bistronomic

4.5
2765 reviews
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$30 and under
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French
Bistronomic brings guests together with the ambiance of an authentic Parisian bistro while exhibiting the "je ne sais quoi" and romance only found in Chicago's Sister City, the City of Lights. Three seating options are available: the Main Dining Room, the Grand Salon and the Petit Salon. Also, the bar is another offers a more casual experience. Dark wood, subdued lighting and French accents set the inviting mood. During the holidays, Bistronomic is festively adorned with garland, lights and red bows to make holiday get-togethers even more special. Whether guests seek an inviting holiday experience, social gathering or have business to conduct, Bistronomic's inviting seasonal and locally grown French food is the answer.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
French, Seafood, Steak
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Hours of operation
Dinner:
Monday - Thursday 5:00 pm-9:30 pm
Friday and Saturday 5:00 pm-10:30 pm
Sunday 5:00 pm-9:00 pm
Lunch:
Wednesday - Friday 11:00 am-2:30 pm Reservations taken until 2:30 pm
Brunch:
Saturday - Sunday 10:00 am-2:30 pm , Reservations taken until 2:30 pm
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Phone number
(312) 944-8400
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Martial Noguier
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Catering
Bistronomic is an 102-seat restaurant that can accommodate any party size from an intimate gathering to a lavish cocktail party. Two private room spaces can host groups of 6 to 32 guests, with the entire restaurant seating groups up to 102 guests. In the warmer months, Bistronomic also has a covered 34-seat patio along Wabash Ave.
To view our packages and party menus, visit us at www. bistronomic.net.
For additional private event information, please contact:
Sheri (sheri@lmrestaurant.com, 312.344.1398)
Martial (bistronomic@hotmail.com, 312.543.2250)
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Cross street
Between Chestnut & Pearson, half a block south of the Sofitel Hotel.
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Parking details
Valet is available for $15 for up to 3 hours, $20 for up to 5 hours, $27 for over 5 hours and $40 for over night.
Street Parking
Two parking lots are available within 1 block of the restaurant.
One is located on Pearson between rush and Michigan Avenue and the other is located on Chestnut street just west of the Sofitel Hotel.
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Public transit
Chicago Avenue Red Line Stop between State Street and Wabash.
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Special events & promotions
Host Your Private Event at Bistronomic!

Let our French-trained chef create a memorable event for your guests. Bistronomic is currently ranked the 26th Top Restaurant in Chicago by the Chicago Tribune and earned 2.5 stars from Chicago magazine.

Seated Guest Capacities:

Petit Salon: 16-18
Grand Salon: 20-32
Main Dining Room: 60
Entire Restaurant: 110

Allow Bistronomic to customize a menu that will delight you and your guests!
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Bistronomic is an acclaimed bistro that can accommodate any event from intimate holiday parties social gatherings, corporate events, rehearsal dinners, weddings and showers while offering the atmosphere of an authentic French bistro. Black and white photos of Paris adorn the private dining rooms.

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Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Special Thanksgiving menu with seasonal produce from the market. Let us do the cooking (and cleaning)!
Thursday, November 22, 12:30pm through 8pm. $65 per person / 3-course Prix Fixe with vegetarian options.
Give thanks with family and friends over duck confit, roasted turkey and many more options.

Thursday, November 22, 2018

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Monday, December 24th, 2018
Brunch: 10am-2:30pm, $25 for 2 Course.
$35 for 2 Course and Bottomless Mimosa for 1.5 hour limit. Regular Brunch menu available Dinner: 5pm-10pm, $70 per adult for 3 Course. $20 per child for 2 Course. Enjoy beef tenderloin,rack of lamb, beef short ribs,diver sea scallop.

Monday, December 24, 2018

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Brunch: 10am-2:30pm, $25 for 2 Course; $35 for 2 Course and Bottomless Mimosa for 1 .5 hour limit. First Seating: 5pm-7:30pm 4Course Chef’s Tasting Menu $85, $115 with wine pairing. Second Seating: 7:45pm-11pm 5 Course Chef’s Tasting Menu, w/ amuse bouche from the chefs $105, $135 w/ wine pairing

Monday, December 31, 2018

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What 2765 People Are Saying
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OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Tables trop serrées / bruyant / plats pas très chaud (partiellement)
Bien servis
Plats excellents

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T
Chicago
122 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

We all liked it. We had heard good things about it and it was good. I think you should go.

