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ClosedOpens at 17:00
$$$$ Price range per person $31-40
1119 W Taylor St, Chicago
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Chicago, Illinois, USA

This restaurant is known for serving French cuisine. A lot of people say that waiters offer mouthwatering salmon, French onion soup and escargots here. Chez Joël may please you with good gâteau, crème brûlée and profiteroles.

It's easy to find this place due to the convenient location. It might be cool to try delicious wine, champagne or white wine. Great latte is served at this spot. The knowledgeable staff welcomes visitors all year round. This restaurant is remarkable for its fabulous service. Here you will pay democratic prices. There is a peaceful atmosphere and divine decor at Chez Joël. This place is a Michelin selection and has 2 black knife-and-fork symbols: the inspectors state that this spot guarantees great comfort.

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Great food.
This spot is first-rate and spacious, the food was delicious and the rates were very inexpensive. quick, efficient service and very welcoming staff. I highly recommend this place.
I appreciate a restaurant with excellent, clean tasting food, a kind hearted attentive staff and a welcoming ambiance. Chez joel Bistro is a unique French restaurant that has now become my favorite place to spoil myself with decadent French food and a loving, playful vibe. Last week on July 27 I wanted to go somewhere special for my birthday and I had a craving for French food so I did my online research and found this elegant and welcoming gem. I told the hostess Amber over the phone that I was reserving a small table for one and that I was also celebrating my birthday. I arrived at 8pm and to my great delight I found out they have an outside patio with romantic lighting and plants. I asked if I could sit outside instead and she made that possible for me within just fifteen minutes. As I was seated all the servers and bus people worked smoothly as a friendly, unified and cohesive team. Agnes brought me a menu and made some suggestions after I inquired about their various appetizers. I chose the warm brie which I thoroughly enjoyed, the fresh beet salad and the escargot which was buttery and succulent. The crusty baked French bread is some of the best I've ever tasted and it went well with the escargot sauce. They then surprised me with a birthday dessert of ice cream and a candle and since I already ordered profiteroles it almost felt "naughty" but hey it's my birthday who diets on their birthday! I loved my meal so much that I returned twice more and enjoyed a dinner with a friend of mine yesterday where I ordered the buttery sea scallops with veggies and delicious chocolate moose for dessert. This late afternoon I wanted to sit outside again and try their prix fixe menu so I chose the French onion soup, seared salmon with vegetables and profiteroles again for dessert. Agnes was my server on all three visits and Gabriel did an excellent job bringing over plates and water if Agnes was too busy. This afternoon I met Carlitos and he gave me the names of the staff here who were so helpful and welcoming. If you love to spoil yourself and really relish and take your time in a true European atmosphere then you will truly appreciate the level of service, the comforting, beautiful setting and the succulent French cuisine. In my estimation this bistro is one of the very best restaurants I've come across for authentic French cuisine and positive vibes. Even if you just wish to come here for a few appetizers your experience here will be a positive one and I guarantee you will leave feeling satiate.
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Address
1119 W Taylor St, Chicago, Illinois, USA
Features
Outdoor seating Сredit cards accepted No delivery Booking Parking No Wi-Fi No TV
Opening hours
SundaySun 15:00-21:00
MondayMon Closed
TuesdayTue 17:00-21:00
WednesdayWed 17:00-21:00
ThursdayThu 17:00-21:00
FridayFri 17:00-22:00
SaturdaySat 17:00-22:00

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