bistronomic

4.5
2742 reviews
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$30 and under
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French
Bistronomic brings guests together with the ambiance of an authentic Parisian bistro while exhibiting the "je ne sais quoi" and romance only found in Chicago's Sister City, the City of Lights. Three seating options are available: the Main Dining Room, the Grand Salon and the Petit Salon. Also, the bar is another offers a more casual experience. Dark wood, subdued lighting and French accents set the inviting mood. During the holidays, Bistronomic is festively adorned with garland, lights and red bows to make holiday get-togethers even more special. Whether guests seek an inviting holiday experience, social gathering or have business to conduct, Bistronomic's inviting seasonal and locally grown French food is the answer.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
French, Seafood, Steak
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Hours of operation
Dinner:
Monday - Thursday 5:00 pm-9:30 pm
Friday and Saturday 5:00 pm-10:30 pm
Sunday 5:00 pm-9:00 pm
Lunch:
Wednesday - Friday 11:00 am-2:30 pm Reservations taken until 2:30 pm
Brunch:
Saturday - Sunday 10:00 am-2:30 pm , Reservations taken until 2:30 pm



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Phone number
(312) 944-8400
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Martial Noguier
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Catering
Bistronomic is an 102-seat restaurant that can accommodate any party size from an intimate gathering to a lavish cocktail party. Two private room spaces can host groups of 6 to 32 guests, with the entire restaurant seating groups up to 102 guests. In the warmer months, Bistronomic also has a covered 34-seat patio along Wabash Ave.
To view our packages and party menus, visit us at www. bistronomic.net.
For additional private event information, please contact:
Sheri (sheri@lmrestaurant.com, 312.344.1398)
Martial (bistronomic@hotmail.com, 312.543.2250)
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Cross street
Between Chestnut & Pearson, half a block south of the Sofitel Hotel.
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Parking details
Valet is available for $15 for up to 3 hours, $20 for up to 5 hours, $27 for over 5 hours and $40 for over night.
Street Parking
Two parking lots are available within 1 block of the restaurant.
One is located on Pearson between rush and Michigan Avenue and the other is located on Chestnut street just west of the Sofitel Hotel.

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Public transit
Chicago Avenue Red Line Stop between State Street and Wabash.
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Special events & promotions
Host Your Private Event at Bistronomic!

Let our French-trained chef create a memorable event for your guests. Bistronomic is currently ranked the 26th Top Restaurant in Chicago by the Chicago Tribune and earned 2.5 stars from Chicago magazine.

Seated Guest Capacities:

Petit Salon: 16-18
Grand Salon: 20-32
Main Dining Room: 60
Entire Restaurant: 110

Allow Bistronomic to customize a menu that will delight you and your guests!
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Bistronomic is an acclaimed bistro that can accommodate any event from intimate holiday parties social gatherings, corporate events, rehearsal dinners, weddings and showers while offering the atmosphere of an authentic French bistro. Black and white photos of Paris adorn the private dining rooms.

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Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Special Thanksgiving menu with seasonal produce from the market. Let us do the cooking (and cleaning)!
Thursday, November 22, 12:30pm through 8pm. $65 per person / 3-course Prix Fixe with vegetarian options.
Give thanks with family and friends over duck confit, roasted turkey and many more options.

Thursday, November 22, 2018

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Daily 5:00PM - 5:45PM 8:30PM - 8:45PM

What 2742 People Are Saying
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Chicago
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of our favorite restaurants in Chicago. Wonderfully authentic food from wonderfully warm and authentic chef Marcial and staff.

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Chicago
16 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Yummy squash soup and duck confit. Helpful service. Nice cote du rhone. Will definitely go back!

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New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

In open at a convention. Come to Chicago fairly often. Food missed the mark. Dishes overpowered by some ingredients. For example lobster dish was overpowered by some type of salami that eliminated the ability to taste other ingredients. Soup if the day overly rich with no hint of the vegetables made with. Bread was good but not warm. Caesar salad described as something special on menu with lemon but no different than any other restaurant. Service was pleasant but left one item out that we ordered but wasn’t charged for it so didn’t complain. Overall nice fold running it but not worth the price.

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Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Food was hit or miss. Onion soup was horrible. the gnocchi was mushy. Service was good. Could have been fantastic, but they just missed on some of the food preparation.

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a
Chicago
38 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

It was our first time. Really liked it. N8ce atmosphere. Very good service and nice food. We has escargot, also tuna salad and steak. Everything was yammy!

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New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Pretty good food but expensive. The best was the seafood pasta. Beet salad was bland.

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g
New York Area
87 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My son chose this restaurant for a post-marathon dinner and we couldn't be happier that he did. We were seated in the back, which was comfortable and quiet (why do so many restaurants think customers like noise??). I had lamb chops, which were cooked exactly as requested, and extremely good quality. Even though lamb is my favorite meat, my son's Filet Mignon was even better, and my Significant Other had one of the best roast chickens that she's ever had. Overall, a winner.

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OT
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My new favorite brunch spot! The mimosas are tremendous value. Loved the food. Service was excellent!

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KB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a delight this restaurant was. The owner greeted us warmly at the door. We had the country pate which was delicious. I had the salmon which was perfectly prepared and my husband enjoyed steak and frites, also perfect. Loved this place, felt like being in France.

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U
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

This is not the usual French sense of welcome. Mechaninal service even when the chef/owner was doing the welcoming. This was my 6 or so time there in as many months and though I have met the chef and talked with him on numerous occasions, not a hint of recognition. Not stylish. Time to read Danny Meyer’s book on hospitality.

