840 N. Wabash Ave., Chicago, 60611
Rating: The Michelin Plate
What the Michelin inspectors said…
Tucked away from the buzz of the Magnificent Mile, Bistronomic is a great place to cool your tired heels. Jaunty red awnings beckon brightly, and the revolving door spins guests into a warm room that’s focused on the bonhomie of dining with friends. Oxblood walls, grey banquettes and a central bar play up the bistro feel, while the kitchen conveys creativity with fresh renditions of tasty classics.
Rusticity and elegance come together in a fillet of Lake Superior whitefish that is pan-seared to golden-brown and matched with spring ratatouille, preserved lemon and puréed eggplant. Exquisitely crisp feuilletine is a glamorous upgrade to the classic Kit Kat bar, folded with hazelnuts, bittersweet chocolate and finished with a sweet-tart orange sauce.
We want to try…
Maple leaf duck breast aux fruits with haricots verts, chioggia beet, sliced almonds and an aged port and balsamic reduction ($29.95).