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“Deplorable service...AVOID!!”
Review of Le Petit Paris

Le Petit Paris
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Ranked #544 of 9,548 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: French
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Dining options: Reservations
Neighbourhood: Streeterville
Homewood, Illinois
1 review
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“Deplorable service...AVOID!!”
Reviewed 5 December 2013

I chose this restaurant as the site of an after work dinner party. Quite, quaint, French & our group was interested in trying a new place in Streeterville. HUGE MISTAKE!!! The waiter (possibly, owner) was INCREDIBLY rude. He muttered rude comments under his breath as each of us ordered. He was displeased that most of us were only ordering an appetizer or soup & a salad. We all had @ least 1 drink as well. He referred to us as "cafeteria people". I am actually glad we didn't spend more money there because I wouldn't want a place like this the flourish with such HORRID customer service. It's a Wednesday night & there were only 2 other tables occupied in the whole place. I was appalled & will NEVER return & will continue to tell others of our deplorable experience.

  • Visited December 2013
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1 Thank Cubbiegirl7
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English first
Palatine, Illinois
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4 reviews
“Good food does not justify terrible service”
Reviewed 4 December 2013

Waitstaff was verbally rude to our group tonight. When confronted by this, the waiter stated it was because our group of nine didn't order full dinners....silly us to think they would welcome a $180 check when only one other table was occupied!

Food was good (though we suspect that the kitchen staff was instructed to sabotage it..) and prices very reasonable.

Don't spend your money here- there are plenty of other places in the neighborhood with impeccable service to go along with good food!

  • Visited December 2013
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Thank novicemom
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Oxnard, California
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109 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“FABULOUS, CHARMING! Like having dinner in a bistro on the Left Bank!”
Reviewed 2 November 2013

I can't begin to tell you how much I love this place (and totally have a crush on Alain, the chef/owner). If you are looking for a trendy, hip, hot spot - you are going to hate this place so don't bother going.

If, however, you are looking for a quiet, charming, quirky restaurant in downtown Chicago with fabulous food that makes you feel like you are in Paris - you are going to LOVE this place. The floor to ceiling murals, the intimacy, the limited menu are all the quintessential French bistro.

We were a group of friends from all over the country who were in Chicago for a conference and just stumbled upon Le Petit Paris while looking for a quiet place to catch up with each other over dinner. We are a jaded bunch, people who spend 60-70% of their time traveling all over the world for business, yet we were all completely charmed by the ambiance, the "family" welcome that Alain gave us.

The fantastic quality of the food and wine list, the welcome, and at least one of us also loved the martinis and the way they were presented, LOL.

This has now become my "must go to" for any trip I do to Chicago.

Merci beaucoup, Alain, à bientôt!

  • Visited October 2013
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1 Thank Mysticyat
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Lima, Ohio
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31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Dinner with Friends”
Reviewed 14 October 2013

This resturant was about a mile from the Palmer Hotel and was recommended to us by a Friend. What stated out as a reservation for six somehow became a reservation for 10. The owner gracious enough to accomandate all of us in a section to the side of the main area. The resturant itself is small with a nice atmosphere so to accomadate a table of 10 was great. Enjoyed some wonder French Onion soup & escargot in a garlic sauce to start. The menu was outstanding and we had the special of Beef Stroganoff with homemade noodles and sauce. Service was excellent given the number of people and the staff was wonderful. We will definately dine there again.

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank rchris5453
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Warren, Michigan, USA
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228 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“Looking for real French cuisine”
Reviewed 24 August 2013

was looking for a great cup of french onion soup and found it! stopped in before the dinner crowd as the place was pretty empty. and had one of the best bowls of french onion soup I have ever had. the server even let my son go into the kitchen and get his own bowl of soup. Did not stay for dinner but I would assume that this would be an awesome place for a romantic dinner and good meal, but get the soup for sure

  • Visited February 2013
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Thank Zimco01
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