Cochon Volant Brasserie

4.3
1267 reviews
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$30 and under
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Cochon Volant Brasserie is a french bakery, brasserie, & bar in the loop led by James Beard winning chef Roland Liccioni of Les Nomades and acclaimed chef Matt Ayala of Gilt Bar, Schwa & Moto. The menu features French specialties such as classic steak frites, escargot, mussels, roasted chicken, and French dip sandwiches.
The coffee bar allows guests to grab and go with a cappuccino and delicious pain au chocolat. Specialty cocktails are crafted by the beverage team, featuring classic favorites and seasonal creations. Cochon Volant Brasserie is open for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and weekend brunch.

Private event menus available for groups of up to 250.
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OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I am absolutely OBSESSED with their royal burger. If you are in the neighborhood and are looking for a great burger, go to cochon. By far a 9/10 for me. Will not disappoint!

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IG
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have been this restaurant a few times. The food is lovely! Price is also reasonable. Just a bit of noisy for conversation. If reserve a corner table, it’s a lot better. In general l like this place a lot!

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BA
Chicago
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 1

So very very noisy and difficult to have a conversation. Food was mediocre.

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CK
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love the food at Cochon. It is excellent. My guests loved it too. Edwardo, our server, delivered the best service I have ever had there, so I am grateful because I had so many guests. Outstanding visit!

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MS
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

We were underwhelmed by our experience. From the moment we stepped in, we didn't feel we were in an authentic brasserie. Perhaps we didn't order well, but the mussels were not as expected and the special - sea bass- looked and tasted much more like striped bass. The salmon on bed of lentils was good but a little overcooked. We would have really enjoyed a French baguette and were we served margarine? It didn't taste like real butter.
The wine was nice but VERY expensive for a glass (and not a particularly generous pour).
I wish I could give a better review but when we return to Chicago, we will seek another French restaurant.

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IZ
Chicago
27 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very nice lunch menu & great service too. It's rather loud at lunchtime so if you're having a business lunch, it's a bit challenging.

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OT
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

As a downtown brunch it was good and priced moderately.

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WI
Chicago
86 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Fantastic and fabulous! Everything we ate was exceptional. Don't miss the caesar salad, french onion soup and french fries. The brie appetizer was also worth noting. Our server, Alex was very knowledgeable and accommodating. A must try.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I went here with my boyfriend and his friends. We had a nice brunch. Large portions and amazing quality food all for under 15 dollars each. I would highly recommend.

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S
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Though I would've like to seen more French food options on the menu, what they did have was very tasty. The proximity to the Hamilton play was great! A lovely place for brunch!

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Enjoyed brunch here.

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r
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best brunch we have ever had! The service was amazing, the food was even better, the decor was so cute! I would come back every time i come to Chicago and would recommend it to anyone traveling.

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F
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Great place. The classique was thinner than usual and we had to chase our server down a couple times. But i am giving them a pass this time because its usually great! The flavor and texture of the steak was great!

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ED
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We really enjoyed our pre-theatre dinner. Service was great and food was delish. Be sure to try the creamed spinach.

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BJ
Cleveland
6 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

We found the noise level too high. My wife ordered salmon medium well - no pink, but it came back with pink so we sent it back. The next order was somewhat more cooked, ultimately OK. They reduced the price by half, which was nice. The escargot was very good. But my wife's beet salad was disappointing. Carrot pieces were thick and large, hard to cut, particularly with the bowl so stuffed, and it was a bit underdressed. We both thought the mousse was too much like pudding, with too much thick cream.

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J
Cincinnati
18 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Awful. Start to finish. Nothing French about it. A total rip off.

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PK
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cochon was a nice, quiet place where we had brunch. The food and the service were fantastic. Would definitely recommend to anyone looking to catch a quick, delicious, and comfy bite in the city.

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TL
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and exquisite service. Wine options are plentiful but pricey. Excellent location for pre-theatre dining. This is a new Chicago favorite for us and we will return when we are back in the city!

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AB
Chicago
125 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 4

The food was amazing!! We loved the liver mouse, onion soup, sea bass, truffle pasta, (the French bread;) lol & all the veggies: Brussels sprouts, charred broccoli, & pommes frites’ French fries w/aioli/ketchup!! Loved it! The service was awful!! Nelson was amazing!!! He did such a wonderful job & worked really hard!👍Enjoyed the chocolate mouse’ just our waiter was terrible! Went over specials extremely fast, brought wrong dish twice & had a major attitude!! :(
Not a fan!!! Food was amazing & Nelson made up for him!
Waiter is taking away from customers returning!! Not good for business-especially when we spend $200 on dinner!!!

