Brindille

4.8
856 Reviews
$50 and over
French
Brindille, named "Best New Restaurant in 2013" by Chicago Tribune, offers a glimpse into refined Parisian cuisine and atmosphere from the James Beard-award winning team that brought you NAHA. Enjoy classic French fare in a refined, sexy dining room with fine china and French linens. Let the wine list walk you through all the regions of France and the Old World. Tasting menus available upon request.

Experiences

  • French Afternoon Tea w/ Marcellas Reynolds

    $90.00 per personPrepaid

    Dec 10 - Dec 11, 2021

    Join us for the season's very first French Afternoon Tea, in honor of Marcellas Reynolds: Author of Supreme Models and (just released) Supreme Actresses. Enjoy an afternoon of delicious frivolities, as Marcellas shares his inspiration behind writing his two acclaimed books. Vogue named Supreme Models "one of the nine best fashion books of 2019" and Town and Country named Supreme Actresses "one of October 2021's best books." We are thrilled to welcome our friend and Chicago native into our home for this two day event. Spend a day with Marcellas as he shares his inspiring story and anecdotes from his "behind the scenes" adventures. Both books will be available for purchase & signing. Addt'l beverages available for purchase.
  • French Afternoon Tea

    $90.00 per personPrepaid

    Dec 17 - Dec 18, 2021

    Chef Carrie Nahabedian's French afternoon tea services are decadent events that feature a seelction of exotic teas, scones, crumpets and jam, pastries, finger sandwiches, and specially priced champagnes. Seatings at 1pm, 1:30pm, and 2:00pm. Beverages besides tea will be available for purchase.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 856 people are saying
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CynthiaA
Tampa
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was outstanding as was the service. Nice place for a date or special occasion.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Caviar and foi gras was excellent and cheese plate desert was very good.

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Lilly
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Brindille is one of our favorite restaurants. Service is top-notch. A little pricey, but worth it. The raw oysters and fois gras are not to be missed. Everytime I go, I order the steak and pomme frites. It is outstanding. The fried donut is my favorite dessert.

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vipgogal
Denver
44 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Food was excellent. Started with the butternut squash soup, with shredded apples. Nice twist very well done. Second was the shrimp with ratatouille. Excellent flavor, shrimp were not tough and perfectly cooked. My friend and I split the halibut entrée. So flavorful, halibut cooked perfectly.

Our waiter (Ethan or Evan) was neither great nor terrible. We were the first ones in the restaurant, and he was somewhat inattentive. We had to flag down busboys and the hostess to fetch him. Maybe since we weren’t ordering multiple plates each, he was less willing to provide service to us. Not sure why, we did have two glasses of wine in addition. Bill was $150. Wonderful Riesling from New York finger Lakes region.

Overall great dining experience. Nice ambience, excellent food, but so so waitstaff.

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vipDrSusan2013
San Francisco
24 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a lovely opportunity to partake of exquisite food in a tranquil and warming environment. Certainly one of the gems in Chicago.

JB
vipJosephB
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another special meal! Wonderful food, terrific service, and beautiful space.

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vipRobinjill
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, drinks and service where awesome! Truly an excellent dining experience from start to finish!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely loved this restaurant. Beautiful ambience. Wonderful staff. Delicious menu. We will definitely go back.

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MikeT
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food and service. Really, really enjoyed our visit. Be back soon!!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Completely beyond expectations—simply amazing. We’ve loved Chef Nahabedian’s food for a long time, and she knocked this one out of the park. Absolutely amazing and special.

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vipSonia
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Oustanding! The food was absolutely amzing, service was great and 'un-stuffy' given the level of the food. Brindille is a wonderful combination of delicious food in an environment that is inviting and warm. We will surely return many more times.

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Jack
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Comfortable, friendly, small French Restaurant.

Delicious dinner, great service and recommendations from Evan. Will absolutely return.

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MelissaM
Columbus
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the beignet amuse bouche served at the beginning to the jelly candy and chocolates served at the end, we were delighted with every aspect of our experience at Brindille. It was one of those perfect experiences that we will be talking about for years. I highly recommend the butternut squash soup and the brace of quail/belly of pork/luxury pumpkin on their autumn menu.

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TonyB
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a fine dining restaurant serving classic French dishes with unique variations that bring the featured elements forward and highlight flavors. Dover Sole Meunier when available, should not be missed. Their duck breast is fantastic.

Although the restaurant is a single room it is provides for intimacy in the spacing and placement of tables and the atmosphere. Service staff is well educated , helpful and a delight.

Cocktails are excellent and not too sweet.

An excellent restaurant for festive occasions, closing a business deal or a romantic evening.

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mareneb
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brindille is always fabulous - love everything- the service, the food, the champagne, and the ambience

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vipLouisB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply, one of the best restaurants in all of the City.

