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

THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Julie Mai's Le Bistro

5025 N. Clark St. Send to Phone
773-784-6000

Cuisine
Open
Dinner nightly
Features

* Click here for rating key

THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Julie Mai's Le Bistro Restaurant Review

: The individual light dimmers and tile-covered roofs on the private booths that were left over from this restaurant’s days as an Italian eatery, still work at Julie Mai’s French-Vietnamese restaurant. Grab a booth, dim the lights, order some wine. Nibble some of Julie’s charbroiled shrimp wraps or share a crispy Vietnamese pancake amply big enough for two, and you’ve got the start of a romantic evening. Skip the French dishes on the menu; nicoise salad and broiled chicken breast seem ho-hum compared to options like lemon grass chicken, chewy pan fried noodles, papaya salad and hot and sour seafood soup (served in a Mongolian hot pot.) Special dinner combinations for parties of two or more offer crowd-pleasing menu options from egg rolls through to almond cookies and tea. After 10 p.m., stop in for late night appetizers and drinks. If your sweet tooth is nagging, bananas fried with coconut milk and roasted peanuts is a must.
Discover new restaurants in Chicago like mfk.
BE IN THE KNOW
New Restaurants in Chicago
Find all the new Chicago restaurants that have opened recently with GAYOT's round-up.




2017 RESTAURANT AWARDS

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