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Le Petit Paris

4.8
4.8
579 Reviews
$31 to $50
French

Le Petit Paris is a casual French bistro where comfort and conversation are key to the dining experience. Head Chef and Owner Alain Sutbon greets every guest and sets the tone for the evening over a glass of his favorite red wine. Located near Chicago's famous Miracle Mile, Le Petit Paris has become a go-to haven for tired tourists and locals after a long day of shopping.

The food at Le Petit Paris is described as approachable French cuisine. Diners can try classic dishes like a Coq a Vin Rouge, which is chicken in a red wine sauce served with bacon, carrots, mushrooms and onions. If guests want a true taste of France, they can choose with the iconic duck a l'orange, served in a grand mariner sauce. Le Petit Paris also keeps an extensive collection of French wines for guests to pair with each meal.

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Booked 7 times today
  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    French, Fish, Meat

  • Hours of operation

    Daily Hours: 5:00pm - 10:00pm

  • Phone number

    (312) 787-8260

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners

Popular dishes

Menu

Les Hor's D Oeuvres

  • Pate Maison$8.00

    House preparation of pate, terrine, toasted points, mustard and cornichons

    • Saumon Fume$9.00

      Smoked salmon with traditional garnish

      • Escargots Bourguignon En Croute$9.00

        Burgundy style snails with parsley butter in pastry

        • Galette De Crabe Sauce Aioli$9.00

          Crab cakes with aioli sauce

          • Cuisses de Grenouilles a l'Ail$8.00

            Frog legs sauteed with parsley and garlic butter

            Les Soupes

            • Gratinee D' Oignons$6.00

              French classic baked onion soup

              • Soup Du Jour$5.00

                Fresh daily soup

                Les Salades

                • Salade De Saison$5.00

                  Seasonal mixed green salad

                  • Caesar Traditional$6.00

                    Romaine lettuce, crouton, lemon, anchovy, seasonings vinegar and oil

                    • Coeur De Salade Au Chevre Et Aux Noix$6.00

                      Butter lettuce, candied spiced walnuts and goat cheese

                      Les Poissons

                      All entrees include appropriate garnishes of Vegetable or Potato

                      • Tournedo De Saumon A La Moutarde Douce$24.00

                        Fresh tournedo of salmon, grain mustard and honey

                        • Filet De Poisson Blanc Citron, Capres, Beurre$23.00

                          Fresh white fish lightly breaded with butter lemon and caper sauce

                          Nos Grillades

                          All entrees include appropriate garnishes of Vegetable or Potato

                          • Cotelette de Porc a la Moutarde$21.00

                            Grilled medallion of pork, two mustard butter with chives

                            • Filet Mignon au Poivre$25.00

                              Filet of beef, cognac and black peppercorn sauce

                              • Steak Grille Au Beurre De Paris$21.00

                                Le Petit Paris' version of steak, frites shallot with herb butter

                                Les Entrees

                                • Boeuf Bourguignon$22.00

                                  Include appropriate garnish of Vegetable or Potato. Diced sirloin of beef simmered in red burgundy

                                  • Coq au Vin Rouge$18.00

                                    Include appropriate garnish of Vegetable or Potato. Chicken, Red Wine, Carrots, Mushrooms, Onions, Bacon

                                    • Steak Tartare$22.00

                                      Include appropriate garnish of Vegetable or Potato. Traditional steak tartare with pomme frites

                                      • Foie de Veau au Porto$23.00

                                        Include appropriate garnish of Vegetable or Potato. Sauteed calf liver smoked bacon, onion and port wine sauce

                                        • Canard A L' Orange$24.00

                                          Include appropriate garnish of Vegetable or Potato. Roasted half duck orange and grand marnier sauce

                                          • Gnocchi Provencale$18.00

                                            Potato gnocchi pillows warmed over fresh tomatoes, garlic and herbs

                                            Les Petites Assiettes

                                            • Les Legumes Verts$4.00

                                              Spinach sauteed with garlic

                                              • Pommes Frites$4.00

                                                French fries, truffle aioli

                                                Les Fromages

                                                • L' Assiette De Fromages$9.00

                                                  A varied selection of world cheese, toast and condiments

                                                  Last updated: August 6, 2021

                                                  What 579 people are saying

                                                  Overall ratings and reviews

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                                                  4.8
                                                  4.8 based on recent ratings
                                                  • 4.8Food
                                                  • 4.8Service
                                                  • 4.6Ambience
                                                  • 4.8Value

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                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                    New York Area

                                                    4 reviews

                                                    5.0

                                                    4 reviews

                                                    Dined on January 20, 2022

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Perfect food for each course. Lovely atmosphere. Gracious host. Attentive service. Highly recommended.

