French cuisine is decadent and filling, although less so once you realize that eating the entire cloth napkin is politely discouraged. Bon appétit with this Groupon.
$18 for Three Vouchers ($36 Value); Each Voucher Good for $12 Off Your Bill
You can order anything off the menu, including sandwiches such as a ham-and-cheese croissant ($6). The café also serves soups ($4.50 each) and a variety of mixed green salads ($6.75–$7).
Want a Suggestion?
- Sandwich—croquet-monsieur with sliced ham and gruyère ($7)
- Soup—organic tomato basil ($4.50)
Total Bill: $11.50 for one person
Le Cafe du Marche
It’s rush hour at Ogilvie Transportation Center, and from the Canal Street entrance, you have a great view of late commuters sprinting to catch their train. For those who have a few minutes to spare, however, the long concourse offers more than a ride out to the suburbs. Explorers who follow the Chicago French Market’s red and blue sign will find the cute French café—Le Cafe du Marche.
Helmed by the owner of the popular restaurant, Bistro Voltaire, Le Cafe du Marche offers decadent French café fare, including housemade quiche, organic soups, and tuna niçoise and duck-confit sandwiches. The menu, which mirrors classic dishes from the cafés of France, is no doubt more casual than its parent restaurant. However, the attention to detail remains unchanged between the two establishments—chefs manually torch the sugar atop each housemade crème brûlée.