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We were there to celebrate success in publishing & grant submissions. Catching up with friends in the neuroscience community from both coasts, & they raved about the whole experience. Proof again that Chicago is the restaurant capital of the nation.
We recently dined at La Sardine (10/19/19). In general the food was superb. One of the featured specials was a pork shank and it was simply heavenly, as was the fish. Steak-frites was a bit tough, though that's somewhat to be expected with a entrecote style cut. The highlight of the evening was the soufflé (as is often the case). Of particular note was the pistachio soufflé: best I've ever tasted.
Chris and John are great hosts behind and in front of the bar!
I love Le Sardine, it’s one of our favorite French restaurants in the city. Every dish is executed expertly and so delicious. Seriously have not had a bad meal here.
Food was outstanding as always!
The Tuesday Prix Fixe is an amazing deal. Bouillabaisse was divine... escargots super garlicky and tender. The souffle was perfection!! Super happy with this place. Will be back!
The service (especially our server Dan) and the meal was suburb. Authentically French cuisine. Nice atmosphere.
Not the place to go for intimate and relaxing dinner. Everything seemed very rushed
Outstanding. As always. Service and food are nonpareil
We had an 8:15 reservation. By 8:30, we still were not seated, so we sat at the bar and ordered oysters and two Farmers Daughters cocktails which were both incredible. The bartender was great, too. By 9 PM, we were seated. It took several minutes for our server to greet us. She asked if we wanted another drink, and before we could say anything but "yes" she walked away. We were pretty hungry at this point and wanted to order our food ASAP. Another 15 minutes or so, she returned. We ordered the Oxtail Gnocchi appetizer, which came quickly. It was divine! Small, but delicious. We agreed that this would probably be worth the wait! She recommended the Boullabaise & The Duck as two of her favorite entrees. My fiance ordered the boullabaise, and I had the duck. I've only ordered duck a few times, but never have I ever eaten rare/medium-rare duck. I googled to see if it was edible/normal and apparently it is, but it was awful. She did not come check on us after we got our food, so I wasn't even able to share my dissatisfaction. I was so hungry that I ate my polenta & broccoli and just left all the duck meat. She said nothing when she came to take our plates. The boullabaise was incredibly bland. Tasted like un-seasoned fish dropped in veggie broth. No flavor. All in all, the app and drinks were great, but the entrees were awful. Especially for those being the server's top two recommendations! We probably won't be back, but if we ever return, it will be for happy hour only.
Our waiter (Yoshi?) was very accommodating to our hodge podge collection of people, and was patient with everyone’s order. Food was excellent and wine pairing suggestions were on point. Dessert was outstanding as well.
A Friday night dinner with my wife and a Friend. We had reservations at 5:00 and arrived early and they opened the bar for us, which was very nice. The French Manhattan is a nice twist on a classic. For appetizers we all had the escargot. I've been working in New York on an assignment for six months and have a serious snail addiction. The escargot was the best I've had compared to Paris and NY; wonderful balance of flavors. I had the venison, my wife the black cod, and my friend the steak frites. All were outstanding and we were very happy with our choices. Our server was attentive, informative, but not overbearing. My dessert was the crème brûlée and I was too busy loving it to notice what others ordered! The crème brûlée was another "best" with the addition of toasted pumpkin seeds.
We had a terrific meal at la Sardine. We started with cocktails - champagne and beer before dinner. The we had a great Bordeaux’s our waiter recommended. We had soup and the endive salad to start with and we both had the leg of lamb which was outstanding. We finished the meal with the apple tart and ice cream and the grand mariner soufflé. Coffee ended the evening. Our waiter, Dan, was outstanding as always and the service was nicely timed. this is a real gem.
Overall it was a wonderful and memorable experience. The food was delicious, I even ordered steak tartare which I havent had in decades and it was great. The half price wine (Morgon) was perfect. Lovely restaurant and good service. We have two criticisms. We ordered Sole Meuniere for two. The waiter brought the cooked piece of fish to the table to show us, and then went off to have it plated. I was worried because it was several minutes before it came back, and it wasn't hot. I absolutely should have sent it back and had the chef warm it up, but I didn't want to make a fuss, so it was my fault for not bringing it to the server's attention. The fish and sauce were fantastic, so that wasnt an issue. The other small complaint is their chose of bread. While it tasted fine, it was a little too rustic and heavy for the meal, we would have preferred something much lighter which wouldn't have filled us up as much. Plus, it should have been warm. In spite of these two minor issues, I would definitely recommend La Sardine for a superb French restaurant experience.
Some culinary sins and service sins were committed and 9-28-19. The Server seemed more concerned with the tables that were drinking then a customer who overpays for Perrier (which I am ok with price wise, I ordered it) I get that booze where the money is for a Server, none the less I felt like we were overlooked. Worst sins were the culinary ones. The chicken I ordered was burned and dry, they have done a much better job in my past visits. Worst of was the Chocolate Soufflé that is basically the reason we go to La Sardine. The one thing I could count on was desert being consistent, it most certainly was not. It was very heavy on the chocolate to point that it was more like chocolate lava cake than a soufflé. The consistency was like a cake that was not fully baked vs the soufflé I have eaten for over ten years. It was a total buzz kill and most unfortunate.
