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222 E. Ontario St., Chicago, 60611

Rating: The Michelin Plate

What the Michelin inspectors said…

Though the casual dining movement seems unstoppable, this elegant holdout still likes to kick it old school. Here, along with classical French cuisine, guests are also treated to suited waiters and cart brigade service. In fact, this quaint two-story townhouse, set in the heart of Streeterville and decked out with throw pillow-lined banquettes, fresh-flower arrangements and an upstairs tea salon, makes for the perfect backdrop. Just past the entrance, find a small parlour and polished bar, which also doubles as a fine perch for a pre-dinner martini in an etched glass.

Come dinnertime, diners look forward to a prix-fixe menu that allows them to choose between various courses, including an ahi tart, warming mushroom soup and sweet Grand Marnier soufflé.

We want to try…

Sautéed Dover sole, warm fingerling potato salad, tarragon sauce (part of prixe-fixe four-course menu, $135).

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