Hours: Lunch, dinner: Monday-Saturday
Open late: Friday & Saturday till 11
Top-notch Bucktown bistro, a true taste of Paris.
A true taste of Paris in Bucktown: chef Jean-Claude Poilevey turns out French specialties from escargots and frog legs to a heavenly duck for two in a sauce de bigarade (orange and Grand Marnier). The onion soup covered with a generous layer of bubbly melted cheese is always a treat, as is the house paté, and on a cold winter night the cassoulet Toulousain is warm and filling. The wine selection is impressive too. While the small room is always packed and lacks ample waiting space, it continues to draw an eclectic crowd, even on Mondays, when bottles of wine are half off. Parking can be tough; for similar fare in a less crowded space, try Poileveys La Sardine in the Randolph Street market district.
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