I also don't feel like I need to go back. But, as a reliably good restaurant, I would go back if in the area.

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JF
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service. We went for brunch and enjoyed our meal. Would definitely return!

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JL
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our fav of all times, service is always good, food amazing, true French affair must go! We always come back for more.

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T
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Food was great....a nice dining experience. I would definitely recommend.

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OT
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful in every respect. Our waiter was absolutely wonderful which complemented the superb supper offerings. Baked Alaska may have been the best, in manageable size and taste, we have ever experienced. 5 star all the way.

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OT
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great intimate bistro. The pates are wonderful!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing, but I really enjoyed the feel of the restaurant. It set a good tone for my first date with someone. Definitely going to be a recommendation to my friends. One question remains. What are the menus so large lol

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T
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were in from out of town and happy to find this French bistro which was new to us. The food was great and the service staff were just wonderful, coming by to chat in French (to my French speaking husband) and in English to me. We had a great time.

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H
Chicago
130 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bistronomic is tres magnifique!

I always leave Bistronomic full and very happy. Not only is the food delicious but the meal presentations are almost artful, the service is non intrusive but caring and very accommodating and the noise level is perfect for intimate conversations.

I have never been disappointed with the food at Bistronomic. Quality ingredients and excellent preparation of meals every single time I've ever visited. Great wine list.

Bravo Bistronomic. Keep up the great work.

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SG
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

This was embarrassing. I took two business associates to Bistronomic for lunch. We all ordered and my two guests received a dish that was barely the size of an appetizer. Service was very slow and inconsistent and the portion sizes were incredibly small. I felt terrible knowing that they were leaving the restaurant still hungry. My nicoise salad was tasty, but also very small and for some reason, they served the arugula in a separate bowl... It was truly uncomfortable and I won't be going back.

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MH
Oklahoma City
5 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I traveled to Chicago to celebrate our 15th anniversary. Out of all the restaurants in Chicago we decided to return to Bistronomic where we celebrated our 14th anniversary. It is still an amazing place one year later and everyone remembered us. They made our night so special.

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AC
Hawaii
8 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 4

We went on a busy afternoon brunch and the place looked very full with large parties ours included. Service wasn’t timely by any means but we weren’t in any rush and were enjoying the bottomless mimosas. Eventually food came out but only 4 of the 7 party members got their food. Food runner was rude and almost aggressively auctioned off the food and was not delicate when placing the plates down. Eventually our sever told us the kitchen had somehow missed the 3 remaining guests food but they would get it to us as soon as possible. I kid you not everyone finished there food and a party member had to leave before we finally got the missing 3 dishes. Server was nice enough and let us continue to drink as food was not yet out in the 1.5 hours we had already been there but it was surprising such a mishap could happen. They ended up hosting a dessert which was nice but it was a little too little too late for us at that point. I doubt I’ll go back

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OK
Oklahoma City
3 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazingly fresh and delicious food. One of the best French restaurants I’ve been to. Service was 5 star! Friendly staff that welcomes you like family and makes you feel at home all while making sure your experience is everything you ever imagined!

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JB
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

It was VERY busy and the tables are packed very tight. Service was slow, but attentive and friendly. They were so busy, I think this impacted the service, otherwise I would have given them 5 stars. The food was excellent.

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GL
Chicago
60 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent creative and beautifully presented food and attentive service. The prices are a little high but high-quality food in an expensive area cannot be cheap. The wines by the glass are, however, overpriced.

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JL
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best places I’ve been in Chicago. Great staff and wonderful food!

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CS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

Food is Okay but not as good as my last visit when i ordered the same things=
things tasted salty

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CW
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Bistronomic was great! Good French food in a cozy setting with friendly service.

