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Permanently Closed - Aquitaine - Chicago

4.4
729 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary French / American
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This restaurant is permanently closed. Aquitaine is a comfortable bistro located in Lincoln Park focusing on European influenced fare, perfect for intimate dinners or small get-togethers. .


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Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary French / American
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Hours of operation
Dinner
Mon–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
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Phone number
(773) 698-8456
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Holly Willoughby
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Webster St
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Parking details
Metered parking is available on the streets immediately in front of the restaurant. On Webster and Larrabee on the SIDES of the street bordering Oz Park, parking is meter free. Lincoln Ave the block East of Webster is also meter free.
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Public transit
Red/Brown/Purple lines located three blocks west of restaurant. Local buses available as well, notably the 8, 11, and 74.
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Special events & promotions
We've provided memorable rehearsal dinners, showers, business dinners and more. We are very flexible and look forward to working with you to present an experience to remember and impress.
Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine
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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on December 30, 2017

Great service and great food

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paulsdesk (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on December 30, 2017

We were there Saturday night (12/30/17). I believe that was their second to last night before closing permanently. I nice reasonable menu for a high end look. Food was prepared very well. But $2.00 for bread is a bit silly. Next time she tries this, start by paying a bit more attention to the clientele.

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vipHappyToBeSurprised (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on December 23, 2017

After seven years of fabulous food, wonderful ambiance and a well-curated wine list, this place is going out of business. We will miss you.

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on December 23, 2017

The restaurant is closing at the end of 2017. A neighborhood's loss!

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on December 14, 2017

We had an excellent meal at the Aquitaine. We have gone there occasionally before the theatre and always enjoyed it. The food is consistently interesting and good and the service is friendly and attentive. We were sorry to hear the chef/owner is moving on and the restaurant is closing at the end of 2017. We recommend that you go there in the next two weeks

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on December 12, 2017

Great food, great people running the restaurant. Really love the interesting creative food.

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vipKriKri10 (Miami)
5.0  Dined on December 9, 2017

Wonderful food and ambience, as always. Heard that they will be closing in the new year. Will miss it

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vipBennett (Chicago)
3.0  Dined on December 9, 2017

Food ranges from good to very good. The room is small and unpleasantly noisy.

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vipTsaintT (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on November 28, 2017

Once again Aquitaine and our wait person were delightful. A very positive experience.
They were out of daily special we would have liked.
Overall an fun enjoyable dining experience. We’ll be sure to go back.

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on November 23, 2017

Very nice. Thanksgiving Day dinner was excellent. Would make no changes. The unique China was cool. Was worth driving 300 plus miles to have a family dinner there in Chicago. We'll be back.

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on November 22, 2017

The food was authentic and tasty. The service was efficient and friendly. It's a cosy and warm bistro.

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GaryJ (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on October 21, 2017

Frequently dine at Aquitaine when we attend theater at the Greenhouse and always enjoy it very much. The ambiance immediately takes us to France; it is very well done. Friendly and elegant.

Our main issue on this occasion was the service. We had to ask for clean cutlery between the first and second courses. It seemed that every time we took a bite the servers was asking how it was. Relatively small matters and we again enjoyed the meal, but for a restaurant that gets so much right, fixing the details is all that remains.

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SummerInAutumn (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on October 19, 2017

Authentic French fare in a cozy environment. The turbinado glazed salmon, duck breast, and smoked mushroom soup never disappoint - absolutely scrumptious. Scallops were a hit as an appetizer.
The fois gras could have been warmer, and we were disappointed that the Chinon, an old fave French red, was no longer available. We 'made do' with the only (actual) bottle of champagne, which washed everything down with sparkling gusto.
All in all, Aquitaine is always a great experience. We've been there many times and will return again soon.

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on October 14, 2017

Fabulous food, ambiance and service. Never a bad time. Everything is perfect - down to the beautiful China.

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Lnewkold (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on October 7, 2017

Great experience and great food! I recommend this restaurant for an intimate dinner experience 😊

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vipLyman (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on October 6, 2017

Great food and service. I like the many good menu choices. Convenient to theater.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Austin)
5.0  Dined on October 6, 2017

We have been several times since recently moving into the neighborhood. Jenna did her usual outstanding, professional service. Chef nailed it again!

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vipDonandHanusia (Edmonton)
5.0  Dined on September 30, 2017

What a find!
Thoroughly enjoyed our first experience with this restaurant. This was a pre theatre dinner with friends. Food was amazing. The short ribs fell off the bone. Salmon was full of flavour. would highly recommend this place. Well worth the drive from downtown Chicago!

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on September 23, 2017

Learned about the restaurant on a theater's web site. Simple, but refined small interior; great, classic-plus French menu, terrific servers, and delicious, well prepared food. The only downside was that there was a party of 22 that stood right near our table, even though their table was set and the staff encouraged them to be seated. Our waitress had us move to another table and they gave us a round of drinks on the house. Will definitely return!

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vipHLNIDEN (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on September 23, 2017

The food was excellent, the service was too. We will try it again.

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