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Le Petit Paris

4.7
4.7
687 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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 5 times today

Additional information

  • 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

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What 687 people are saying

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.8Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Chicago / Illinois

    Best Value

  • Chicago / Illinois

    French

  • Chicago

    Best Value

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  1. JA

    JohnA

    New England

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great little French bistro. Food is simple but wonderful. A place where you can actually have a conversation with your family and friends at the dining table.. Wine list, service ambiance are all way above average. And all of this is reasonably priced too!
  2. EG

    EdGericke

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best dinner ever with great wine and service.
  3. WR

    WilliamR

    Phoenix

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service from Chef Alain was exceptional. We enjoyed White Fish and Calf Liver. Wonderful date night. Really seemed like a Parisian Bistro.
  4. BR

    BRIANH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was the first time I have eaten there. It is truly a 'hidden gem'! It is 'off the beaten path', but totally worth the effort to find. I have been to Paris on a number of occasions and eaten at some fantastic bistros/brasseries (e.g., Bofinger), and Le Petit Paris is in the same class. What a pleasant dining experience. I will return soon!!
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall1food4service1ambience5
    The owner was so rude it was hard to believe. I have never been treated this way before and at almost 75 years old I’ve had a lot of experience in restaurants. When we left I went home and read all of the owner’s reviews and I couldn’t believe what I was reading. There were some good reviews and a good number that read like our experience and some where the owner treated people worse then us. Needless to say we will never go back to this establishment and would pass our experience along to our friends.
  6. HO

    HarveyO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our third visit. More planned. A real gem. One in our party (her first visit) was starting to get impatient waiting for the next course out of habit. I told her she is now in Paris and to enjoy it. She changed attitude and we all had a lovely dinner and experience. The food, the wine, the ambiance and the service were exemplary. H. Orlov
  7. SO

    StevenOf

    Chicago

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Another absolutely wonderful night at Le Petit Paris. Birthday celebration for our dear friend was made even more special thanks to our charming friend and owner Alain, who makes every meal feel like coming home. His warmth and charm add to the great dining experience. Best French onion soup you will ever have! Every dish is a delight followed by an apple tart that is divine. You may even encounter some very notable Chicagoans seated at the next table! Truly an exceptional place to dine!!!!
  8. BB

    BuckB

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Romantic atmosphere, well prepared French classics.
  9. h

    hoholick

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Super find in north Mag Mile. 3 blocks east of Hancock Tower, but inside you are in Paris. Everything, including chef and server brings one to Paris. Small but interesting french wine selections by glass. Food was stunning and memorable, and quite affordable. Chef is authentic, and Charming. Just loved it here.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely service, perfect French food with real French ambiance.
  11. KK

    KathleenK

    Chicago

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always love coming here when I’m in Chicago. It’s a very special and unique corner of the world. Usually I get fish (always good) but had steak frites this time. It was SO good - best frites ever. Can’t wait to have again. Kathy
  12. HE

    HadiE

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thank you for the beautiful experience. Highly recommend
  13. M

    Mina

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It is a wonderful hidden gem in the city- great time
  14. w

    winebuff

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 13, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    A French bistro in an unexpected location. Small but adequate menu, good food, reasonable prices and nice ambiance. The waiter provides additional authenticity (no, he's not as gruff as his Parisian brethren).
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on October 13, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Truly French! Leisurely tempo of service order right away if you are in a hurry. Alan is very efficient as both waiter and bartender. He has great recommendations and knows the wines which are very fairly priced. Not more than48 seats- an intimate and quaint space.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 6, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Service was non existent.. we ended up walking out as even after being seated for 15 minutes, still no offer for drinks, etc… very short staffed!!!
  17. FG

    FrankG

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience3
    The owner/waiter was dismissive and rude. I will never go back.
  18. SW

    SherriW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    This is a Chicago must for me... I live in NY and only visit once a year!! Each time I have brought someone new, they have agreed that this place is simply fabulous.
  19. DM

    DinerMcGee

    Chicago

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is my go to spot with my fiancée and out of town guests. A perfect evening! My date enjoyed the beet salad while I had the pate. Then she tried the duck while I enjoyed the trout. For dessert we split ice cream & chocolate mousse! Yum !!!
  20. DM

    DinerMcGee

    Chicago

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is a go to spot for me with out of town visitors. Always Excellent! Alain is an excellent host. Have already booked my next reservation.
  21. T

    Tonyv

    Key West

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food great atmosphere and the owner is an awesome person
  22. TC

