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Le Petit Paris
Posted by Ceolmoore on 05/31/2013
I can't believe this place isn't packed every night. The food is amazing, the owner and staff wonderfully gracious, the atmosphere warm and congenial, and the prices very reasonable. Perhaps part of the problem is that you really have to LOOK for it -- it's a little buried off the lobby of a residential high-rise and apparently the building won't allow the owner to put up any exterior signage. Hope he stays in business, because I will return again and again whenever I'm in Chicago!
Posted by Anonymous on 08/21/2012
We live in the area and have never been disappointed with the food or service. The chef/owner, very French and very gracious, prepares the most delicious duck, white fish, and boeuf bourguignon. Artichoke fritters are fabulous as is the beet salad. the apple tart and chocolate raspberry cake are too delicious to pass up! Elegant dining, you will not be rushed here. We will return again and again.
Posted by Delann Haglund on 06/16/2009
While in Chicago for business, I stumbled upon this delightful parisien bistro. If I lived in Chicago I would be a regular. The owner and staff are outstanding, the food supurb and the service exactly as it is in Paris!
Posted by Jean and Jim Haley on 12/06/2008
We finally have our own secret place in La Petite Paris. It is somewhat secluded in a residential neighborhood, which just adds to the sense of discovery. Alain, the owner is a gracious host and chef par excellance! You will find an intimate bar with comfortable stool and banquette seating. The French house wines are carefully selected and a real value with a generous pour. The menu is well thought out and very inclusively classic. There are nightly specials which makes it even harder to choose. Salads are fresh and varied. The duck is superb when served extra crispy. The fish is accompanied by interesting sauces. The desserts are the perfect complement. Even though we say it is our secret place, we always want to share and recommend it to our friends.
Posted by MarkFeld on 08/06/2008
This local hidden gem in Streeterville is what a true Parisian Bistro should be. While the dinning room needs some renovations, the wait staff and food more than make up for it. The Chef/Owner Alain makes sure to take care of all of his guests. The menu is filled with French classics. Every time I come here, at least once a week since I live nearby, the food is very fresh. Starting with the French onion soup, you will feel like you left Chicago and transported to Paris. The Filet Mignon was cooked to perfection with a wonder cognac and peppercorn sauce. To finish off the meal, I highly recommend any one of fabulous deserts. My personal favorite, the bread and butter pudding.
Posted by Giacomo on 04/15/2008
This place reminds me of a dining room in an old folks home. Run down decor, drinking and serving pieces that were stolen from the cafeteria. Pork medalions that took on the shape of pork chops, rack of lamb, cooked the day before and heated for that night's dinner. Beet salad right our of the can. A disappearing waiter, all in all a pretty bizarre place. Save your time and money, too many other choices in the city
Posted by cassidy on 09/25/2007
For anyone who truly loves outstanding food, it is an absolute treat to dine at this charming, warm restaurant. I walked in and felt like I was in Paris again! The service is unflaggingly good, and achieves that delicate balance of professional AND warm. The food is flawless and changes seasonally and the wine list is simply amazing. Whether you're on your way to a show at Drury Lane Theater or simply going to dinner, you must stop in and try this romantic gem again and again and again.