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“You can't go wrong here”
Review of Brindille

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Ranked #623 of 9,544 Restaurants in Chicago
Cuisines: French
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Chicago
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294 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 320 helpful votes
“You can't go wrong here”
Reviewed 9 May 2014

Brindille's menu offerings are a bit unusual. They change often (check the website for the latest), but always offer something unique (roasted salsify, celeriac mousseline, etc.). Although I'd wanted to visit for awhile, I'd put it off since there aren't a lot of vegetarian options. I had to wait until I found something that sounded good. But never fear, you can't go wrong. Everything is just cooked really, really well.

The atmosphere is very old school. And the crowd skews older as well. But it was very pleasant and classy. It's somewhat pricy, but to be expected for the quality of the food. Drinks seemed a bit too expensive at $16-17 for cocktails, $38 for an after-dinner chartreuse. But I guess not completely out of the ordinary for this type of restaurant.

We stayed late and the chef, Carrie Nahabedian, came around to all of the tables asking how everything was. Her other restaurant (Naha) is great as well.

  • Visited April 2014
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Herrin, Illinois
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“What great food!”
Reviewed 25 April 2014

Loved dinner at Brindille. Never had squab prepared so well. The poached lobster with citrus too was outstanding. Poussin was our third meal and it too was perfect. Starters also were so fine. Foie Gras perfect, and there never has been any better soup, Frisee salad too was fine. Our serving lady was just outstanding as was the entire staff. Long live Brindille and wish we lived closer to eat there often.

  • Visited April 2014
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“BRI lliant”
Reviewed 25 March 2014 via mobile

What a fabulous meal- the food was superb... The fish was moist and tasty and so was the honey butter which added a lovely flavour to the French pain! Lovely meal on our trip to Chicago.

  • Visited March 2014
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Nice, very cozy”
Reviewed 22 March 2014

We dined at Brindille for a business dinner. The décor is very understated but elegant and has a nice relaxing, cozy feeling. The menu was scaled down but offered a little bit of everything, probably in an attempt to please all diners, no small task for any Chef. Brindille offered a great cocktail list, again not extensive, but very creative although a bit overpriced. We ordered the Veal Sweetbreads and Steak Tartare for the appetizers. Both were very good and highly recommended by our server. The entrees we ordered were the Duck Breast and Squab, both done very well with great flavors. The wine list is much like the rest of the menu's, not extensive but very well thought out wines to compliment the food. It is nice to read a wine list that is not 35 pages in length. Our server, Jeremy, was outstanding! He was attentive but not over bearing. Each of his suggestions were perfect. The only complaint we had was the fonts on the menu's were a tad bit too small and difficult to read especially in low lighting. I would definitely eat here again.

  • Visited March 2014
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Naperville, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“to quote - Life is Good”
Reviewed 12 January 2014

We came after a matinee performance for a 6PM reservation. Service was great - just attentive enough. They were very helpful with wine selection and also recommendations for selecting menu items to share (or not as was the case for the wonderful scallops and the sweetbreads which were very well presented). We shared the duck combo and the small piece of fois gras was soo very tender and tasty, however, the the large piece of breast was not so tender.

  • Visited January 2014
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