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Paris Club Bistro & Bar

(Now Closed)
French Restaurant and Cocktail Bar$$$$
Near North Side, Chicago
  • Has a stamp of approval from Time Out Chicago and Crain's Chicago Business
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  • Time Out Chicago
    Time Out ChicagoMarch 20, 2013
    Le Hamburger is actually a cheeseburger, with your choice of Gruyère or blue and port-grilled onions, which add a pleasant hint of sweetness to this perfectly pink patty on a butter-slicked bun. Read more
  • Time Out Chicago
    Time Out ChicagoDecember 6, 2011
    Try the chilled seafood platter from our 100 Best list: Leave it to the Lettuce Entertain You restaurant group to find a way to turn a luxurious platter of fresh lobster, shrimp and more into a steal.
  • Martin S.
    Martin SlusarzAugust 10, 2014
    Great bar, interesting and unique cocktails and friendly bar tenders. Food choices on the small side but escargot, salmon, trout and frites all excellent. Prices reasonable. Service very good.
  • AskMen
    AskMenJuly 5, 2011
    After soft opening yesterday, Studio Paris now offers a much roomier spot to wind down with a cocktail and some DJ-spun tunes. sleek lounge boasts a retractable glass roof and palm trees. Read more
  • Jeiran H.
    Jeiran HasanFebruary 1, 2016
    So delicious! Try anything and you'll be so satisfied. I love to carry out bags and all of the framed pictures/ads on the wall, too!
  • Kate L.
    Kate LeeNovember 14, 2011
    5 plates between two people is plenty and for around $70 with drinks and dessert, it's a steal. Pork rillettes are super tasty and so is their chocolate crepe cake. The champagne beer is worth a try!
  • Christina B.
    Christina BowersApril 16, 2012
    Raw oysters and smoked salmon w avocado were fresh and delicious. Also loved the pretzel croissant with spicy mustard sauce. The vanilla creme brulee was perfect. Service and ambiance were lovely
  • Jeiran H.
    Jeiran HasanNovember 23, 2015
    Everything is amazing from atmosphere to service, drinks, dessert, and rotating menu. Nice place to come for a special celebration
  • Ted D.
    Ted DziedzicJanuary 30, 2012
    Small plate plate bistro classics like Croque Monsieur, Mussels with Curry & Escargot are all good. Entrees like Coq Au Vin are also available. Good wine selection. (3 of 4 petals via Fondu) Read more
  • Rishad T.
    Rishad TobaccowalaAugust 11, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Good place. Would have been great if they kept the old Brasserie Joe menu combined with new look and vibe. Everything is an "almost" terrific. Skatewing, Chicken paillard and the Burger when in doubt.
  • Alex
    AlexMarch 10, 2011
    The chicken paillard and coq au vin are amazing, especially for the low price! The spaetzle is definitely the most delectable side, and the pink grapefruit and champagne sorbet is a must for dessert!
  • Boris C.
    Boris CRESTIAOctober 2, 2013
    Once you get over the English menu with French pop ups here and there, I recommend the French "traditional steak with frites". Classique mais terriblement efficace! :)
  • Sarah W.
    Sarah WilkinsonMay 9, 2015
    AMAZING food. Crispy duckling and the salmon with leeks were to die for. And try the lemon tart. Perfection.
  • Time Out Chicago
    Time Out ChicagoFebruary 28, 2012
    Stone Wolf Vineyards in McMinnville, Oregon, designated a pinot gris and pinot noir for Paris Club, which began going through a recyclable keg of tap wine a night. Read more
  • Chicago Tribune
    Chicago TribuneAugust 1, 2014
    I'm a big fan of the lamb meatballs, a straightforward-looking dish brought to life by hints of mint and basil and a lively piquillo pepper and tomato sauce.
  • Chicago Tribune
    Chicago TribuneAugust 1, 2014
    The smaller plates include no-brainer hits such as toasted goat cheese with a tangy tomato marmalade and tuna tartare brightened with lemon and mint.
  • Christine W.
