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Pasteur

4.2
364 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Vietnamese
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Pasteur is dedicated to providing patrons with an unforgettable restaurant experience that starts with the finest Vietnamese cuisine focused on traditional Vietnamese dishes. The menu also boasts a carefully considered wine list, including nearly 20 wines by the glass, and one-of-a-kind cocktails all designed to delight Pasteur’s guests.



Owner Kim Nguyen has painstakingly cultivated and created her ideal concept of Pasteur, resulting in the restaurant’s latest and best incarnation yet. Its newly redesigned space features a warm and refined aesthetic, thanks to an expansive interior tastefully appointed with elegant banquettes, white-tablecloth tables and rattan seating set against a neutral palette that shows off stunning Vietnamese artwork. The restaurant also has an exceptionally large and private patio for diners who desire the outdoor experience.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Vietnamese
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday, Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
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Phone number
(773) 728-4800
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Kim Nguyen
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Private party facilities
Pasteur is the ideal location to host your next celebration, function, work event or meeting. Our elegant dining room and lush patio can accommodate parties of almost any size from intimate gatherings to large groups.
Pasteur can also tailor a special event menu to meet your specific needs with signature cocktails and wine pairings. Please contact owner Kim Nyguen to arrange your next event at Pasteur!
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Private party contact
Leon Richardson: (773) 728-4800
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Bryn Mawr
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Public transit
Pasteur is easily accessible via the CTA Bus and "L" routes. Our nearest "L" stop is Bryn Mawr on the Red Line. The 36-Broadway bus service runs past midnight.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 364 People Are Saying
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4.1
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4.5
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spam (Chicago)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

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!

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KimberlyW (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

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.

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on February 4, 2018

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.

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on January 6, 2018

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.

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
3.0  Dined on January 6, 2018

Food was late

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vipJacole (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on December 30, 2017

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 !

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on December 24, 2017

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.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on December 16, 2017

Great food. A very proud peasant surprise. Would recommend without hesitation.

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on December 8, 2017

Great place with excellent food and friendly service

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WannabeFoodie (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on December 2, 2017

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.

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OpenTable Diner (Miami)
5.0  Dined on November 26, 2017

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.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on November 18, 2017

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.

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LisaL (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on November 18, 2017

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.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on November 17, 2017

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.

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vipJtag (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on November 12, 2017

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.

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Benjamin (London)
1.0  Dined on November 11, 2017

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.

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
3.0  Dined on October 27, 2017

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.

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vipsLTSENSITIVE (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on October 22, 2017

New waiter was very good..Chris

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on October 22, 2017

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.

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vipWindyCityDiner (Chicago)
3.0  Dined on October 21, 2017

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.

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dpr2 (Nashville)
2.0  Dined on October 21, 2017

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.

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Sylvia (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on October 13, 2017

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.

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vipJacole (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on October 1, 2017

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 !

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OpenTable Diner (Berlin)
5.0  Dined on September 24, 2017

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!

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myfood1 (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on September 24, 2017

Love Pasteur! Friendly, informative waitstaff, delicious food, wonderful huge beautiful old building with a lovely patio out back.

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on September 22, 2017

We waited for so ling for our food, good thing we had great company, lots of booze and a little appetizer, had we not...we were going to walk out. It was nit a busy nights, we were onr if the few diners. We just dont understand how we never got fed under 1 hour. . The sever and the the bar tender gave us free dessert and free shots to compensate.

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FoodExplorer (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on September 16, 2017

Pasteur is a special favorite with superb quality Vietnamese food ( the steamed fish!), with great appetizers to share and a rich food and drink menu to explore. We discovered the outdoor patio which was lovely-- a perfect evening in late summer/early fall. Spacious, well-designed to provide privacy for conversations, well lit- even fireplaces in the wall! Our guest from out of town were wowed by the food, the ambience and the special touch of the owner coming to greet us on a busy night. Never disappointed here!

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on September 14, 2017

Great restaurant.
Great food.
Great outdoor eating.
Great bar.
Great service.
Vegetarian opstions.
Great seafood.

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on September 8, 2017

I had not been to Pasteur for quite a few years. I like the new version of it. Food was excellent and creatively presented.

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Sylvia (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on September 2, 2017

Great place to dine out finer food without worrying about traffic, parking.

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