Subway: Red to Chicago(312) 944-8400 bistronomic.net41.897939 -87.626894 840 N Wabash Ave (between Pearson and Chestnut Sts) Gold Coast, Chicago
Lunch (Tue–Fri), dinnerAverage share plate: $12
Martial Noguier—the veteran of one sixtyblue and Café des Architectes—has gone decidedly more casual at his solo venture. Here, it’s all simple bistro foods: pâté, oxtail ravioli, roasted chicken. Most of it is prepared by the book and executed skillfully. Still, these dishes, seen hundreds of times before, leave behind a nagging déjà vu. You’ve been here before—what was it that brought you back again? It’s not the room, and not the crowd. But it may just be the delicious grilled cheese du jour.