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French Chicago Market

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In a Nutshell

Soup-focused restaurant puts its own spin on comfort food with Tomato Basil, Split Pea, Butternut Squash, and specialty grilled cheeses

The Fine Print

Expires 90 days after purchase. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Limit 1 per table. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. Must purchase 1 food item. Valid only at listed location. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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Tips

  • “The soda is amazing and the 'trust me' grilled cheese is the BEST. ”

  • “create a great soup !”

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    French Chicago Market

    131 N Clinton St.

    Ste. 27

    Chicago, Illinois 60661

    312-454-2991

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