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“Excellent french food at very, very reasonable prices”
Review of Bistronomic

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Ranked #149 of 9,548 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $12 - $30
Cuisines: French, Contemporary, Wine Bar
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Private Dining, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Gold Coast
Cross street: Between Chestnut & Pearson
Transit: Chicago Red Line Stop
Description: Bistronomic, a chef-owned and award-winning restaurant, offers housemade, modern cuisine rooted in the French culture and bistro experience. Showcasing seasonal and sustainable ingredients from Midwestern farms, the Gold Coast neighborhood restaurant’s contemporary bistro fare features big flavors, a variety of portion sizes and options, and is prepared entirely in-house. The name, Bistronomic, is a combination of three words: bistro / gastronomy / economic, and the restaurant is Chef/Owner Martial Noguier’s long-time dream come to fruition – to create a contemporary bistro that is both approachable and affordable. Received with wide acclaim, Bistronomic was named a semi-finalist by the prestigious James Beard Foundation for Best New Restaurant nationally and Chef/Owner Martial Noguier was also selected as a semi-finalist in the category of Best New Chef Great Lakes. Bistronomic received Michelin's Bib Gourmand recognition for the past three years, was featured on the cover of Chicago Magazine as a Best New Restaurant, and was also a named Best New Restaurant by the Chicago Tribune in 2011.Located at 840 N. Wabash, in the heart of Chicago’s Gold Coast neighborhood, Bistronomic is open for lunch Wednesday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Weekend brunch is served from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Dinner hours are Sunday through Thursday from 5 to 10 p.m. and Friday through Saturday from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. Reservations are available through the website or by calling the restaurant.
Norman, Oklahoma
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341 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 161 helpful votes
“Excellent french food at very, very reasonable prices”
Reviewed January 23, 2014

Went with friends. A very enjoyable experience. Service attentive and not rushed. Wine list expansive. Menu choices robust. Strong recommendation

  • Visited December 2013
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed January 2, 2014 via mobile

My friend and I decided to go there last night based on the good reviews and proximity to our hotel. I had soup of the day (mushroom, cream and chicken broth) and steak and my friend ordered the fish soup with moullard duck magret which were all very delicious and full of flavor. We shared chocolate mousse creme brûlée for desert with tea and enjoyed it very much. The portions are just about the right amount, not too little and not too much. The staff was very attentive and the chef also checked on us multiple times. Overall we had a great experience and would definitely come back next time we're in Chicago.

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Saint Joseph, Michigan
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180 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Excellent French food from Chef Martial”
Reviewed December 26, 2013

Great dinner from start to finish. The cheese (IN goat cheese, WI Dante) and charcuterie were a great start. Followed by an arugula, green bean salad that was very tasty. The beef tenderloin (cooked perfectly) and mussels were spectacular entrees. Finished with a Baked Alaska which was absolutely amazing. Overall a great meal with my wife. Chef came out several times to check on things. Definitely will come back.

  • Visited December 2013
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Thank Christopher T
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Okemos, Michigan
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165 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
“Nice brunch choices”
Reviewed December 17, 2013

We had brunch at Bistronomic's on an extremely cold day seated near the door which was cold! The food is good and the service is good too. I had squash soup which was excellent and a wrap with bacon and smoked salmon which was a bit tasteless. I took half with me for later and it was much better several hours later.

  • Visited December 2013
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Thank Lawflake
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“Authentic French Bistro”
Reviewed December 4, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We stopped in for brunch after hitting the Mag Mile shops. The restaurant has a warm, inviting decor and the waitstaff was friendly, attentive, and knowledgeable about the menu and specials. The food was authentic French bistro cuisine with dishes such as croque monsieur served with addicting frites, various omelets with crispy breakfast potatoes, and buttery quiches. Prices were very reasonable for the quality of the dishes. The chef who is from Paris checked on the customers too. Based on this experience, we are planning another visit to try their dinner service.

Visited December 2013
Thank Cottonwood
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