The waitstaff and diners schmooze like one big happy family at this kosher, clubby French bistro. The melt-in-your-mouth steaks rival many pricier downtown steakhouses (the bordelaise, in a red-wine reduction topped with crispy onions, was our favorite). Standouts include hearty seasonal stews and the special Black Hat dessert, a molten Belgian chocolate cake with sorbet that somehow tastes fresh and new in the sea of chocolate lava cakes served all over town.
|Venue name:||Shallots Bistro||Contact:|
7016 Carpenter Rd
|Cross street:||between Lunt and Touhy Aves|
|Opening hours:||Lunch (Mon–Thu), dinner (Sun–Thu, Sat after sundown; closed Fri)|
|Transport:||El stop: Yellow to Skokie. Bus: 54A, 97, Pace 254, 250.|
|Price:||Average main course: $35|
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