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France has graciously loaned three things to America: wineable grapes, Gerard Depardieu, and words that end with a silent but deadly x. Admire the taste of a tradition that has lasted well beyond the Statue of Liberty's original shine with today's Groupon to Bistro 110. For $25, you'll get $50 worth of mouthwatering hedonistic creations made in the French tradition of rich sauces and copious butter, or as the French call it, "fool's gold."
The charming neighborhood bistro carefully balances upscale service and cuisine with a bustling casual atmosphere in much the same way that Bistro 110's expert waiters can balance a bowl of soup overhead without spilling a drop. Award-winning Chef Dominique Tougne's dinner menu offers decadent starters, such as mussels steamed with Chablis, garlic butter, and shallots ($10.95) and Bistro 110's notoriously rich artichoke baked with brie ($9.95). The elegance and complexity of green peppercorn sauce perfectly dresses oven-roasted sea scallops with rosemary polenta ($27.95). Francophiles and masters of disguise will appreciate famous spy-chef Julia Child's roasted duck with peaches ($26.95), while herbivores and herbivoyeurs can taste Chef Tougne's angel-hair pasta with wood-roasted tomatoes and pesto ($15.95).
Bistro 110 also serves up mom-pleasing brunches and elegant lunches conducive to the wooage of clients or up-catching of friends. Try the endive and goat-cheese salad ($7.95) and some classic French onion soup ($6.95) for a light lunch, or taste the French flair of New Orleans fare with a French Quarter frittata (with roasted bell peppers, onions, tomatoes, and herbs, $14.95) and a mimosa ($6) for brunch.
Your Groupon is not valid February 12–14.
- We particularly enjoy the rosemary and thyme-flecked roasted chicken. Cassoulet is definitely worth considering, as are the mussels, their flavor punched up by a classic sauce of shallots, Chablis and butter. (Frites are great for sopping it up.) And the salade niçoise? It features more than its share of grilled tuna. Fish dishes in general are well crafted. For dessert, the crème brûlée is tops. – Gayot
- The restaurant features a colorful, vibrant design and a large dining room typically bustling with activity and noise. It's all part of the eatery's charm: Bistro 110 perfectly manages to be fancy without being pretentious; the courteous servers are happy to slightly alter menu items to suit your taste. – Erin Brereton, CenterStage Chicago
- My favourite [sic] Chicago restaurant. The food is great, and the french onion soup is the best I've had. The service is always excellent. It is not too expensive either. I HIGHLY recommend it. – Laura M., Urbanspoon
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Apr 28, 2010. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per table. Reservation required. Not valid Feb. 12–14. Not valid with other offers. Tax and gratuity not included. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.