It’s really a shame that I find myself writing this review. I have been to La Sardine more times than I can count over past 10 years, I purposed marriage to my wife at this very restaurant. We have brought are daughter for fine a dining experiences. I will not be going back.
The food and wine pairing were delicious. The waitress was Superb very attentive and knowledgeable.
I was disappointed overall which is such a shame since the restaurant is next door to my condo and I love French food. My friend also was not impressed. We had heard such great things. The escargot was chewy, the salmon dish wasn’t seasoned well and was served to us barely lukewarm. The service wasn’t great, it overall was mediocre at best. Out of the whole experience, our positive was the soufflé, which we waited so long for that we ended up taking a bite and taking it to go; nevertheless, the chocolate and the raspberry soufflés were both delicious. If I were ever to return - it would be because of the soufflés.
Always an enjoyable place to have a meal - good people and good food.
If you could clone La Sardine’s host the world would be a better place. Even though the restaurant was short staffed he filled in the gaps.
Client meal. Very good and great service!
This classic is a hidden gem in the bustle of Chicago's restaurant row.
I loved this restaurant! Made me feel like I stepped into France, so romantic. The food was delicious and the service was excellent. I highly recommend this restaurant!
We’ve been here a few times. Excellent ambiance, service , food and wine list. Traditional French bistro. If you’re looking for over produced, modern artistic food, go somewhere else. This is the real deal
We were 6 and Dan was our server. He was great. The food is always top. We dined on a Monday. Half-priced wines. And the wine list is terrific. Meets everyone’s taste.
We love restaurant, have gone there for years. They need to improve their food . The food is not as good as was.
If you are looking for an evening of delicious French bistro food, outstanding service, and a neighborhood bistro feel, then this is the place to go! Wonderful from the endive salad with just the right amount of a sherry vinaigrette to the beef Wellington, and the Grand Marnier soufflé finish, you will not find a better bistro outside of France.
Always wonderful! Our favorite bartender, John was back! We had both specials, the skatewing and the rabbit, with the special chocolate dessert, and rolled out.
Fabulous! I introduced La Sardine to two friends who will
Certainly be back!
Excellent as always! New items on the menu, great new Pastry Chef! Check it out!
Martinis were generously poured, could only finish half of it.
Starter L’onion soup, delish and is big enough for 2 to share. Chateaubriand was pour deux $95 but could feed four. Came with crunchy french fries and thick asparagus.
Meat was cooked to perfection inside puff pastry. Dessert was a Cointreau soufflé with raspberry sauce, again cooked perfectly.
Atmosphere was elegant without being stuffy. By the time we left at 8 pm, place had filled to capacity and noise level was moderate but not distracting.
Highly recommend La Sardine.
Best escargot in Chicago. Wonderful food. Fantastic staff. The only complaints I have are that their prefixe menu has gone up a lot over the last couple of years and they removed a really delicious and unique cocktail from the menu. The Martinique Mule
Delicious as always!
The oxtail appetizer I had was absolutely delicious, I would go there every day for that. The chicken main course I had was quite tasty, and the soufflé for dessert was done just right. The prix fixe was a good value and could mix and match with it. Service was excellent. All my guests enjoyed their meals as well, bouillabaisse was particularly liked. I was completely satisfied and already recommended the place to friends and family.
We love La Sardine. But Saturday night, they must have been understaffed. To his credit, our waiter did bring us some extra sausage pieces when we needed a few more for the mussels. But we ate both our cheese and dessert courses without silverware, because the dishes came but the silverware did not. And, we were sharing an entree. Two people came by and said "Let me get you a sharing plate" and then never did - so we ate out of the same plate. No problem but just strange. Food is great. Wine is also very good and reasonably priced. We will be back and hope all is back to normal next time.
Visited Chicago for the first time and decided to have dinner with some friends at this restaurant. Food and ambiance was good. They had an amazing French onion soup and Steak Frites! However, service was NOT what I was expecting. The servers were nice when we arrived but forgot about us as the night went on. We waited forever for our dessert, for our check to be delivered and even longer for us to get our receipts. We were so unsatisfied with the service that we wanted to leave before our dessert even got to the table. Food was good but service could be a lot better.
The host was attentive. The waitress was not. She didn't really care if her guest was having a good night or a good meal. I ordered onion soup and duck breast. Salty. Chocolate soufflé wasn't impressive. I like the bread though.
We went there for our 16th wedding anniversary. Dan was very attentive to us. The food was very tasty and cooked just right.
Excellent service and delicious food. Love LaSardine. Was there for lunch two weeks ago which was also terrific. I’ll definitely be back soon.
This was my second time here - the Steak Frites was amazing. Incredibly well prepared. My wife had the Mackerel special that was equally delicious. It’s a great place for delicious French food.