RM Champagne Salon

4.2
766 reviews
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$30 and under
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French American
Tucked away in a cobblestone alley, just steps off of Randolph Street, RM Champagne Salon reads like a speakeasy on the outside and lively French bistro inside. Champagne is the focus, and Executive Chef Jared Van Camp’s menu follows suit, with bistro classics such as steak frites, a selection of cheeses, and a raw bar.

The candle-lit room radiates modern romance, with Moroccan lamps and antique mirrors juxtaposed with an indie rock soundtrack, and can accommodate everything from date nights to small group dinners to large parties and buyouts. Don’t miss the patio, a Parisian-style oasis that’s a summertime favorite of locals and visitors alike.
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$1 Oyster Happy Hour

$1 oysters are available Monday through Thursday between 5PM and 7PM!

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Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: March 21, 2019

Ends: March 22, 2118

Availability: Mon-Thu 5:00PM-7:00PM

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

The food was great but it was far too loud in there, including the music. I felt like I had to shout across the table.

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BS
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Go for happy hour for 1 dollar oysters. Food and service were overall fantastic

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OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

Went on a Wednesday night and the place was dead. Only 3 other tables occupied. Service was awful. The host/server didn’t even know there were dinner specials and couldn’t describe items on the menu. He literally read back to us the description listed on the menu. He was not attentive to clearing plates or checking in on us.

The food was good. I enjoyed most of what we ordered. Nothing was spectacular or award winning.

Ambience is cool but bad acoustics - There was one table of 7 and it felt like they were screaming.

Overall, I would not come back for dinning. Maybe to have a cocktail and sit outside because their outdoor space looked cool.

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JR
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 4

There were issues with getting our table on time, our server was not knowledgeable about the menu and we were given wrong items and things came at different times, causing an awkward timing for the evening, due to the fact that some had food, others didn’t, some did not have drinks yet, etc. Cute atmosphere but would not recommend to anyone I know!

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CM
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Could be a tad brighter, but the service was excellent. My scallops were perfect

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JS
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great spot - close to West Loop strip, but just off the beaten path enough to have real charm. Food & service were great and GM Patrick is a pro - Always makes a difference when management is savvy enough to make patrons feel comfortable & valued. We'll be back...

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N
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

Underwhelming, surprisingly very limited not great wine selection, order issues... decor is the best part about this place, far overpriced for what it was, wouldn't recommend

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K
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

The food was delicious, except for the oysters. They were not properly cleaned!

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c
Chicago
36 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Once you find it, down a walkway off the street, it’s a charming dining room. There is a beautiful bar and lovely fireplace. I love the decor, sort of old hippie style. As much as I loved the surrounding, the food was the star. The mussels are the best I’ve ever had, dipping bread in the sauce may have been my favorite thing. My husband had the steak frites, perfectly done. My half lobster with delicious dipping sauce along with a generous side of potato purée....made me very happy. We will be back, we want to try the brunch too. This was our 35th wedding anniversary, the crowd was a mix of all ages.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

It is very loud and dark but besides that IT WAS AMAZING

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AS
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Cauliflower was great!!! The Fromage Flatbread was dry, crunchy, and somewhat bland in flavor. The service is good, but if you’re sitting at the bar’s high-top tables, don’t expect your waiter to be checking in often. My friend and I actually had 3 different waiters check on us which was weird... but overall vibes of the restaurant is swanky and upbeat!

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KH
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Romantic spot with an adequate menu. Emphasis is on the alcohol instead of food

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J
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 5

This place is so cute inside, but our service sucked. Unfortunately, we were celebrating a birthday and it really put a damper on the experience.

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CC
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

Great for drinks but the food was awful and service was terrible. Will not be going back for food.

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OT
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

Prices are marked up too high. No champagne under $100. Service was just ok- expected so much more from this place.

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OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 1

Terrible ambience.

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k
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 5

Burger and fries were delicious. Service was slow for a slow Sunday morning of business.

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MM
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 5

Appetizers were great. But the food did not match the description on the menu. My fiancé ordered their seafood pasta and no where on the menu did it mention that it was spicy, too spicy. I ordered a burger that tasted like someone dumped a ton of salt on it. It was not palatable. But their seafood palette was the best thing on the menu. It allowed you to sample everything on the appetizers.

