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Party Size
For 2
Date
Sat, 2/17
Time
7:30 PM
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Bistrot Zinc

4.6
1623 reviews
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$30 and under
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French
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  • Neighborhood Gem (51)
  • Good for a Date (35)
  • Romantic (32)
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 1623 People Are Saying
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4.6  based on recent ratings
4.5
food
4.6
service
4.7
ambience
4.5
value
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined a day ago

Great atmosphere, excellent french bistro food.

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Cpendpoint (Chicago)
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

Valentines - the food was magnificent. Service was a little disjointed.

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
4.0  Dined 3 days ago

Food mostly good. Few dishes were not but french classics were really good.

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vipLingoLouie (Chicago)
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

Cauliflower was very different but I liked it. Onion soup was reliably great. Short ribs were a bit overdone on the outside but nice on the inside. Profiteroles tasty as always. Attentive waitor.

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SusanJ (New England)
5.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

Perfect atmosphere for quiet, unhurried conversation over delicious, unpretentious bistro food with an excellent glass of wine or beer. Servers are attentive but do not hover, and they will entertain special requests to suit dietary needs.

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vipBeth (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Trout always good. Salmon always good. Shortribs always good. Ratatouille crepes always goods. New grilled cheese with red beets was yummy!

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 7, 2018

Fabulous meal! Between the 3 of us, we had steak frites, grilled salmon, and Mediterranean Tagine. The almond butter cake was delicious and presented beautifully with fresh fruit and whipped cream on the side. Our waiter, Dave, was very attentive and knowledgeable about every item on the menu. We will definitely be back. Highly, highly recommend!!

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vipAbcd (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 7, 2018

We tried this bistro for restaurant week and really loved it. I was excited to see steak frites on the restaurant week menu and had to have it! It was amazing. My friend had pork cheeks that I didn’t think I’d like, but they tasted wonderful. The almond cake and chocolate mousse were fantastic. We had a good server who let us take our time and explained the menu well. We were also happy with pricing on the wine list.

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OpenTable Diner 
4.0  Dined on February 6, 2018

Very great!

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vipJRBurgess (Charlotte)
2.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Had great hopes, but perhaps visiting during restaurant week was a huge mistake. Steak was before average, plus was seated 30 minutes past reservation time.

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