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840 N. Wabash Ave. (Chestnut St.) Send to Phone
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Veteran chef Martial Noguier debuts as restaurateur with this modern French bistro in the Gold Coast.
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Bistronomic, Chicago, IL

Bistronomic Restaurant Review

: After long-held posts as executive chef for Café des Architectes and One sixtyblue, Martial Noguier turned restaurateur with this modern, French bistro concept. He’s brought his specialties --- silky-smooth pâtés, buttery-cheese plates, local ingredients, homemade charcuterie and well executed seafood. But in a departure from his fine dining, French-meets-contemporary American style, Noguier experiments with more rustic cuisine, evidenced by pan-roasted duck with rutabaga and handmade pastas, including a ravioli of the day. Desserts range from crème brûlée to bread pudding, but the warmed Hudson Valley Camembert still oozing in a crockpot with toast points, dried apple and candied walnuts could end the meal as easily as start it. Always a friendly face, Noguier continues his tradition of working the room, greeting followers and newcomers alike with a wide-eyed smile. Red walls with framed photos and chocolate-brown wood details make the space as inviting and comfortable as a traditional bistro, yet it's elevated to modern-day status with an expanded, small plates menu, a refined-yet-approachable wine list and strong, classic cocktails.

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