    Christine WayneMay 21, 2013
    The Paris Club Seafood Tower @ $35. Great bang for your buck. Elegant prep with 4 sauces.
  • Ramon c.
    Ramon cFebruary 10, 2011
    Attentive service , good food , mixed crowd ( from hipsters, emos, young professionals , a denizen of Viagra triangle et. al) . A good experience tonight . I'll come back with friends.. Soon !!
  • Gilt City
    Gilt CityMarch 16, 2011
    The duck confit is made with wheatberry and candied cherries, while scallops come with a lime beurre blanc... a perfect, fruity twist on the classics.
  • Ariana K.
    Ariana KaiserOctober 22, 2011
    The macaroni gratinée = best macaroni and cheese of all time. combo of french gruyére, parmesan, and white cheddar cheeses. absolute perfection.
  • Rachel M.
    Rachel M.December 14, 2011
    Great experience, overall. The steak tartare is a sensation, the truffle cauliflower is top notch, and the pistachio pot is divine.
  • Marco H.
    Marco HowellFebruary 24, 2011
    Great Mac cheese, tuna, fried duck skin, filet mignon, and choc mousse for dessert. Wine: belleruche Grenache/syrah red or Marc Breder Vouvray.
  • Crystal P.
    Crystal PowellDecember 25, 2013
    French pricey and excellent. Wonderful drinks beautiful rooms. Def for the best crowds in the city.
  • Ramon c.
    Ramon cMay 27, 2011
    Lamb meatballs our friend from New York adored , foiei gras my partner loved ," moi " but of course the escargot is divine . Service Is "Parochial" at best . Life is good .
  • Joe H.
    Joe HMay 30, 2012
    The Pacific King Salmon is delectable. Coupled with a wild mushroom side, I thought I had died and woke up at Benihana.
  • Beth W.
    Beth WilliamsonFebruary 12, 2011
    Mac n cheese and smoked salmon are a must. Wine on tap is a fun idea, but the wine list has better selections. Definitely a must!
  • Suzie W.
    Suzie WiersumDecember 23, 2012
    You don't have to be a mushroom person to order the trumpet mushrooms. They are out of this world!!
  • Alison
    AlisonAugust 2, 2011
    Well-executed unpretentious menu of French cuisine. Crowd is varied, and make a reservation for dinner unless you're willing to wait for a bar table.
  • AskMen
    AskMenFebruary 3, 2011
    Expect plenty of champagne, on-tap wine, elegant decor, and a menu of tantalizing yet approachable French cuisine. Read more
  • Simply S.
    Simply SocialOctober 15, 2011
    Love everything about Paris Club, especially their small plates. The french onion dip is one of my favorites!
  • Nicki W.
    Nicki WalliserFebruary 18, 2011
    Duck Cracklings, Lamb Meatballs, Cauliflower and Arugula Salad and Steak Frites are a MUST. Specialty cocktails and delish!!
  • Allison K.
    Allison KaminskiJanuary 7, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Great French food, especially the oysters and steak. Accommodating for large groups
  • Kirstjen L.
    Kirstjen LorenzJuly 31, 2011
    Snapper in a bag is excellent! so is the pot de creme. Also really liked steak tartare & pate.
  • Leslie D.
    Leslie DrishAugust 27, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Bar far, some of the best customer service I've had. And very knowledgeable about the wines.
  • Sebastiaan V.
    Good atmosphere, nice people and excellent food! What do you need more?
  • Lance H.
    Lance HMarch 15, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Amazing food and great service! Ask for Jen D as your server, she's the bomb!
  • Jen M.
    Jen MarquezNovember 18, 2015
    If you've never tried escargot, try it here first. You won't regret it.
  • Allie P.
    Allie PayneNovember 16, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    The chicken thigh is amazing! Paris Club, you had me at "stuffed with black truffles."
  • Time Out Chicago
    Time Out ChicagoDecember 20, 2013
    The Belgian waffle at Paris Club is one of the 100 best things we ate this year. Read more
  • Monica
    MonicaNovember 14, 2013
    The DJ last night was amazeballs!!!great looking crowd!!!great atmosphere
  • Michael H.
