RM Champagne Salon

4.2
725 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 oysters Monday through Friday between 5-7PM

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Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: October 15, 2018

Ends: October 16, 2117

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

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KW
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
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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Chicago
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

The burger was excellent. If you're going to order the lobster mac be prepared to share because the portion is huge! So food was good. The service was ok. They took a very long time to get back to us for anything. So LOTS of waiting. And it get LOUD. The place has potential to be romantic but we had to basically yell to hear each other. Not the best place for a date. A night out with friends sure but not a date or anything special.

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Jackson Hole
39 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Mixed drinks were good. We ordered the small plait and it was good except the shrimp was not. The flat bread was amazing as well as the Brussels sprouts. We liked the vibe overall but surprised how very casual it was.

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

We only went for the mimosa bar for brunch and they no longer have it. Kinda a let down and a bummer! We sat by the fireplace and it got ash all over my hair and ash kept falling into our food. And it was so hot! The weather was high 40s that day and they really didn’t need a fire. The whole room was too hot and smoky. I prob will not go back since there are lots of places with similar food and brunch drink specials.

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

I've had this restaurant on my "to try" list for years. So glad I finally got to try it with some girlfriends for brunch. Every staff member I encountered was great/nice/helpful. The service was exceptional. The ambiance is so unique and cute. I've never been to Paris, but this is what I imagine a quaint French cafe would be like. They even have oysters from breakfast. How Parisian. The only downfall was, while cute and charming, the super smoky fireplace. I smelled like a bonfire when I left, but worth it!

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JG
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 3

Nice NYE dinner. But two criticisms. The place is very very noisy and it was difficult to hear my table mates even though we were only 3 people. Also on the prix fixe menu, they ran out of the Tiramasu which I ordered right when we sat down. They brought over a macaron and said we ran out so here is what we have. Would have been nice to be asked what I wanted. The waiter eventually came over and apologized for running out and asked if I wanted the other dessert. I thought for the money we spent, the experience would have been top notch. Good, but not amazing.

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U
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

We went on NYE, while our server was SO nice...the service was SO SO slow. It took 2.5 hours for a prix fixe meal. We would wait ages to have our table cleared, or drinks refilled. Just not a great experience.

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

New Year’s Eve Celebration

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

We had a wonderful time ! Great food friendly and prompt service!

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H
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 5

I thought the ambiance was amazing. We had just come in from a snowy evening to a cozy, warm restaurant with the fireplace going. The lobster deviled eggs were great, but the two other appetizers we had were just meh. My cocktail was also delicious, but the service was not impressive. I'm not sure if they were short staffed, or what, but the restaurant was not super busy and the servers timing was off. He didn't often come by to refill water or check on the status of our food or drinks. It was a lovely setting, but everything else was mediocre.

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A
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Cozy west loop spot with a fireplace. Great for drinks or dinner.

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K
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Last call and kitchen closed before our reservation through open table. No apologies or attempt to rectify situation.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 2ambience 5

Great food, service was ok, kind of slow

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New York Area
43 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

Weird place. Champagne bar that, given how smoky the room is from the fireplace, must not take its mission seriously since no could sniff anything except fumes. Nearly empty room, which made the decision to play loud techno music, refuse to seat me until my companion arrived, and attempt to seat me at the brightly lit table next to a work station totally puzzling. Service was pleasant in a shaggy sort of way that seemed more proseccp than Cristal. Food was competent. Not sure what the goal is here, but hospitality and oenology don’t seem to be on the list.

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Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

The food is okay here, nothing amazing but I love the ambience and the cocktails.

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CB
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was phenomenal, server was phenomenal, ambiance was phenomenal. It is a new favorite!

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K
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

We had good food and good service but it was just too loud. It was Saturday night and the music was pounding like we were in a club. We were sat right next to the speaker which didn't help. I appreciate the lovely atmosphere but it's a cozy place, not a NYC nightclub.

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CG
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

I loved everything about this place but the blasting music. If was recommended as a romantic restaurant but if you have to yell to be heard it’s not romantic.

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and atmosphere. I love the service as well.

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s
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

Super loud environment. Not conducive for conversation.

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Z
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

I loved this restaurant. It's perfect for a date night or night with close friends. It's got a very romantic ambiance with it's dim lighting. The food was fantastic and the best part was being sat right next to the fireplace. It was a perfect evening.

