For an entree that scores high on the taste test, try one of the many options available at La Voute in Homewood.
La Voute honors a business casual dress code, so formal wear can be left behind.
Don't waste time searching for parking, we've done all the work for you. Spaces available here.
A night out here can be a bit pricey, so prepare to shell out a bit more.
Chateau D'Amour offers a variety of freshly prepared contemporary French food.
Take your vehicle to dinner
nearby parking is plentiful and will not pose a problem for drivers looking to dine.
Chateau D'Amour may cost you a little bit more than some spots, but this deliciousness is fairly-priced (and well worth the few extra bucks).
When you are hunting for some French eats, look no further than Chateau D'Amour.
Cafe Gaston can be described in two separate words -- Fresh & Homemade. All dishes are fresh and everything is homemade. From the ingredients to the fish. At Cafe Gaston you can either dine in, carry out, or cater these fabulous dishes. Breakfast, Lunch, & Dinner.
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With a stay at Park Hyatt - Chicago, you'll be centrally located in Chicago, steps from Chicago Water Tower and Loyola University Museum of Art. This 5-star hotel is close to Millennium Park and Art Institute of Chicago.
Make yourself at home in one of the 198 air-conditioned rooms featuring iPod docking stations and LCD televisions. Your pillowtop bed comes with down comforters and Egyptian cotton sheets. Windows open to city and lake views. Wired and wireless Internet access is complimentary, while 46-inch high-definition televisions with satellite programming provide entertainment. Private bathrooms with separate bathtubs and showers feature handheld showerheads and double sinks.
Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities
Relax at the full-service spa, where you can enjoy massages and body treatments. You can take advantage of recreational amenities such as a health club, an indoor pool, and a spa tub. Additional amenities include complimentary wireless Internet access, babysitting/childcare, and wedding services.
Satisfy your appetite at the hotel's restaurant, which serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner, or stay in and take advantage of 24-hour room service. At the end of the day, relax with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge.
Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include complimentary high-speed (wired) Internet access, a 24-hour business center, and limo/town car service. Event facilities at this hotel consist of conference/meeting rooms, small meeting rooms, and a ballroom. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours), and extended parking is available onsite.
Table, Donkey and Stick: A User’s Guide
Alpine Comfort Food | Charcuterie | Convivial Atmosphere | Nose to Tail | Small-Production Wines
To start: duck-liver mousse and a cheese board with nutty Hubaner and paprika-finished Piper’s Pyramid goat cheese
To share: the Swabian pretzel, served with a cauliflower-and-Comté fondue
To tuck in: the braised goat Maultaschen, dressed in mother’s milk, celery root, black trumpet mushrooms, and black truffle
Where to Sit: Options abound according to mood. Intimate two-tops are tucked into the front of the house, while communal tables are found in back. In fine weather, ask to be seated on the back patio, which gets its warmth from a fire pit and its aromas from the meats marinating in the restaurant’s outdoor smoker.
When to Go: On Monday evenings, the restaurant offers a $5 menu alongside its regular menu. The offerings vary but always include a burger special, which is made even better with cheap drinks such as a 99-cent Miller High Life.
While You’re Waiting
Grab a drink at the bar, where knowledgeable bartenders can tell you all about the ingredients in cocktails with names such as Good, Better, Besk and Judy Garland.
If it’s crowded, step across the street to Katherine Anne Confections and sample caramel-stout truffles to whet your palate.
Don’t skip the charcuterie. All of the meat is cured in-house, and the restaurant strives to use the whole animal whenever possible. Plus, it comes with delicious breads also made onsite.
What’s up with that name? Behind the bar you’ll see a copy of the Brothers Grimm fairy tale that inspired the unusual moniker. Ask one of the bartenders for the condensed version.
Speck: cured pork leg seasoned with juniper, laurel, and rosemary
Sweetbreads: mellow-tasting, smooth-textured morsels taken from a lamb or calf’s thymus gland or pancreas
While You’re in the Neighborhood
Before: Take a pleasant stroll along The 606, Chicago’s answer to New York’s High Line, and exit at California Avenue. Table, Donkey and Stick is a mere three blocks away.
After: Skip the pricey dessert menu and hit up Tastee-Freez for some dip cones or malteds. | 2815 W. Armitage Avenue
Les Nomades: A User's Guide
French Cuisine | Gold Coast | Jacket Required | Highbrow Hangout
First course: assorted house-prepared pâtés
Second course: warm lobster-and-shrimp salad with pickled mango
Main course: roasted duck breast and confit duck leg in green-peppercorn sauce
Dessert: Grand Marnier soufflé
Where to Sit: If it's chilly and you have your pick, ask for a spot by one of the wood-burning fireplaces.
When to Go: For a lighter (or simply less pricey) dinner, stop by before 5:30 p.m. to sample from the three-course pretheater menu.
While You're Waiting
Pretend it's 1978—when Les Nomades was an invitation-only private club—and that your tablemates are the people you have to impress to gain entry.
Expand your intellectual horizons by eavesdropping on nearby conversations—the restaurant's celebrity visitors have included "more Nobel laureates than rock stars," owner Mary Beth Liccioni told the Chicago Tribune.
Confit: a dish made by salt-curing meat (frequently duck) before cooking and storing it in its own rendered fat.
Sweetbreads: these mellow-tasting, smooth-textured morsels don't come from the bakery. Rather, they're harvested from the thymus gland or pancreas of a calf or lamb.
While You're in the Neighborhood
Before: See what's on the calendar at the Alliance Française de Chicago (810 N. Dearborn Street)—Francophilic fun often includes film screenings, cooking classes, and lectures on literature, wine, and fashion.
After: Remain in the lap of luxury by sipping a nightcap at The Bar at The Peninsula (108 E. Superior Street), where a cozy fireplace helps illuminate chic, art nouveau–inspired decor.