Bistro Voltaire

Chicago
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.