Cochon Volant Brasserie

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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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vipChiWineTime
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

This is my go to 'escape' place for lunch. Love love the food and the staff is great

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KateP
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great! Get the bread platter, you won’t be disappointed. Best croissants in Chicago.

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vipRetiredTraveler01
Chicago
120 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Ok for lunch if you’re in a hurry to get back to your office. Nothing special, nothing awful.

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vipCatherineC
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Went to Cochon Volant for breakfast. The food is so good !!! Service could have been better, though.

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DianeMM
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great atmosphere and excellent food choices. I would definitely recommend a friend.

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vippammy
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had the mussels and frites. They were superb. I asked about the broth and was told it was made with pink peppercorns, paprika, white wine, garlic, and shallots. They were the best I've ever had, just the right amount of heat. Another person had the caesar salad and raved about it. There are so many times the caesar salad just doesn't have much zing to it. This was a perfect creamy dressing. Service was also great.

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LawrenceL
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Really nice dining experience. Highly recommend. We shall return.

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Poudre
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We actually ate at the bar, but Annie was outstanding and friendly. Food was great. Escargot was outstanding! Will definitely go back!

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LoriJ
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent dependable food and service. Definitely a ‘go to ‘ spot during the week

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vipBetS
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience2

I was there for brunch. After telling the server to make sure the food was hot, he brought a plate of cold hollandaise sauce, lukewarm poached eggs, a soggy English muffin and cold (raw) spinach and potatoes. Everything was very salty and basically not appetizing. The restaurant half full and we had to ask twice for water and waited for our bill for ten minutes. It was my second time there...I was not impressed with it the first time but there is not many places for brunch near Symphony Hall. I will not be coming back. .

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viptravelinKaren
Chicago
22 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cochon Volant has an interesting menu with something for everyone. We had the shrimp cocktail, oysters, 2 filets and 2 pasta dishes. All were very good and very fresh!

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vipBdines
Chicago
230 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious and wonderful.in every way. A perfect venue for steak frites, roast chicken and escargot.

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience5

Way too much attitude from our server, even from a French restaurant. We were going to order food, but midway through our coffee the server came by and said he had to take off, so we had to close out. The vibe was definitely that we were expected to leave. Do not plan to ever return.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Food was great and the service was just as good. Make sure to try the ‘panier volant’

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vipAlzb
Chicago
39 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We went there pre-Lyric (aren't too many places left for a good pre-Opera House dinner) on a Saturday at 5:00pm so the place was pretty empty. Rather than being seated in the white tablecloth dining room we were seated in the bar/bistro area which was actually a better place. More activity and more people started to get seated and it's a very nice room. The escargot starter was very good but it could have used more garlic for our taste. I had the Beef Short Rib which I would not hesitate in recommending. Interestingly, it was kind of a rectangular piece. No time for dessert, had to make the pre-program lecture! About 3 blocks from the Lyric. Try it.

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vipFranz42
Chicago
40 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience1

I've been for lunch midweek and always enjoyed it. Going on a Saturday was a mistake. The place was empty and the tables were not set. I honestly felt like I was imposing when requesting a table. Totally different dining experience when the place is mostly empty. I might suggest going to a bare-bones menu on the weekends, as I know it supports the Hyatt next door.

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vipMdain
Chicago
66 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great for a business lunch, or just meeting friends. Soups are amazing. Mussels are plum and well prepared. Hanger steaks are highly recommended. All deserts are worth the calories. Our wait staff was attentive, but not in the way. Very positive vib among the customers.

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SeRe
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience2

Very poor vegetarian selection. Minimal guidance on ordering. Took a long time to get food. Service was good otherwise. Crowded and cold.

