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Ranked #1,060 of 9,838 Restaurants in Chicago
Price range: $31 - $50
Cuisines: American
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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 September 14, 2012

Beverly Kim and Johnny Clark have done a wonderful job of transforming this restaurant. My wife and I ate there with another couple and had a wonderful experience. We really enjoyed almost every dish. The trout and duck were particularly wonderful. We were also quite impressed with the wine pairings. We would definitely return.

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Thank tshissler
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Reviewed July 8, 2012

We ordered the 9 course meal which sounds insane, but most of the courses were delicate delightful small plates full of creativity. There wasn't a lot of help in figuring out what it was going to be, and the wait between courses was sometimes long, but we had some good wine so we didn't mind. It was honestly so overwhelming (and the wine was so good) I couldn't begin to go into specifics too much, but mostly the food was Japanese influenced but with real flair. Very clean tastes with dazzling presentation. There was unagi eel app, a tuna course, and the small handmade dessert of chocolates was insanely good. (while we were there some wine experts were sampling a huge array of amazing high-end wines and they asked us if we would help them finish off some of the bottles, so that's why my memories a little fuzzy here - sorry! : )
All in all it was a magical night and I would LOVE to go back here! Service was terrific and ambiance was very nice. Bustling but not 'noisy'.

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Thank azoomi
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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.

Thank nfard11
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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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Thank Globalphile
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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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