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


840 N. Wabash Ave. (Chestnut St.) Send to Phone
Veteran chef Martial Noguier debuts as restaurateur with this modern French bistro in the Gold Coast.


Lunch Wed.-Fri., Dinner nightly, Brunch Sat.-Sun.

* Click here for rating key

Bistronomic, Chicago, IL

Operations may be disrupted due to COVID-19. Be sure to contact the restaurant to find out its current status and offerings.

Bistronomic Restaurant Review

About the restaurant: After long-held posts as executive chef for Café des Architectes and One sixtyblue, Martial Noguier turned restaurateur with this modern, French bistro concept. Always a friendly face, he continues his tradition of working the room, greeting followers and newcomers alike with a wide-eyed smile.

Food & Drinks: Noguier brought his specialties --- silky-smooth pâtés, buttery-cheese plates, local ingredients, homemade charcuterie and well executed seafood. But in a departure from his fine dining, French-meets-contemporary American style, he experiments with more rustic cuisine, evidenced by roasted rack of lamb and handmade pastas, including a ravioli of the day. Desserts range from crème brûlée to bread pudding, but the warmed Hudson Valley Camembert still oozing in a crockpot with toast points, dried apple and candied walnuts could end the meal as easily as start it. Look for a refined-yet-approachable wine list and strong, classic cocktails.

Belgian chocolates

Coffee and chocolate make a delicious combination. ENJOY 10% OFF YOUR ENTIRE ORDER with GAYOT's exclusive promo code.

Stay in a romantic mood with this Rosé Champagne.

Read GAYOT's review.