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Posted by the carniwhore on 04/10/2011
It's the little things that count, and while good overall, Bistronomic missed a few of the little things. The first little thing, that's not really a little thing, was the service. We arrived for a 9:45 reservation and weren't seated til closer to 10:30. I'll give them the benefit of the doubt here. They're new, the buzz has just ramped up, maybe they can work this kink out. But then it was another lengthy wait to see our server, who kept us waiting through order taking and apps. Once the food arrived, the meal was paced fairly well, until dessert. Then it was more waiting to see our server, get dessert, the check and go. Another little thing was the bread. When you're dining at this level, tough bread and stone cold, forgettable butter just don't cut it. It would've been better just not to serve bread, except that with all the waiting, I was hungry enough to eat anything. Give the bread a little love, the same love that apparently the rest of the meal got. Because the food was good. The house-made country pate was probably the best of it's type I've ever had. The locally sourced, warm, herb goat cheese was also quite good. The oxtail ravioli was a unique take on a classic dish that didn't disappoint. The rich slabs of parmesan perfectly complemented the earthy oxtail and crisp celery. The short rib was good but less successful. Without a side it was a bit one note, and had a lot more Carolina bbq flavor going on than the menu description implied. And the baked alaska was good with a thick and creamy meringue toasted perfectly on top. It would have been awesome with some chocolate though. So I'll definitely go back for the food but I'll be hoping for some better attention, both to me and the details.
Posted by Susan H. on 04/01/2011
We just returned from our 1st dinner at Bistronomic & what a GREAT addition it is to the Chicago restaurant scene. Four of us went & we all loved our food, which is very unusual! The beet salad, fish soup, chicken, whitefish & hanger steak were all superb. Be sure to have the baked alaska, it is to die for. The wine list is great with a good range of prices. We will be back very soon. I only hope we can get a reservation after this rave revue!!