534 N. Clark St., Chicago, 60654
Rating: The Michelin Plate
What the Michelin inspectors said…
This posh bistro is clearly visible to passers-by thanks to its large windows and distinctive signage. Hushed and intimate inside, the dining room is awash in a palette of soothing greys and dressed up with herringbone floors along with black-and-white photography. Servers may be casually dressed, but are attentive and engaging.
Brindille’s menu bears a strong Parisian accent influenced by the chef’s love for French cuisine. Roasted chestnuts are whirled into a creamy soup and poured over compressed apple, wild mushrooms and puffed rice. Spot-on Dover sole meunière is plated with a purée of watercress and golden-crisp pommes rissolées. And for dessert, preserved cherries are just one option to fill the baked-to-order almond clafoutis.
We want to try…
Riviera-inspired roast chicken ‘poulet rouge’, with fingerling potatoes and bulb onions fondant, glazed eggplant, slow-roasted tomatoes, chickpeas, green raisins and candied lemon.