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vipMegs42582
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely spectacular food and experience! Can’t wait to go back!

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gregoryc
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Like being in France. Excellent, flavorful food. Great choice of wine. Not inexpensive but worth the quality.

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vipMichaelC
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This has got to be one of the best restaurants in Chicago! We were fortunate to be their first 8 course tasting menu (with wine pairings) and it was truly one of the best meals of my life. Go! You will be thrilled!

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vipchgofitz
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food & fabulous service!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Meeting out of town relatives

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SueAnn
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We so wanted a 5-star experience but didn't get it. The autumn menu's corn soup was 5 star (really amazing! ) but the steak and the duck breast entrees arrived lukewarm. We sent both back and got the same food on heated (hot!) plates but the food itself was still only warm-ish. What a waste of top-quality ingredients. Not sure if the truffle potatoes (like rectangular potato chips were supposed to be warm but they were not. They tasted fine but the $15 addition of truffles to them added nothing to the dish.

The dessert, opera cake with espresso chip homemade ice cream was excellent. Next time I'll go for soup and dessert.

The table we sat at was large and very comfortable. The loose pillows on the banquette made it easy to find one's best arrangement for dining in ease.

The service, while pleasant, could use some refinement but the owner welcomed us warmly.

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DianeM
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Evan, our server, treated us like royalty. The food was too delicious for my words. The flavors popped in our mouth with yummy combinations never before tasted. Evan was quietly elegant and warm. We highly recommend this dining experience.

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vipPaul
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, fabulous food and exceptional service.

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vipnickname
Chicago
93 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great tastes in unique presentations. Save room for the gateau opera-- most amazing dessert.

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vipeatoutalot
Nashville
12 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quail was perfectly cooked, pork belly was overdone and tough but food was overall excellent as was the aervice.

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Jaycee
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommend. We ordered 3 apps, the mushroom and coddled duck egg salad, and profiterole. We shared everything. Portions were generous and it was more than enough food. Everything was outstanding. We especially liked the "tarte" tartin (potatoes instead of apples), the brussells sprouts on soft polenta, and that salad. Service was understated but attentive, i.e., perfect. We would have gone back the next night to ty the entrees had there been a table. We tend to do Micheline starred places when traveling (just to give you an idea of what we're comparing Brindille to), and only wonder why Brindille doesn't have one.

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Javilong
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing real French kitchen on the US. Michelin Star!!!!

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MaxG
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing, excellent, hands down best restaurant in Chicago.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food was very good but not excellent. The setting was nice but not special. Service was great, attentive but not overly so, just right, and the perfect degree of friendliness.

Overall, it was a really good experience and I would go again.

And the date went really well too!

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carnivor
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Again one of the best meals I’ve ever had. It has been a while since we been given the pandemic and this first trip back was WOW. Truly some of best flavors we had. Nothing was just good, everything was amazing. Great cocktails and wine complemented the amazing food. Meat cooked perfectly and great sauces. A cheese course that was so delightful.

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vipChaos68
Cincinnati
7 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience2

We were very excited to be eating at Brindille but left very disappointed. The James Beard award winning chef was the biggest disappointment. The only course that came out hot was the amuse-bouche, everything else was room temperature at best. They completely forgot to serve one of our courses till I noticed our silverware didn’t match what our next course should be and reminded them. I finally complained about the food temperature when our entrees came out lukewarm and was told by the server that he knew the food wasn’t hot but when he told the chef about it she said to serve it anyway. There is no excuse for this. This is not what I would call fine dining. Go somewhere else, Chicago has so many better restaurants to choose from. Also the dress was smart/ business casual. We were seated by a gentleman wearing a sloppy untucked flannel shirt giving us a bad first impression, we should have left then.

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zappafan
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great place for imaginative takes on classic french cuisine, especially with the tasting menu though the tasting menu is not yet generally available due to difficulty in hiring the number of people required for that degree of complex food preparation. But Brindille remains a place we always go to when we are in Chicago.

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vipEvanT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently superb food. Classic French techniques with unusual contemporary flavors. Small but extremely well curated wine list. High touch service, takes great care of their regulars. Highly recommended.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect, great service, amazing food and delicious cocktails. Thank you to the team there.

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vipRobAndLaura
Chicago
40 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Wonderful evening and thanks again!!!

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vipJimL
San Antonio
11 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brindille is a pretty restaurant with attentive service, a wine list with good and varied selections, and creative and delicious food. We enjoyed our evening there very much, and would highly recommend it. We appreciated the owner-chef coming out of the kitchen to greet us as we were finishing our meal.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best dinner I’ve had in quite a while. Service was great, food was excellent. Great dining experience!

AJ
AnnikaJ
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food, very nice ambience and thoughtful service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a wonderful experience. We loved the prawns, soft shell crab, and salmons. Everything was excellent

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Brindille is rated 4.8 stars by 856 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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