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Brindille

4.7
4.7
1037 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.

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2 people

8:00 PM


Booked 7 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    French

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (312) 595-1616

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Carrie Nahabedian

  • Private party facilities

    PRIVATE TASTINGS, DINNERS + CELEBRATIONS Host your next holiday event at Brindille for an evening of decadent French Cuisine in an intimate setting. Chef Carrie Nahabedian will create a custom menu featuring refined classic dishes based on your needs and wishes with wine and/or spirit pairings to accompany. From an intimate gathering to a large company event, Brindille is available for buyouts, from 15 to 50 people. For more information please call 3125951616 or email us at brindillechicago@gmail.com.

  • Neighborhood

    River North (Chicago)

  • Cross street

    Grand

  • Parking details

    Valet is no longer offered. Street parking available.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Holiday Tea

    $105.00 per person

    Prepaid

    Dec 3 - Dec 17, 2022
    Join us at Brindille for Chef Carrie Nahabedian's scrumptious and decadent multi-course holiday tea experience. Holiday Tea includes a selection of your choice of teas from Rare Tea Cellar, seasonal soup to take the chill off a winter day, crumpets and scones with crème fraiche and jams, followed by a selection of tea sandwiches, and a vast array of pasties, desserts, and frivolities. Festive Champagnes and full bar available for purchase. Seating times will be at 1:45pm, 2:00pm, and 2:15pm. We look forward to hosting you!

What 1,037 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Chicago / Illinois

    French

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  1. TP

    ThomasP

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Food was good but wasn’t anything to ring home about. Service was good.
  2. JR

    JosRad

    Chicago

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful hospitality, lead my weight staff, who made us feel as though we were in the home of a gracious relative. Food was amazing, beautifully presented was very interesting flavor profiles. Only slight constructive comment relates to the timing of the main courses. Two arrived, and we had to wait several minutes for the other two dishes to be on the table. Would have been nice to have all four arrive at the same time. Other than that a beautiful evening.
  3. J

    Janette

    Chicago

    38 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Loved the ambiance, food very good, careful preparation to detail, quite expensive but high quality. Great if you need a city place you can hear each other and relax. Prices have gone up everywhere.
  4. MH

    MarieH

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Personally, Its a little quiet for my liking - I wish this place had more ambiance. The food, wine list and cocktails were fantastic! ❤️👏
  5. GC

    GinaC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best meal of the year! Everything was perfect! Cocktails, wine, appetizers, salads, soup, and entrees were beautiful in presentation and fabulous!
  6. e

    eyam

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best food I’ve had in a while, I’m a frequent Chicago foodie and I’d come here every night if the budget allows. I’m considering buying a condo in Chicago so I am closer.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Exceptional! One of the absolute best in Chicago!
  8. s

    sexylexy

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great service! Our server was awesome. Food was good nothing that I would fly in for but good none the less. Wish the servings were more generous. Authentic French in my opinion. Ordered the duck and it was well cook and seasoned. Hubby had the steak and enjoyed it.
  9. PW

    PhillipW

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful experience. Michael and Carrie always throw the best dinner parties.
  10. DT

    DougT

    Detroit

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Staff is warm without being in your face. Food is excellent, a combination of French tradition and new ideas
  11. RA

    RafeA

    Mississippi

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This became one of our favorite places to dine the first time we came to Chicago this past spring, and we have eaten here every time we have been back including this past weekend. Michael and Carrie have a very special place!!! Michael is so helpful with wine selection and Carrie and her kitchen send out some of the best food in the city. Evan and Eno always make sure we are so well taken care of. Evans’s smile alone is worth the trip!!! The food was again quite spectacular and we chose oysters, duck liver pâté, halibut, and quail. GO. JUST GO. You’ll be glad you did. We’re headed back in 2 weeks (and we live a 1000 miles away).
  12. MD

    MathewD

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful experience and highly recommend the foie gras and dover sole
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent restaurant. Great ambiance.Service by owner and waiters impeccable. The food and wine list outstanding . The only downside is that between service charge,22% + taxes 11.5% , be ready to add 34% to the tab
  14. SA

    SABRINSON

    Jackson Hole

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our favorite restaurant.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always great!
  16. MC

    MCBONO

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Yet another fantastic dining experience at Brindille. Delicious appetizers, the duck and quail entrees were perfect. Another in our group said the Dover sole was divine! Awesome wine list. Continues to be the best restaurant in Chicago!
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful preparation and service.
  18. r

    retcapt

    Chicago

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday celebration. Exceptional service from Evan. As always the food was spectacular.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Naples

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely loved it and will definitely return
  20. G

    Gigi

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What can I say? Perfect experience every single time! Such a neighborhood gem. We are so lucky to have y’all!
  21. SS

    ScottS

    Atlanta

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Had the tasting menu— food was really good! I’d give it a try when in Chicago!
  22. AR

