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1209 N. Wells St. (Division St.) Send to Phone
Well-executed---and reasonably priced---classic and tweaked French cuisine.

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

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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Old Town Brasserie, Chicago, IL

THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Old Town Brasserie Restaurant Review

: Restaurateur Bob Djahanguiri---who, at one time, owned and operated several other Chicago restaurants, including Toulouse and Yvette’s---tried to step away from the business in 2000. But this life-long restaurant guy just couldn’t do it. One bite of the house-made pâtés or saffron-poached shrimp with warm, lemon confit-accented chickpea-tomato salad, and you’ll be glad he stayed in the game. Grab a spot at the U-shaped bar and sip one of the signature martinis or a glass of wine from the reasonably priced list as you peruse the small, but varied, menu. Highlights may include classic cassoulet and filet with red wine sauce or roasted duck breast with green cardamom reduction and Brussels sprout leaves. The dining room is cozy with butter-yellow walls, soft lighting, white linens and cushy booths, but the lipless bar is a fine spot to dine if you can’t get a reservation. No matter where you sit, definitely save room for one of the piping-hot soufflés. The adjacent, quick-serve market is a good place to grab casual fare to go.
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