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Where to celebrate Bastille Day

Celebrate the French holiday with food and drink specials (and lots of wine) at these Chicago restaurants

Written by
Elizabeth Atkinson

July 14 is Bastille Day, but you don't have to be at the Eiffel Tower or strolling down the Champs-Élysées to enjoy it. Chicago has plenty of great French restaurants, and some of them are celebrating with food and drink specials. Toss back some bubbly and say "bon appetit!" while slurping $1 oysters or indulging in a full French feast at these Chicago restaurants.

  • Restaurants
  • French
  • Rush & Division
  • price 2 of 4

A gluten-free menu is the star of Bastille Day at Bistronomic. From July 13-19, Bistronomic will serve up a three-course, gluten-free dinner for $39 as a remembrance to when grain was scarce in France before the French Revolution. Dishes include beef tartare and salmon.

Bistrot Margot
  • Restaurants
  • Old Town
  • price 2 of 4

From July 13-19, celebrate with a special prix fixe menu with classics and new twists on French cuisine for $35.78. On July 14, you'll also get half-price French wines, and Veuve Clicquot will be on hand with special surprises for restaurant-goers.

Chez Moi
  • Restaurants
  • French
  • Lincoln Park
  • price 2 of 4

Chez Moi will celebrate Bastille Day with a brunch prix fixe from 10:30am-3pm July 12-July 14. The prix fixe is $17.89 per person and a bottomless mimosa deal can be added for $14.99. The meal includes French toast, steak frites and creme brulee. Dinner will be served after 5pm and includes beef bourguignon and grilled salmon nicoise salad.

  • Music
  • Music venues
  • West Loop
  • price 3 of 4

City Winery will host a Bastille Day celebration with menu specials and pours of Champagne Henriot. The Alfonso Ponticelli Trio will perform 1930s-style gypsy jazz. Tickets are $10 and can be found on City Winery's website.

Toni Patisserie and Cafe
  • Restaurants
  • Cafés
  • Loop
  • price 1 of 4

Stop by for a red, white and blue champagne flight from July 4-14 for $10. The red champagne features Chambord, the white Grand Marnier and blue Crème de Cassis. Toni Patisserie will also serve classic macarons in red, white and blue for $1.75 each.

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