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About Brindille

Brindille, named "Best New Restaurant in 2013" by Chicago Tribune, offers a glimpse into refined Parisian cuisine and atmosphere from the team that brought you NAHA.
For all restaurant Information please visit www.brindille-chicago.com

534 N. Clark St
Chicago, IL 60654
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
French

Hours of Operation:


Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm

Special Events: in 2017: Fashion Show Afternoon Tea featuring Maria Pinto on October 27 at 2:00pm Architectural Tea featuring Writer Carol Ross Barney on November 30th at 2:00pm HOLIDAY TEAS RETURN IN DECEMBER! Fridays and Saturdays at 2:00pm ALL TEAS ARE $65.00per person. Tax/Gratuity not incl.

Cross Street:
Grand

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$50 and over

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(312) 595-1616

Website:
http://www.brindille-chicago.com/

Executive Chef:
Carrie Nahabedian

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Details

Brindille is intimate and romantic, the perfect place to celebrate Valentine's Day! Enjoy our regular a la carte menu or one of our special Tasting Menus by Chef Owner Carrie Nahabedian. Or join us at the bar for a glass of bubbly or crafted cocktail!

Brindille Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.4

ambience

4.5

value

3.8

Noise

Quiet

80% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (15)
Romantic (13)
Special Occasion (12)
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Quiet Conversation (12)
Good for a Date (11)
Creative Cuisine (10)
Good for Anniversaries (9)
Notable Wine List (8)
Neighborhood Gem (7)
Tasting Menu (6)
Good for Birthdays (6)
Authentic (5)
Business Meals (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Worth the Drive (3)
Cozy (2)
Healthy (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Seasonal (2)
Good for Groups (1)
Bar Seating (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Fun (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Casual (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Vegan (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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 (Chicago)·Dined 3 days ago

The food is fabulous. I asked for specific vegetable that were different from the menu - the chef accommodated by request and the results were creative and delicious. This is a truly special place. It's small, quiet and elegant, yet not pretentious.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good Vegetarian Options, Vegan, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 7, 2018

We had an excellent experience at Brindille from beginning to end though it was on the high side for cost versus value for similar restaurants downtown. 4 stars on service would have been 5 if the dishes had come out of the kitchen faster. (NOTE: the kitchen was accommodating our 2 food allergies though). The Front of House service was excellent as was the food.
We totally recommend Brindille and will return.

Tags: Authentic, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Two out of the five dishes we ordered were worth coming back for - but not much else. The steak bordelaise and poached maine lobster were good - but for a French restaurant at these prices per course, we expected closer to Gary Danko quality food and service, but Brindille was not even in the same category. It was new year’s eve and busy, which can be understood. Much can be improved with just a few tweaks to certain dishes without trying too hard. Also, the music was horrible - a playlist from a bad DJ at a wedding or douchy bar in River North. Some 1920s Josephine Baker or Air / loungy house would have at least provided a sense of sophistication. Elevate your brand, Brindille. You can do better, be better in 2018.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Food quality was exceptional. Great variety of sophisticated ingredients with a very upscale presentation. Menu has a good assortment covering all the bases from beaf to pork to seafood - there is something for everyone. Prices are high but not outrageous for food of this caliber. Atmosphere is formal but more relaxed than uptight. Table service was the only week point where it took some effort to get the staffs attention between dishes, however, my visit was on New Year’s Eve and the lack of attention could have possibly been due to the extra amount of diners such a holiday brings. Overall however, a fantastic meal at a very fine restaurant, look forward to return again soon.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Sister restaurant to NAHA. Everything was terrific from start to finish. Every dish was inventive and well executed. I recommended this restaurant to my friends that haven’t been before and I will frequent.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on December 17, 2017

friendly professional service - delicious food with simple but elegant presentation - the menu is very well thought out. Thank you!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Late-night Find, Healthy, Hot Spot
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 16, 2017

We absolutely love the sister restaurant NAHA. But this is a big rip off. 55 dollars for a ok entree. The scallop app was actually one scallop cut into many pieces.
I can understand why it was half empty on a Friday night. The trendy atmosphere is great but a big disappointment.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 9, 2017