    Michael HFebruary 1, 2013
    Pork shank dinner is amazing. Atmosphere is cool, very trendy.
  • BGA
    BGAJuly 31, 2012
    If you're here for the BGA/The Onion event 7/31/12, check in and email for a free BGA membership. #BGAonion
  • Max O.
    Max OmarMay 7, 2013
    This place is awesome because there is held frequent special events, wow.
  • Tony L.
    Tony LongNovember 1, 2011
    Not as much of a favorite as Brasserie Jo was (this replaced that) but it's a fine Sunday evening downtown dinner option. A bit pricey, and the staff is not well drilled. Read more
  • Time Out Chicago
    Time Out ChicagoApril 24, 2012
    If scene-y Saturdays aren’t your scene, try lower-key Sundays, when wine is half-price. Read more
  • Matthew C.
    Matthew ConradJune 5, 2011
    Filet and Mac/Cheese are crap. Goto Chicago Chophouse to see how its properly done. Great atmosphere tho, just no go on the food.
  • Tyler R.
    Tyler RoachDecember 29, 2012
    I really like this place. Great experience! I will be back.
  • Kelly K.
    Kelly KniewelApril 27, 2011
    Mussels, macaroni granitee, paper bag snapper, brussel sprouts and grapefruit champagne sorbet-all AMAZING!
  • Michelle
    MichelleSeptember 2, 2012
    For a night scene it's more late 20's+. I wouldn't really go looking to meet people either... it seems like a lot of groups that came to just hang out with each other :P
  • Jennifer B.
    Jennifer BulandrJuly 14, 2012
    Loved the space upstairs. Great retractable glass roof.
  • Thompson Hotels
    Thompson HotelsJune 20, 2011
    Our concierge Samantha at Sax Chicago recommends the happy hour- half off the small plates menu from 4-5:30PM.
  • BGA
    BGAJune 19, 2012
    Come out to our event 7/31/12 at 6 p.m. with The Onion:
  • Karin K.
    Karin KovitvongsaOctober 20, 2011
    Love the small plates here. Their Pomme Frites are addictive!
  • Chicago Tribune
    Chicago TribuneAugust 1, 2014
    Duck cracklings (twice-fried skin) with spicy vinaigrette are as tasty as they are bad for you.
  • Jason T.
    Jason TaylorFebruary 15, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Chicken liver mousse and bacon steak are outstanding. Skip the pigs feet bonbons.
  • michelle j.
    michelle jimenezDecember 16, 2015
    Upstairs lounge in the summer time is cool!
  • Tina T.
    Tina TNovember 12, 2012
    Happy hr has .50 oysters every day from 4-6pm!
  • Brad B.
    Brad BensonMarch 3, 2011
    Nutella Martini is not on the menu; suggested if you like Nutella (martinis).
  • Adrienne C.
    Adrienne CMarch 22, 2011
    Coconut island and pistacho pot de creme are amazing desserts!
  • Pauline G.
    Pauline GrabarekMay 30, 2014
    Been here 100+ times
    Their Pâté & Mustard is "Ta Die 4!!!"
  • Crain's Chicago Business
    Try the buttery wild mushrooms, set over bright and herby green-pea purée and strewn with pea shoots . Read more
  • INtoxic8ing T.
    INtoxic8ing Trudy ThomasAugust 22, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the Steak Tartare and Cognac Sazerac
  • Deb F.
    Deb F.May 11, 2013
    try the Croque Madame,
  • Ashleigh
    AshleighFebruary 28, 2011
    Drippings and Toast and the specialty drinks are well priced
  • Jennifer M.
    Jennifer MulvihillMarch 8, 2014
    Shannon the server is amazing!!! Ask for her!
  • JenGa
    JenGaApril 13, 2013
    Ask for Steve the bartender. He's amazing!
  • Jess
    JessMarch 11, 2011
    Mac and cheese is phenom and so is the Kiki Rouge cocktail!
  • NYC K.
