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About Pasteur

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.

5525 North Broadway
Chicago, IL 60640
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Vietnamese

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday, Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm

Cross Street:
Bryn Mawr

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(773) 728-4800

Website:
http://pasteurrestaurantchicago.com/

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.

Executive Chef:
Kim Nguyen

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!

Private Party Contact:
Leon Richardson: (773) 728-4800

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Pasteur Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.3

service

4.2

ambience

4.3

value

4.1

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Moderate

89% would recommend it to a friend

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Good for a Date (10)
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Great for Outdoor Dining (10)
Casual (9)
Good for Anniversaries (8)
Quiet Conversation (8)
Romantic (8)
Good for Birthdays (8)
Authentic (6)
Healthy (6)
Business Meals (5)
Good for Groups (5)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Worth the Drive (5)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Vegan (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Bar Seating (2)
Great for Brunch (2)
Comfort Food (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Cozy (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Fun (1)
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Notable Wine List (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Scenic View (1)
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Spicy (1)
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 5 days ago

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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 (San Francisco)·Dined 6 days ago

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Healthy, Special Occasion, Gluten Free Options, Authentic, Good Vegetarian Options, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 7 days ago

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.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Good Vegetarian Options
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 13, 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.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Great for Outdoor Dining, Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Fun, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Great for Brunch, Romantic
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 (London)·Dined on November 12, 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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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 28, 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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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 23, 2017

New waiter was very good..Chris

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 (Chicago)·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.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 22, 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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·Dined on October 22, 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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 (San Francisco)·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.

Tags: Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Good Vegetarian Options, Vegan, Special Occasion, Gluten Free Options
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 2, 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 !

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Berlin)·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!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 24, 2017

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

Tags: Worth the Drive, Comfort Food
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·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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 17, 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!

Tags: Romantic, Casual, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on September 15, 2017

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

Tags: Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 9, 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.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 3, 2017

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

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Vegan
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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 18, 2017

I tried the passion fruit reduction salmon - or was just delicious - light and summery. My friend had the duck curry which was also really good! I just love the garden and the inside is so very beautiful! This place is a favorite!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Scenic View, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Good for Groups
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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 29, 2017

We went on a Friday night, surprisingly quiet, but an enjoyable time.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 23, 2017

This was our first time visiting the restaurant and we'll be back. While there were not many vegetarian entrees, the ones they did have were exquisite. The vegetarian pho was one of the best I have ever eaten. My nephew, a chef, loved the duck in red curry sauce.

The restaurant itself was beautifullly and simply decorated and had a very elegant, but comfortable feel. The patio was my favorite space though. There are fireplaces for cool evenings and the trees are simply decorated with small white lights giving the entire area a magical feel.

As beautiful as the restaurant and as sophisticated as the menu though, Pasteur was not perfect. The wait staff and extenders were nice and responsive, but oh my goodness, they were also disorganized (that night at least). Twice staff took a single dish from table to table looking for the patrons who had ordered it. And one table of guests were served their entrees before their appetizer. This was a slight mar on the overall great experience. I say slight because the excellent certainly outweighed the bad.

Pasteur is definitely still on our 'go to' list.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Handcrafted Cocktails, Vegan, Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Authentic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 23, 2017

I'm not sure I got much of the French influence that's implied, but the food is just nice, flavorful, Vietnamese fare in a quiet (so rare!) and pleasant space. Loved the patio. And the wine list is great; most of the wines on the list are $35 bottle, which is so reasonable with restaurant mark-ups being what they are. And there were some gems on the list.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 22, 2017

The restaurant itself is gorgeous. The interior is very nicely decorated, and there a lovely patio in back.

The outside temperature that day was over 85 degrees, so we were looking forward to a nice cool indoor dinner. Not so much. They had all the doors and windows open and running ceiling fans. It was miserable. Who wants to dress up to sit and sweat?

Took forever to get food. The place wasn't full, yet with the length of time to get appetizers you would have thought it was standing room only. Then they deliver appetizers at the same time as the main course.

Food was just okay. Honestly, it was too hot inside the restaurant to enjoy a mediocre meal.

