RM Champagne Salon
RM Champagne Salon

RM Champagne Salon

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://rmchampagnesalon.com/
  • Phone: 3122431199
  • Hours of Operation:
    Mon - Wed - 5pm - 11pm
    Thurs - Fri - 5pm - 2am
    Saturday - 5pm - 3am
    Sunday - 5pm - 11pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Dessert, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Contemporary American
  • 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.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
RM Champagne Salon reviews from OpenTable diners
87 reviews since June 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.1
    Service4
  • Ambiance4.6
    Noise LevelModerate
85% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (58)romantic (54)neighborhood gem (47)special occasion (42)hot spot (40)fit for foodies (33)notable wine list (32)vibrant bar scene (19)great for brunch (18)good for groups (18)late-night find (10)great for lunch (8)scenic view (5)kid-friendly (3)Show More
  • Marisa
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Food was ok, nothing special and really over priced. If it wasn't for their signature cocktail list, it would be have been a let down. Will come back for only drinks at the bar.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • a great evening
    iggy
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    my wife and i went to celebrate our 10th anniversary and we will definitely return. beer selection was small, but overall offered a good variety. all items we ordered - steamed mussels, nicoise salad and steak frites - were great. handmade gelato was tremendous. service was very attentive and overall excellent (except it took a little long to get drinks).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great experience in every aspect
    Zeeshan
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    It was my first time. I was with a group of friends and we were having a birthday celebration. Not only the staff was super friendly , they made our experience super awesome and a memorable one. I would definitely love to come back. They agreed on our request to put balloons on the outer seating area, also they were very courteous the whole time, plus the food and wine was great. The interiors were great. In short its
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Love this spot
    Russell
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Found it by accident a few years ago and had a few drinks while we chatted with Vladimir and a few people at the bar. Upon returning to Chicago took a few friends and had a fantastic dinner. The staff were great, helpful and super friendly. Cocktails were so very lovely as well. See you next time we come to Chicago!
    Special Features:
    hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Monica
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    I loved this place, had a wonderful experience at this place, great place for get-together with friends. And last but not the least the Italian Rose was great
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • GREAT ambiance but PRICEY
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    So I went for happy hour with a girlfriend of mine to catch up over a bottle of wine.. and RM's prices are just ridiculous. I mean.. come on. I get it- you're a cute place, with great selections, and super trendy right now but really... come on.. Be a little friendlier to the wallet. We did enjoy the $1 oysters (they have every Tuesday!) those were great! And the ambiance inside is outstanding- so cute and cozy with the fire and couches and color pallet. The waitstaff was a bit all over the place and hovering longer than we would like.. I MIGHT go back for the oysters and to try more of the food options.. but the drink menu needs to slow it's roll. Cute place though!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Sweet but not great
    kjhcVIP
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    This is a lovely place for a drink--great atmosphere, location, setting (perfect light, lots of candles, gorgeous decor). Our experience was a bit disappointing in part bc the champagne we ordered wasn't actually in available (and suggested replacement wasn't very tasty). It is also odd that the champagne was kept on ice over at the server station, rather than at our table (we were 1 of 4 tables, so it isn't a matter of space, just their procedure, perhaps). The food was so-so. We ordered a number of appetizers and the cheese platter, as well as the Croque Madame . Most of the cheese was rind and lacked flavor (though the latter could be due to our selections). I would go back for a drink, but I wouldn't bother with much else, sad to say.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lovely experience
    hatgrl1
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    RM Champagne Salon is simply lovely. The ambiance, the food, and the service were impeccable. My first visit was on a Friday night after a long stressful work week. Our server Fallyn was great. I left there feeling refreshed and relaxed. Later I went back for Sunday brunch with friends to celebrate a birthday. Once again we were not disappointed. Our server Lauren was also great. I would highly recommend this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A repeat spot!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    This place is great for just about anything - romantic date, drinks with friends after work, appetizers and a drink before heading out on the town. Their outdoor seating is amazing but their indoor seating holds it's own, too. Candles everywhere, beautiful decor - it's hard not to just want to kick back and enjoy yourself while there. Get the lobster deviled eggs - so good!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Service leave a lot to be desired
    AnonVIP
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    We were a party of 2 with a reservation. When we were seated, it was as if we were not assigned a server. We waited a long time and then the Manager came and took our drink order. Waited another lengthy period before the same manager came back to take our food order. In between, the Manager and Hostess were just standing at the host counter chatting. I don't understand this as this was out third or fourth time here and we never experienced this drop in service before. It was a very strange and disappointing experience...
