Food & Drink

A French hideaway in River North

Published On 07/20/2011 Published On 07/20/2011
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1. Bistro Voltaire 226 W Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60610

This snug French foodery's appointed with rows of tiny portraits depicting notable Gallic gents and ladies (plus a massive mural of the eponymous philosopher himself), setting the scene for selections like duck terrine w/ cherries and pistachios, pastry-wrapped "feuille de brick" salmon w/ dauphine potatoes and ratatouille, and mussels three ways (mariniere, Provencal, Roquefort), an openness that suggests they've really come out of their shell.