                                                  2. OT

                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                    Chicago

                                                    3 reviews

                                                    vip
                                                    5.0

                                                    3 reviews

                                                    Dined on January 16, 2022

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Third time eating here and it never gets old. Love the owner and the food so much that my gf and I will continue to make this our go-to date spot.

                                                  3. OT

                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                    Miami

                                                    1 review

                                                    vip
                                                    2.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on January 15, 2022

                                                    overall2food3service2ambience2

                                                    Ok food, bad service.

                                                  4. M

                                                    Michelle

                                                    Chicago

                                                    2 reviews

                                                    vip
                                                    5.0

                                                    2 reviews

                                                    Dined on January 14, 2022

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Exceptional service and food! Chicken fell off the bone and the creme brulee was delicious

                                                  5. DN

                                                    DonnaN

                                                    Chicago

                                                    3 reviews

                                                    5.0

                                                    3 reviews

                                                    Dined on December 30, 2021

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Our dinner was fantastic! The chef made our night with his personal attention! The food was phenomenal as well! This is a hidden gem in the city and a perfect spot for dinner before going to the theater.

                                                  6. CG

                                                    ChristinaG

                                                    Chicago

                                                    7 reviews

                                                    vip
                                                    5.0

                                                    7 reviews

                                                    Dined on December 30, 2021

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Spectacular! The most amazing French would’ve ever had the owner is a master chef I seen some negative reviews that he’s rude and snarky I think that’s just his quirky personality he’s unbelievably kind of nice if you admire his art of cooking. He refused to let me tip him and asked me to come back again he treated my mom and sister like gold this was hands-down the most amazing dinner I’ve had in a long time the rack of lamb melted in my mouth the vegetables were to die for the desserts were amazing I had a blueberry bread pudding with rum ice cream phenomenal

                                                  7. OT

                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                    Montana

                                                    1 review

                                                    vip
                                                    5.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on December 30, 2021

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Tonight was our first time in Chicago and we decided to try Le Petit Paris. The owner and chef Alain does it all. He is energetic and passionate about his restaurant and it shows in the food. Play along with his sarcasm and you’ll fit right in. The restaurant is very intimate and perfect for a special occasion. The food is very authentic and reminded us of our time in Paris. His sauces and flavors are amazing on every dish. The escargot, steak tartare, and duck were all especially good. We topped it off with creme brûlée and couldn’t have been happier. We will be returning again every time we are in Chicago!

                                                  8. 2

                                                    2finedine

                                                    Tampa

                                                    88 reviews

                                                    vip
                                                    1.0

                                                    88 reviews

                                                    Dined on December 21, 2021

                                                    overall1food1service1ambience1

                                                    They were closed the day of our reservation but Open Table let me make a reservation any way. Beware! We were very disappointed.

                                                  9. GC

                                                    GoldCoastTT

                                                    Chicago

                                                    1 review

                                                    5.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on December 18, 2021

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    As always, Alain is a wonderful host, and the food is outstanding. This was our 4th time to Le Petit Paris, and each time is better than the last. I had the Trout Almondine for the first time and it will definitely not be my last as it was delicious. I also started with the soup de jour which was mushroom soup - and it was so flavorful and a great way to start the meal on a cold night. My dining companions had Steak Tartare, Pork Tenderloin, and Beef Bourguignon and all was wonderful. We shared two desserts and after dinner drinks, and it was another perfect night at Le Petit Paris. Merci, Alain!

                                                  10. t

                                                    terryreid

                                                    Fort Lauderdale

                                                    38 reviews

                                                    vip
                                                    5.0

                                                    38 reviews

                                                    Dined on December 15, 2021

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Outstanding so much so I chose to propose to my fiancé in this special restaurant! What more can a person say other than the food, service and atmosphere cannot be topped! 5 Stars!

                                                  11. OT

                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                    Chicago

                                                    3 reviews

                                                    vip
                                                    5.0

                                                    3 reviews

                                                    Dined on December 12, 2021

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Best French restaurant in Chicago. The owner/chef Alain takes the time to chat with all of his guests. We have always been delighted with our experience here! Delicious food and being able to enjoy it without feeling rushed makes you feel like you’re back In Europe

                                                  12. B

                                                    Burglar

                                                    Birmingham

                                                    1 review

                                                    vip
                                                    5.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on December 10, 2021

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Alain made the evening fun and special. We will be coming back!

