very bland and disappointing. The notable items: lobster deviled eggs, oysters, salmon tartar, and the chicken dinner were out of this world. The champagne however was delicious and the dessert plate was very crafty. She even threw in some extra pieces for us. Service and atmosphere were phenomenal."
    Dined on 7/28/2014
  • "Had to wait 50 minutes for table despite reservations. Cheese plate (3 choices) was very good but TINY portions. 25 minute wait for cheese platter to arrive. Wait staff was super friendly and helpful, but over-extended. till, RM is a favorite and I'll return. Please consider larger cheese portions and more crackers, or whatever, to spread cheese on."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "I love coming here for special dinners. Great food and service. Our meal took a little long so we got a free drink. Love the dessert case."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "I loved the outdoor ambiance with the string lights and outdoor bar. It felt cozy and niche, very unique in the midst of a bevy of restaurant options in the West Loop. Small plates were delicious, would recommend the mussels. Would definitely recommend this spot for drinks and appetizers!"
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "While our bill was a bit on the pricey side (mostly because of the drinks), we had a great experience at RM. Our server, was outstanding. She was very personable and gave us good recommendations at every course."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "While the atmosphere is great for a romantic dinner, it does get loud for an intimate conversation."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "The drinks were very good... the food was good too, but nothing to write home about. The service was a little slow... we saw our waiter walking around helping other tables, but would forget to come over to us. We waited about 20 minutes to order dessert. I would come again just for drinks or a girls night. Great outdoor area very romantic."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "We had a great night outside. And we felt that the prices for down town Chicago were good. We had Duck Rillette with toast pts for app. with rhubarb compote to put on top very good. Oysters in half shell very fresh. I did have to ask for horseradish. The Trout that I had was great. My husband had wine. With a shared salad and these great grilled green beans, Wine and desert. Our whole bill just came to 149.00 Not bad right."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Can always rely on RM for a good dinner! Great food, especially the dessert case. Hands off service is the only room for improvement."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "Overall, we were disappointed with RM Champagne. The food was very bland and the selection was limited. We were surprised to see that the wine and champagne list were also very limited. Outside seating is for walk-ins only. We called before our reservation to see if there would be outside seating available and the hostess said that there was plenty of seating. However, 10 minutes later, when we arrived and had already paid for valet parking, there was over an hour wait for outside seating. Disappointing experience overall!!"
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "The place is great and with ambient the food is really good but they had the worst service"
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "Service was great, food was good but the champagne prices were high."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "It was a nice spot for a first date. Outdoors with great champagne."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "... Our waitress was extremely mediocre and dry. The place overall is great for a date and the food was great."
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "It was my second time & look forward to returning soon!"
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "Fantastic setting, very romantic but also lively. The seafood platter was fantastic, no filler clams our mussels just the good stuff. Highly recommend"
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "This place is romantic and cozy on the inside and shabby chic on the outside. Both atmospheres are inviting and relaxing. The service is always spot on. If you tell the wait staff what you like to drink, they won't steer you wrong. The food selection is limited and the portions are on the small side, but still very delicious."
    Dined on 5/21/2014
  • "My mother and sister an I were visiting Chicago from VT and went to RM to kick off our trip. it was amazing! the room was great, our server was wonderful and the food and drinks were divine. I'd go back 1 million times. My only complaint was that it was so loud you could barely hear the people at our own table. It was Saturday night though so it's understandable. "
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Great place tucked away off of Green Street in the West Loop right off of Randolph. It's a little hard to find since there isn't a sign outside, but personally, I think it adds to the charm. When you walk back into the courtyard behind the buildings, it's a cute nook and great place for a cute, romantic date or a nice low key night to catch up with girlfriends. The wine list is nice, albeit, slightly on the expensive side for what they offer (but not by much... generally $12-15 for a class of wine). It's a cozy space and the food is nice. The portions aren't huge and are moderately priced, but they are options are nice to share. I also went back for bunch and loved it. I had a crepe and coffee. Overall, I would recommend!"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "My wife and I came here for our anniversary and had a really good time. As the name would imply, the champagne list is extensive. They have a few beers which was nice as well. The roasted chicken was insanely good, some of the best chicken I've ever had. The flatbreads are also really good. Try the cheese plate as well, you won't be disappointed. The Dessert menu had some great picks, you can even get single-bites to try."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "I have been to RM Champagne twice - once for drinks one night with my girl friends, and then once for nice dinner with my husband and two other couples. This restaurant is perfect for either occasion. I love that this pace is hidden down an alley that is lines with picnic tables and hanging lights. Once you get back to the entrance, the little patio and open doors are so welcoming. The place has such an eclectic look with candles and dim lighting throughout. The food is also amazing, but the ambience is what will keep me coming back again and again. I plan on making this my go to place for nice dinners and celebrations."
    Dined on 5/8/2014
  • "So many great champagnes and sparklings to choose from! I wish I could have had them all! Food was tasty and service was great. I'll be back in a heart beat."
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "RM has some great selections when it comes to both small savory plates and desserts. I have to say, my friend and I went specifically for the champagne and mini desserts - we sampled their platter of 18 (each piece bite size) and it was a lot of fun. The food is solid and the ambiance is great, with a bit of a cross between a modern French bistro and Moroccan flair. I can't wait to go again once we can sit outside!"
