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Chez Joel

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1119 W Taylor St, Chicago, IL 60607-4222
+1 312-226-6479
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good24%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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French, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1119 W Taylor St, Chicago, IL 60607-4222
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We celebrated April birthdays here with another couple and the food and service was excellent. Tight space but it lent to a more cozy and intimate atmosphere.

Thank Grace K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We dine at Chez Joel often,. It is by far one of the best restaurants. The food is wonderfully delicious,The wait staff is extraordinary, management is attentive and caring. what more can you ask for. and they have the BEST outside dining of any restaurant...More

Thank A1752OHsharon
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Dinner for 3—$255 with a decent bottle of wine Small, casual French restaurant with a neighborhood feel. The menu contains all of the standards. The Onion Soup was one of the best I’ve had and DH’s steak was outstanding (not a big surprise in a...More

Thank Eva H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice place with a standard French food. The menu is exactly what you’d expect at a French restaurant. The free valet at lunch is nice since parking in Chicago is almost always an expensive nightmare. The food was good but not exceptional. I wouldn’t rush...More

Thank miumiu4me
Reviewed July 9, 2018

I always wanted to go to Chez Joel and a friend took me last week for my birthday. The weather was beautiful so we sat outside in their garden, It was small but lovely! We had the $22 lunch - 3 courses - which was...More

Thank susanne703
Reviewed July 7, 2018

From the convenient valet parking, to the prompt service and attention, our lunch at this place was a delight. Lovely farmhouse feel. We had the sandwich and pomme frites combo. Plenty there for you with a small serving of salad. Our starters were the special...More

Thank Donald A
Reviewed June 18, 2018

I had no idea this place existed until it was recommended by friends. The four of us celebrated my birthday there in great style. The staff was warm and friendly and everything on the menu was tempting. You can choose from a number of dishes...More

Thank Diane102_12
Reviewed June 14, 2018 via mobile

Came here on our last night in Chicago. Luckily the weather was good and we managed to eat in the courtyard. I had the lesk tart and the boullibasse and my wife had a salad and then the steak. All were fantastic. Go and treat...More

Thank Andy B
Reviewed May 13, 2018

We (two couples) dine here frequently, but I hadn't written a review for a year, and things can change... But Chez Joel, if anything, has gotten better, albeit a bit pricier. We made last minute reservations on Saturday of Mothers Day weekend, and were lucky...More

Thank JohnVic_11
Reviewed May 12, 2018

Had a lovely seafood platter for lunch at an amazing price, it was delicious and the girls serving were an absolute delight

Thank Pauline S
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Kathleen K
January 26, 2018|
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Response from Jeff B | Reviewed this property |
No dress code, but this is a white table cloth high end restaurant, so men need to wear a nice pair of pants, shirt or sweater and socks and leather shoes (no flip flops or athletic shoes). I wore a sport jacket, but it is... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$31 - $40
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special occasions, Families with children, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
3:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1119 W Taylor St, Chicago, IL 60607-4222
  • Public Transportation: Racine Blue line..Taylor bus, Number 8 Halsted bus.
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > University Village / Little Italy
  • Neighborhood: University Village / Little Italy
  • Phone Number: +1 312-226-6479
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