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La Petite Folie

1504 East 55th St. (S. Lake Park Ave.) Send to Phone
773-493-1394 | Menu
Hyde Park French bistro that appeals to food lovers and University of Chicago students.

Cuisine
Open
Lunch Tues.-Fri., Dinner Tues.-Sun.
Features
  • Parking lot
  • Dress code: Casual
  • Full bar
  • Reservations suggested

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La Petite Folie, Chicago, IL

La Petite Folie Restaurant Review

: Chef-owner Mary Mastricola has set a high standard for classic French fare at her pleasant bistro in Hyde Park, and sometimes she succeeds. There's a comfortable main dining room with an equally inviting smaller dining area extending beyond an open dividing wall. Prices are quite reasonable, but a good bargain is in store if you dine Tuesday-Sunday between 5 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. The three-course prix-fixe ($32) is a steal, and features some of the best choices from the regular menu. For starters, don't miss the smooth duck pâté. Entrées like juicy herb-roasted chicken breast with pearl onions; black pepper crusted tuna; and venison medallions with red cabbage, a spiced poached pear and green peppercorn sauce definitely are worth a try. The wine list is not extensive, but it is quite adequate and prices are reasonable. Service is approachable and informed.
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