They're the butt of bad movie jokes, but to foodies, they're ambrosial. Escargot are one of my favorite foods, and Chicago has a bunch of places that know how to make them right.
Classic french right off of Randolph street. $1 oysters on Friday and a classic Escargots à la Bourguignonne.
Les Nomades is an lovely upscale french restaurant right downtown. Their escargot is a bit modern with roquefort and a tomato coulis.
Delicious French food in one of the most beautiful buildings in Chicago. Their escargot is served with a traditional garlic-parsley sauce.
Red walls, striped awning and steak frites; this cozy Bistro is a taste of Paris in old town.
Bistro Campagne is exactly what a neighborhood french restaurant should feel like: cozy, approachable, a bit bustling. It's got a menu full of French classics - don't skip the escargot.
One of my go-to restaurants whenever someone asks me for recommendations. If you're very lucky, their snail pasta will be on the menu - it's a nice change from the traditional escargot.
Henri is your best fine dining option in or near the loop. This restaurant is for a special occasion - put on your fancy dress, order a cocktail in a long-stemmed glass and chose from a menu of classic french-inspired dishes. The "Crown Tower of Seafood" includes oysters, mussels, ceviche, lobster, crab and squid for $130. The smoked steak tartare is awesome.
Wonderful French food in a dark, romantic setting. The tower of seafood is particularly decadent, and includes dozens of oysters, mussels and shrimp.