    TeddyChicago

    Chicago

    14 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience4
    I had a confirmed Open Table reservation. When I arrived, the owner said I did not have a reservation and, although there were empty tables, said he could not take me. We waited around and he eventually and reluctantly seated us. Like always, the food was very good. When we were leaving he told us that we spoiled his evening by coming without a reservation. I do not think he coordinates with Open Table nor does he respect reservations made through Open Table.
  23. D

    Denise

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    This is one of the city’s hidden gems. The food is repeatedly outstanding, and the service nicely paced. Parking is available in the adjacent garage directly east of the building.
  24. PA

    PAMELAS

    Atlanta

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Authentic French food. We love Le Petit Paris and schedule our dinner whenever we get to visit Chicago. Atlanta has great food, but a trip to Le Petit Paris is a MUST when we are in town. Alain is attentive to everyone that comes to his restaurant and makes certain that your dining experience is superb! Excellent!!!!
  25. JX

    JimX5

    Philadelphia

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Le Petit Paris is a real dining find. Great food, fair prices and a proprietor, Alain, who really cares about customers and quality. We will be returning tomorrow.
  26. PK

    PearlK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This restaurant is a gem! Like being on a side street in Paris.
  27. CL

    CandyL

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had another wonderful time dining at Le Petite Paris! This time we were able to take our son and daughter-in-law traveling from Boston to experience a true French meal in the heart of downtown Chicago! The food is always fantastic and you truly cannot beat their wine prices. Added Bonus! :-)
  28. J

    baltimoreJim

    Baltimore

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is fine dining in a beautiful oasis in the flurry and bluster of lovely Chicago. While I can not recommend it more, I just want to come again and want to be able to get a reservation.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our favorite restaurant. The food is wonderful. Highly recommend!
  30. SO

    StevenOf

    Chicago

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Le Petit Paris is the absolute hidden jewel in Chicago dining. I have had many incredible dinners with family and friends and the reviews from one and all are stellar. The food is outstanding and The owner and operator Alain Sutbon is the most charming and hardworking man in town. His attention to detail and service have impressed everyone we invite to dine at Le Petit Paris. His beautiful French accent adds to the old world feel and for a few hours you are in Paris! Hidden in a condo building lobby it is a favorite to those of us who live in the neighborhood, but should be explored by everyone looking for exceptional food in a quiet atmosphere perfect for a conversation over an excellent meal. I am certain if you try it once you will be hooked!! Steven
  31. JB

    JBNashville

    Nashville

    54 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    54 reviews

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Second time there. The food was great and the service by the owner was excellent.
  32. NR

    NRohlf

    Chicago

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Le Petit Paris is a gem of a restaurant! Chef Alain’s menu of French classics presents an option for everyone. The food is delicious and plated beautifully. The atmosphere is one of a kind - after having come time and again it is always a wonderful evening, and I leave already looking forward to the next visit.
  33. DB

    DavidB

    Chicago

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    This is a real gem of a restaurant where the owner take great care of all of the guests. The food is delicious and the ambience just perfect for a quiet night out.
  34. MW

    MarshaW

    Chicago

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a lovely evening at Le Petit Paris. The food was delicious and the service was impeccable. A perfect choice for our get together.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love dining at Le Petit Paris. It is a dining experience. Food is fresh and well prepared. Service is excellent and thoughtful.
  36. TB

    TBone

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    This is a small and delightful restaurant serving traditional French food deliciously. Value for money is outstanding.
  37. BG

    BuonGustaio

    Oklahoma City

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As wonderful as always-
  38. LR

    LynneR

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Le Petit Paris is now our first choice for entertaining guests and for the cuisine we love...French. The owner, who is also the chef and sometimes the server, is charming, informative and attentive. The ambiance is the best of any restaurant we've been to here in Chicago: the layout, the beautiful furniture, the lighting, even the bathrooms. You feel like you've entered someone's small, private home. We'll be back soon1 We ate there 3 weeks ago for the first time and have been back twice since.
  39. MG

    MaureenG

    Chicago

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful wonderful place on every level! A hidden gem in Chicago!
  40. JJ

    JJR1

    Chicago

    43 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What an enjoyable evening and delicious meal! It was my first visit, but will definitely go back!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

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

    • Limited number of seated diners

FAQs

Le Petit Paris is rated 4.7 stars by 687 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 5 times today
Google Map for Le Petit Paris

260 E Chestnut St, Chicago, IL 60611

Additional information

  • 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

  • Parking details

    None

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Wine

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