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Bistrot Zinc

1131 N State St, Chicago, IL 60610-6574
+1 312-337-1131
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good38%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (26 reviews)
“escargot” (38 reviews)
“croque monsieur” (16 reviews)
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French, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1131 N State St, Chicago, IL 60610-6574
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The neighborhood will miss this great eatery when it closes at the end of the summer. Everything here is great. We enjoyed a couples night here recently and everyone enjoyed their dish. The apps (steak tartar & chickpea polenta cake) and cocktails were also outstanding....More

Thank FrankC1234
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We didn’t have a reservation and were seated at a lovely table near the open windows and had the most wonderful dinner, starting with a G&T for me, a lager for my husband. We all ordered our faves - me the trout my husband the...More

Thank Lisaprokopiw
Reviewed 27 April 2018 via mobile

This appears to be a local spot with few tourists. They have a standardenu along with a page of monthly dishes (I assume this changes each month). Food was prepared well and tasty.

Thank giffenk
Reviewed 23 April 2018

It's worth the extra money to experience the amazing food here. Service beyond a 10. And we're picky! Great meat or seafood, luscious desserts and heavenly coffees in a bistro that reminds me of some of the NY places.

Thank blondage
Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

This restaurant never disappoints. The specials are always creative. The standards are always delicious. The bar is great. Always order dessert.

Thank Terry M
Reviewed 28 March 2018 via mobile

Such a wonderful little spot. Great French food, cozy atmosphere and wonderful service. Good selection of French wines. The French onion soup and Grand Mere chicken is incredible

Thank heybea23
Reviewed 26 March 2018

My husband is French and we all really enjoyed our meal. I should have even asked about their bread source. Which you never had to ask for them to refill as they were extremely generous with brining this as necessary. The only thing is that...More

Thank ahhNotEnoughNames
Reviewed 26 February 2018

We had brunch here recently. Ordered a variety of food. My favorites were the Escargot and their desserts (you can tell where my priorities are). We had the profiteroles (not super huge), a fruit tart and the chocolate mousse. The last 2 desserts disappeared the...More

Thank Mary Jo K
Reviewed 11 February 2018 via mobile

Surprisingly, having lived in Chicago for years, this was our first visit. It was wonderful. Our server Dave was terrific. He recommended a lovely bottle of wine &!paced our courses, so no rush. The ouef en meurette was as delicious as the one time I...More

Thank Jennifer E
Reviewed 8 February 2018 via mobile

Our second time eating at this very nice restaurant and it did not disappoint us. Great service and food‼️

Thank Wendie A
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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Stone J
3 October 2017|
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Response from 689canda689 | Reviewed this property |
Casual is fine. We went in nice jeans and buttoned-down shirts. Two people sat at the bar in shorts, t-shirts and baseball caps, but they were definitely in the minority.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1131 N State St, Chicago, IL 60610-6574
  • 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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