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About RM Champagne Salon
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.
Chicago, IL 60607
Contemporary American, French, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
Hours of Operation:
Sunday-Wednesday: 5 pm-12 am
Thursday-Saturday: 5 pm-2 am
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Jared Van Camp
Private Party Facilities:
Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate outing, RM Champagne Salon can accommodate all your special event needs.
Private Party Contact:
Private Event Coordinator- Ashley or Alyssa: (855) 403-4612
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
We can customize our space and menu to suit events of all styles. To plan an event, please contact our events team at email@example.com.
RM Champagne Salon Ratings and Reviews
This has been my favorite champagne spot for some time. As time goes on though, I feel like the service has declined slightly. Hoping it doesn't continue. We had reservations at 9pm for two and we arrived about an hour early to see if there was any chance to get in early. We were told no and that it would be at our reservation time, no problem! Never hurts to try. We come back right at 9pm and were then told that they are backed up due to large parties being there and that they don't know how long the wait would be till' our table is ready and in the mean time they can offer us to sit at a side table near the entry door and they will bring us some complimentary champagne for the inconvenience. No problem with us! We ended up sitting at the side table and never got anything complimentary. They eventually moved us to our table. I of course ordered my friend and I a bottle of champagne because it was her birthday. It just annoyed me about offering something complimentary for inconvenience and then not giving it. Not my style to inquire about it when it's not given. Wish they could keep up on the good service they used to have because I really love this place.
So disappointed as I heard such great things about RM Champagne. Tables are so close together that when you move your chair, you bump into another table or chair. It's very loud. Service was bad (but it was busy). I had flatbread (horrible) and brussel sprouts (average). Husband had chicken (so-so). Drinks were really good. Maybe it was an off night for everyone/everything. The one positive is that staff is really nice.
This place was rated one of the best date spots in Chicago, and maybe that’s the case some of the time, but definitely not on a Friday night. The music was so loud you could barely hear each other talk, and the bass was pumping loud enough for us to wonder whether this turned into some sort of club later at night. On top of that it was extremely crowded to the point where the bar area was completely full and people were bumping into/crowding the tables next to the bar area. I will say that the food was very good and the hostesses were very kind about the fact that we had to wait 30 minutes for our reservation. I would recommend the place, just not if you’re looking for a romantic date night on a Friday.
The food was adequate - had a few flatbreads and entrees. Much of it was bland. Drinks were good. Service was incredibly slow and at one point our server forgot about us for 45 minutes - plates had been cleared drinks were finished but nobody came asking if we wanted another drink/dessert/ the check. There are a lot of similar places that have better food and service. I went a few weeks ago and had the same issues with slow service and adequate food.
So upon arriving actually on time for my reservation I had to wait a over 30 mins still for a table. Then once seated with three people at a table that could barely fit 2 8 in pies on it everyone was a little frustrated and uncomfortable. Thankfully the the front desk obliged when we asked to be moved to a more spacious table. Now here is the problem after waiting so long for food probably little over an hour all we could do was scarf down the mediocre dishes that we were served and call it a day because had plans elsewhere. I have made better food at home and it would not have taken that long nor would it have been so lack luster. I would definitely not return unless it's during the summer when the patio is open and only for drinks.
The restaurant was very loud. We were seated right by a fire which was way too hot. It took a long time to get our table despite having a reservation. The hostess said she would bring champagne to make up for the wait, but she never brought the champagne that was offered.
The coc au vin and the steak frits were very good. As was the steak tartar. The table was nice. My wife was on a wall seat with lots of pillows, I had a chair. The decor is cool but the scenery walking around the place was great! We were having fun people watching.
The service was a little slow, but looking at the place, slow was expected. The only down side, and it was a big one, they brought the steak tar tar appetizer with our entries.
Overall, we liked the place, but the service glitch was bad. At least we know to ask first.
The martini's were quite good, though.
First, it was a little difficult to find the entrance of this place. When we did, either the doors were accidentally locked or extremely hard to open. The hostess did not care to help, we waited until the next guest left to go in. We were seated and had to wait about 20 minutes for our server to take our drink order. Shortly after getting our drinks, she took our food order and then didn’t see her for a good 45 minutes after that. Our water glasses were empty, no one asked if we’d like another cocktail or even asked how the food was. Luckily the food was delicious. We expressed our concern to the hostess and were very disappointed when we left without a visit from a manager or front of house supervisor. Extremely disappointing. Probably won’t go back.
