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500 W. Superior St. (Chicago Ave.) Send to Phone
A traditional French brasserie that pays homage to Art Deco artist and craftsman Émile-Jacques Ruhlmann.

Lunch Mon.-Fri., Dinner nightly, Brunch Sun.

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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Brasserie Ruhlmann, Chicago, IL

THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Brasserie Ruhlmann Restaurant Review

: Remember back in the day when French restaurants were kings of the culinary hill---before trendy Asian hotspots and Spain’s even hotter top toques? Brasserie Ruhlmann does. A tres jolie Art Deco-style bistro from the same team as neighboring Japonais and Le Colonial, Brasserie Ruhlmann is full of Gallic charm---red velvet booths, alabaster chandeliers, a hand-laid mosaic floor---and food from executive chef Christian Delouvrier (Lespinasse, Alain Ducasse). Grab a spot at the 30-foot bar---be sure to check out the brasserie-style raw bar next to it---and enjoy an apéritif from the creative cocktail list or opt for a glass of wine from the mostly French offerings. The duck rillettes---big enough to share---are a good way to start, as are the grilled baby calamari and house-made charcuterie plate. Entrées include a selection of steaks and chops, along with fish (we like the sautéed skate). The pot de crème, while not pretty to look at, is a creamy custard with subtle vanilla flavor.
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