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JS
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is very cute on the inside. Love the ambiance and how the inside was decorated. I think in the summer the outside patio would be nice. For the west loop/Fulton market area this place was extremely affordable. We got several appetizers and a cocktail. We enjoyed the lobster devil eggs, the flatbread, the mussels, fries and shrimp cocktail. The service was awesome and I will definitely go back! For the cocktails we ordered (including my $22 glass of champagne) our bill was $117. The best part was they were offering 20% off if we paid cash. Very trendy cool spot hidden in west loop/Fulton market area!

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OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

We made a reservation for 2 people last Sunday, but when we arrived it was closed.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Always have an excellent experience here. The only minor drawback is that service can get slow on a Saturday night.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

The staff was fairly rude and the food was absolutely terrible for what we were paying. I've eaten here last year but it has gone downhill.

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AM
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Bartender didn’t seem to know anything about the champagne on the menu. But he did let us try before ordering them which was nice.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall 1food 5service 1ambience 4

The service was absolutely terrible. The manager was incredibly rude and you could tell not on top of things bc they were out of stock for their champagne, Sauvignon bland AND Prosecco! So ridiculous. Food was good but the management was horrendous and being my best friends birthday I felt terrible.

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CJ
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Took my girlfriend here for our Valentine’s dinner. We enjoyed the food and the recommendations from the server. Will definitely want to go back in the summer when patio seating is available.

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OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

So overpriced. Food was terrible. Service was awful. Barely anyone there at peak Friday night hours and the music was blaring annoyingly.

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F
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Surprise valentines plans that really turned out for the best. Our server was super attentive and the food came out relatively quickly! Everything was delicious, and the server helped me make some changes to a dish so that it would be vegetarian which is always a nice surprise.

If you're a veggie the Croque Madame is great without the ham, and the burssles sprouts were lovely.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Food is delicious. Decor is romantic. Weird choice of plaid shirts, wife beaters and backwards ball caps on staff. It just doesn't fit the style of the place. They also control the music from an iPad under a corner booth for patrons. Odd.

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KG
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

This is one of our favorite restaurants in the City. Tucked away like a secret, once inside you can sip glorious champagne and nibble on good eats. Our server is always attentive and respectful of our pace - he lets us enjoy the bubbly and food, and each other with just the right amount of attention.

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LM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 1ambience 5

Food was delicious, though they were out of lobster early on a Friday night. Specialty cocktails were amazing. Love the ambiance, super cozy and relaxing. Only glitch was our server, who seemed annoyed to have to even be there. She repeatedly walked by us and completely ignored us, even when we’re trying to order more. She never introduced herself and never once smiled, and just seemed to have an attitude. We didn’t let it ruin our night but just be warned.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The trout was fantastic. The winter salad was fantastic. Great restaurant!

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n
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Loved this cozy romantic spot for weekend brunch, service was attentive & the food was good with French flair!...bon appetite!!

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K
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 4food 1service 4ambience 5

The wine and ambience is great; however, the grand seafood plate was very bland and mediocre.

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LW
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

We made a reservation because its suppose to be a nice romantic restaurant. I was bringing my gf for her bday. It was a Tuesday night and the beginning of happy hour but they were out of oysters. They were out of a lot of items and the host/server didn't seem to care much. She was too busy on her fun to pay attention to us and the bartender was too occupied with his friends to make our drinks. We sat there for 20 mins no service no nothing. finally got our drinks in and we decided not to eat anything because they didn't have what we wanted. The music was blaring offensive music. the worst place I've been in for a very long time. I would never return nor recommend it to anyone. It ruined my GF's bday so instead of the nice dinner I had planned we ate the better bbq joint next door. They need to shut this place down

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was delicious. It was a little chilly in the restaurant.

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MG
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

This place used to be a little upscale with a better decor with more chandeliers. The food isn’t as great either and the service is slower.
The my used to serve the champagne in the flutes but not anymore; served in small glasses( rip-off) for a $18 drink. Not worth it any more .

It is very noisy with a much younger crowd. I woundnt be returning!

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food, ambience was great. Can get a little noisy when it’s full, but overall I had a great time.

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AS
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 2ambience 5

Overall okay

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S
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The place was very cozy and the service was excellent. The food was good and generally worth the price, but I've had better. The only real downfall I thought was the music was very loud. I had a hard time hearing the person across from me and we were the first ones in the restaurant at 5pm.

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KW
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Terrible service. We are 2 out of 3 dishes that we ordered and sent the other back.

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