Great fusion of Vietnamese and American dishes. More than adequate portion sizes. Subdued lighting makes for easy dining. Mark, our server, was helpful with his recommendations and provided professional service without "hovering". We go several times a year.
This dining experience was later on a Saturday night. You could feel that the kitchen and waitstaff were wrapping up the night. Food was outstanding and the price reflected it. The Pho was classic and tasty. The Salmon dish had a large sized chunk. The amount of sauce and side veggies were on the small size. The emphasis on the protein is my style, but maybe not for everybody.
The staff and service were excellent. We've been several times and I'm so glad they are still there. Good food, reasonable prices and its really a beautiful interior. Outside patio is perfect in the warmer weather. Also a huge plus is parking is fairly easy. Would definitely recommend.
The service was bad. There was a problem with the kitchen. We were comped drinks and dessert so they restaurant knew there was a problem and responded appropriately.
We have been coming here for dinner for many years, long before our teen daughter was born who joined us for dinner. The food was great as always and the staff was wonderful and attentive. The first floor looks like it was recently redecorated and it feels new and bright. A wonderful meal. Well worth the travel in from the suburbs.
Delicious, innovative menu items, excellent service, and beautiful decor: love Pasteur!
The place is beautiful; very elegant for the neighborhood. Our server was very friendly, although he kind of disappeared after he brought our entrees. The food was sort of average. I got the veggie clay pot and it didn’t have much flavor, although it was a huge portion and definitely a good value for the price.
I went there with family during the week. It was not crowded at all. The food was good and the service was pretty quick.
We celebrated a birthday here the other night. Since we were a large party (13 people) they recommend pre-ordering food. They helped put together a fantastic menu and had even printed up a set menu with birthday wishes once we arrived. The service and food were excellent, as they always are.
Delicious food, the best vietnamese I've ever had. Our waitress was great and the place is beautiful.
Excellent service, excellent food. Owner honored our reservation even though Open Table booked us at a time restaurant is usually closed, mid afternoon. Owner was extremely gracious for birthday celebration, went above and beyond.
Seven of us had a delicious dinner tonight. The duck curry was exquisite. The short ribs were delicious. The service was friendly and helpful. We'll be back.
Wonderful, relaxing and un-rushed. Food flavors amazingly complex and layered. Duck curry and passion fruit salmon are wonderful. And parking right in front!
We have gone to Pasteur for years. In fact, we had our wedding reception there in 2000. Over the years we have seen many changes. The decor, the food selection, and the service and not for the good. This was a neighborhood gem in Edgewater, but if it remains on it’s present course, who knows how much longer it will be around.
Nick is a real gentleman, and he always makes us feel welcome
Amazing Vietnamese cuisine, served by warm and informed wait staff. This restaurant is warm and comfortable. The prices are reasonable for the amazing quality. Try the wonderful garden this summer!
Great Experience! The server Maya I believe was great. The staff was very accommodating. The only negative was that they turned up the lights on us, kinda our an end to our romance.
We were at Pasteur on Super Bowl night, so it was very quiet. The space is quite lovely. Our food was beautifully prepared and, even with a light staff, the attention paid to us was exactly right. We're excited to return in warmer weather and try the patio.
My dining experience at Pasteur was awesome. It was like being on vacation. First the attention by all staff from Leon the manager , Mia our server to all employees was impressive. Everyone worked as a team and were attentive in a warm, friendly manner. The food and ambiance was excellent. I cannot wait to return.. I highly recommend Pasteur restaurant , you won’t be disappointed.. it is a treasure and I am looking forward to ding in their beautiful outdoor patio.
Food was late
We try to dine here at least once a month. The food is always excellent, the service is friendly and the ambiance can't be beat. Leon, your host is friendly and welcoming. Nick the bartender is the best on the North side. Kim, the owner makes your feel like a relative ! Love this place !
I love this restaurant. However, the service is either non-existent or over zealous. On this last visit, we had, at one point or another, seven people approach our table to offer water or ask us how everything was. It was annoying to say the least. They were hovering like vultures. Our waitress, who came over immediately after we sat down, was never seen after that. If they could fix their staffing issue, this place would truly be an overall wonderful experience.
Great food. A very proud peasant surprise. Would recommend without hesitation.
Great place with excellent food and friendly service
We decided to have dinner before the play at Jackalope Theatre at the Broadway Armory. And we have enjoyed Pasteur a few times in the past. When we found the Pasteur Groupon, we bought it and made reservations on OpenTable. I wrote a note on OpenTable that we had a groupon.
