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Paris Club Bistro & Bar

(Now Closed)
French Restaurant and Cocktail Bar$$$$
Near North Side, Chicago
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  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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!
  • Jeiran H.
    Jeiran HasanFebruary 1
    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!
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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!
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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! :)
  • 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.
  • 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 !!
  • Christine W.
    Christine WayneMay 21, 2013
    The Paris Club Seafood Tower @ $35. Great bang for your buck. Elegant prep with 4 sauces.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • 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 .
  • Crystal P.
    Crystal PowellDecember 25, 2013
    French pricey and excellent. Wonderful drinks beautiful rooms. Def for the best crowds in the city.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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!!
  • 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!!
  • Kirstjen L.
    Kirstjen LorenzJuly 31, 2011
    Snapper in a bag is excellent! so is the pot de creme. Also really liked steak tartare & pate.
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • 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."
  • 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
  • Allison K.
    Allison KaminskiJanuary 7
    Been here 5+ times
    Great French food, especially the oysters and steak. Accommodating for large groups
  • Sebastiaan V.
    Good atmosphere, nice people and excellent food! What do you need more?
  • Jen M.
    Jen MarquezNovember 18, 2015
    If you've never tried escargot, try it here first. You won't regret it.
  • BGA
    BGAJuly 31, 2012
    If you're here for the BGA/The Onion event 7/31/12, check in and email ssimon@bettergov.org for a free BGA membership. #BGAonion
  • Kelly K.
    Kelly KniewelApril 27, 2011
    Mussels, macaroni granitee, paper bag snapper, brussel sprouts and grapefruit champagne sorbet-all AMAZING!
  • Michael H.
    Michael HFebruary 1, 2013
    Pork shank dinner is amazing. Atmosphere is cool, very trendy.
  • 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 ChicagoDecember 20, 2013
    The Belgian waffle at Paris Club is one of the 100 best things we ate this year. http://tmout.us/rLOtk Read more
  • Monica
    MonicaNovember 14, 2013
    The DJ last night was amazeballs!!!great looking crowd!!!great atmosphere
  • Max O.
    Max OmarMay 7, 2013
    This place is awesome because there is held frequent special events, wow.
  • 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.
  • 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.
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