    AlanR

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Wonderful staff with a close eye for customer situations. Everyone there is experienced, hard working, and they care about the quality of their work. Lovely experience
  23. MK

    MarieK

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Phenomenal night out! The food was exceptional and the service unparalleled. Highly recommend.
  24. MP

    MichelleP

    Chicago

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Lovely dinner! The staff clearly cares about making this a great dining experience. We asked for a lot of advice on what to order and wine pairings and ended up with a fantastic meal. Would highly recommend.
  25. M

    Mike

    Los Angeles

    125 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    125 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was perfect and exceeded my expectations , s lovely place to dine with outstanding French cuisine 🌺.
  26. A

    Aznfatty99

    Greensboro

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Cozy restaurant with Modern French cuisine. We started with the duck fat rolls, oysters, foie gras. All delicious. The duck and ribeye were perfect. The chocolate dessert and warm madeleines were a perfect ending. Great service and experience. Would definitely dine again.
  27. RH

    RandallH

    Las Vegas

    16 reviews

    3.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    This from a professional chef and her world-travelled foodie husband...Brindille was a real disappointment. The tarte tatin and halibut dishes were ok, not amazing and the pate and duck breast dishes were both seriously under seasoned and lacking in flavor. All 4 dishes were at room temperature by the time they made it to our table. Add the oppressively dark atmosphere and inattentive service and what was supposed to be an exciting eating experience for us as new Chicagoans, ended up a big, expensive fail. Never again.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday dinner
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Italy

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect! Chef is superb as are waitstaff Don’t miss it if fine dining is your thing
  30. C

    Chevalier

    Los Angeles

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on October 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My favorite French restaurant, Les Nomades, was closed during my brief visit to Chicago. I have never been to Brindille before last night. Much to my surprise, this was one of my best dining experiences in Chicago in a very long time. Starting with a perfectly mixed Negroni on a large cube of ice, everything just got better. I started with a potato and onion tart which was quickly flowed by a seared double foie gras with fresh fig. The Captain provided a lovely Sauterne. For the main course, a perfectly pan seared duck breast on a bed of beluga lentils. All this was paired with a 2018 Charmes -Chambertain. To end the evening, and polish of the remaining wine, I had their cheese course. 18 different cheese samples, 3 domestic and 15 French. Epoisses was the only missing cheese. It reminded me of Monty Python’s “Cheese Shop” but with cheese. Nice job to the phenomenal staff and owners.
  31. KD

    KevinD

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    Not what we've experienced previously. "Out" of half the entrees and a huge time gap between first and second courses suggests that the kitchen staff is not up to the job on a Saturday night. Sad.
  32. a

    alisu

    London

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    We loved the food but the service clearly showed understaffing. Food took longer than expected for this level of restaurant. When we made a comment to waiter, he dismissed us saying “this is not fast food, for sure!”
  33. AZ

    AZTraveler

    Phoenix

    53 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    53 reviews

    Dined on September 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place for an executive or romantic dinner where the food, drinks and service are each exceptional.
  34. BD

    BruceD

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Staff and food were extraordinary. It was a special night we were celebrating and it was a great success.
  35. A

    Awesome

    San Diego

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Brindille was an absolute joy, more so because I “stumbled” across it last minute looking for a 7 pm dinner reservation for Friday. The food was true “high dining” caliber without the stress of high dining and the service, while attentive, was not overbearing as can happen sometimes with high dining. Incredible food without pretense, strongly leaning on France and Parisian roots. The cheese course should NOT be missed. It satisfied a table of 4 and was the perfect way to end the mean. It is now on my short list when I am back in Chicago…possibly at the top because of its great location near where I’m usually staying when in town.
  36. d

    dunegirl

    Chicago

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service. Handsome decor. Innovative cuisine without being gimmicky. Definitely would go back.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Exceptional Food, outstanding service. Beautiful establishment.
  38. P

    Pallante

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Don't put it off...make a reservation and go! Excellent food, service, and wine. I had the oysters, seasonal tomato salad and corn soup (with summer truffles), duck, and freshly baked plum dessert. Yum.
  39. GK

    GKB118

    London

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely superb!!! A must visit!
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great night!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • 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

FAQs

Brindille is rated 4.7 stars by 1037 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

8:00 PM


Booked 7 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Brindille

534 N. Clark St, Chicago, IL 60654

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Grand

  • Neighborhood

    River North (Chicago)

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    French

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Valet is no longer offered. Street parking available.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Carrie Nahabedian

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (312) 595-1616

  • Private party facilities

    PRIVATE TASTINGS, DINNERS + CELEBRATIONS Host your next holiday event at Brindille for an evening of decadent French Cuisine in an intimate setting. Chef Carrie Nahabedian will create a custom menu featuring refined classic dishes based on your needs and wishes with wine and/or spirit pairings to accompany. From an intimate gathering to a large company event, Brindille is available for buyouts, from 15 to 50 people. For more information please call 3125951616 or email us at brindillechicago@gmail.com.

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