                                                  13. g

                                                    georgea

                                                    Chicago

                                                    3 reviews

                                                    5.0

                                                    3 reviews

                                                    Dined on December 10, 2021

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience3

                                                    one of my favorite restaurants... chef Alan is superb!

                                                  14. OT

                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                    Chicago

                                                    6 reviews

                                                    5.0

                                                    6 reviews

                                                    Dined on December 9, 2021

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    It was a lovely experience and the entrees were delicious.

                                                  15. OT

                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                    Chicago

                                                    10 reviews

                                                    vip
                                                    5.0

                                                    10 reviews

                                                    Dined on December 8, 2021

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    We always enjoy the food and quiet, low key atmosphere. Great for a date, a small business dinner & special occasion. Reasonable prices.

                                                  16. R

                                                    Rangerider

                                                    Chicago

                                                    19 reviews

                                                    vip
                                                    5.0

                                                    19 reviews

                                                    Dined on December 4, 2021

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    I have had the pleasure of eating at Le Petit Paris several times and always look forward to my return. In my opinion it is the best French Bistro in Chicago. Quiet atmosphere, excellent food, reasonable prices and an attentive owner/chef, Alain.

                                                  17. D

                                                    Dodo

                                                    Chicago

                                                    6 reviews

                                                    1.0

                                                    6 reviews

                                                    Dined on December 4, 2021

                                                    overall1food1service1ambience1

                                                    Owner Alain was rude. One person in party became very ill and we had to leave without much eating

                                                  18. PH

                                                    PeterH

                                                    Chicago

                                                    1 review

                                                    5.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on December 2, 2021

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    The food and presentation is always top notch. Alain is a fabulous Chef and a delightful host!

                                                  19. OT

                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                    Chicago

                                                    4 reviews

                                                    5.0

                                                    4 reviews

                                                    Dined on December 1, 2021

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    This a wonderful place for traditional French food in an intimate atmosphere. The chef/owner serves as the host and sets the tone in a wonderfully French fashion.

                                                  20. MW

                                                    MaggieW

                                                    Chicago

                                                    11 reviews

                                                    vip
                                                    5.0

                                                    11 reviews

                                                    Dined on December 1, 2021

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Amazing discovery. We will be back!

                                                  21. DL

                                                    DorotheaL

                                                    Chicago

                                                    7 reviews

                                                    5.0

                                                    7 reviews

                                                    Dined on November 28, 2021

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Always a lovely meal here.

                                                  22. MB

                                                    MichaelB

                                                    Las Vegas

                                                    2 reviews

                                                    5.0

                                                    2 reviews

                                                    Dined on November 28, 2021

                                                    overall5food5service4ambience4

                                                    Excellent food and value. Quiet and great location. Have dined at restaurant multiple times.

                                                  23. RM

                                                    RohannaM

                                                    Chicago

                                                    1 review

                                                    1.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on November 28, 2021

                                                    overall1food3service2ambience1

                                                    A very dark. Ugly and outdated restaurant. The waiter was rude,cheeky and had a lot of trouble taking our order. Food was ok. Nothing special. I will definitely not be going back.

                                                  24. MP

                                                    MarkP

                                                    Chicago

                                                    16 reviews

                                                    vip
                                                    5.0

                                                    16 reviews

                                                    Dined on November 24, 2021

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Always a special night when dining here. The chef ensures that all your needs are taken care of. This has become our neighborhood favorite,

                                                  25. OT

                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                    Chicago

                                                    2 reviews

                                                    vip
                                                    5.0

                                                    2 reviews

                                                    Dined on November 23, 2021

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Wonderful place! Quiet, romantic, reasonable French cuisine. Love this place.

                                                  26. OT

                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                    Chicago

                                                    12 reviews

                                                    5.0

                                                    12 reviews

                                                    Dined on November 21, 2021

                                                    overall5food5service4ambience5

                                                    Tho the owner was short of staff, he was marvelous as was the food

                                                  27. TD

                                                    TimothyD

                                                    Columbus

                                                    10 reviews

                                                    5.0

                                                    10 reviews

                                                    Dined on November 21, 2021

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Wonderful experience.

                                                  28. OT

                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                    New York Area

                                                    5 reviews

                                                    5.0

                                                    5 reviews

                                                    Dined on November 19, 2021

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Almost a Full house - at seven pm 3 tables of 3 seated with several tables already dining. Charming host, good wine, excellent food, tasty desserts, good service. Reasonable pricing. Lovely atmosphere. Couldn’t have been better.