    NYC KennedyFebruary 21, 2012
    Truffled cauliflower is insanely delicious.
  • Laurie
    LaurieApril 14, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Food surprisingly affordable, and large portions.
  • Jason B.
    Jason BSeptember 4, 2011
    Don't make a reservation if you intend to use it. Paris Club "can't help that people aren't getting up" and leave you waiting forever. Just walk out.
  • Melissa A.
    Melissa AuSeptember 19, 2014
    Lobster risotto is to die for
  • Ramon c.
    Ramon cFebruary 10, 2011
    Escargot puffs - good ; scallops and uni - good ; hamchi nicoise - yum;
  • Corinne
    CorinneMarch 8, 2013
    By far the best bar in River North.
  • Charo O.
    Charo O.April 2, 2012
    Best place to have a drinks!!!W/ bf........
  • Colleen C.
    Colleen ClaesJanuary 30, 2012
    Amazing small plates and cocktails.
  • Louis K.
    Louis KliegerDecember 13, 2014
    Great place for a Pimm's Cup.
  • Nauman N.
    Nauman NoorSeptember 5, 2011
    Quality slipped a bit late Sept - hopefully a one off experience Read more
  • Nissy A.
    Nissy AtassiFebruary 26, 2012
    The Coq Au Vain was amazing!
  • Ramon c.
    Ramon cFebruary 10, 2011
    Another French restaurant opening this week in our neighborhood. Watch out bistronomic
  • Lauren T.
    Lauren TJune 5, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    You need to try the salmon and avocado brioche
  • Mark S.
    Mark SimpsonNovember 23, 2012
    bottles on bottles on bottles also there are a lot of club rats ready to give head steady on deck.
  • Charles S.
    Charles ShermanOctober 24, 2013
    Great food get the tuna
  • Al C.
    Al ChongJune 1, 2014
    Roast chicken was superb.
  • Ramon c.
    Ramon cMay 27, 2011
    Oh and the sardines were exceptional.
  • Tarek P.
    Tarek PertewJuly 20, 2012
    No cash? No problem. The bathroom attendant uses Square.
  • Pete S.
    Pete SerrateMarch 16, 2013
    Wonderful food, atmosphere and service
  • Eric F.
    Eric FuMarch 14, 2014
    Steak is really good!
  • Stacey F.
    Stacey FAugust 12, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    The doorman who lets people upstairs thinks he works a hollywood club. No need for the horrendous attitude.
  • Tammy H.
    Tammy H.October 18, 2011
    The short rib is amazing!
  • Ramon c.
    Ramon cFebruary 10, 2011
    Pigsfeet first time came out cold !!! Second time it came out with profuse apology .... It's pretty good
  • Stacy B.
    Stacy BuskingJune 10, 2012
    Short rib bourguignonne is my life
  • Ramon c.
    Ramon cFebruary 10, 2011
    Another French restaurant opened in our neighborhood bustronomic watchout.
  • Alisa J
    Alisa JAugust 4, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Get the small plates fondue. It's the best!!
  • Cheeky C.
    Cheeky ChicagoJune 25, 2013
    Complimentary Parisian Crêpes
  • Paco M.
    Paco MenJuly 11, 2015
    Chicken roasted...nice
  • Jerry Q.
    Jerry QuandtNovember 30, 2012
    Off the hook. Period.
  • ShopTRACY B.
    ShopTRACY BURTONJune 6, 2011
    amazing bar ..... yummy drinks Read more
  • cheryl k.
    cheryl kumiegaJanuary 8, 2012
    the upstairs is beautiful!!!
  • Jeannette E.
    Jeannette EspinosaJune 10, 2011
    Everything Is amazing!!!
  • Marisela C.
    Marisela CadenasJune 27, 2015
    The bar is lovely.
  • Lourdinha M.
    Lourdinha MolloMay 25, 2015
    Maravilhoso. Ambiente gostoso e comida esplêndida. Ótimo atendimentoatendimento
  • Alan x.
    Alan x el mundoOctober 1, 2014
    Jalisco Smash! Delicioso!
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