Superlative French Food and Exquisite service. Gem in the Streeterville.service
Degustation menu is superb and the Venison is to die for followed by the Deliciously decadent Souffle.
I forgot the Best Duck consommé on this side of the Atlantic.
Photograph: Martha Williams
Posted: Mon Feb 3 2014
After more than 30 years in business, this is still one of the most regal restaurants in town. Owner Mary Beth Liccioni keeps the grounds (a townhouse built in 1895) decked out like something out of Dynasty: lush fabrics, ornate carpeting, giant arrangements of flowers. But the ever-changing French-American menu, featuring items such as rack of lamb and slow-roasted veal tenderloin with seasonal accompaniments, keeps the food current (if still pretty rich). Guys, make sure you’re wearing a jacket—this is one place where rules actually mean something.
222 E Ontario St
between Fairbanks Ct and St. Clair St
Dinner (closed Sun, Mon)
El stop: Red to Grand. Bus: 10, 145, 147.
Average degustation: $115
5 / 5