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La Petite Folie

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1504 East 55th St., Chicago, IL 60615-5504
(773) 493-1394
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Today
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Fri 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Good for:
Romance
Large groups

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Visitor rating
  • 11
    Excellent
  • 10
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Zagat rated but did not meet expectations

We had tickets to see a play at the Court Theater and wanted to try out a new restaurant. We walked in and the restaurant was clean and the tables were beautiful. We ordered off of the Prix fixe menu. I started with a tomatoe bisque which was good but one note. My salmon was wrapped in a very... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 20, 2015
Margo B
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Reservations
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English first
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

We had tickets to see a play at the Court Theater and wanted to try out a new restaurant. We walked in and the restaurant was clean and the tables were beautiful. We ordered off of the Prix fixe menu. I started with a tomatoe bisque which was good but one note. My salmon was wrapped in a very tough... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

My husband & I have had dinner a La Petite Folie every New Year's eve for several years. It is always a joy from the food, the atmosphere, the staff and because of the owner/ chef, Mary. Each year there is a different prix fix menu which delights. The food is always wonderful and Hyde Park is fortunate to have... More 

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Athens, Georgia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

We had a wonderful dinner here. The mussels appetizer with chorizo was perfect--original flavor with a nice blend of tastes. The scallop entree was cooked beautifully, as was the duck. Everything was subtle, interesting and beautiful to look at as well. We would definitely go back.

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Chicago, Illinois
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

You will have experienced servers who can tell you about the food and enthusiastic about getting the right dish and drink for you. A wine selection to match the fine food they serve. A delightful place for before a play or after a visit to the Smart Gallery.

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Sydney, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Located in the area of the University of Chicago, this little gem of a restaurant offers good food, a very pleasant atmosphere, attentive staff and a most impressive hospitality. We had booked for dinner before seeing the play "Native Son" at the "nearby" Court Theater - or at least we thought it was an easy walk between restaurant and theater.... More 

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Punta Gorda, Florida
Top Contributor
117 reviews 117 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Friends brought us here before seeing Native Son, when we visited them recently. Although we were pressed for time, we selected the three course prix fix and hoped for the best. The service was smooth and speedy. The food was outstanding and reasonably priced. Our onion tart was flavorful and the fish entrée was fabulous. My friend's chicken dish was... More 

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

From the online reviews and the Mitchelin guide signs, I was expecting more. The restaurant is pleasantly but slightly datedly decorated. Service was exceptional. I had the prix fixe: the Alsatian onion tart was very good, the vegetarian Provencal was ok, the visuals and the mouse of the chocolate bombe were good but the bottom cake layer lacked taste. The... More 

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Wilmette, Illinois
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

My second visit to this restaurant. Both times with my art group. First visit was fine. For the second one I ordered a fillet of salmon. I do not know if they ran out of fillet but I was served two small end pieces. After I complained the waiter offered to take back my plate but being with a group... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

This is a special occasion restaurant, given the prices, but the food is exquisite, the wine list impressive, and the cocktails expertly mixed. The only problem is that it is located in an out-of-the-way corner of a strip mall, and while parking is free, it can be very difficult to find.

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Brasilia, DF
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28 reviews 28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

Me and my wife went there for our anniversary, and we had one of the best meals of our lives. I had a steak and she had salmon. Both were delicious! The only downside is the price, so it's not the place I'd go every week, but it's definitely worth it to check it out, if you can!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1504 East 55th St., Chicago, IL 60615-5504
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Hyde Park
  • Neighborhood: Hyde Park
  • Phone Number: (773) 493-1394

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 40
  • Cuisine: French

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?