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“great food & BYOB!!”

Table, Donkey and Stick
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Ranked #1,061 of 9,832 Restaurants in Chicago
Price range: $31 - $50
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Northwest Side
Cross street: Fairfield
Transit: The restaurant is under 1/2 mile from the California and Western stops on the Blue Line. The restaurant is also accessible via the Armitage and California buses.
Description: Bonsoiree is an intimate 28 seat Fine Dining BYOB featuring French/Japanese Contemporary cuisine owned by Chef Shin Thompson. Ask about the beautiful outdoor patio that seats up to 20 people (weather permitting). Bonsoiree features eight and 13 Course tasting menus.
Reviewed June 26, 2012

The restaurant and its location is a little off. There is no sign stating the name of the restaurant on the building. Staff were a little strange, but the food was very good. Also, bring your own bottle was a big plus. The water melon gazpacho and the Halibit were really really good. I also enjoyed the goat cheese ravioli.The Saturday night tasting menu was $95/person.

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Reviewed May 28, 2012

I was there again last night for a six course meal of wonderful food paired with crafts beers. My first such experience. There were oysters with grilled corn hush puppies, peel and eat prawns, smoked pork belly, pork crepinettes and roasted scallops, grilled wagyu steak, pulled chicken confit all with an Asian influence. It was topped off with peach cobbler and banana ice cream and a watermelon and rose popsicle and fresh watermelon. A perfect summer meal with friends. There is a reason why they got a Michelin star. This was my fourth visit!!!

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Reviewed February 25, 2012

Wanted to try a Michelin-recognised restaurant while in Chicago - a 30th wedding anniversary meant that our expectations were very high. I'm delighted to say that Bonsoiree exceeded our hopes - unusual but not stupidly weird food, attentive and well-informed service, and great value for money.

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3  Thank dienw
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Reviewed November 7, 2011

No name on the door, sort of unusual area with a warehouse across the street, but WOW what a great meal! We went on Sunday for the no menu 7 course chef determined meal. They select market fresh and wherever possible local sustainable menu ingredients and inquired from the begining about any dietary restrictions. We had none but did notice that the table next to us had made special requests, which were honored without hesitation.(There was also a 4 course option.)
The food was complex, beautiful, amazingly flavored. The courses included a "soup", appetizer diver scallops, 3 proteins-guinea hen roulade, wagyu beef, and suzuki fish, an intermezzo, a dessert, and a sensational surprise sweet finish. Everything from quince to beets, to salsify was included!
Very well priced for a prix fixe meal of this quality.
Reminder it is BYOB and they do not offer soft drinks, so that is BYO as well. Coffee beverages are available.

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Thank TravelingLinda
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Reviewed July 28, 2011

the bad thing about this restaurant is that there are only 28 seats, so a lot of planning and patience is necessary to get in. but the payoff is significant! for those of you, who like me, enjoy being told what and how to eat by expert chefs, you will be glad you did. our 8-course meal was an incredible culinary journey across different flavors, textures, and combinations that i could never have imagined, much less create. some highlights of our night included: reverse engineered baked potato, chicken-fried steak inspired wagyu beef, succulent ocean perch, a quail lollipop, and tastes of chocolate desserts done 8(!) equally impressive and labor-intensive ways. one final perk of this Logan Square treasure: it is byob, so you can splurge on the meal and not worry about the libations.

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Thank katewh
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