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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

Architectural Tea with Carol Ross Barney!

Thursday Nov 30, 2017 from 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Holiday Tea - Fridays & Saturdays in December

Fridays and Saturdays from 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Specials

Architectural Tea with Carol Ross Barney!

Thursday Nov 30, 2017 from 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Details

Tea reservations offered at 1:45pm, you may arrive between then and 2:45pm. $65 per person (plus tax & gratuity). Credit card required to book, cancellation fee applies for late cancellations (less than 72 hrs in advance). Excludes Tax and Tip. Join us for this special event with our guest, a renowned Chicago architect!. Special valid on Thursday Nov 30, 2017 from 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM.

Holiday Tea - Fridays & Saturdays in December

Fridays and Saturdays from 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Details

Tea reservations offered at 1:45pm, you may arrive between then and 2:45pm. $65 per person (plus tax & gratuity). Credit card required to book, cancellation fee applies for late cancellations (less than 72 hrs in advance). Excludes Tax and Tip. Available Dec 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, and 16. Join us for this special holiday event!. Special valid Dec 1, 2017 - Dec 16, 2017 on Fridays and Saturdays from 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM.

Brindille Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.5

ambience

4.3

value

4.0

Noise

Quiet

87% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (17)
Good for a Date (15)
Quiet Conversation (14)
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Good for Anniversaries (14)
Special Occasion (13)
Romantic (12)
Creative Cuisine (11)
Notable Wine List (9)
Tasting Menu (9)
Good for Birthdays (9)
Business Meals (5)
Neighborhood Gem (5)
Authentic (4)
Cozy (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Seasonal (4)
Worth the Drive (3)
Fun (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Bar Seating (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Healthy (1)
People Watching (1)
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 4 days ago

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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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.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 2, 2017

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

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vip
 (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.

Tags: Authentic, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Tasting Menu
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 2, 2017

The best meal and dining experience I've had in Chicago in the last five years. At Brindille, they excel at everything they do.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Awesome as always. Always exceeds expectations! Great restaurant !

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on August 24, 2017

We celebrated our birthdays together at Brindille for the fourth year.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on August 4, 2017

Brindille never disappoints. We have eaten there many times and the food is always creative and perfectly prepared. It is a lovely space and conducive to good conversations. For great people watching get a table up front to see the never-ending Clark Street parade. The sister to Naha which is also wonderful and is just down the street.

Tags: Business Meals, Cozy, People Watching
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 1, 2017

My girlfriend and I appreciate good food and fine dining. The food at Brindille was very disappointing. She had the oysters to start. The sorbet was too sweet and over powered the oysters. I had the steak tartar. The meat was good quality, but it did not have much flavor. Her duck also lacked flavor. My rack of lamb needed seasoning, and had a strange white substance (fat) on the outside. The vegetables were too hard, almost raw with roasted edges.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 30, 2017

Waitress was not attentive. Slow with drinks and service

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 25, 2017

The food was amazing. Everything we had was just phenomenal.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 23, 2017

River North's top dining experience. Top off your gastronomie with an authentic absinthe experience.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on July 21, 2017

Dined at Brindille twice this week. The experience was wonderful. Striking, elegant decor. The food was top notch and the cocktails were wonderful. A true gem.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Tasting Menu
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on July 19, 2017

the food was stellar. imaginative, tasty, and beautiful. everything was beautiful; the restaurant decor, and the serving pieces were very artful and elegant. beautiful!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on July 15, 2017

Great food. French, but with a modern American feel.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on July 8, 2017

Brindille is a nice place to go for a special occasion. The service is very good and the food is good but not exceptional. We thought overall it was overpriced somewhat compared to other places we have been to. Pretty limited wine list by the glass and quite highly priced.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (Detroit)·Dined on July 8, 2017

Food and Service was exceptional. We would return when we go back to Chicago. All the waitstaff were very accommodating

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre
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