Cafe Bernard Chicago Bites Podcast #102

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The perfectly sliced grapes were the highlight of the Brie.

The perfectly sliced grapes were the highlight of the Brie.

Cafe Barnard is a Lincoln Park staple. But what is it about its French fare that keeps folks coming back? Tammy and I brought friends to dinner to test the menu and find out.

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Show Notes:
00:00 – 01:21 The mystery French place
01:22 – 04:26 Lived-in charm, basket-o-bread, baked Brie, and escargot
04:27 – 06:33 Wine and service commentary
06:34 – 13:28 Main dishes A.K.A. a game of chess with sauce
13:29 – 18:08 Dessert and dessert wine not so sweet
18:09 – 19:06 Ratings and sign-off

Cafe Bernard
2100 N. Halsted
Chicago, IL

Bridget’s Cafe Bernard Ratings:
Food Quality: 3/5
Value: 4/5
Service: 3/5
Ambiance: 3/5
Overall: 5/10

Tammy’s Cafe Bernard Ratings:
Food Quality: 3/5
Value: 3/5
Service: 4/5
Ambiance: 2/5
Overall: 5/10

Average price per person: $45

The steak is very peppery but some thought it better than those at a fancy steak house.

The steak is very peppery but some thought it better than those at a fancy steak house.

  1. Joe left a comment on April 15, 2008 at 7:18 am

    Cafe Bernard used to be a favorite destination for high school French class field trips. When I went there (yeeaarrrs ago 🙂 it was okay, but it was outshined by other spots like the late, lamented Cafe Figaro.
    Love the show!

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