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Chez Joel

1119 W Taylor St, Chicago, IL 60607-4222
+1 312-226-6479
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good25%
  • Average6%
  • 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 yesterday

We recently returned to Chez Joel after more than 10 years and had a wonderful meal and evening. The restaurant is smaller than most today and therefore more intimate, with subdued lighting and low noise level. Perhaps, that explained why most other diners were our...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Bill L
Reviewed December 11, 2018

Great French Bistro, good food, very nice food presentation, great atmosphere, good wines, reasonable prices

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank Caroline M
Reviewed October 28, 2018

Easy to get to and fantastic french menu choices. Great and warm service. Great selection of choices. Table waiter was fantastic but water boy/plate helper that night doesn't appear to want to be there. It shows it in his face and the manner the plates...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Patrick C
Reviewed October 5, 2018

Such a lovely place to dine with friends. Gracious hosts, delicious, authentic French food, and a quiet atmosphere, especially in the garden

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Sara N
Reviewed September 17, 2018

An enjoyable place to dine. Classic French bistro menu. Good service and a nice ambience. Weather permitting, do eat al fresco in their charming garden. A tad pricey, but not downtown prices.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank RML1
Reviewed September 16, 2018

I know this restaurant comes highly rated, including a long-time acquaintance (my sister) who took us there. But my partner Greta and I were disappointed with the results. We bordered ordered the leek tart, which really needed some herbs and seasoning to bring out the...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank JNR2xdeuce
Reviewed August 4, 2018 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.

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank 302gracek
Reviewed July 29, 2018

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

Date of visit: July 2018
1  Thank A1752OHsharon
Reviewed July 25, 2018

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

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank eva10014
Reviewed July 22, 2018 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

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank miumiu4me
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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
Romantic, Families with children, Special occasions, Business meetings
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>  > West Side
  • Neighborhood: West Side
  • Phone Number: +1 312-226-6479
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