Maison Parisienne - French Café

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Do you want to taste Real French Food?

Today you can buy mass-produced packaged products in many grocery stores, even in bakery & pastry shops, but believe us, they are a pale substitute for the real thing.

If you can’t fly to Paris, do the next best thing and come to Maison Parisienne to find Authentic French Food: Croissants, Baguettes, Macarons, Sandwiches, Quiche Lorraine or some Croque-Monsieur.

We use our French recipes directly from Paris and we use European Butter, Artisan Unbleached Flour and French Chocolate, to have the same authentic taste! You can see the difference for yourself!
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
French, Traditional French
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Hours of operation
Tue–Sun 8:00 am–5:00 pm
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Phone number
(773) 857-1636
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Private party facilities
Patio is available for private event / party. We are BYOB.
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Private party contact
our Private Event Coordinator : (888) 359-3521
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Catering
We cater for all types of events - corporate or private, large or small, formal or casual. You can trust us for your next catering in Chicago, contact us!
All our menus are completely flexible so you can select exactly what you want. Private Catering: specializing in Weddings, Christenings, 21st & Birthday Parties,
Christmas Parties, Buffets, Dinners, Finger Food.
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Cross street
Clark & Aldine
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Parking details
Free Parking on Aldine St.
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Public transit
Belmont Station: Red, Brown, Purple lines.
Bus 22: Clark & School/Aldine
Additional
BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Happy Hour, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access
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J
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

We were able to sit outside in back. You still had to order at the counter in front however but they brought us our food in back. The pastries were very good.

CL
Milwaukee
7 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We liked this place we went twice during our stay. Friendly and authentic, what more could you ask for?

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

Great food, great service! I am French so I am very picky when it comes to Crench food and it was simply perfect!
I will go back, and I highly recommend it!

E
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Epiphany brunch

KT
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

We had a lovely lunch at M-P. The quiche was beautiful. The baguette would be worth the trip.

ER
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday breakfast with my family.

SM
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An authentic and intimate French experience in Lakeview! My visit was a Wednesday morning for a business brunch. The food, coffee, and service was très magnifique.

JM
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Great experience. Will be back often! Thank you!

G
Chicago
32 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Excellent quiche and salads, reasonably priced. One disappointment was that the Croque Monsieur is pre-made so they are unable to omit the ham. Overall it is a pleasant place with good French food and good service, a short walk from the Belmont L stop.

L
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

Food was excellent, obviously very fresh high quality ingredients were used. Highly recommend!

t
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely, lovely, lovely! Delicious food and Wonderful service !

NE
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the relaxing French feel and delicious food.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Quiche is amazing! Pastries impeccable!

RM
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

MP is so cute. All of the staff are from Paris. They have the best quiche in the city and great croque and sandwiches too. Great couches for lounging and relaxing.

JK
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was phenomenal, coffee was great, and dessert was amazing

OT
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

The restaurant is really cute and comfy, and the food is good, but the outstanding thing is their chocolate and almond croissant: absolutely my favorite in the city.

OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Maison Parisienne is a fantastic little gem that I found in Lakeview. Delicious quiche, salad, French onion soup, croque monseur, eclairs, and tarts. Also, the place has fabulous staff and ambience. My boyfriend and I could not get enough. We will be back again and again. I can’t wait to go again and try more of their delicious food.

b
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is our 4th time here for Brunch. Usually we go when they first open so it is super quiet. This time we went closer to noon and the place was packed so thanks for being on opentable! Seating is limited as the location isn't huge so if you have more than a couple people plan ahead.

The food is great. Until these guys showed up we had to truck down to La Fournette to get an outstanding Pan Au Chocolat. Their french roots show in the ease of the pace of the meal which is refreshing in the mob chicago brunch scene.

The quiche and tarts are made ahead and warmed up on demand. My only critique would be to heat them a bit more so they come out hot hot and not just warm-ish. I'm sure there is a trick in getting that just right w/o having the slice loose cohesion -- but its still tasty and keep coming back.