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 9, 2017

We had a concern that we have communicated privately to the owner.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on July 8, 2017

We have loved & been loyal to Pasteur for years though its many moves & changes & when it is good, it is great but it is not a reliable experience but one we defend to friends who have had mixed experiences. On a recent visit, the kitchen ran out of one of our favorite dishes so we tried a new dish, the roasted duck curry. It was overpriced for the several pieces of duck we got, and in a dull sauce. We've had similar bad luck with the other newer dishes we've tried so we'll stick with our old favorites, though the Bo Luc Lac was overdone & unlike any previous version we've had in the many decades we've dined at Pasteur. We recommend the steamed fish above all else. The other change is a new host, who gave us a small table in a noisy part of the terrace. His response was "our patio has only so many options available." On the night we were there, the patio was nearly empty & we couldn't help but notice that he happily seated several different parties of two young women at tables for four. Makes you wonder which customers are valued here.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on July 2, 2017

We went for a business dinner on a weekend evening. The servers were in need of some improvement. For apps we had the spring rolls and crispy egg rolls which were ok, not much flavor. The mains included chicken and veggie pho and short ribs all of which were just ok. Though the setting, interior and exterior are very nice and more upscale than most restaurants in this genre, the food is rather lackluster. Head to Argyle St for much better food.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on July 1, 2017

We enjoyed our meal and the outside patio is wonderful. Inside is so beautiful, but since the season is so short, we sat outside. The food was so fresh and delicious. The service was very good. We can't wait to return.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Spicy, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Chicago)·Dined on June 30, 2017

We went to Pasteur with another couple. We had been to Vietnam three months ago and when seeing and stepping into Pasteur, it is like stepping into a Vietnamese restaurant in a French colonial building--very reminiscent. We started with appetizers;the shrimp were awesome. The waiter suggested which ones were good to share and he was right. The waiter then suggested we share entrees, which we did and he was right again--3 entrees for the 4 of us. We ordered ginger chicken, Curry salmon and glazed shrimp, each done just right and very flavorful. We ordered a bottle of Sauvignon blanc which was a good value of nice quality. Looking over the wine list, it is not super extensive depth-wise, but contains good breadth and is loaded with several good values. The waitstaff was a duo so we had plenty of attention, but it was not pushy or over bearing. If you want to experience fine dining like in Vietnam, Pasteur is as close as you will come. We will definitely return.

Tags: Romantic, Scenic View, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 24, 2017

Service was outstanding, food - deliciouls, cocktails - well crafted!

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on June 23, 2017

Been here several times. The outdoor patio is special. The food is excellent and Leon, your host is about as friendly as they come. We've enjoyed Leon and our meal every time.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Casual
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 (Chicago)·Dined on June 22, 2017

Pasteur is one of the city's best kept secrets. Because of the location it doesn't get the traffic it should. I am always waiting for the day when it is impossible to get in. The combination of great food at very reasonable prices considering the quality, a truly beautiful and spacious dining room and a terrific outdoor patio in back makes it a go to place for me.

Tags: Healthy, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on June 18, 2017

We went to Pasteur for Father's Day and had an excellent time. Very pleasant atmosphere and excellent service.

Tags: Spicy, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on June 11, 2017

5 of us visited Pasteur on a Sunday night. The restaurant is absolutely lovely. While it was hot outside, the restaurant had their windows opened, and it seemed like some air conditioning was present, because the room was warm but comfortable. White curtains were billowing as the fans blew, and we really felt transported from the humble surroundings on Broadway.

The food was also quite good, with a nice variety on the menu and good spicing.

But our service was abominable. We didn't get our food until an hour had passed since we had ordered. The server forgot to put in an additional order of an appetizer, and, as with the late arrival of our food, he blamed the kitchen for all the problems. That seemed highly unlikely, given that he served us our pho (over an hour after we had ordered it) and weirdly forgot to provide soup bowls, or he walked by our table, chatted while holding a large pitcher of water, and proceeded to leave before filling our empty water glasses. He was truly one of the most ineffective waitstaff we have ever encountered. Still, we'd return for the food and ambience.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Vegan, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Chicago)·Dined on June 2, 2017

Food was some of the best we've had. Table of 7, had to wait 45 minutes for our food!

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 27, 2017

Been here many times; always excellent food. Patio is wonderful.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Healthy, Good for a Date, Casual, Business Meals
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 (Chicago)·Dined on May 17, 2017

When I got to the restaurant for my reservation, `there was a sign posted on the door stating that they were closed due to a water line issue.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Chicago)·Dined on May 6, 2017

We arrived at 7pm and were given a choice of either diningroom or by the window in front front of the bar. They staff said these are our favorite tables. Turned out the bartender was waiting on us. He was all about just getting us food and drink and not trying to create an experience. It was my dates first time. The BT made some recommendations after being asked too. They were out of 1 of the 2 roses wines, so where had to have our 2nd choice. We ordered food and then rarely saw the BT/server again. He had to focus on his guests at the bar an only came by to see how the entrees were.

Yes, we chose the table and we chose wrong. The food was very good, but we would not sit in the bar area again if the only server is the bartender. Manager never came by to see how our experience was.

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vip
 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on May 6, 2017

Excellent food, attentive staff and awesome decor.

Overall 5-Stars

Tags: Business Meals, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on April 28, 2017

Nice ambiance, lovely staff and servers. Not the most authentic Vietnamese fare but very good food!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine
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