Since 1969, restaurant, hotel, travel & other witty reviews by a handpicked, worldwide team of discerning professionals—and your views, too.

THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Bistro Monet

462 N. Park Blvd. (Crescent Blvd.) Send to Phone
630-469-4002
Pleasant west suburban French bistro in a romantic, wood-walled space.

Cuisine
Open
Dinner Tues.-Sun.
Features

* Click here for rating key

THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Bistro Monet, Glen Ellyn, IL

THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Bistro Monet Restaurant Review

: Chef-owner Michel Saragueta opened this quaint French bistro on the coattails of a brief stint cooking at Oak Park’s now-shuttered Café le Coq. He well deserves to be on his own, though, because his full-flavored food shines as brightly as his classic training shows. Located in the former home of Les Deux Autre and Les Deux Gros, this oak-paneled space looks virtually the same (read: elegant). We recommend the sharable short rib ravioli with robust wild mushroom-Madeira cream sauce and think the French onion soup is respectable, too. Among entrées, the honey salmon medallions are king with root vegetables, whipped potatoes and mustard emulsion, and the roasted rack of lamb is a treasure. Watch for weekly specials, which include options like chicken Normandy crêpes. For dessert, nosh on the three-chocolate soufflé while taking in French café tunes. There’s an appealing, French-heavy, affordable wine list.
Discover new Chicago restaurants
New & Hip Restaurants in Chicago

Find all the new Chicago restaurants that have opened recently with GAYOT's round-up.



Find ideas for Mother's Day, including gifts and brunch restaurants
Mother's Day Guide

Find ideas for Mother's Day, including brunch restaurants, gifts and wines with GAYOT's Mother's Day Guide.



RESTAURANT AWARDS

GAYOT's Annual Restaurant Awards honor America's best chefs, as well as promising newcomers and a top restaurateur.