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Bistrot Zinc

4.6
1607 reviews
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$30 and under
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French
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  • Neighborhood Gem (58)
  • Good for a Date (42)
  • Romantic (35)
Experience the romance of France in Chicago. The taste and feel of Paris is right here in the Gold Coast, one of Chicago’s oldest and most beautiful neighborhoods. The name Bistrot Zinc is derived from typical French bistrots where the “zinc” bar is a popular meeting place for good food, conversation and camaraderie. Moderately-priced classic & contemporary French food is served amid the ambiance of tile floors, tin ceilings, and the beautifully handcrafted zinc bar. The feeling of French authenticity prevails throughout as you step into this lively Parisian atmosphere. The lunch, brunch and dinner menus include many French favorites in addition to the monthly specials. Also offered is an extensive selection of French wines by the bottle and glass, plus French aperitifs and liqueurs.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
French
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Hours of operation
Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 10:00am - 5:00pm; Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 5:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm -10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
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Phone number
(312) 337-1131
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Tim Kirker
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Cross street
Cedar
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Parking details
Two parking lots are available with in a half block of the Bistrot. One Parking lot is on West Elm St. just west of State St or East Cedar St. just east of State St.
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Public transit
Red line to Clark and Division; #36 Broadway Bus
Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1607 People Are Saying
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4.6
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4.5
food
4.6
service
4.7
ambience
4.4
value
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipNMCSycamore (Chicago)
5.0
Dined 2 days ago

Another nice evening!

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monkey6483 (Chicago)
5.0
Dined 6 days ago

Great food & wonderful service! Perfect for a lunch with friends, a quiet working lunch on your own, or a business meeting. Truly a neighborhood gem!!

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vipOpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0
Dined 6 days ago

A great experience as always. Have loved this and the original location for two decades. Never disappoints.

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vipGormantheLibrarian (Chicago)
5.0
Dined on January 10, 2018

This is one of the most beautiful restaurant rooms in Chicago. Authentic French food, good wine list, and excellent service

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John (Charleston)
5.0
Dined on January 7, 2018

My wife and I have been visiting Chicago a couple times a year for the past 5 years. We normally stay in a nice hotel near Mich Ave; see a show or a museum; shop and eat... Every visit we select a new or different restaurant for one evening and go to Bistrot Zinc the other evening. It is a perfect place for a date... It’s casual but elegant in that French Bistro way... The food is always solid, the service always competent, the bar drinks always classically made... If you want really good food (something for everyone); a nice atmosphere; a place where you can be as comfortable in jeans and a sweater as you would a suit, then I highly recommend Bistrot Zinc!

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OpenTable Diner 
3.0
Dined on January 2, 2018

Started with Fois Gras which was very good however that was the highlight after that the meal was very average

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vipOpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0
Dined on January 1, 2018

After 15 years, Bistrot Zinc is still one of my favorites. Great for Sunday brunch or a casual dinner.

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vipmitzen (Chicago)
5.0
Dined on January 1, 2018

Delightful New Years Eve

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0
Dined on January 1, 2018

This was our twelfth year in a row going to Bistrot Zinc for new year's eve, and it's been worth it every time. The service is always excellent, the food is consistently great, and they introduced new cocktails this year as well. Highly recommend BZ for any special occasion or night out.

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vipElle (Chicago)
5.0
Dined on January 1, 2018

We were here on New Year's Eve. The steak & frites were delicious, as were the desserts!

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