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  • First Review
    June 27, 2014
  • Last Review
    October 12, 2014
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The philosophy of the menu at Bistro Bordeaux is an expression of our French culinary heritage, for which we have a profound admiration. The support of our local farmers allows us to use the freshest produce and seafood, just as one would find in the markets in the south of France. The menu showcases the freshness of these pure ingredients through simple, flavorful combinations.<br />As the passing of fall brings day light savings time with early nightfall, we are always excited to welcome back the great comfort food dishes typically found in bistros; the first taste of the “Coq au Vin” and the pervading perfumes of the long cooked “Cassoulet Toulousain”, come to mind. It is, in our opinion, this style of cuisine that offers the clearest definition of traditionally rooted French fare<br />We hope you enjoy the eating as much as we enjoy the preparation in the kitchen and wish you all "Bon appétit"!<br /><br />The team at Bistro Bordeaux<br />
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 10/10/2014
 2006
Dined on 10/10/2014
 2006
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 10/10/2014
 2006
Special Features: neighborhood gem, special occasion, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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Inspired by the Supper Club experience of a bygone era, The Bedford puts a modern-day twist on the concept by offering more than just a restaurant. Underground but not exclusive, this Wicker Park outpost offers a full nightlife experience without the formality. Come into the reclaimed landmark bank for a drink or small bite, and end up staying for a full meal, music and more. Sip on one of our signature cocktails in the one-of-a-kind lounge in a former bank vault; experience our boutique wine, beer and spirits selection at the bustling bar; or enjoy our celebrated cuisine in the intimate dining room. Stick around after dinner and you just might find yourself ready to mingle, enjoy some tunes and the company of an old (or new) friend. You could go somewhere else, but why would you want to? The Bedford is an affordable luxury right in the heart of Chicago’s Wicker Park neighborhood. Experience it for yourself.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Interesting and unusual
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 10/09/2014
 2006
Dined on 10/09/2014
 2006
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"Being that this restaurant is downstairs in a converted bank vault gave it some unusual charm. It is quite dark with a long bar and a lot of tables. There are two private rooms. The menu is not huge but they have a good variety of entree. Chicken liver mousse and strawberry jam, whipped ricotta and black truffle honey and Roasted Mushroom & Gruyere all on toast, all excellent. The Bibb salad was the most disappointing, the honey vinaigrette, had no honey. We then split the hamburger which was also cooked perfectly. It comes with kennebec fries, which they tell you are a variety of potato that makes the best fries and are very special. Service was very good although I did have to ask for bread."
Dined on 10/09/2014
 2006
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, hot spot, fit for foodies
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Bella Via Ristorante & Banquets is an upscale casual authentic Italian Restaurant located in downtown Highland Park. We feature southern and northern Italian fare and an extensive wine list highlighted by an impressive selection of Italian wines. The menu consists of a variety of appetizers, homemade pastas, fresh fish, tender veal, chicken and many other Italian favorites.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 9/13/2014
 2006
Dined on 9/13/2014
 2006
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 9/13/2014
 2006
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Seasons 52 is a casually sophisticated fresh grill and wine bar that invites you to discover what's good now with our seasonally inspired menu. At Seasons 52, you’ll enjoy a warm, welcoming ambiance with rich mahogany accents, custom built wine cellars, and lush greenery that create an air of casual sophistication. With an award-winning international wine list of over 100 wines, with 52 or more available by the glass, we will find the perfect match to complement your menu selection.<br />We also feature live entertainment at our piano bar nightly.<br /><br />If you are searching for a place to host your next group function, look no further. Seasons 52 is the perfect setting for your private or semi-private event. We also feature a Chef’s table for smaller groups or more intimate settings. Together we will create the event of the season!<br />
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 6/29/2014
 2006
Dined on 6/29/2014
 2006
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 6/29/2014
 2006
Special Features: neighborhood gem, special occasion, fit for foodies
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The couple behind Follia built this chic, modern Italian spot in Wicker Park. Two wood-burning ovens churn out pizzas like the classic margherita plus there's a wine friendly menu of appetizers, homemade pasta and more. Expect selections such as tortelli in a truffle cream sauce, risotto of the day, fresh fish and steak.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 6/25/2014
 2006
Dined on 6/25/2014
 2006
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 6/25/2014
 2006
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly
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