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JE
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always dependable, well executed, French bistro food. Wait staff always accommodating, friendly, and efficient. I go often!

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OT
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Consistently delicious. There was a small error with our order that was immediately corrected and handled perfectly.

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Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Bad all around. Would not recommend.

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m
Chicago
32 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

The service was great. I had duck and it wasn’t the best I’ve had. Husband had white fish which was okay. The table are rather close together. Wanted to like it more. Won’t be going back. Service was great.

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OT
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service here is great! They have the best mimosa special around!

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GP
Columbus
20 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this family-owned French restaurant.

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SH
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

I’m allergic to dairy, and I find it infinitely easier ordering food in Paris than at this restaurant. Unnecessary additions of butter and cheese in everything, even in traditional French foods that don’t typically include dairy. How disappointing.

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Philadelphia
61 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

This is a delightful restaurant choice. Food is delicious and creative. We would recommend the Escargot, Country Pate, Filet au Poivre, and Steak Frites, but be sure to save room for their wonderful take on Cheesecake! We will return here for sure.

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TK
Des Moines
6 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding meal again. Worth coming for the black and white creme brulee alone.

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RH
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went there with my wife for our 1 year anniversary...the food and service was outstanding.
Taylor the chef came and spent sometime with us after our meal and we shared a glass of wine while we had a great conversation ..
Not only would I highly recommend this place- We WILL be going back..and bringing friends!

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M
Orlando
6 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Not only did we enjoy really good food, but the personalized service that the staff gave (even the owner came by the table a few times!) added to an already great experience. I personally recommend the Escargot and the beet salad. The pictures don't do it justice, but we enjoyed the burger, salmon and fettuccine. We highly recommend Bistronomic and will come back the next time we're in Chicago!

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I loved dinner here. The service and food were excellent! We had such a great time we will be sure to go back again.

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MT
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Warm, friendly service. Great cocktails, excellent wine. Exceptional food! A family favorite!!

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RD
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Excellent Place for a girlie brunch!
The atmosphere was good! We were seated outside as the weather was nice.
The food was good!

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h
Chicago
79 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Reliably good -- authentic French. We like to taste a lot of different things, so we ordered five small plates for dinner for the three of us and couldn't actually finish the last one and had no room for dessert (tragic).

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h
Chicago
32 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bistronomic keeps getting better and better. The menu is broad. I love restaurants where it's hard to choose because there are so many excellent choices. I need to go back this month so the spectacular pasta with mushrooms (chantarelles) is still on the seasonal menu. My husband had it and I had a perfect salad. Food jealousy!

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B
Chicago
33 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Wonderful meal the charcuterie plate was especially good. The lamb chops were great and the steak with frites excellent.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and attentive service. We were there for a birthday and they went above and beyond to help us celebrate.

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H
San Francisco
44 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Amazing, beautiful food! Felt like I was back in France! Will return next time I’m in Chicago!

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AL
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food in a fine French restaurant. Attentive and caring service.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Reception a little chilly (as was the air conditioning), but service was friendly. Charcuterie were ample and delicious. Companion raved about the diver scallops. Here and everywhere we went in Chicago, the white wine arrived over-chilled and took awhile to bloom.

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h
Chicago
33 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

It's hard to believe that this excellent restaurant keeps getting better and better. If only the magical vegetable veloute with bits of duck confit and oranges would come into the permanent menu. Or the short rib my husband called the best he's ever had. Coming back soon.

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A
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and atmosphere. Liver mousse to die for. Outstanding burger. Fun specialty drinks. Among 5 of us, we tried most of these drinks and each was better than the other. One issue - the bar doesn't carry Belvedere vodka - what gives?!

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YC
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 3

Online the menu looked wonderful. Our reservation was for 5 people. After sitting down and ordering some drinks, we later ordered some food. One member of the party just had a coffee a 2 eggs, another just fries. All the food came together, past 30 minutes, cold, or should I say "death from the window". Not event the plates were warm. The eggs lacked seasoning, and we had none at the table. Our server seemed to take very long between touches. For having only 3 tables on the patio, and not son many occupied ones inside, I don't understand why it took so long to bring the food? And why the service was so slow?
Great place, great location, great menu, poor delivery and performance.

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B
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

First time there. Our waiter made great suggestions. The food was creative, well presented and great.

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C
Los Angeles
21 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is always great and consistent. Incredibly friendly and wonderful service. The chicken is not of the best we have had. A neighborhood gem for sure.

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SA
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

It's just a really good restaurant. Surprisingly good food. I had the escargot, which was fantastic - they did something magical with the basil. Pate was very good, and the lamb was great - everything was very flavorful without being overpowering, lots of layers and subtlety in the food. Well prepared. Service was outstanding - attentive without being intrusive, very friendly. I'm surprised it's not more well-known - excellent dining experience, highly recommended.

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R
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bistronimic is truly one of our favorite restaurants in the city. The food never disappoints, great wine line (at reasonable prices) and the staff is exceptional. In a relatively busy area of town but once inside it is busy but not overwhelming. Outside seating nice in spring and fall. One of our favorite restaurants in the city. A MUST TRY!

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P
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

We went for brunch on a Sunday. Had a reservation through OpenTable. Placed at a table in the front of the restaurant and then got basically forgot. Numerous servers walked by and glanced at us but nobody came to our table. After about 15 minutes we had to flag down someone and ask if we could get served. The worst service we have had in Chicago.

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HC
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

Soups excellent. Underwhelming entrees with too many flavors and food mixing. Too much going on with entrees to enjoy the taste. Waiters always seemed rush and restaurant only a third full.

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