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Bistrot Zinc

1131 N State St, Chicago, IL 60610-6574
+1 312-337-1131
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Overview
  • Excellent46%
  • Very good40%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (16 reviews)
“escargot” (33 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 22:00All hours
CUISINES
French, European, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
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LOCATION
1131 N State St, Chicago, IL 60610-6574
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1 - 10 of 291 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We had a party of 8. The service (from Dan) was excellent. Support staff kept the table clean, water glasses full. You never had to ask. Dan was knowledgeable on the menu, and made recommendations (which were spot on!). We had asked about a menu...More

Thank Cardscrew
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a wonderful little bistro with great food and wonderful service. There are a number of French staples on the menu and a very nice wine selection. We went with two other couples for brunch and it was heaven. A few of us had...More

Thank BosoxKen
Reviewed 1 week ago

Were recommended this restaurant by friends. It has a great zinc bar, very atmospheric and good service. The food was french style and very tasty although portions quite large for a British appetite (well, found this almost everywhere we ate). Would certainly come back if...More

Thank LondonSilver
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Every time I go to Bistro Zinc I think I'm back in a Bistro in the Latin Quarter in Paris. Where else can you get calfs liver that tastes that good. My wife loves their seafood and I the escargot. Great service and atmosphere that...More

Thank Botomline222
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This restaurant is located in the best neighborhood in the city! Yes, there are many other restaurants around, but our experience here made it our favorite. In the mid-afternoon, we stopped in to make a reservation for the evening hours. The waiter, who stopped what...More

Thank teachmsa
Reviewed 9 August 2017

Enjoyed a really great meal here - it was so good, we went back the next night. Great bar and space in general. Service was very good, staff is friendly. Great vodka martinis!

1  Thank Clare C
Reviewed 13 July 2017

For another new eating experience, my husband and I took our good friend to Bistro Zinc. We have never actually been to what would be considered an "authentic" French restaurant and we're so glad this was our first experience! A lovely, rather quaint little place...More

2  Thank Sandra C
Reviewed 5 July 2017

Nice atmosphere and friendly service. We sat next to the big, open windows facing State. Bistro fare that is very good with a nice wine list

Thank peter k
Reviewed 27 June 2017 via mobile

We were all looking forward to trying this popular spot in the heart of night life in Chicago. We love exploring French restaurants wherever we travel and compare. Bistros Zinc has friendly fast service and wonderful atmosphere to enjoy your meal. The average rating on...More

Thank David S
Reviewed 26 June 2017

Great experience. Great service. Great food. Surprisingly casual (people seemed underdressed for such a nice place). Much of the food reminded me of my childhood.

2  Thank Paul B
Nearby
Gold Coast
Located just north of The Loop, Gold Coast is one of
Chicago’s most affluent and popular neighborhoods. The
original Playboy, Hugh Hefner, once had a mansion
here. In addition to prestigious hotels, historic
mansions and luxury high-rise apartments, you’ll also
find upscale specialty boutiques and Michelin-starred
restaurants. Walk along Oak Street for your shopping
fix and dance through the night along Rush Street. The
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 22:00
Thursday
11:30 - 22:00
Friday
11:30 - 23:00
Saturday
10:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1131 N State St, Chicago, IL 60610-6574
    (Cedar)
  • Public Transportation: Red line to Clark and Division; #36 Broadway Bus
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Gold Coast
  • Neighbourhood: Gold Coast
  • Phone Number: +1 312-337-1131
  • E-mail
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