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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Paris Club

59 W. Hubbard St. (Dearborn St.) Send to Phone
312-595-0800
Melman brothers revamped long-lived Brasserie Jo into a hipper, sleeker, more approachable French bistro and bar.

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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Paris Club, Chicago, IL

THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Paris Club Restaurant Review

: Name aside, Paris Club has the fixings of a French bistro --- mirror-lined walls, leather-padded furniture, steak frites and a French chef to boot --- all under the Lettuce Entertain You name. Brothers R.J. and Jerrod Melman (Hub 51) have revamped long-lived Brasserie Jo into something decidedly timelier, complete with exposed industrial beams, steel accents, extra-small plates and a bigger bar reminiscent of their successful boîte next door. Jean Joho, Everest chef/proprietor and consulting chef to Brasserie Jo, oversaw the transition. Steak tartare, ahi au poivre, airy chicken liver mousse and wide selection of pâtés, terrines and house-made charcuterie wind up stealing the show. A dish of steak frites is decent, but the frites could be crispier. A vegetable cassoulet, however, adds a vegetarian element of surprise. No worries if you want to swap entrées for appetizers only, and pair them with craft beers, price-friendly wines and cocktails creative and classic; you'll be in good company, after all. Our recommendation? The French 59 and pre-Prohibition favorite, the Manhattan. A late-night, well-heeled crowd makes for a singles scene bar-side, while less noise-abating patrons may prefer the brighter, adjacent dining space.
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