I had a problem with the automatic 22% tip added to our table of 4. The staff does not mention it when they bring you your bill, so I didn't notice it at first. It felt underhanded and excessive. I usually tip 20% unless the service and food is outstanding, and in this case it was neither. I also would not tip 22% on my $150.00 worth of wine. It annoyed me to the point of never wanting to go back.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Food was exceptional! Waiter was casual yet professional. Not as attentive as we had hoped--- for the money. Big hindrance when attempting to order the tasting menu. Both my husband and I had to order the exact same courses. I seafood/vegetable forward and he is meat forward. They absolutely could be more accommodating, hence the three star rating.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Went to Holiday Tea at the Brindille December 2017. Staff was extremely disorganized when providing information about service to be provided. Champagne provided with a $20+ additional charge. Menu provided, but not provided opportunity to select sandwiches and desserts. Five finger sandwiches per person were open faced and placed together on a single plate, disappointing flavor. Scones and some bakery items were dry, no flavor and cold as if taken out of a refrigerator before serving. A pudding was provided in a little tasting glass, which after a taste we passed. Bakery items (mini tarts, cookies etc.) were piled on a single plate together with chocolate, lemon sauce and other flavors mixed on other desserts. Desserts were then placed in a take home box (as we tasted just a few items) which was tossed in the trash as flavorless. The tea was good. They automatically charge you an additional 22% for service. For three people the cost was $350.00. Definitely would not recommend for Holiday Tea as too many other restaurants in Chicago that know how to do a Holiday Tea with flavorful food.

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·Dined on November 28, 2017

The appetizer and desert courses were excellent. For example, there was a generous portion of foie gras in the foie gras appetizer. The entree I had was too salty. I would have sent it back except it took a very long time for it to arrive in the first place and I did not want to spoil the dinner. The server was pleasant and helpful but they did not have enough staff. Many of these sins could have been forgotten except the prices were very high, especially on the wine. On balance, not worth it.

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·Dined on November 21, 2017

Service was outstanding!
The food tasted amazing.
Very romantic setting. Very quiet.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 18, 2017

We had a lovely dinner here. For a Friday night, it was quiet but that allowed us to have a nice, long dinner. Our food was delicious and we enjoyed our entire evening. The staff was excellent! Not sure why we haven’t been before but we’ll go back! And I’m telling others about it!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Exceeded any expectation. Dover sole was better than the one I had in Paris two weeks prior! All courses were delicious and beautifully presented. Wines were paired perfectly. Staff was fantastically attentive. Will recommend to everyone! Bravo!

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Outstanding food and service. I love that the chef makes up the tasting menu based on your tastes and interest. Every dish was spot on. We did not have a bad one in the bunch and were stuffed when we walked out. The service was great. Although our server was a little busy at times, he was super friendly, knowledgeable and personable. It is rare for us to eat at the same restaurant twice but definitely glad we came back to eat here again.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 10, 2017

This was highway robbery. I elected the tasting menu for $125. For this I received 2 oysters, basically an amuse bouche for first. Very gritty but nice taste. Despite all my travels, first time with raw oysters but interesting flavors. Then 4 oz of spectacular squash soup with pheasant confit. This was by far the best but for it being lukewarm, was almost a 10, but again small. Then 2 "main dishes". First was Sea Bass but of such tiny potion as to be ridiculous. I literally could have put the whole thing on a small serving spoon and ate it in one big bite ( I do have a big mouth). It was a tail piece and very fishy at the tail.. so much so as to be distateful, but the rest was okay. Half a tablespoon of potato puree and a bit else. I was thinking that maybe all the others were appetizers and the final would be a real main course but not so. The duck was very good. The seared "foie gras" tasted like a piece of straight seared fat. I have had foie gras before and this was not it. The sauce and 1.5 tablespoons of lentils was nice flavor but a bit too salty. It also came with 2 pieces of 1 inch carrot and 2 fava beans. I am not kidding. I could have eaten this in 4 bites easy. Dessert was biggest portion... an extremely bland chocolate cherry clafoutis. I have made cherry claoutis before and had guests rave about it. The so called chantilly cream tasted like whipped skim milk. No hint of vanilla flavor in clafoutis or cream, and no hint of sweetness in either. I understand one does not want desserts to be oversweet but this was bland, flat, and almost bitter it had so little sugar. Also it only had like 3 small cherries in it. Served blazing hot ( burn one's tongue hot) which was off. For 128 dollars I could have ordered this meal or something very close to it from the menu and received 2 full size appetizers, 2 full size entrees and the clafoutis dessert. It was an insult. I have traveled much and am a pretty decent cook and I KNOW food. This was a travesty.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Outstanding food, as good as I had in Paris. Excellent service. Relatively quiet ambiance (it was early) . Price was quite reasonable for the quality. Overall super experience.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Fantastic foie gras and delish scallops for apps. My husband had the sea bass and I had the duck. Both were superb. We had the cherry clafoutis for dessert. Outstanding meal. Will def be back!! What a treat!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (Portland)·Dined on October 21, 2017