Unfortunately, when we arrived, they apologetically told us that they don't honor Groupon On Saturdays because it gets REALLY busy. Groupon has screwed up and not put that on the Groupon
The owner and the whole staff felt bad about it and wanted us to stay and we were really hungry. So, we stayed and it was early (5:30pm) so we got great attention. The owner, the hostess, the wait staff all stopped to ensure we liked everything.
I had the BEST TIto's martini with a lemon twist. And you know, you CAN screw up a martini. This one was perfect temp and the lemon twist was big enough and oily enough to create a delightfully smooth and tasty martini.
With the groupon, you get to choose 4 courses but you are limited. Without a groupon, you get exactly what you want and what we wanted weren't on the 4 courses you can choose from. I was SO happy to order the Curry Duck and Craig got to order catfish.
We were so happy to have exactly what we wanted and not use the Groupon! In fact, the pricing at Pasteur is SO reasonable, you should just go without the Groupon.
We felt so taken care of and thank the owner and the staff for such wonderful treatment. I love the decor too.
Was here on Sunday night with wife and daughter. Only three tables were occupied. Beautiful restaurant. Great ambiance. I had pho to start and then whole red snapper. Cooked to perfection. My wife wasn't very hungry so she only had pho as an entree. My daughter had the signature beef steak. All very good. There was a nice selection of wine which was very reasonable. We selected the Chidaine Touraine Sauvignon Blanc which was excellent. I would return here for dinner except I'm now back in Florida.
Our food was good, however on a Saturday night with a half-full restaurant, they were out of three different menu items we wanted to order. Including the signature luc lac! The rest of our food was good, and the staff was very apologetic, but it was a rather poor experience for such a nice restaurant.
The Phó was wonderful with a great depth of flavor and stock full if noodles and veggies. Many creative menu items. Very fresh. So nice to find a restaurant that doesn't blare loud music. Service was very friendly but our entrees were slow in coming.
Fabulous food in a beautiful dining room. I had been wanting to go here for a very long time (French Vietnamese). The service was outstanding, friendly and concerned but not overtly so. Food was fabulous, delicious beef house special, delicious dumplings and creative and tasty cocktails. Good value.
I adore this place ! It is just a beautiful and elegant yet relaxed atmosphere inside and a large and pretty patio in warm weather !
I love that it has a quiet and intimate atmosphere. The food is just delicious and a nice variety.
Wine is very reasonable too.
The manager and staff are warm and attentive.
This place used to be great. After we placed our order, it took a while for someone to come over and tell us that the restaurant ran out of tofu -- the basic ingredient of virtually every vegan offering in the menu. Overall, it took nearly an hour to get anything to each, and then the order was mixed up. The place was more than half empty on a Saturday night.
Waiter brought out the phô as an appetizer so one of us ate 1/2 hour earlier than the others. We got an excuse and a cursory apology.
New waiter was very good..Chris
Enjoyable meal. I am very glad I purchased the groupon. We had the prix fixe menu. We enjoyed each course. The cocktails were creative. I look forward to returning.
The servers are friendly, but everything was ridiculously slow. I love to dine and have no issue with a 2 hour dinner, but keep a drink in front of me (water, wine, cocktail). A table near us complained that they’d waited an hour to get entrees. We waited 45 minutes.
The room is pretty, but the ceiling needs to be cleaned. Cobwebs and dust clearly visible.
I remembered this place from when I lived in Chicago the first time and hoped it would be a great evening. We were disappointed.
It is a very nice atmosphere but our food had not arrived after waiting an hour and a half. After complaints to the management he noted they had a private party going and things were slow. He apologized and paid our meal, but it still was not worth it. Too bad, as I love the fact of where it is located and its overall atmosphere.
Very thankful at this restaurant that I can have special fine dining with good vege options and easy parking, easy to make reservations. Only matter is that it can be a bit loud during busy time.
My wife and I have dined here at least twice every month for quite a while. Kim (owner/Chef) and Leon (our Host), always make it a great experience. The food is always fresh and delicious. Our favorites are the steamed dumplings, shrimp tempura, the Pho and their special tenderloin dish. The bartender is Kim's son and does a great job of not only remembering what wine we like, but making sure we never run short . Great place. did I forget to mention how beautiful it is inside and outside on the patio ? Try it !
Great food, had been wanting to return for many years to the "new" Pasteur. Took my young adult son and we had a food fest--appetizers were to die for, and servers were enthusiastic and attentive. We can't wait to go back!
Love Pasteur! Friendly, informative waitstaff, delicious food, wonderful huge beautiful old building with a lovely patio out back.