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Venteux Brasserie, Cafe, & Oyster Bar

4.2
4.2
679 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Residing within Michigan Avenue's famed Carbide & Carbon building is a stylish and modern French restaurant, serving classic French fare with a contemporary twist. Through a unique dining experience crafted with passion and precision by Executive Chef Marcel Heiduk, guests are transported to the bustling brasseries that define the Parisian lifestyle. This is Venteux.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 38 times today
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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Cocktail Bar, French

  • Hours of operation

    Mon, Sun 7:00 am–4:00 pm Tue–Thu 7:00 am–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 7:00 am–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (312) 777-9003

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Whitney McMorris

  • Catering

    Please contact hello@venteuxchicago.com for any catering inquires.

  • Private party facilities

    Venteux serves classic French fare with a contemporary twist. Through a unique dining experience crafted with passion & precision, guests are transported to the bustling brasseries that define the Parisian lifestyle. This is Venteux.

  • Private party contact

    Ashley Thinnes: (844) 670-0423

  • Neighborhood

    River North (Chicago)

  • Cross street

    Michigan Ave & E South Water St

  • Parking details

    Valet is $25 for the first 3 hours for restaurant patrons through the Pendry Hotel located at the intersection of E South Water St and Michigan Ave.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 679 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 3.9Value

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  1. RP

    RogerP

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Holiday family visit.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Drew and the Venteux team made my birthday really special!
  3. R

    Rachel

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything about our experience was outstanding. Would definitely like to come back.
  4. IN

    IanN

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing meal. Amazing service. What an incredible way to celebrate 2 birthdays in our family. Merci!
  5. F

    Flowers

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everyone was so incredibly nice! We were running late for our reservation and was able to contact the restaurant, and they were very nice about it! The service was also great. The ambience was amazing. I honestly think this was the best restaurant experience I've had in a long time.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    The staff was excellent. Samantha, the manager, was a doll as was the bartender who waited on me. Good ambience, music was good and not too loud. I was alone and had a great time. Everyone was super helpful and you could tell the staff enjoyed working there, very good vibes all around. The food was meh, which didn’t bother me as I enjoyed myself regardless. Escargot came out hot and garlicky (the way it should) but the actual escargot was unsalted and desperately needed salt. The gem salad ok. I didn’t order an entree but the other food did look great. Definitely would go back again.
  7. JP

    JaimieP

    Denver

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    12 oysters for $15 dollars in the Midwest? Awesome!
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Moderate experience. I wouldn’t recommend the pistachio dessert ‘cuz it tasted like saccharin. Music they played was really energetic.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience5
    It took our waitress 30 minutes just to bring us water. Food was very subpar for the pricing. Won’t go back again.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall4food5service1ambience5
    Excellent food, decor, and overall ambiance; However, the service was very disappointing. Long wait times for everything without the waitress checking in on our table. We frequently had to ask for water refills. The waitress watched me clean up our table and place the napkin off to the side. She did not offer to help or remove the napkin. An upscale restaurant was made to feel cheap based on the service.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ella was the best waitress I cannot say enough good things about this who experience!
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall1food2service2ambience1
    Not my first time to Chicago, but it was for my girlfriend. I grew up in the food business…DO not bring your date or your family to this place. If it helps, I rarely if ever provide negative feedback, but our dinner was awful!!
  13. BP

    BenjaminP

    Chicago

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and experience.
  14. SL

    SLimb

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Went on a Wednesday for the Date Night Promotion. Everything was excellent!
  15. A

    Andrea

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Besides dinner, great place for cocktails and small bites.
  16. HS

    HashimS

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience5
    Our braised short rib came with pancetta when we didn't ask for it; bib salad was completely underwhelming. You could make it at home.
  17. N

    Neems

    Chicago

    22 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on November 8, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Very good!!!! Went for the happy hour, excellent menu and drinks!!! Good value and quality!!! Gigi, our server was very polite and efficient.
  18. TH

    TriciaH

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We all had the eggs Benedict although it was better the first time I ate there. What stood out to me was that they served it on top of a brioche roll instead of a thick English muffin. This time they tried to get too fancy on some sort of fried doughnut that was too dense. In my opinion they should go back to the brioche.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience2
    Terrible service! We were seated for 15 minutes and no server ever came to the booth. We had to track one down. She didn’t apologize or anything. It was so very strange. The food was quick coming out of the kitchen and the French toast was delicious! We ordered a tart and the server forgot about it. There was weird techno music playing and the over all experience was bizarre.
  20. JS

    JohnS

    Chicago

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really memorable meal. We plan to be regulars! The selection of six different oysters provided wonderful variety and was a fun pairing to a rose of Provence. Chef Marcel gave us the tour of the oysters and could not have been more fun and gracious. Then we had his sublime scallops. The creamy texture of the fantastic scallops was accentuated by the bed of creamy mashed cauliflower, with fun counterpoint of romances coming. The mushroom side we added was similarly great in texture and flavor. Enjoyed the quality of the interesting wines by the glass. Veronica and manager Yohann took great care of us, and made us feel like friends instead of customers.
  21. JS

