bistronomic

4.6
2883 reviews
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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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Daily 5:00PM - 5:45PM 8:30PM - 8:45PM

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LL
Chicago
30 reviews
Dined 19 hours ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We sat in the back in the Petite salon where it is quiet while the big front room was packed and noisy. I had the fixe prix of beet salad which was small but tasty with a hazelnut vinaigrette. The steak frites were hot and full of flavor with Parmesan melted and the truffle oil sweetening the tongue. The steak was tender too. The seafood linguini was done al dente but it was hard to find the seafood. I liked

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B
Chicago
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 1food 2service 4ambience 2

i’m sure this place is fine normally but we regrettably went on valentine’s day. it was a mandatory prefix menu for $82. two tiny plates of B- french food at best, and a dessert plate with bite sized cuts to share. after drinks and tip it was $280 for what felt like the intimacy and quality of a company banquet.

its a pretty sad feeling once you’ve driven out for valentine’s day, sit down and basically get “chicken or fish?” like you’re at your cousins wedding or something. lots of out of towners, kind of a tourist trap vibe once you’re in there. my date and i were cracking up once we left , “highway robbery!” she yelled as we walked to the car. won’t be be going back

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DC
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 1food 2service 5ambience 2

Valentines Day, 2019–the menu was not worth the HUGE $82.00 pp price tag. My son and his date SHARED lamb, which, in reality was big enough for only one person. Yet we were charged $82.00 pp. The dessert was embarrassing, as it was a BITE of 4 different items. I do believe that the restaurant would have been better off serving from the menu.

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w
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great. Perfectly cook
Very unique
Some of the food container does not work very well as decor

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A
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 4

This is a review for Brunch on a Saturday. Getting a Hot Latte in a glass with no handle and a plastic straw in it - unacceptable. Food service was super slow. Food was really good though.

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K
San Francisco
24 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

This is our favorite neighborhood restaurant!

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S
Chicago
210 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Really a great restaurant. The ahi tuna and the steak frites on the restaurant menu were great. and I love the gnocchi on the menu. our server was attentive and he was really busy with the very full house. Just great all around and this is one of my fave restaurants in the city

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Y
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent meal and experience!

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TH
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful place with terrific food! Chef came to all tables and made this feel like we were in his home dining! Don’t miss going to this fantastic place! The 4 of us enjoyed our meal and dessert!! We will go back soon.

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OT
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Steak frites were fantastic

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f
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Cold cheese plate:3s slivers for $8...
Worst escargot ever, bland and bread crummy. Duck was cold, had to send back. Steak was okay but overkill amounts of only fair fries. Bread pudding was tasteless, dry and boring. Baked Alaska was a joke, ice cream with a few dabs of egg white.
Wine was way overpriced. No French staff to be seen. Would never know you were in a French restaurant.

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CM
Chicago
27 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A fav spot in the ‘hood. Great bread.

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PH
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bistronomic never disappoints. Chef Martial and his staff are gracious hosts—we always feel warm and welcomed here. The food is creative, perfectly cooked, and attractively presented. Truly our favorite.

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HS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bistronomic, located in a cool corner of Gold Coast, is a restaurant I would definitely return too. I feel as though they cater for all dietary restrictions, and are extremely diligent in making sure all guests are always happy.

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A
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was lovely. Wait staff attentive and knowledgeable about menu and food. I like to go back one day.

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g
Chicago
41 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

My first visit to Bistronomic will not be my last! The food was tasty and well-prepared and the service was attentive. A true neighborhood gem.

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RB
Chicago
66 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love everything about Bistronomic! We dined most recently during restaurant week, but selected items from the regular menu. We started with a salad and a tartare, and then had salmon and pasta with lobster as our mains. Everything was perfectly cooked. Service was attentive and friendly, and Eddie, our server, recommended excellent wines by the glass. The chef was visible in the dining room, greeting guests, serving food, and generally making everyone feel welcome. For delicious French food with a classic twist, Bistronomic remains our favorite.