                                                  29. KK

                                                    KathleenK

                                                    Chicago

                                                    8 reviews

                                                    vip
                                                    5.0

                                                    8 reviews

                                                    Dined on November 18, 2021

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Wonderful food and outing. Love this place and look forward to dining here whenever we’re in Chicago

                                                  30. CO

                                                    CynthiaO

                                                    Chicago

                                                    7 reviews

                                                    vip
                                                    5.0

                                                    7 reviews

                                                    Dined on November 17, 2021

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                    The food is excellent and the chef/owner knocks himself out trying to be both host chef and server. Don't know how he does it

                                                  31. SS

                                                    SharonS

                                                    Chicago

                                                    9 reviews

                                                    5.0

                                                    9 reviews

                                                    Dined on November 17, 2021

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    This is a small, quiet, classic French restaurant. White tablecloths and napkins, small candles on the tables, no TVs blasting in every corner. So nice! And the food -- perfectly done French classics. My boeuf bourguinon was the best I've ever had.

                                                  32. OT

                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                    Chicago

                                                    1 review

                                                    5.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on November 11, 2021

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Everything was wonderful as always. Very relaxing and enjoyable.

                                                  33. PA

                                                    PAMELAS

                                                    Atlanta

                                                    17 reviews

                                                    5.0

                                                    17 reviews

                                                    Dined on November 10, 2021

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    A wonderful experience everytime you eat at Le Petit Paris! Alain the owner greets you at the door and gives exceptional personal service. The food is classic delicious French food. Escargo, French onion soup, Lamb chops, Coq au Vin is always cooked to perfection. Le Petit is the place you want to eat in Chicago for a true experience. It is our go to always when we go to Chicago.

                                                  34. OT

                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                    Chicago

                                                    4 reviews

                                                    1.0

                                                    4 reviews

                                                    Dined on November 10, 2021

                                                    overall1food1service1ambience3

                                                    Not worth it. Diner style food disguised as elegant. White bread toast as accompaniment with meals. Different from baguette bread in basket. Owner/waiter talked up the vegetables, were told they came with all meals and neither of us received any. Steak over salted, steak tartare very bland despite request for medium spicy. Waiter so over flustered that service is non-existent.

                                                  35. CO

                                                    CynthiaO

                                                    Chicago

                                                    7 reviews

                                                    vip
                                                    5.0

                                                    7 reviews

                                                    Dined on November 5, 2021

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience3

                                                    Love the place and Alain the chef owner works harder than anyone I know. his food is wonderful . I go whenever I can

                                                  36. c

                                                    chicagoguy360

                                                    Chicago

                                                    27 reviews

                                                    5.0

                                                    27 reviews

                                                    Dined on November 5, 2021

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    My wife and I have come here for dinner a number of times and are never disappointed. The space is intimate, the noise level is low so conversation is easy and the food is excellent. And the price of the meal won't break the bank. Love this neighborhood gem and will be back again and again.

                                                  37. OT

                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                    Chicago

                                                    1 review

                                                    4.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on October 29, 2021

                                                    overall4food4service5ambience5

                                                    The owner was incredible! He was very busy as the waiter, greeter, chef, etc. but made time to chat and make us feel at home. The food was delicious and fresh

                                                  38. JM

                                                    JenniferM

                                                    Washington DC

                                                    3 reviews

                                                    5.0

                                                    3 reviews

                                                    Dined on October 28, 2021

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    We had a fantastic experience! The (I'm assuming) owner took excellent care of us and was extremely charming. The food was exquisite. I will never forget that creme brulee.

                                                  39. FF

                                                    FoodFirst

                                                    Chicago

                                                    7 reviews

                                                    5.0

                                                    7 reviews

                                                    Dined on October 27, 2021

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Great food and service Not often you have the chef- owner doing the greeting and food delivery Very good French food with the classics. Small place but great atmosphere unique

                                                  40. D

                                                    dianeD

                                                    New York Area

                                                    2 reviews

                                                    5.0

                                                    2 reviews

                                                    Dined on October 24, 2021

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    The closest comparison we have in Chicago to outstanding French comfort food - at an incredible value! I will put Le Petit Paris up against any of the other French heavyweights in Chicago - the food is better and much more economical!

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                                                  Le Petit Paris is rated 4.8 stars by 579 OpenTable diners.

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                                                  Booked 7 times today
                                                  Google Map for Le Petit Paris

                                                  260 E Chestnut St null Chicago, IL 60611

                                                  • Neighborhood

                                                    Gold Coast / Streeterville

                                                  • Hours of operation

                                                    Daily Hours: 5:00pm - 10:00pm

                                                  • Cuisines

                                                    French, Fish, Meat

                                                  • Dining style

                                                    Casual Dining

                                                  • Dress code

                                                    Business Casual

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                                                  • Payment options

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