Taureaux Tavern, Bar and Brasserie

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$30 and under
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French
Taureaux Tavern is an elevated yet inviting French-inspired restaurant and bar in the heart of Chicago’s Loop neighborhood. Designed as an all encompassing dining experience, Taureaux Tavern offers multiple areas of service and a year-round patio alongside Executive Chef Mike Sheerin’s artfully crafted menu.
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.5
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4.6
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4.6
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OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved the food! Great quality steaks and Seafood! The service was amazing!

CC
Chicago
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and a great array of dish options for a quick dinner downtown when clocking out. Went out for a date and it was the perfect setting.

BS
Chicago
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food2service3ambience2

After staff nearly tumbling onto our table, throwing gravy fortunately at the empty adjacent table, breaking a plate, and delaying our service (I got my steak, but we had to wait another 10 minutes for my date's), my date's steak was rare rather than medium rare...so another delay as we sent it back. It came back medium/well, so I gave my date my steak which was medium and I ate hers. Any comp for the inconvenience? NO! My wine was average despite it being the more expensive of the 2 Bordeaux on the list. Hats off to the violinist and cellist for trying, but they were not even close to professional level--their flat, uninspired playing of pop tunes was a nuisance. And when they took a break, pop/rock came through the speakers, entirely dissonant with the atmosphere the restaurant was trying to nurture. For $160, I was very disappointed with my Valentine's experience. I won't return.

MG
New England
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing! From the appetizers to the entrees, dessert to the cocktails, it's all fantastic!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff is excellent beyond words! The host I had interaction with was very considerate, knowledgeable, friendly and professional. The waiter was very attentive and gave recommendations that we did not regret taking up on. Other staff members were also attentive making sure outle cups were filled with water before we even have to ask. I would definitely be back!

C
Chicago
22 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Living in the area, we have visited 4 or 5 times as a couple or with a group. Decora, Food, cocktails, wine list, and service are really great. Would like to see a bit larger cocktail and food menu.

N
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Went for restaurant week 2020 and really enjoyed ourselves. I was a little thrown by the inclusion of cheddar cheese in a french onion soup but I seem to be in the minority among my dining companions. The hanger steak I had was amazing and the staff was very accommodating!

VI
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Good mostly except mediocre fries. Portions very small.

NR
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came in for cocktails but ended up taking advantage of the restaurant week menu. Such an incredible value with generous portions. Our meal was delicious (the french onion soup was incredible and steak was perfection) paired with a carafe of red wine, just stellar. Our service was beyond excellent! A lovely gem with sleek art deco accents, location overlooked by the metra crowd. Cant wait to go back.

KB
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Went for brunch on a Saturday. We asked for an off brunch item and the chef was able to reproduce for us! It was a simple Brussels sprout dish, but we are huge fans and it looked so good on the website, that they were able to make it for us.

Will definitely be back. Bummer is not much parking at this time due to construction, but we spot heroed and our friend meter parked a block away.

MV
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jill was an amazing waitress; knowledgeable and friendly in all aspects of wine and food!

r
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience3

I work close by and it’s such a great place with great staff. Would def frequent more often but it is a bit too loud. But... love it anyway.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, fantastic service, as always

d
Chicago
35 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Water spilled all over me. A full quart! No apology, no dining credit. Really? Bye!

M
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The chef couldn’t have been nicer, as was our waiter. The bartender made a great Manhattan

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Place was freezing.

S
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I enjoy the Caesar salad with salmon. Well worth the price.

EM
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience5

The server forgot to bring an ordered Diet Coke. Then, when the beverage arrived, it was flat. The customer complained and asked for a new Diet Coke, but was told that is how the beverage is. The customer just changed his order to an Arnold Palmer. Such a simple order of a Diet Coke could not be fulfilled.

Otherwise the food was good. Very large portions. The ambience is very nice. The noise level is loud.

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall1food1service4ambience1

There were two holiday parties and had we known we would not have gone
Super loud
Food lousy too salty
Our server was v good and made best of it
I can’t believe the open table rating
A real sham.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall1food1service3ambience1

Went on a Saturday night. It was empty. Only fair food.

CD
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the best time!! Food was delicious and service amazing!! We will be back

SC
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Good food! Very large portions so you most likely will have leftovers

LC
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience5

The food was tasty but we thought the menu is too limited. Too much meat. Would like to see more varied entrees, soups, and side salads.

Z
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Restaurant is not really French.
Food is bland.
Overpriced.
Service is good.
Noisy.
Cigar smoke from those on the glassed in terrace comes into the restaurant.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall1food1service4ambience5

Both the fish and steak lunch salads were not good. Meat was not fresh and rather chewy. Was expecting better food quality given the price.

s
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

This was my first visit to Taureaux with a coworker from Atlanta. We were both very happy with our server- Jill; she was beyond Amazing. The food was very tasty and Travis, the manager also stopped by our table to introduce himself. Since it was Halloween and the weather was a bit ugly, it was a quiet night- but I will be sharing this little gem with my coworkers and I will definitely be back really soon!

m
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Really excellent filet roquefort. Service was more casual than I anticipated, but server was delightful and extremely helpful. Restaurant is buzzy.

CD
Chicago
96 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I worked at 1 Financial Place when the building opened around 1985. The space that Taureaux Tavern occupies was used over the decades as a broker office, a women's clothing store and other uses. This is the BEST usage of the space in its history. Taureaux Tavern has a great collection of beers, wines, and food. I am so pleased that this place exists.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Service. Delicious creative dishes.

m
Chicago
124 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Went for an early dinner on a Monday night and had a wonderful experience. I started with the Running Bull cocktail and it was perfect for fall. We ordered the steak tartare which was prepared table side in a fun twist. For entrees we shared the chilled lobster tails and steak au poivre special. The steak was prepared medium rare and was absolutely perfectly cooked. The green beans that came with the steak were delightful as well. Besides the food being delicious, we had great service across the board. Will definitely be back.

TB
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The salads for lunch are great, plenty of protein and veggies!

A
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jill, our server, is the greatest!

JD
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We celebrated October birthdays. The service was excellent. We look forward to visiting again!

e
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall3food5service3ambience4

Our server was very well intended and friendly. However, when she brought our bottle of wine, she proceeded to open it and pour four glasses without offering a taste (oops). Several other minor glitches on a very slow Monday night at 7:00 pm make it hard for me to recommend. However, all four of us really enjoyed our entrees, including Salmon and Steak Frites. So, food's really good but don't expect five star service at night.

a
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Love the space, food and ambiance, but the music is too loud and obnoxious.

OT
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall5food3service3ambience3

The food was good. Service was efficient. Atmosphere was ok. The music was like an underground hip hop club, but very nice atmosphere.

k
London
7 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience2

I really like this restaurant - I have chosen to go here for breakfasts, lunches and happy hours after work. However, I think they have got their music wrong. It is way too loud and usually some sort of rap music - which although OK in the evening, doesn't go over so well at a 7:30 breakfast meeting, or business lunch (and most of the diners at this time seem to be business related). If they can switch up their playlist and lower the volume just a little at certain times of day, this place would be perfect.

AF
Chicago
30 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great lunch. Good solid menu. Would go back in a heartbeat.

OT
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Impressed with the service. All the french favorites. The mussels were standout.