Three-Course Bistro Dinner for Two or Four or $11 for $22 Worth of Bistro Cuisine for Lunch at The Backstage Bistro

The Backstage Bistro

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Elizabeth P. · 21 reviews TOP REVIEWER
May 17, 2014
Amazing food and friendly service! Excellent value, and much larger portions than I had expected.


Dennis S. · 5 reviews TOP REVIEWER
March 20, 2014
With or without a Groupon deal, this is a great deal more than a student lab. Our meal was cooked perfectly, creatively and had some pleasant surprises not on the menu. Regular price was $20 for three starter plates--scallops had 3 good sized pieces , lamb had two small chops but plenty for lunch and then choice of another app or dessert.


George G. ·
March 13, 2014
The Backstage Bistro staff was most accommodating to all our needs and requests. Great experience.

What You'll Get

Choose from Three Options

  • $22 for a three-course prix fixe bistro dinner for two ($44 value)
  • $40 for a three-course prix fixe bistro dinner for four ($88 value)
  • $11 for $22 worth of bistro cuisine for lunch; see the lunch menu

Prix-fixe dinner menus change weekly. Each diner receives the following:

  • One starter, such as mixed ceviche with sour orange
  • One entree, such as roast chicken with Oaxacan mole and yucca
  • One dessert, such as chocolate cake with brownie cookies

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The Fine Print

Promotional value expires Mar 21, 2014. Amount paid never expires. Limit 2 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift. Limit 1 per table. Valid only for option purchased. Reservation required. Dine-in only. Valid only for select dates only. Must use promotional value in 1 visit. Dates subject to change based on school calendar and emergency weather closures. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

About The Backstage Bistro

Housed inside the Illinois Institute of Art, The Backstage Bistro is unique in its all-inclusive approach to food from around the world. But its staff, comprised entirely of students from the school's culinary-arts program, is just as unique. As the final step of their education, students embark on an 11-week program during which they rotate through all the restaurant's positions, from front-of-house duties to the kitchen. Some students design and implement menus that change weekly, focusing on a chosen theme or culinary region. Others may ferry dishes to and from the dining room or unmask pairs of children disguised as one adult food critic in a trench coat. In the dining room, guests can take a peek at the kitchen's activity through glass walls as they enjoy lunch or prix fixe dinners. The restaurant's adventurous food and unique approach have also earned it appreciation from top chefs, including Rachael Ray, who filmed there for the Food Network show $40 a Day.

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