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vipSuzanneF
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience4

Food was great. Service was very lackluster. Not one offer of a refill on coffee (we were there for about an hour). Ordered a side of a few sliced tomatoes to go with my omelette and was charged $5 for a side of avocado. When I brought it to the servers attention, he seemed annoyed. Overall just not a great experience. There are many great brunch places in the area. We will not be going back.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Avocado toast was delicious. Definitely quieter atmosphere than lunch or dinner.

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vipDMT3
Savannah
7 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

French American cuisine with an upscale Euro bistro flair. Unique variety and generous portions made for a very satisfying brunch. Service was pleasant and efficient leaving plenty of time for us to make it to the Shakespeare theatre well within our planned timeframe. Definitely will return, bon appétit!

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vipSAAB
Raleigh
18 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice French place for Sunday brunch.

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GinnyB
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed our Sunday morning breakfast. Pastries were delicious, as were both of our entrees. Coffee was good too!

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Allean
Milwaukee
7 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience3

I would not recommend the fresh oysters. The pasta was very good.

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maryc
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner during restaurant week on a Friday night. Really loud due to other diners shrieking and yelling. But good food and service. Wasn’t crowded. Got a reservation easily.

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Martitravels
Chicago
25 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Enjoyed our meal. The server was nice. Water refill always seemed to land on the table. One item ordered was never brought out but also never appeared on the bill. It was fine in hindsight. The old school wooden frame chairs were not the most comfortable and lacked back support. I think I would try a barstool next time.
We did like the location and the french onion soup, mussels, salmon were all delicious.

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vipwe4food
Chicago
31 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience3

I ordered a chicken Caesar salad where it was very hard to find any chicken.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall2food2service5ambience5

The decline of the steak salad is sad. Used to be actual pieces of steak you would cut into and large pieces of bacon. Now the “steak” looks like beef jerky and there is no bacon. I’ve probably been there 12-15 times. Not anymore though.

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Pieman
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and service. Quick and easy for a business lunch.

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michaelp
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Fries were not hot and the sauce was lacking in the usual garlic flavor. Beef was very good.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent brunch!

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KevinB
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Steak Frites was excellent. The wait staff was superb. Friendly, unobtrusive, and attentive. Our party of Four was dining before a visit to the Chicago Theatre and slightly pressed for time. The service was quick and we had plenty of time to enjoybour meals. I will certatinly return many times.

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vipGaryP
Chicago
42 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was really delicious and presentation was very nice. Service was also very good. Ambiance of restaurant was nice - easy to carry on a conversation. Although meal prices seemed reasonable, the drink prices were really high.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Very quick service for a business lunch and very reasonable prices for a loop lunch spot.

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AHCO
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience4

I first went here three years ago, and I loved it. Each subsequent time I've been back it's gone downhill just a little. The food was just okay. I got the bacon Benedict, and it needed a lot of salt along with the potatoes, which needed catsup because they were dried out. The feel of the place was just a little depressing. None of the employees were very happy (which is usually not their faults). The paper menus were stained with food and coffee rings. I'm all for reusing, but maybe put it in a sleeve, laminate it, or put it under the glass table top? All in all, I probably won't be back. I've give it plenty of tries in the last 3 years.

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RFS764
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

French Onion Soup, Orecchiete and Short Ribs all outstanding. Ribs based on our very friendly and helpful waitress’ recommendation. Great service.

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DavidG
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Service was horrible.

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vipSpot
Chicago
83 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Timely service and good food.

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Farr
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience5

Had a group of 10 and had a reservation. They were not accommodating at all when it came time to split the bill when we notified them in advance. Waiter took it upon himself to just have everyone divide their meals evenly across credit cards only to make it easy for himself. Pure laziness and definitely subpar service for the price. Food was underwhelming given the price. Ordered a juice cocktail that was literally 90% ice. Will not be returning.

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angela
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Beef au jus was tough and unseasoned. My companion like her mussels.

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Cochon Volant Brasserie offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (312) 754-6560.

Cochon Volant Brasserie is rated 4.3 stars by 1546 OpenTable diners.

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