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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, Chicago, IL

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. We recommend the pâté and the plump moules marinières, steeped in herbaceous wine sauce. 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. Service is on the money in every respect. The garden is built for romance, especially at lunchtime when it's quiet.
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