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Birthday! Service was lovely and food was AMAZING

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JB
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We selected this location for a Sunday brunch because we were intrigued by its Parisian style and the champagne/mimosa bar sounded interesting. We were rewarded with a great atmosphere, excellent service, and wonderful food. We were able to get a seat by the fireplace and loved our time there. Not sure if it was trying to be true to Parisian style or just that it was Sunday, but we were not hurried at all, our server was always attentive, really nice, and gave us great recommendations! We had such a great time!

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything from service to food was great!

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H
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was amazing! Everyone was so kind and helpful! The ambiance of the restaurant was really cool! And of course our meal was really good too. Overall we loved the restaurant and would definitely go again!

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful and amazing

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Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

Dinner on Friday night on first day of a 3 day trip to Chicago

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EM
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

The worst experience I had. The server sucked and they had no drinks available. Worst experience I have had ever

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SR
Indiana
7 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

A little hard to find from the street but that makes it all the more special. Would love to go back in the summer to enjoy the patio. Great food and wonderful drinks.

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AK
Milwaukee
9 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

The restaurant was not open! Unsure why it offering reservations on Open Table...

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TY
New England
8 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Horrible Service! Was told there would be an oyster special with our 7 pm reservation. The special ends at 7 and despite getting there at 6:55 they still gave us hell about it. Took 9 mins for the server to greet after being seated. We ended up leaving after oysters because 30 mins in our food order still wasn’t taken. I will flag that a portion of our party was delayed. However, we told the server and the hostess that we were ready to order for them when we were seated. Ruined a colleagues birthday until we went across the street to the Allis and had great food and cocktails.

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VD
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Lovely interior design, small but delicious food options. The Noise level, as often, is a little too high for my taste, but the overall experience was good. Flavorful food, decent wine selection and cozy but elegante ambience

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M
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 5

1.) Food was decently priced, well presented, and very good.

2.) Service was overall good.

3.) I would never call this place a “champagne bar” - anyone who does has a poor excuse for knowing champagne or pricing

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J
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

I wanted to LOVE this place. The location was great, the ambience was good, and the champagne was wonderful. I decided to have my birthday here and the concierge was wonderful accommodating all of us. When I received my confirmation of reservation it informed me what there would be valet for $16, which there was not. All of my guests were told they would have to worry about parking. There was no valet outside, and The nearest valet, say they wouldn’t park our cars either. That was disappointing but I didn’t want to let it ruin the night. We got there and loved the decor and coziness of the resturant. Unfortunately they were completely OUT of beer, so a couple of my guests could not even have a drink as that’s their drink of choice. Then when we ordered appetizers they were OUT of calamari. It was 8pm maybe only the second seating of dinner!? Some of our main course meals were fine, but I think 3 or 4 people ordered the steak and it was so tough they could barely chew it. I was so frustrated at this point because when you sit down for an over $100 a person meal you don’t expect these things to happen. Not to mention the bathroom was discussing. Hand soap was soft soap filled with water and the toilet was gross, the guest before me even told me she tried to clean it for the next person. I mean WHAT?! This was suppose to be a treat to come here for my birthday and to be honest, it was a disaster. Everyone went out to eat after. I was so embarrassed. I didn’t want to yelp this and make a scene, but whatever is happening, management needs to know. It is not the standards we had in mind.

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DM
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Did not honor reservation request, too pricey, not enough selection, and music was loud... techno? Really? Not romantic

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JC
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Lovely spot, friendly knowledgeable service, fantastic drink selection! Good times!

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TH
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

The food was excellent (Steak Frites and Roast Chicken). The specialty cocktails were great although we failed to check the price and one was very expensive. It was also quite loud for 7:00 in a small restaurant and service was slow. Overall, the food is worth a visit but be prepared to pay a heavy price for specialty cocktails.

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OT
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 3

Our service was incredible!

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E
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

I love the vibe of RM Champagne Salon! The decor is both elegant and cozy at the same time. The service was great and very attentive without being too hovering and the food was amazing. The trout was so good and I highly recommend getting. My only quip was that the music was a bit too loud and it was sometimes hard to hear my date. Otherwise, it was a great time.

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SF
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place! We had a wonderful time on a double date.

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