We sometimes grab a fresh baguette for later.

Don't come here if you are a person looking for quantity over quality for the price. This isn't cheap eats.

JQ
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff was so great with my Mom for her birthday. It meant so much to me. They were very accommodating and did a great job explaining the french cuisine to us.

JA
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a delightful, friendly French cafe and bakery serving authentic French food - breads and croissants are made from flour and butter imported from France - My friend and I had the quiche and raspberry tart - the quiches were delicious and texture was almost like a custard - tart was also delicious - very fresh raspberries - this will be a go to brunch place for us

S
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

made with butter, flour and chocolate imported from France with great skill, these French pastry chefs are making the best croissants, breads, and quiches in Chicago!

PB
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

A delightful little French Cafe. A small, but perfect menu for breakfast and lunch.
Really wonderful pastry, croissants, baguettes quiche, sandwiches and salads.
They have a nice outdoor patio. A lovely place to eat authentic French pastry
and enjoy a quiet conversation.

a
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2017
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

We had two gluten free guests in our group of five, and the restaurant went out of their way to accommodate these needs. we were most appreciative.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The quiche lorraine was fantastic. Great coffee and the cakes were awesome.

OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Having returned from a trip to Paris, we were missing the food. We were not disappointed. The atmosphere was great, absolutely everyone working at the restaurant was kind, funny and interactive with us. We went for brunch. The food was really good! It was like being back in one of the bistros in France.

L
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So nice to have an authentic French bistrot in the hood!

C
Chicago
38 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Breakfast was delicious !!

CS
Chicago
25 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

This place was so cute! I felt like I was sitting in a café in the middle of Paris. The pastries were amazing, the quiche was amazing, the coffee was outstanding. It's this quiet little coffee place that you would not expect to find in this neighborhood - i recommend it for breakfast, brunch or lunch. I will be going back again and again.

SC
London
10 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Authentic French patisserie with great food and great service.

R
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2017
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 2

Very overpriced - host was friendly but rest of staff bordered on rude - food was bland and tasteless

LE
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The closest it can get to french cuisine! Love it and highly recommend it!

A
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

This is a very charming cafe serving authentic French food. Their croissants and quiches (which they call tarts I believe) are to die for. They import all of their butter and flour from France. They serve Intelligentsia coffee and also have a lovely selection of teas. The staff are friendly and helpful.

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing service at an amazing price! Loved the food and the atmosphere. Definitely coming back to sample again soon! Delightful service. Great Brunch

L
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food, cozy and quiet atmosphere, and the service was fantastic! The raspberry rose macarons has made it into my top 5 desserts of all time.

GF
Chicago
31 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was informative & friendly, the croissants were just like in France. Quiche Lorraine was perfect, while beef bourguignon was savory. Raspberry tart & pear tart were delicious. Highly recommend

b
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Did the full brunch which at first seemed pricey, but considering the amount of food and all the ingredients being flown in, it makes sense.

Super nice people and easy paced meal. Good coffee too (Intelligencia).

Will definitely be back.

OT
Los Angeles
20 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Couldn't have been more pleased with our brunch!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent & authentic French food!!! Chocolate croissants are flaky and the quiche was the best I've ever eaten. The staff is very nice and I really love the French atmosphere (decoration, music, accent...). My new spot! :)

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service with French people is so cute :) Food was so good and especially the Boeuf Bourguignon and French crispy croissant!!! I will come back!

NA
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This cafe is so charming! I'm biased because I live in the Lakeview neighborhood so convenience takes precedent. The owners are from France so it doesn't gets more authentic. I've popped in for their macaroons, eclairs, flourless chocolate cake (they call it something else), etc. I've sampled it all and this cafe has always exceeded my expectations. I met a friend there for brunch on a Saturday, too, and they serve you copious food so pace yourself.

If you'e there on a weekend and they've sold out of their chocolate macaroons, you can blame me. Oh, they recently opened their outdoor patio. Lovely!

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