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P
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 1

Very disappointed. Four of us went on a Wednesday evening. Table seating was family style in that there were 2 long rows down the center of the restaurant. There was NO room between tables or conversations from our"friends" on either side of us. Can't imagine the noise level if the restaurant is full.
Ordered the mussels from the appetizer option. The mussels were tiny, the broth without flavor. The portions of the other 3 entrees were skimpy and our friends came away disappointed also.
We were looking for a replacement for recently closed Bistro Zinc. We'll continue looking for a replacement and will not recommend this restaurant to others.

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C
Milwaukee
11 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The chicken with truffles for two was absolutely incredible. My husband stated that he never knew chicken could taste so good. Now he wants to send me to culinary school!! Thank you for a wonderful meal.

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v
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food at reasonable prices for a French restaurant. Martial (owner and chef) does an amazing job. I hav been coming to this restaurant since it opened and it always impresses me for the quality of the food. It is always ranked among Chicago’s best.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of our favorite restaurants in Chicago. Wonderfully authentic food from wonderfully warm and authentic chef Marcial and staff.

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A
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Yummy squash soup and duck confit. Helpful service. Nice cote du rhone. Will definitely go back!

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C
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

In open at a convention. Come to Chicago fairly often. Food missed the mark. Dishes overpowered by some ingredients. For example lobster dish was overpowered by some type of salami that eliminated the ability to taste other ingredients. Soup if the day overly rich with no hint of the vegetables made with. Bread was good but not warm. Caesar salad described as something special on menu with lemon but no different than any other restaurant. Service was pleasant but left one item out that we ordered but wasn’t charged for it so didn’t complain. Overall nice fold running it but not worth the price.

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Charlotte
5 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Food was hit or miss. Onion soup was horrible. the gnocchi was mushy. Service was good. Could have been fantastic, but they just missed on some of the food preparation.

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a
Chicago
39 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

It was our first time. Really liked it. N8ce atmosphere. Very good service and nice food. We has escargot, also tuna salad and steak. Everything was yammy!

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F
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Pretty good food but expensive. The best was the seafood pasta. Beet salad was bland.

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g
New York Area
87 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My son chose this restaurant for a post-marathon dinner and we couldn't be happier that he did. We were seated in the back, which was comfortable and quiet (why do so many restaurants think customers like noise??). I had lamb chops, which were cooked exactly as requested, and extremely good quality. Even though lamb is my favorite meat, my son's Filet Mignon was even better, and my Significant Other had one of the best roast chickens that she's ever had. Overall, a winner.

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OT
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My new favorite brunch spot! The mimosas are tremendous value. Loved the food. Service was excellent!

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

What a delight this restaurant was. The owner greeted us warmly at the door. We had the country pate which was delicious. I had the salmon which was perfectly prepared and my husband enjoyed steak and frites, also perfect. Loved this place, felt like being in France.

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U
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

This is not the usual French sense of welcome. Mechaninal service even when the chef/owner was doing the welcoming. This was my 6 or so time there in as many months and though I have met the chef and talked with him on numerous occasions, not a hint of recognition. Not stylish. Time to read Danny Meyer’s book on hospitality.

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JE
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always dependable, well executed, French bistro food. Wait staff always accommodating, friendly, and efficient. I go often!

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OT
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Consistently delicious. There was a small error with our order that was immediately corrected and handled perfectly.

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Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Bad all around. Would not recommend.

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m
Chicago
32 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

The service was great. I had duck and it wasn’t the best I’ve had. Husband had white fish which was okay. The table are rather close together. Wanted to like it more. Won’t be going back. Service was great.

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OT
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service here is great! They have the best mimosa special around!

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GP
Columbus
20 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this family-owned French restaurant.

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SH
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

I’m allergic to dairy, and I find it infinitely easier ordering food in Paris than at this restaurant. Unnecessary additions of butter and cheese in everything, even in traditional French foods that don’t typically include dairy. How disappointing.

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C
Philadelphia
61 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

This is a delightful restaurant choice. Food is delicious and creative. We would recommend the Escargot, Country Pate, Filet au Poivre, and Steak Frites, but be sure to save room for their wonderful take on Cheesecake! We will return here for sure.

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