    JacquelineS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A perfect place to celebrate a life accomplishment with your friends!
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall3food3service1ambience4
    The food was fine, many of the flavors clashed together or did not belong on the plate. The ambiance was beautiful, music choices were a bit haphazard but still good music overall. Our server rushed us pretty much the entire time, we should’ve just paid the bill when we walked in at that point.
  23. A

    Andi

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    An excellent date night or birthday dinner spot. The food was incredible and creative, and the drinks were unique and the options were plenty. The staff were all polite, very attentive and focused on ensuring we had a pleasant evening. We will definitely be back and make it our special occasion place.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    The staff was great, restaurant is pretty. I was disappointed that it’s a oyster bar with only 2 options and one was blue point which is pretty basic as far as oysters are concerned. Overall the experience was good, the scallops and grilled carrots were good but I didn’t enjoy the lobster pasta. The presentation was good. My bill was $178/$212 after gratuity. And that was with only 1 entree. So I don’t think the value is there. They definitely need a better oyster selection.
  25. b

    bolo

    Chicago

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
  26. MC

    MinaC

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We spent a very nice moment The service was perfect
  27. SG

    StephanieG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and atmosphere. Had the steak frites, incredible and perfectly cooked. Highly recommend
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I have gone 2 Saturdays in a row and was blown away both times. The bottomless Rose’ is a must. First time I had the duck and waffles.. so good. Second time I had the egg Benedict with king grab.. fab!
  29. C

    Carbs

    Chicago

    13 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on October 18, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Great service and ambiance
  30. R

    Reish

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 18, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    they oysters were really good. the service is always spotty; however. long times in between table touches and the past 2-3 times i've gone, they always bring the food and then we are just waiting for share plates. annoying, but i really like the space so we keep coming back.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fresh and tasty
  32. H

    Hubert

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall2food2service5ambience5
    Had a reservation at 3pm, when we arrived they said the kitchen is closed so get your order in now. Not sure why they would allow reservations at 3pm if the kitchen was closed. Food was subpar for the price and ambience. Drinks were pricey but very good. Great service
  33. CB

    CaseyB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely fantastic brunch. Vee was our waitress and she was so incredible. Very thorough, attentive, and kind. Food and drinks were a fantastic value for brunch. Cannot wait to go back - highly recommend.
  34. DO

    DesireeO

    Chicago

    17 reviews

    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    My friend and I both had duck and waffle. The duck and sauce were soooo good. The waffle was a little too dense and firm for my taste. The portion was perfect. I wanted also their brie appetizer but it wasn't available. I wanted also hazelnut flavored latte and coffee flavorings were not available. Our server, Andrea, was amazing.
  35. KN

    KjN00

    Chicago

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    The food was very good, but we had asked a number of clarifying questions to the waitress , and the food came out differently from what she described, and different from what was on the menu. It was good, but could have been a food allergy issue. So, thumbs up on surprise food! Thumbs down on communication.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was excellent! Ambiance is perfect. The atmosphere is laid back and cozy. Service is good. Will definitely coming back.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Sat at a high top near the bar. Excellent service from bartender. Great seafood tower, dessert and cocktails.
  38. VS

    VirginiaS

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Gem Salad and Salmon entree was delicious! The service was great!
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food4service3ambience4
    staff uninterested by the guests .... not engaging
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    57 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    57 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    We arrived on time for brunch and the young, unprofessional hostess seemed surprised to see people in the restaurant. We had to wait because none of the tables were ready. The server couldn’t understand us and we could barely understand her. The food was fine, but not for that price. We canceled our dinner reservation for that evening.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

Venteux Brasserie, Cafe, & Oyster Bar offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (312) 777-9003.

Venteux Brasserie, Cafe, & Oyster Bar is rated 4.2 stars by 679 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 38 times today
Google Map for Venteux Brasserie, Cafe, & Oyster Bar

224 N Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60601

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Michigan Ave & E South Water St

  • Neighborhood

    River North (Chicago)

  • Hours of operation

    Mon, Sun 7:00 am–4:00 pm Tue–Thu 7:00 am–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 7:00 am–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Cocktail Bar, French

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Valet is $25 for the first 3 hours for restaurant patrons through the Pendry Hotel located at the intersection of E South Water St and Michigan Ave.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Whitney McMorris

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (312) 777-9003

  • Catering

    Please contact hello@venteuxchicago.com for any catering inquires.

  • Private party facilities

    Venteux serves classic French fare with a contemporary twist. Through a unique dining experience crafted with passion & precision, guests are transported to the bustling brasseries that define the Parisian lifestyle. This is Venteux.

  • Private party contact

    Ashley Thinnes: (844) 670-0423

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