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Bad service
    Chidin
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    We had a reservation, they sat us pretty quickly and the water servers were on point. The actual waitress took 10 minutes to show her face and then she wasn't friendly or seemed to care. I would go back. Loud atmosphere and lousy staff.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Anniversary Dinner
    mdcarson2
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    We dined on the street level of the patio. It was very pretty, but too windy despite being tucked between buildings. It took our server about 10minutes to greet us. She seems snotty, but softened after we chatted with her. The line for the bar was irritatingly close to our table i.e. People's butts were on the back of my chair. Cheese plate was excellent. Steamed mussels were excellent. Petite Seafood Platter was good. Some deserts were great, some were just ok. Went with a moderately priced Champagne ($100/bottle), it was good, not great. The God Save the Queen cocktail was very good.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great location, great focused food
    Isiw
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    The location is an interior courtyard; feels like London; no traffic noise to speak of. Sitting outside was very pleasant; the interior looks to be inviting on a chillier day. Staff who understood how to present and pour wines were a pleasure. $1 oysters on Tuesday! We had 24 without trying! The several steak frites that were ordered came done precisely as ordered and mine - very rare - was exactly that, with the meat, searing, and sauce each adding flavor. Delicious. The chicken dish was excellent; moist and flavorful. The tiny bites of dessert (two forkfuls of key lime pie, for example) are just right. Menu is short, thus "focused" in the title, but interesting and well executed. Great cheese selection. We'll certainly be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A Memorable Sunday
    FarmhouseFanVIP
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    A special french ambiance, a staff of attentive, friendly people and cocktails much too tasty. Thanks for a lovely Sunday.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delish and funky
    dancinart
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    So I checked "scenic view" if scenic view can be a very cool alley. yes, seriously. the inside is absolutely lovely for rainy or colder days, the outside super cool. Lobster tartine. yes. organic farm fresh peaches and blueberries in yogurt. yes. Just go.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Group Night Out
    SMW84VIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    RM is so adorable and the service was great. We went in for a bottle of champagne and had a lovely time. The music was great as well.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good Food, Poor Service
    freeAgent
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    The atmosphere, food, and drinks (we had cocktails) were all great at RM Champagne Salon. The outdoor seating was great on a late summer night. I like that they have a private area away from the street. There's nice lighting and decor, and overall it was very romantic. However, the service was very poor. It took over 30 minutes for anyone to take our drink order, and it wasn't even our waitress (who had been serving other tables all around us the whole time). Our waitress came minutes later to take our food order and did not seem very apologetic about the delay. Once we got our orders, everything was fine. They did comp our two drinks due to the poor service, so that was a saving grace. I'll go back, but I'm not in a rush to do so.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Food is good - not great. WAY too noisy inside to converse in a group. Even a small group of 4 would have trouble hearing over the pounding base on the music. Atmosphere is otherwise great.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hidden gem
    karedekVIP
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    RM Champagne feels like a hidden gem due the quiet curb appeal and visual delight when you cross the threshold. I've joined a group of friends for cocktails and appetizers, been for date night and hosted out of town guests for dinner in this beautiful restaurant. The food is great. I love the drink menu and always find new artists via "shazam" from the terrific music playing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great ambiance, flawless service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Terrific outdoor spot. Quiet, relaxed, and not on a noisy street - a rarity in Chicago! Food was light and delicious. Wine list focused on depth vs breadth - some good quality gems on offer by the glass here. Service was the highlight though. Lauren was passionate, professional and knowledgeable without any fussiness or pretension. We learned a lot about what we were enjoying without feeling rushed or pressured. Pure enjoyment. Not inexpensive, but the experience was worth every penny. Looking forward to a repeat visit soon.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Five Stars!
    BHDorsey
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    We had the perfect outdoor table and the service was excellent! Drinks, food, atmosphere....couldn't have been better. Thanks for a great night!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Out of Stock
    KellyVIP
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Mixed bag
    foodloverVIP
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always lovely
    CatherineChicago
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice gem in the West Loop
    JoChicago
    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!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003VIP
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Loved the Atmosphere-A little loud
    KimboVIP
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    While the atmosphere is great for a romantic dinner, it does get loud for an intimate conversation.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Loved the outdoor seating
    danitre
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Out Door Pato
    AprilM
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic
    CatherineChicago
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    Can always rely on RM for a good dinner! Great food, especially the dessert case. Hands off service is the only room for improvement.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • awesome
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    if you have not had drinks or food at this location, do so before the weather gets cold! great back alley location that reminds me of paris.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fair
    CityGirlVIP
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    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!!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 55 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 24, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.2
    • Ambiance4.7
    • Service4.2
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 182 reviews are from the RM Champagne Salon reviews archive.
  • Great food worst service
    carpetriVIP
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    The place is great and with ambient the food is really good but they had the worst service
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Teri
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Service was great, food was good but the champagne prices were high.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice Spot
    Stokely
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    It was a nice spot for a first date. Outdoors with great champagne.
    Special Features:
    romantic, late-night find, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Would be 5 stars but...
    WmsFmlyVIP
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    ... Our waitress was extremely mediocre and dry. The place overall is great for a date and the food was great.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pretty place
    ExcellentVIP
    Dined on 5/29/2014
    It was my second time & look forward to returning soon!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great ambience, great food
    jacknkatierockVIP
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    Fantastic setting, very romantic but also lively. The seafood platter was fantastic, no filler clams our mussels just the good stuff. Highly recommend
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ambiance, Ambiance, Ambiance
    LilbmoneyVIP
    Dined on 5/21/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • outstanding
    PiE2
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic