Cochon Volant Brasserie

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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.

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Chicago
9 reviews
Dined 20 hours ago
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Service was slow. Had to ask for a second cup of coffee and it took at least 10 minutes to get the first one. Food was good but none of us were in awe over our meal.

NK
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

We had to wait 1 hour for our food which I believe is too long of a wait. I really do not like a restaurant that does not have salt and pepper on the tables. We should not have to ask for that because it takes while to get your waiters attention.

I probably will not go again.

BP
Las Vegas
9 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

My mussels were overcooked and a bit dry, but the rest of the meal was fine. My dinner companions really enjoyed their meals. The service was great and they did not hurry us out of the restaurant when we lingered at our table to continue to talk.

JR
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

First of all, the process of reserving a table was very easy and convenient. We were looking for an excellent, but not too heavy, meal option before Hamilton at the CIBC. And we found it here. We enjoyed the French Onion soup, flavorful, but not overly salty. The waiter Ernesto did a great job pacing the meal, and brought out our baby beet salad, shrimp cocktail, and Braised Beef with polenta and seasonal vegetables at just the right time. All the items were excellent, and we were able to finish, be full but not stuffed, and then go on to enjoy the show. The ambiance was very nice. Not too loud, just relaxed and comfortable.

TG
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Process on the Loop are always high. The avocado-added BLT was a value, considering the amount and quality of the bacon. A Campari and soda at $12 was exorbitant. I'll be back, but skip the booze!

B
Philadelphia
26 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The sound level was not energetic, it was loud, due to some fools using their outside voices, the place wasn't real busy

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent!

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NN
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The burrata appetizer and the beet and goat cheese salad were winners. They need specials and desserts. Would go back.

DC
Minneapolis
27 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

Food is good, but service was incredibly slow the night we went 10/5/19. Waiter did not apologize for the delay or compensate me for the wait.

OT
Denver
35 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Based on star reviews I expected to love this restaurant. We ordered Burrata to start, but never received. Heard it was “a must” though from friends who have dined there previously. My friend and I both ordered the Caesar Salad, which was unfortunately drenched in dressing and instead of croutons, it is served with potato chips. Not sure why, but I don’t think it works. My friend ordered shrimp and asparagus entree and was not impressed. I ordered the Mussels w/Frites and left feeling that I overpaid for a dozen or so mussels and a pile of fries.

ML
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

A bit loud but a good experience. Menu is a good reflection of restaurant theme. Service very good.

C
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Too loud but otherwise outstanding!

GM
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food. Good atmosphere. Our waiter was outstanding (sorry, don't remember his name, but he spoke French).

JN
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely fantastic dining experience. Great cocktails with some recommendations from our waiter. Had the wagyu beef meatball which was great to share. The most amazing gnocchi I’ve ever had - crispy sage, melt-in-your-mouth pancetta and lovely truffle cream sauce. Could not have had a better dining experience on our first trip to Chicago!

R
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Found CVB online and arrived at the start of dinner service (5:45). Nice upscale & updated take on the traditional french brasserie. Were promptly seated and attended to. Ordered the Croque Madame Egg Roll to start - delicious - very hot, thin and crispy wrapper and the ham, bechamel & gruyere were melded into one cohesive filling. Dijon dipping sauce was a great complement. We ordered the Shaved Wagyu Beef Dip and the Truffle Pasta for mains. The Wagyu was good, but I regretted not getting a steak instead. The Truffle Pasta was delicious, with black truffle and mushrooms. Asparagus side with bernaise was good, although the asparagus wasn't as al dente as I like. Portions were generous and we struggled to finish everything. Ticket total was about $60 for two (food only). Restrooms are located one flight up in the hotel. Extensive wine list and busy bar area. We plan on coming back when in the area again.

e
Chicago
33 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

I went with a friend. I had been to CV for lunch but this was a first time for dinner. We ended up splitting everything. The steak tartar was excellent. The Caesar salad just OK. A bit too much dressing and no anchovies. For a main course we split the mussels. The mussels were excellent and I loved the sauce. It had a kind of smoky flavor that was nice. I would suggest putting the frites on the side. They were soggy from the sauce. All in all a nice meal.

N
Seattle
21 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A few mins walk from the theater. Very nice meal. Steak for my husband. Perfectly cooked. I had mussels. Wonderful sauce.
Crème brûlée dessert is very tasty.

KM
St. Louis
3 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a party of four, service was prompt, swift, good-natured, and exactly what you want from a Sunday brunch service. The food was delicious. Two of us had the veggie Benedict, which I highly recommend—the crisp asparagus that surrounds the delicately poached eggs in that dish was outa-sight tasty and the hollandaise drizzle was balanced. Two people had omelettes and found them absolutely what they wanted from that preparation: flavourful, light, yet full-bodied egg folds, ingredients fresh and exactly what they wanted. Mimosas and bloody Mary’s and coffees were also refreshing accompaniments.

E
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

I thought that the brunch at Cochon Volant was overall very nice. The food was very good. I had the eggs benedict, which was really good! I thought the service needed some work though. They forgot things we ordered and seemed a bit off even though the restaurant was not full. We still had a nice time, but I'm not sure I'd come back for brunch.

G
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best burger ever! Yes burger!!
Already recommended it to many for that reason!

OT
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful little place with comfy tufted seating along the wall, cozy for a date. Great steak and specials (we had the halibut), however limited vegetarian options if you need that. Would recommend.

OT
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

We were disappointed based on positive re Jews we had read beforehand. The service was nonexistent. We were seated in the back, and after quickly taking our order, we never saw our server again No drink refills, no asking if everything was ok, no silverware/napkins provided (we ended up having to swipe some from a neighboring table). Once we finished our food we asked twice for our check, and only then did we see our missing waiter again, no doubt hoping for a tip he didn’t earn.

F
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 3

I ordered my favorite dish, mussels in a white wine broth with frites, a classic French meal and pretty hard to mess up, but they managed. The broth was tomato based and very spicy which was not mentioned, the mussels were smaller than my pinkie toenail and loose mussels were not found in the broth to match the fair number of empty shells. But the worst part was placement of the frites IN THE BROTH so that more than half were inedible. Plus the aioli sauce on the frites made even the frites on top too soggy.

EM
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and amazing service. Our waiter Steve was outstanding.

w
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

My daughter and I had dinner before a show for her birthday. The Romaine Sancerre was delicious, as was the Monmousseau champagne we ordered. Our shared escargot was excellent- so much so that we had to dip our crusty country bread to get every morsel. We also shared an order of grilled crab legs (half pound) and cauliflower. They were both good, but the crab legs at $34.95 consisted only of five 3-4" half legs. It really didn't seem like enough food for the price. For her birthday, our waiter, who was excellent, brought out a martini glass of chocolate mousse. It was very good, but presentation could be improved. All in all, we had a lovely time. Atmosphere was nice, service was excellent. If I return, I would order something different for my entree.

MB
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Server was just on time and not overbearing. Food was delicious. More traditional breakfast with a French flair than true French food. I was a bit shocked there were no crepes. But all in all the prices were reasonable and food was great.

AM
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the mussels and the bread was amazing!

OT
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Visited Chicago on a girls trip and this place did not disappoint! Staff was on-point, food was delicious, and cocktails were perfect. I left full, satisfied, and happy.

S
Chicago
97 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The chicken liver mousse is world class. Great bistro menu. Must be good chef doing the cooking.

m
Chicago
94 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waiter, Loïc, was very efficient and friendly. The cheeseburger is to die for. Rivals Au Cheval. The Salade Lyonnaise was also delicious. Bread is excellent. The ambiance is very French. We love it here. It’s our go to restaurant when we have theater tickets.

OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

A coworker and I had a 7 p.m. reservation. We both ordered the same meal: braised ribs on polenta but there was only 1 left so I ended up ordering the beet salad and Croque Madame egg rolls. My coworker liked her dinner but mine was not very satisfying. The egg rolls were stuffed with salty ham. The beet salad was okay but for me, it had too many sliced carrots. The wine is super expensive! We were able to order a bottle of the wines sold by the glass for 4x the price. A glass was $15 so bottle should have been $60 but we were charged $65. And they tacked on a charge for a glass of Coke. We caught it but didn’t dispute the $65...not sure why. Anyhow, maybe other dishes are tasty but running out of a dish at 7 p.m.??? I wouldn’t go back.

DB
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

The food was excellent...so for that reason I'd recommend this restaurant. The service of our particular waiter fell short which I'll share privately with the restaurant..but I don't feel it should tarnish the restaurant overall.

D
Chicago
62 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

We were at Cochon on a Sunday so it was quiet. Our waiter was great and the food was delicious. Just saw the Manet exhibit at the Art Institute so was celebrating everything French. Will return!

OT
Minneapolis
7 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, nice ambiance, and excellent service! Appreciate the attention to detail. Nice touch of complimentary glasses of champagne to celebrate our date!! Definitely recommend. So convenient for dinner before a show.

j
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 1ambience 5

Food was absolutely delicious, so on point. Customer service was ok. Our table was checked on once. We had to wave down the waiter a few times. I asked for a side sauce, the waiter never came back and I had to walk over to a another waiter to ask for it a second time and that took a while. The food did make up for the o.k. Service

JM
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

One of my downtown favorites for an easy walk to a show or shopping. Always a great fish special and the mussels and frites are to die for.

LH
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 4food 2service 3ambience 2

Whitefish salad too salty. Asked for no onion and got a lot of onion. Conversation challenging. Waiter was great and water glasses were kept full.

RS
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Went for Sunday Brunch, had the Deux, deux, deux and Biscuits and gravy, everything was very good. The bakery items looked delicious as well, but we were so full that we didn't get to sample anything.

OT
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Good for pre-theater dining and we had a great French waiter.

m
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

This place does NOT serve brunch daily—it should be noted SOMEWHERE on opentable with this information. We took a $10 ride from across town just to be disappointed after waiting at least 10 minutes for a server to acknowledge us. I had higher expectations and was disappointed I was not able to try the food. It will be questionable if I would return if our service was a reflection of how the food would be anyways.

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