This past Saturday we enjoyed an excellent meal at Brindelle's. We had the tasting menu. The service was excellent. Our waiter was very attentive and informative. Courses included steak tartare, squash soup, lobster, foie gras, 3 different deserts. The wine pairing was very interesting. An excellent Bordeaux, an interesting Alcase/Lorraine white blend. An Loire Chenin Blanc was passable. The price was fair for the amount of food and wine we received. The food was classical in style. Highly recommended .

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Great food, service and ambiance

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Our meal was delicious and the service was top notch.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 17, 2017

beautiful atmosphere! Appetizers were definitely the highlight. French kiss oysters were the best one's I've even had. Wine list is spectacular and we enjoyed our business meal being able to hear each other since the restaurant is very private and ambiance is conducive to enjoy relaxed experience.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals
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vip
 (Toledo)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Fantastic!

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 (Des Moines)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Have been here twice now. Both the food and the service have always been impeccable. Very classic high-end French dining experience.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on October 12, 2017

Wonderful restaurant, great service, very delicious food!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 11, 2017

Brindille is one of my favorites in Chicago. The food is exceptional. This evening was noisier than usual but a lovely intimate atmosphere.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 10, 2017

So we went to Brindille for their tasting menu and wine pairing and then to Everest for the same. We thought, while both were pricey, for the price, Brindille was the better choice. It was approximately $200 less with the tip but gave larger portions with more interesting flavors.

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 (Miami)·Dined on October 10, 2017

Amazing food and preparation but the service was so lacking even the finest food presented beautifully with diminished by the poor service

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 2, 2017

Absolutely wonderful! One of the best meals I have had in many years...

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 (London)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Had the 5 course tasting menu with pairings. Absolute gem. Great value for money. A top Chicago spot! Reserved again in three weeks in the middle of the meal. Lol

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Vibrant and creative offerings. A must visit for those who appeciate outstanding food, preparation, flavors and presentation.

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 (New England)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Perfect date night spot!

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·Dined on September 21, 2017

The food was terrific and the service friendly and efficient.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Seasonal
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 19, 2017

A perfect place for dinner. Interesting menu and wine offerings. The tasting menu was a wonderful experience. Staff was meticulous, knowledgeable and helpful. Looking forward to my nest visit!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Tasting Menu, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 18, 2017

Great food French wine list impressive service attentive

Tags: Good for a Date
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·Dined on September 17, 2017

While the service was attentive and friendly, the wait time between courses left a little to be desired. A rather lengthy wait and uneven pacing between dishes. Could do better in that department.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Tasting Menu
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 16, 2017

My boyfriend and I had a wonderful date here. Cocktails are magnificent, broccoli soup to die for and boneless lamb with ratatouille is a delight! My boyfriend had the sirloin steak (which I stole a piece of!) and hands down, one of the best steaks I have ever had. Unfortunately, had no room for dessert but that just means we have to go back.. Cheers! 😉

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 15, 2017

Not sure how long this place is going to stay open we were the second of three tables that was occupied the whole night, thus the service was good. Everything was lovely until the end of our meal when we were just two tables, the chef came out and engaged in a lively conversation with the other table for a while and never so much as glanced in our direction- we never felt so small she completely marred our evening.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 12, 2017

Did the right course tasting menu. Nothing exceptional. Food was kind of bland, lacked acidity in few courses and salt in others.
Server was cold and in helpful.

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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on September 11, 2017

Food was better last year. Mussels were overlooked and overly breaded. Wine pairing pours were inconsistent due to different size glasses.

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