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Chez Joel

1119 W. Taylor St. (May St.) Send to Phone
312-226-6479 | Make Restaurant Reservations | Menu
French fare --- unexpectedly --- is at home in the heart of Little Italy.
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Lunch Tues.-Sat., Dinner Tues.-Sun., Brunch Sun.
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Chez Joel Restaurant Review

: Though it seems unlikely escargots found a way to Chicago's Little Italy, they most certainly did --- and to good success at Joël Kazouini’s charming bistro. Yes, the noise level may soar on busy nights, but given the appeal of the food, it’s easy to cut the place slack. We recommend the pâté, the wild mushroom tart and the plump moules marinières, steeped in herbaceous wine sauce. The steak frites are a classic go-to, topped with maître d’hôtel butter with crispy frites. So is the by-the-books coq au vin and grilled steak au poivre. Dessert choices are simple, as in a tangy lemon or clafoutis-style blueberry tart, while service is on the money in every respect. A tip: The garden is built for romance, especially at lunchtime when it's quiet.

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