The French pride themselves on their athleticism, from the deft kick of a soccer ball to the precise maneuvering of a tennis racket and the lithe flip of a kitchen skillet. Get your heart and stomach pumping with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of bistro fare at Le Poulet Bistro.
Le Poulet Bistro's rotisserie chefs roast their succulent meats in the European style, capturing flavorsome juices while letting fat slink away to create mouthwatering menu items. Anchor incisors into the rotisserie whole chicken ($14.95), which juicily graces plates loaded with slaw and two savory side options. Crepes ($7.25, add $1.50 for chicken) turn mouths into vegetable hot spots with the spinach and tomato stuffing of the Florentine or the asparagus and mushrooms of the Le Poulet, both doused in a creamy béchamel sauce. Le Poulet's soup is homemade and changes daily, but diners may find a bowl full of french onion ($3.50), which, like a Monty Python movie, starts cheesy but ends too quickly, resulting in frustrated spoon biting.
Emulating the continental bistros of Europe, Le Poulet charms passersby into the bistro's depths with its casual flair. The bistro's no-fee BYOB service affably allows outside drinks inside so patrons don't have to smuggle their beverages to their table in hollowed-out birthday cake.
Le Poulet Bistro
The culinary artisans at Le Poulet Bistro craft crepes le poulet, beef bourguignon, and traditional French dishes in an elegant, rural French setting. Behind a white-brick façade, waiters carry dishes over dark hardwood floors and past burnt-umber walls spotted with French-themed art. Le Poulet’s European style of cooking lets meat continually baste itself through the cooking process, a feat of automation bettered only by barrels of self-linking monkeys. Sweet treats such as the crepes Mon Ami—thin French pancakes filled with fruit and vanilla whipped cream—cap off evenings alongside authentic Italian Lavazza coffee.
I ate at this restaurant tonight and had the BEST rotisserie chicken EVER!Stephanie G., Yelp, 4/19/11
What a great addition to this boring neighborhood. I walked in and felt like I was transported to a different world. It's so cozy inside and the staff is super cool.Kymberly J., Yelp, 4/18/11
3205 N Opal Ave.
Chicago, Illinois 60634