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S
Chicago
41 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is always good. Our server was excellent. Had limited time at lunch and he was amazing at getting the food out fast and hot. Steak Classique was cooked perfectly. Mussels were extraordinary with a bit of kick and spice to the broth; Of course the bread was OUTSTANDING. Great lunch in an hour with wonderful attention to every detail. Room is a bot loud but gave you a great sense of energy and vibrancy. We will be back.

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d
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

very beautiful, relaxed ambiance. food was superb. service was great! definitely will b back!

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B
Chicago
34 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

It was very noisy until 1pm then wonderful for chatting. Food was very good

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KD
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Menu limited=always a good sign. Flavors and textures all beautiful. The delightful surprise of a non-sweet vanilla yogurt was the moment we realized that Cochon Volant overlooks nothing.
Thank you for a lovely meal. We will definitely be back.

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LW
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious lunch!

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A
Cleveland
32 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and outstanding presentation. Look forward to coming back.

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TI
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 1

The charbroiled oysters were excellent. Our waiter mumbled and seemed to rush us then would disappear. I had a steak, that was underwhelming. But cooked properly. For the price, not a good experience.

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t
Milwaukee
13 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful, salads, steaks, and other French brasserie fare, with equally attentive service. Highly recommended.

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RC
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful service and food; we thought we had escaped to Paris

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Food and service is terrific. If looking for a French experience this really isn’t it but all was good.

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DA
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had reservations for lunch before Hamilton. We did not know its only brunch food on weekend. Its was great but really wanted french food... hostess was so kind to make us dinner reservations so we came after Hamilton and enjoyed foie gras, sea bass, creme brulee and chocolate moose. Delicious! Would recommend the “ Ham”ilton cocktail

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OT
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

First, best burger ANYWHERE! The short rib dish was tougher than normal. First time I've seen short ribs with a chew. Our waiter was very prompt and personable. High price point. Wine list extremely expensive, should offer a few affordable red bottles (under $50). Wanted the cheapest red Beaujolais $75, they were out, but offered a $100 one for $80. Nice touch! Uncomfortable chairs. Small tables. Minimal ambiance. Reserved through Open Table and hours later get an email stating I didn't show up for my reservation. Hmmm. Saw this place on Check Please and it didn't live up to the expectations. Not bad, but for the price, there are better French/Steak restaurants in the city.

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MM
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 2

Too noisy for productive business lunch!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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JO
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was absolutely delicious. The truffle pasta and mussels were a delight. There was a good accommodation for little kids with very delicious chicken tenders and fries which my kids loved. I loved the very relaxed ambience and our server was amazing.

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RD
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I find myself in a rut at Cochon Volant. I keep ordering the same steak salad because it's just so darn delicious. My friends have tried all the other dishes and I've sampled them - all really really good - BUT I can't get past the "BOEUF 'N BLUE WEDGE" which BTW is available only on the lunch menu. It's a beautiful presentation but if you want to be practical - have them chop it up and mix it in the kitchen. That's just my personal preference because it's less work and less mess at the table. I highly recommend Cochon Volant for lunch. Word of warning - when it's crowded, it can be noisy.

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L
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food. Great atmosphere!

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MS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

I thought the menu prices and the drink prices were very high. I ordered the Lobster, and could not get all of the meat out of the tail.

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OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The pancakes were great the breakfast sausages were cooked perfectly. The eggs were a little cold but it didn’t detract from our enjoyment of the meal.

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AD
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I love this place- the food is delicious and the portions are just right. The cafe style is very reminiscent of the casual French dining experience which I love. It does get a bit noisy and the tables are quite close, which is the only potential downside.

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D
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We were here for a pre-theater Sunday brunch. The service was fine but a bit slow (the restaurant was very crowded) while the food was excellent. Price was also acceptable.

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OT
Tampa
16 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

Food was great. Ambience was great. Service was not great. Didn’t bring a spoon with coffee service. Took the sugar caddy while I was drinking my coffee with brunch. Waited quite a bit between courses. She really was sort of “absent” from our experience or maybe distracted. I think they were understaffed, I saw the manager helping out quite a bit and looking around the restaurant for people that needed something. He was very helpful.

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