The bistro is the friendly neighbor in the world of eateries, kinder than aloof restaurants and classier than slovenly, drunken pubs that always accidentally burn themselves down. Put your appetite in good hands with today's Groupon: for $20, you get $40 worth of authentic French classics and drinks at LM Restaurant French Gastro Bistro.
Featured on the likes of WGN TV, LM Restaurant French Gastro Bistro’s head chef Bradford Phillips crafts each meal using seasonal ingredients and skills rooted in a solid culinary background. Please palates with appetizers, such as a fresh spinach salad dressed in cider vinaigrette and crowned with St. Agur cheese and apple walnuts ($8). Entree choices include a cassoulet made of duck confit, cocoa beans, and lamb sausage ($26), as well as pan-roasted amish chicken breast with wild mushrooms, spring onions, and brioche ($23). Like the earth itself, the signature three-course prix-fixe menu ($37) rotates weekly, and the wine list can lubricate any throat with aged grapes, beer, and cocktails such as the classic French 75 ($12).
LM Restaurant, which is owned by husband and wife Stephan and Nicole Outrequin Quaisser, takes its name from the couple's children, Luc and Mary. Deep earth tones of umber and sienna and an outdoor garden soothe the mind as the cuisine soothes the palate, resulting in an experience both memorable and relaxing. LM is accessible by taking the Brown Line to Western or forcing a friend to transport you in a rickshaw.
LM Bistro channels classic French traditions into a casual atmosphere that “will win over those in search of authentic, fanfare-less, Euro-style dining,” according to Chicago magazine. The menu, devised by chef Brad Phillips, features classic French flavors. Appetizers such as terrine maison lentil salad, red onion jam, and veal sweetbreads are ideal for smaller appetites, for adding the right touch to a giant costume, or for sharing over a few glasses from the bistro’s French-centric wine list. Larger dishes, meanwhile, feature modern classics such as suckling pig tart apple salad with onion purée and cider gastrique and the timeless, rustic food France is known for, typified by the roasted chicken atop eggplant purée beloved by Time Out Chicago.