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Bistro Voltaire
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Ranked #971 of 9,832 Restaurants in Chicago
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: French
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Franklin
Transit: Conveniently located across from the CTA Chicago Brown-Line stop
Reviewed November 5, 2013

This authentic Chicago Avenue bistro serves French classics and a fair price. We tried the duck breast, the fish special, and the steak au poivre. all were excellent. One person in our party had the gnocchi which was tasty, but a bit too rich to be served as an entrée. The wine list is just right for a bistro setting. There were several great selections both by the glass and bottle. I would recommend that you make a reservation as we thought we could walk in early for our 9 pm reservation and found the place packed. It was quite a long wait, but we met some nice locals at the bar! Salud!

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Thank kpenning
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Reviewed October 30, 2013

Ate at this Bistro on my anniversary. The food and atmosphere did not disappoint, but the service did not meet expectations.There was no acknowledgement of this event even though the reservation was made as an anniversary dinner. Another annoyance was that we ordered appetizers and soup/salad from the Appetizer section of the menu, yet all items were delivered to the table at once, without any prior mention. I think lack of staffing is another problem; two waiters who also bus tables and seat patrons, plus one bar tender.
On a positive note, the kitchen was consistent with traditional preparations, each dish properly seasoned. The portion size was large for the prices charged.

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Thank Rich G
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Reviewed October 30, 2013

The food was very good. The price reasonable. The ambiance wonderful. We happened to get a very good waiter, which always adds to the experience. We told him we needed to make it to the theater by 8 pm and he made sure we didn't have a problem. We'd definitely go back.

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Thank Jackofalltrades-usa
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Reviewed October 30, 2013

This was our first time at the restaurant and we were pleasantly surprised. The martini"s and wine list was great. Service , with a French waiter was wonderful. The salmon, duck confit and other dishes that we had were done perfectly. We will be back!

Thank Jeff49085
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Reviewed September 7, 2013

First time dining at Bistro Voltaire. It lived up to the restaurant review we read on line. The food was great from appetizers to the main entrees through dessert. All was very tasteful. Place is good for a romantic date or just plain eating out. Our entire experience was made more enjoyable by our waiter who was right on top of things. We will be returning to this restaurant the next time we are in the neighborhood.

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Thank RJM-DLM
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