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C
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful little place
Outstanding Steak Frites !!

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ES
New England
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible food, good portion size, and the best mimosa I've ever had.

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AO
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Beautiful restaurant,Delicious food, extremely friendly. But they don’t have specialties for special celebrations.

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OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We requested a quiet spot and they found one! The place was hopping (restaurant week) , the service was excellent as was the food. We all thoroughly enjoyed our evening

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F
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was an amazing dinner!! We did the restaurant week menu and everything was over the top!!

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OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 2ambience 3

Nyc style brunch spot! We did the restaurant week menu and hands down everything was delicious!! Service is slow and place can get crowded but overall experience was worth it.

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JM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been too Bistronomic 4 times in the past six months and as usual, food and service were perfect! Being French myself, I am really picky with French cuisine and I recommend Bistronomic

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AN
Milwaukee
13 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was friendly and prompt, food was on point. Look forward to returning!

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a
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great French bistro with a yummy menu!! Will definitely come back! They have a great champagne cocktail with elderflower liquer.

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p
Chicago
38 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Went to Bistronomic for a business lunch. The food was tasty and presented well. Service was terrific!

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NU
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Loved my meal - definitely be back. Also felt like pretty good value. Nic

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s
Chicago
98 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The room has a warm cozy feeling so it feels good to be there. The food and presentation were terrific. County pate was served with toast, cornichons and spicy mustard. It ws a wonderful starter. The steak frites is one of the best in town--not a stringy piced of skirt steak but a thick juicy perfectly cooked piece of meat. And the bread pudding dessert was a light as air confection.

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J
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great French classics with a flair. We had a minor delay in our entrees coming out, due to 2 large parties and maybe low staffing due to -20 outside.
We were on the cusp of realizing our entrees were not with us when they should have been, when Voila! a cheese plate was delivered to tide us over, gratis. It's nice when the restaurant notices they have a faux pas prior to a guest complaining.
Thank you!

The lamb was excellent, btw.

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C
Chicago
34 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a wonderful dinner of bistro favorites. In my opinion, Bistronomic has the best onion soup in Chicago--dark broth, complex. The only thing that would make it better is a bigger bowl. It has fabulous frites, too. But then, everything was delicious. Service was friendly and accommodating. And enjoyed the cozy ambience. This is a seriously good restaurant.

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R
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

very attentive waitstaff who was very helpful in dealing with dietary constraints

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OT
Monterrey
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 3

The food was okay. I was disappointed with service. Even though we had a reservation, we still had to wait for 30 minutes to get a table. They told us to wait by the bar where there is no seating or standing area and since the restaurant is small the waiters kept asking us to move. I would have left but it was snowing and they kept saying it would take 5 more minutes. I don’t think I’ll come back.

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KG
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really enjoyed Bistronomic. The French cuisine was great. Tables were a little tight but it still had a great atmosphere.

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c
Chicago
36 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

excellent food ! Everything was delicious, both appetizers , the 2 entrees with duck and fish.
Everything prepared to perfection.

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T
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Everything we ordered, excluding the duck, was delicious. The duck was good but really didn't hit a home run. The steak, whitefish, appetizers and desserts were spot on. Great value during Restaurant week.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous server, with great knowledge of the menu selections

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AB
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service were incredible for the whole evening, we spent about 2 hours there for dinner and had a wonderful experience. Our waitress was very attentive as was the seating and bussing staff. For restaurant week it was a fantastic menu and even though very busy, it was still not too loud or crowded. My boyfriend was infatuated with the complimentary bread, he thought it was the most amazing bread he has ever had and hasn't stopped talking about it since we went.

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OT
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We came for birthday lunch it was great!

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OT
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A beautiful room, delicious food and very professional French staff. As close to a Paris visit as you’ll get in Chicago! Simply wonderful!!!

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