Chicago >Food & Dining > Old Town Brasserie
1209 N Wells St, Chicago, IL | Directions 6061041.904193 -87.634382
Neighborhoods: Central, Near North Side
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Sunday: No corkage fee. Monday: 3-course Prix Fixe dinner $32 per person. Tuesday: Half-priced bottles of wine at dinner.
great in every way! – I love this place. Food is great, and so is the atmosphere.
pricing is reasonable, staff is friendly. One of my favourite places in the area.
Magnifique French ambiance – Best place to go for a night of excellent food,deserts and entertainment. Can't wait for my next visit.
Best Food and Atmosphere with perfect price – The menu is simple and to the point. Les Hors D'oeuvres are great..I had the Chilled Asparagus,king crab, toasted black sesame seed, truffle oil and it tasted excellent. The presentation of the salad is superior. The Duo Of Roasted Lamb Rack And Ribeye is great. Overall, the price , atmosphere, service, and the food are all remarkable.
Great food, duck my favorite, can't pass up the souflle – Very Pleasent atmosphere, divided dinning rooms provide the privacy if that is what you want, Service staff pleasent and accomodating. Food presentation only matches the quality of what is being servred.
You can't afford not to stumble into a beautifull bar as you are coming in; and as you are leaving the resaurant an additional glass of brandy especially the nights when the music at the piano bar is entertaining the quests would provide for a memorable eveninig
Excellent Food!!!!!!!!!! – This restaurant was highly recommended by my former husband who is quite a food connoisseur. He was right on, as expected!!
Great French Restaurant In Chicago – The food just tastes so good (especially Salmon and Duck) and also I love the ambiance. I can't wait to go back there.
Great place for sea food and steak – Atmosphere, food and service they are all excellent
Artistic dishes in Old Town Brasserie – Old Town Brasserie is one the best spots in the city for an excellent luxury dish but average price. Nothing are scarified here for the relatively low price you're paying. Artistic made plates, fresh ingredients and aromatic sauces make it more like a piece of art you want to take it home to put on your show case!
Cool coctails, Cold food!! – Coctail was mixed just perfect. The bread came cold, when commented I wish the bread could be warmed nobody really cared. Lobster was served with a mixture of scalopes and shrimp. It tasted fine but again was not warm enough. Skipped the desert. I am sure it would have come in perfect temperature!
Bar staff were great.
Restaurant heavyweights collaborate on French in Old Town with brisk results. – The Scene
Warm yellows, dark woods and brassy fixtures make for a cozy, neighborhood vibe, though not decidedly French. Enviously thick slabs of gold-and-black-flecked granite top a long walk-around bar, perpetually stacked by smartly dressed men and women. The dining area, nicely divided by pillars and half walls, creates privacy while keeping things open enough. When warm, nifty folding doors swing out to the street.
Chef Roland Liccioni (Le Francais, Les Nomades) turns out French, but his dishes are perhaps more refined than brasserie food and possibly not textbook. Opening with duck consomme with delicate truffled ravioli is a terrific idea, but a hard choice when a lively, shellfish-studded terrine is equally rewarding. Entrees are hearty but not heavy; poached salmon is delicately sauced with rich Bearnaise and roasted long Island Duck is crispy, not greasy. Specials, which rotate, are definitely worth noting especially crispy sweetbreads that sit in lip-smacking demi glace.
Hits: The flavors are on and, when bumping, there's a real liveliness to be had.
Misses: It's deeply disappointing to be turned away for dinner on a Saturday night at 10pm--especially on a strip as vibrant as Wells. And no, a late night bar menu is no consolation.
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