MostBest Chicago | French

There are 142 French restaurants in Chicago. Feeling overwhelmed? MostBest know the Top 3.

These eateries have the je ne sais quoi that make French restaurants so desirable.


via Flickr user ulterior epicure

via Flickr user ulterior epicure

Lauded as one of the best French restaurants in the country, Les Nomades will leave you feeling like a king or queen. Gentlemen—you’ll need to wear a jacket. Service is outstanding, and everything is prepared with such elegance and sophistication, we suggest you indulge in the five-course menu to try as much as possible.

We Love Their: Grilled Calamari, Duck Confit, Lemongrass Creme Brule

222 E Ontario St
(312) 649-9010


via Flickr user Zeke Franco

via Flickr user Zeke Franco

Le Bouchon is an intimate French gem that will transport you to Paris, delivering decadence in a cozy atmosphere. This is the perfect spot for a date or special occasion. Everything is authentic and cooked to perfection, and for slightly cheaper prices, head here on a Tuesday for the prix fixe menu.

We Love Their: Lapin au Vin, Bouillabaisse, Choucroute Royale

1958 N Damen Ave
(773) 862-6600



via Flickr user Benny Wong

Lit with candles, this cozy, two-floor, dimly-lit restaurant serves up some of Chicago’s most decadent French dishes, making it ideal for a date. Don’t pass up on the cocktails, because the mixology is at the highest level. Check out the strong, smooth, and delicious Aviation or St. Germain Fizz.

We Love Their: Roasted Bone Marrow, Brussel Sprouts, Aviation, St. Germain Fizz

840 W Randolph St
(312) 243-9712