Jan 142008
 
The three-salmon appetizer is second only to the salmon entrée at Cyrano's Bistrot.

The three-salmon appetizer is second only to the salmon entrée at Cyrano's Bistrot.

The chef at Cyrano’s turns out spectacular dishes that are affordable and right-sized for every course. From the cheese plate and lobster bisque to the coq au vin and chocolate mousse, everything is mouth watering. The only thing holding this cozy bistrot back is uneven service. Still, it’s one of the best French restaurants I’ve tried in Chicago so far, and Tammy and I plan to wander in more often.

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Show Notes:
00:00 – 02:03 Quest for cheese leads to consistantly good, affordable food
02:04 – 03:05 Ambiance and charm
03:06 – 03:51 Bread glorious bread
03:52 – 05:15 Menu quibbles and courses
05:16 – 05:57 Salmon-three-ways and muscles
05:58 – 07:06 Portions and stuffin’ ourselves
07:07 – 09:16 Coq au vin and and salmon entrée
09:17 – 10:45 Save room for chocolate mousse and crème caramel
10:46 – 13:00 About service
13:01 – 14:08 Ratings and wrap-up

Cyrano’s Bistrot
546 N Wells St.
Chicago, IL 60610
(312) 467-0546 | Make Reservations

Bridget’s Cyrano’s Bistrot Ratings:
Food Quality: 5/5
Value: 5/5
Service: 3/5
Ambiance: 4/5
Overall: 8/10

Tammy’s Cyrano’s Bistrot Ratings:
Food Quality: 5/5
Value: 4/5
Service: 4/5
Ambiance: 5/5
Overall: 8/10

Average Price per person: $70 for the whole-nine-yards but you can eat there for less. This is the perfect neighborhood place for a quiet evening with a small group of close friends or for a date. But don’t plan on a quick meal.

The mussels are served in a sauce that is perfect for bread dipping.

The mussels are served in a sauce that is perfect for bread dipping.

  2 Responses to “Cyrano’s Bistrot Chicago Bites Podcast #91”

  1. F.Y.I. Chocolate Mousse (the lovely dessert) is spelled “Mousse” not MOOSE & mussels (the shellfish) are spelled “Mussels” not MUSCLES (the body part)

  2. What? Not like the animal? Not like the body part? Right you are on both counts. Hee. Hee. See? This is what happens when I’m tired and use spell check instead of proofing! I fixed the mistakes. Thanks for the catches and please keep reading!

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