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Pearl Brasserie

105 reviews
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$30 and under
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Located in the center of Chicago’s Loop district and alongside the glistening Chicago River, the all-new Pearl Brasserie focuses on traditional French brasserie favorites with modern spins, served in an opulent atmosphere evoking the glamour and grandeur of 1920’s Paris. At Pearl Brasserie, Executive Chef Paskewitz adds a certain je ne sais quoi to familiar French fare, creating dishes that are simultaneously recognizable and surprising. Wines and cocktails lean toward French varietals and classic libations. Venture outside to the restaurant’s 120-seat riverside patio with a new outdoor bar for sunset views over cocktails or dinner under the stars.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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French, Bistro, Oyster Bar
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Hours of operation
Mon–Fri 11:00 am–10:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sun Closed
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Phone number
(312) 629-1030
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AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Jason Paskewitz
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Cross street
Randolph Street
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wine


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What 105 People Are Saying
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4.2  based on recent ratings
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81% of people would recommend it to a friend
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EmilyTrostJones (Chicago)
4.0  Dined 5 days ago

They have Blanton's Bourbon and a killer Châteauneuf-du-Pape.

The Prix Fixe at $55 was a good offering with the Hangar steak being the best of our choices.
great experience - ok value

none (Chicago)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

We had the Valentine prix five minutes and it was outstanding. There were several choices for each course and it was hard to choose only one. We were happy with the portion size as well as the quality of our dishes. The wine selections were very reasonably priced and there were many interesting choices.

TomM (Chicago)
3.0  Dined 6 days ago

The food should be improved. The steak was cooked properly but was very chewy- tough. The bisque and French onion soup were both average. The ambiance was great.

OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Great place but they ran out of oysters mid evening. Ran oyster place...

vipJacek (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

It was Valentines, so busy...had to change tables as seated next to a large group , very loud, but staff accommodated us. The Idaho trout was outstanding; the steak frites were good but came with ketchup not mayo ( mistake for a French bistro) respectable; price point good.

Will try it during the week next time.

OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
2.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

Our main, normally hot courses were serve barely warm because of the delay in clearing the soup dishes . (A food server initially tried to serve but did not because of the delay in clearing the soup dishes.)
Our waitress was distracted and not attentive even though by the time we ordered the food, a number of tables in our area were empty.

OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

Very nice restaurant with great ambience, great food and our server, Austin, was fantastic. We will definitely be back!

Zazi (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Great overall experience, very good food, trout and salmon very very fresh and well prepared.

vipSimChicago (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Both my husband and I loved the restaurant. The food was excellent as was the wine and beer selection, all at a very reasonable price. My hesitation in giving it 5 stars was because my steak arrived at room temperature even though my fries were hot. Granted I ordered it medium rare, it still should have hot with a rare inside or at least warm. I sent it to be reheated or seared or whatever they could do to warm it up. It came back to me 10 minutes later still the same temperature as earlier but this time the fries were searing hot, apparently they put new ones on. It wasn't worth making a fuss as my husband was waiting patiently and wouldn't eat his main course without me. Regardless, even at room temperature, it was delicious. And my husband loved his fish dish.

OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
2.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

The food was good the service was slow! Two people got their meals about 10 minutes before the other two!

KFH2018 (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on February 7, 2018

Service was not the best for a place like this one The waitress we had seemed to be overwhelmed. If you are used to ordering Burrata at Italian restaurants, this one might disappoint since it doesn't come with tomatoes or bread (or anything to spread it on). I would recommend the restaurant start adding bread to this dish...especially since it is a French restaurant where yummy bread is expected with certain dishes.

Otherwise, great food: oysters Rockefeller, butternut squash ravioli and steak with fries. Super tasty.

Newtoem (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 7, 2018

Great place for lunch in the West loop or dinner before you jump on the train!

OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 7, 2018

We had an outstanding lunch on 2/7. Services was perfect. A small and intimate restaurant, a great place for a lunch with friends.

vipyummy (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 6, 2018

Beautiful ambience, great service, delicious food! We will definitely make it a point to come back!

vipSailing111 (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 5, 2018

It is Restaurant Week in Chicago and the menu executive chef Paskewitz created was exceptional. There is still
Time make a reservation for lunch or dinner the food is wonderful.

vippumpkinmuffin (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

The bartender was great. Our food was absolutely delicious, and we'll definitely come back to sit on the outdoor patio. The only drawback is the menu is somewhat limited - if you want duck or rabbit, you'll have to go to Le Bouchon!

OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

Overall, great place for French food. I felt the food ordered was well executed.

DavidN (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

This restruant had very great food, and a good ambiance. However it is a little expensive, but well worth it for restaurant week or special events. There are some vegan options available at special request to the chefs.

OpenTable Diner (Cancun)
5.0  Dined on February 1, 2018

Fantastic service!! Diner here during restaurant week. Super yummy pre fixed meal. Went here for date night. Oysters Rockefeller were phenomenal. Steak frites was perfectly cooked. Lastly, the chocolate mouse was superb.

Monica (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 1, 2018

The Salmon with Mashed potatoes and brussel sprouts was excellent and the service was very good. The apple tart I did not care for. The view was excellent. The chairs were very uncomfortable.