It’s appropriate that chef Didier Durand would name his new venture after his daughter, Simone, because the cafe/cabaret is the offspring of his restaurant Cyrano’s Bistrot. Housed in Cyrano’s basement, the energetic space features musicians and entertainers performing nightly. The menu is composed mostly of half-portions from the restaurant upstairs: mussels with curry sauce, cones of frites and hearty charcuterie plates. As good as the food is, nothing tops Durand taking the mic and singing a ditty about coq au vin.
|Venue name:||Café Simone [Closed]||Contact:|
546 N Wells St
|Cross street:||between Grand Ave and Ohio St|
|Opening hours:||Dinner (closed Sun)|
|Transport:||El stop: Brown, Purple (rush hrs) to Merchandise Mart. Bus: 65, 125.|
|Price:||Average main course: $18|
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