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "I made a reservation here because a special friend was coming in from out of town and he loves champagne. I hadn't seen him in over a year so I wanted a romantic place where we could talk and enjoy the ambiance in a romantic setting. Problem was, the music was blaring so loud we could hardly hear one another from across the small table. We had to shout to have a conversation. It is not a romantic setting when you have to scream across the table to be heard. "
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "I had an amazing evening with my boyfriend, service was ok, everything else was excellent!"
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "The food was very good and the staff really made us feel welcome. It was a youngish crowd, and the room itself is well put together. We liked it better than some of the big name joints in the neighborhood. "
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "I loved the small, eclectic look of the location. The food was awesome, the dessert selection was adorable and the Champagne was as great as I expected it to be!"
    Dined on 4/17/2014
  • "Food, drinks, service all great. All noteworthy in themselves, could go on about them-- but the cherry on top of this place is the location. This gorgeous restaurant/bar is located in a back alley that you would never find unless you already knew about it. Take friends or whoever there and expect them to be nothing but impressed. Every. Time. Great place to have in the back pocket, whether for a drinks or a full meal. Have been 3 times now and will definitely be back. "
    Dined on 4/16/2014
  • "I went to RM before a special occasion for drinks and appetizers. Dealt nice selection of menu items and a great atmosphere to drink champagne before a fun event. Drinks were around the price point one would expect - $10-15/glass and a range of price points for bottles. They had a nice selection of wines by the glass and it would be great if they added more glasses of sparkling wines or wine flights. Would definitely go back!"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "I love rm champagne salon. They pay attention to details. Amazing steak frites and dessert case. Fantastic ambiance."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "I got the mushroom crepe (can't remember the exact name) for an appetizer and it was delish!! I got the eggplant tartine and it was also very good! For dessert we did a few of the small bites- the hazelnut truffle and almond lolipop were amazing! Overall, awesome food and cool ambiance. We will go back- especially when it gets nice out because the outdoor patio looked amazing!"
    Dined on 4/7/2014
  • "loved the ambiance of the whole restaurant. i had the RM 75 and then a couple glasses of sparkling rose. we ordered a few things and shared them so that we could taste everything. we started with the quinoa and roasted vegetable salad and shrimp cocktail. the salad was amazing (even for a salad). Shrimp cocktail was pretty standard, but I loved how fresh the jumbo shrimp were. Then we had the steak frites (OMG) and the mac and cheese (OMGOMG). the steak was tender and juicy and well seasoned. the FRIES. the fries were PERFECT. salty and crispy on the outside, and soft on the inside. the mac and cheese was amazing......so rich and creamy. i was way too full to even try the deserts but they looked so good. next time we will get them!"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "I thoroughly enjoy RM - this was my third visit here in fact. While I have no complaints about the actual dining experience or food, the experience immediately after dinner left a sour taste in my mouth. My parents had valeted their car and when we went to get it, the valet guy brought the wrong car at first. He figured out which car was ours, and we drove to Cadillac Palace for a show. However, no sooner had we arrived did I receive a call from RM. Apparently they thought the keys to the wrong car the valet had brought us originally were in fact in our car. It put a damper on the rest of our evening as I was fielding text messages and calls, only to learn the keys were in the original car!"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "This was the first time at RM Champagne Salon, and I was more than happy with the experience! It was smaller inside than I expected, which made it slightly louder, but still easy to carry on conversations. The smaller dining room was intimate and cozy, which is rare!! You can tell that the focus is on the quality of the experience and not pure volume in an oversized space. The menu had a great assortment of options and everything was delicious! The wine list was not intimidating, offering a balanced variety of options with great vineyards. The service was perfect from start to finish! Our server was Fallyn and she was exactly what you would hope for!! Attentive, pleasant, knowledgable without being overbearing. This is one to recommend!!!"
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "We went to the restaurant for our 25th wedding anniversary looking for something different and romantic. Beware there is no address on the street and you have to weave your way back through an alley. It looks like there is great outdoor space for the summer. The staff confirmed our wedding anniversary and seated us at a lovely table by the wood burning fireplace. The food was interesting, but not overly memorable. Drink menu was interesting and tasty. Good select of cheeses, but portions were extremely small. I probably wouldn't return for dinner, but would consider sitting outside for a drink and appetizers. As a side note, there were a number of very interesting restaurants we passed on our walk from the EL!"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "This should be in the top of your list of places to go. You will love it."
    Dined on 3/18/2014
  • "Great food. Great cocktails. Seems perfect for a girls night out since I was one of the few males in the restaurant."
    Dined on 3/18/2014
  • "We found this great little Champagne bar in Chicago and it was good. Nice selection of bubblies. The bartender, Mia, was fantastic, one of the best I have come across in Chicago during my travels."
    Dined on 3/11/2014
  • "Food and atmosphere are outstanding. Nice and secluded atmosphere. 30 ish crowd are upbeat"
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "There's a lot to love about RM Champagne - the amazing wine selection and chef's selection cheeses come to mind (cheese portions are SO small, though) - but the decor is what's truly memorable. From the gallery walls on exposed brick inside to the lovely outdoor seating that feels like you're far away from city life, just about every diner will want to pack up and move in ... or at least use it as design inspiration. Small desserts are very pretty, but overpriced, much like most of the menu. It's a good spot for a splurge, though. I come here often with my girlfriends, so my only wish is that there were even more sharing options on the menu."
    Dined on 2/28/2014