Second time we have been here. Great drinks, but still a bit over priced. The bass seems loud for the small size of the room. The tables are crammed in there so tight its really not possible to get up and out. That all being said the table right in front of the fireplace was great! it was a cold night so the fire was very nice. I think this is a better than most places to get a drink, but not great.
Solid drinks (bartender made a pretty good version of a Wisconsin Old Fashioned) at a price comparable to other West Loop options. Came on a Tuesday night for drinks after a dinner date. Fun moment when a couple of belly dancers came out and did their thing through the restaurant. Had a great seat next to the fireplace. Only downside was the blaring music that made conversation difficult. Too bad because the vibe in here seemed to be more of a cozy date spot, and bumping club music doesn't really jive with the setting on a weeknight.
Service was great: friendly, fast. They allowed us to move to an interior table after initially sitting us by the window where it was super drafty. We were sat quickly, no wait with our reservation. Food was good too! Very rich. Came out of the kitchen quickly. They were bumping hip hop, though, which isn’t an issue just different/interesting given the setting/decor. Don’t remember it being quite the party spot it appears to be now.
Nice ambiance, but super noisy, even on a Wednesday evening, can hardly hear a person shouting in your ear. Food was good, except for the main course - signature coq au vin - that was too salty to eat (sent it back and replaced with another entree without a problem). Also, skip the dessert - the mini pastries are actually micro and not all that good.
I thought the drinks were great and the fries were incredible. However, I made a reservation for my birthday and we got there 8 minutes late. We ended waiting around for an hour before they seated us. It felt very frustrating that they didn’t hold the table for at least 10 minutes.. and that we had to stand around for an hour with a reservation.
RM Champagne was the worst night out that I've had in the city in a long time. I made a reservation for my girlfriend and I in celebration of our one year anniversary. The reservation was for 8PM but we didn't get seated until 8:45. It appeared that our reservation made no difference and that they were seating people first come first serve. As if that weren't enough, they ended up seating us in the bar and not in the restaurant itself. From there, they proceeded to screw up our orders three times. They brought half an order of oysters, not the full order as requested. They completely forgot to bring out the brussels sprout appetizer. And our server said he was going to comp us for one of our dirty martinis because it took so long to come out, but he left it on the bill anyways. We could tell that some of the workers there were trying to make up for their mistakes by comping us free drinks, but it couldn't make up for the litany of screw ups that we experienced. These free drinks must have cost a pretty penny. Five comp'd drinks in total. SMH. Will not be a repeat customer.
Pretty cool place to try some champagnes and get together with a group. Definitely on the noisy and busy side. It was super packed and we had to wait despite having a reservation. The desserts were kind of disappointing with a prepackaged feeling to them. The good looked amazing although we just ate dessert. The champagne choices, especially by the glass are pretty phenomenal! Expect to pay a lot of $$$ here, not cheap!
I live a block from RM, and love the European atmosphere etc. Saturday night I came in just before midnight- there was an extremely loud bachelorette party and RM was blasting hip hop. I couldn’t hear what my date was saying. We left before ordering anything. Not that I’m against any of that, but I was just a little confused. Didn’t think that was the vibe there? Maybe just an off night.
Absolutely amazing food, but terribly awful service. There was only one waitress for the entire floor and they were out of almost every bottle of wine we tried to order. As a replacement our waitress offered us a bottle that wasn’t even at the same price point then overcharged us even more than what that bottle had said it costed on the menu. We ordered a few sides only to find out 30 minutes later they were out of two of them and we weren’t getting them at all. Our waitress was very nice even with the position she was put in by the managers and the poor staffing situation and changed our bill in the end with no questions asked since we were overcharged for the wine and charged for some menu items we never even received.
This place was SO cute - we really wanted to love it but...
The service was terrible. It took forever to even order our drinks. When they came, they gave me something different and before I could even say anything, the waitress walked away and didn't even come back outside for 15 minutes for me to say anything.
The food was pretty good, but our steak, burger, and fries were all cold by the time we eventually got them. It was a Friday night, I get it, but that food had been sitting in the window a long time to get that cold.
To top it off, we ordered two well drinks. . . which ended up costing us $15/drink.
Wish I could love it because it's just so cute, but I don't think we'll be returning.
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