Brindille

4.8
876 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 - Valentine's Weekend

    $90.00 per personPrepaid

    Feb 12, 2022 only

    Celebrate Valentine's Day with Chef Carrie Nahabedian's French afternoon tea service. Indulge in this decadent event that features a selection of exotic teas, scones, crumpets and jam, pastries, finger sandwiches, and specially priced champagnes. Seatings at 1:00pm, 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 876 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was excellent. The food was gorgeous. Definitely will be returning.

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vipGfedo
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New Years Eve dinner was outstanding. Thanks Brindille. Best Oysters I have ever eaten. Beat Fois Gras in Chicago. So glad to see the Diver sole back too. And great French wine and not overpriced.

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vipMarks
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A really wonderful restaurant; very comfortable and welcoming. An interesting menu that covers all the bases and has something for everyone. The three appetizers and four entrees we ordered were all deep and thoughtful preparations without being precious or fussy. All distinctly different with amazing and delicious flavors. Desserts were equally amazing.

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vipDeanC
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my 3rd time dining at Brindille over the years and it never never disappoints. Service, food quality, drinks, wine, everything came together for an extraordinary dining experience. Our waiter Shane was a Superstar! We can’t wait to comeback. Again.

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vipWilliamS
Chicago
26 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was fantastic. The ingredients in the appetizers and salads were excellent and creatively prepared. The salmon and the steak literally melted in one's mouth. And the desserts were exceptional. It was a delightful evening.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Dirty plates, smells like sewer on and off.
Quality of food is not worth the price.

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vipjoeljcj2
Chicago
29 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Food was meh. Service was awful— perhaps lack of staff, perhaps poorly trained. Long long waits between dishes which really should have been ready. Food quality was just okay…disappointing from what it could have been and certainly from what we excpected. certainly not justification for premium pricing. Staff was pleasant enough , but the kitchen was terribly inefficient.
I would be reluctant to return.

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vipEdwardS
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasure

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vipDrDave
Chicago
236 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you crave a meal that draws heavily on classic French technique, but with a modern flair, this is a great choice. We trued the foie gras, taste Martin, butternut squash soup, green salad, entrecôte, and pigeon with some lemon Madeleine for dessert. You could close your eyes and been Paris eating each course. We just wish they would bring back the tasting menu.

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vipNicoleT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every meal at Brindille is outstanding. Carrie's Holiday Tea is above and beyond!

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RhondaG
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Evan made our afternoon special with exceptional service and attention. Food was divine.

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vipLindaD
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Holiday tea was special ans unique. Warm and felt homey 🥰

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Family get together

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vipSpyros
Chicago
36 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good food and great service. Evan was his usual remarkable self, but the food is always the story. Dover sole and Scottish pigeon were the most recent choices. And DO NOT miss out on the Brussel sprouts!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great dining

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MARCIND
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Quality it was not good I was thinking it’s gonna be much better experience for the price not gonna back again

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vipPatrickS
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Although the food and presentation were very good, based on experience and comparison to similar French cuisine restaurants,, it was somewhat overpriced and slightly disappointing.

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StephanieC
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and atmosphere for book signing of Supreme Actresses and Supreme Models by Marcella’s Reynolds! Special place, fun event, will return!

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vipDietrichK
Salt Lake City
6 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely high tea in a cozy but sophisticated environment to accompany a pecial event book signing with author present to regale the audience with delicious inside tales. Friendly, efficient, and attentive wait staff made the event a sensation! As always, Brindille's food was exceptional!

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vipHowardW
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was perfect. No waiting, quiet and very nice setting. Casual. Everything was spaced out nicely. Food was excellent as were the cocktails.

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CynthiaA
Tampa
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2021
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 on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Lilly
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2021
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.

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vipJosephB
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipRobinjill
Chicago
13 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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vipMikeT
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
7 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
5 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food & fabulous service!

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Brindille is rated 4.8 stars by 876 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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