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Bistrot Zinc

#218 of 7,716 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Gold Coast
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1131 N State St, Chicago, IL 60610-6574 (Cedar)
+1 312-337-1131
11:30 - 22:00
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Sun 10:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri 11:30 - 23:00
Sat 10:00 - 23:00
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20 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The restaurant itself looks slightly French. However, the food was average good and did not really remind me of the la belle France! And the desserts were particularly American in size and flavour... tasty but very rich! I must say that our waiter was excellent... sorry I cannot remember his name!

Thank 2014Dae
Le Bugue, France
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55 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We live in France and always make a visit to Bistro Zinc when we visit Chicago. It reminds us of home, the food is good and the ambience is like a Parisian bistro.

Thank JonofPatz
Greendale, Wisconsin
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89 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I had dinner with my wife's cousin and her husband on May 5th at the Bistrot Zinc in Chicago. The restaurant is one that my wife's cousin really likes. We had a wonderful meal and time together. The restaurant has a very nice atmosphere and was full of very happy people.

Thank John B
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30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

Sunday brunch. Had the salmon Benny, French toast with berries and the special duck confit Benny. Everything was perfectly prepared. Wonderful service for the start of our Chicago gastro-tour!

Thank Virginia F
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12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 April 2017 via mobile

A delightful place for brunch and the food is fantastic The decor is so nice and definitely authentic French bistro style And yes and zinc bar for sure Loved the food and service and great Bloody Mary's Also the tile work and the color is so beautiful and cozy Bathrooms are very clean

Thank Elias B
Tegucigalpa, Honduras
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212 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 278 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017

I had been here a number of years ago and was satisfied due to an authentic french feel. Simple and authentic. Now when I found out that this place was part of restaurant week, I quickly made reservations on opentable. The menu and pricing was great. I tried some french dishes for the first time. The waiter was very professional,... More 

Peoria, Illinois
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154 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017

You can forgot that you are in USA- has such a strong French vibe- great menu- classic French bistro- they do basic very well. Pretty room, great service and prices that are decent for Chicago-

1 Thank pickEeater13
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017

A wonderful rich RED storefront sucks you in - inside tile floors, dark wood chairs, white table cloths, glass dividers, and tables of quite people, greet you. We went in to just be part of the space – eat the design - but the waiter, unpretentious, was great and the food excellent. Total experience from first step in to "we... More 

1 Thank HelloJoeOne
Seoul, South Korea
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

The food and the overall ambiance was very nice, but also relaxed and comfortable. The menu had a great range of options at various prices.

Thank Brendan O
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49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 February 2017

We went here for lunch and had a delightful experience. My friend ordered the americano and said it was expertly made. We ordered the Salade Lyonnaise, french onion soup and the croque monsieur. Everything was wonderful. For dessert we ordered a cherry custard turnover with creme anglaise and caramel (I know, it tastes as good as that sounds!)and my companion... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 30 - USD 30
French, European, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
10:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1131 N State St, Chicago, IL 60610-6574
  • Public Transportation: Red line to Clark and Division; #36 Broadway Bus
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Gold Coast
  • Neighbourhood: Gold Coast
  • Phone Number: +1 312-337-1131

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Gold Coast
Located just north of The Loop, Gold Coast is one of Chicago’s most affluent and popular neighborhoods. The original Playboy, Hugh Hefner, once had a mansion here. In addition to prestigious hotels, historic mansions and luxury high-rise apartments, you’ll also find upscale specialty boutiques and Michelin-starred restaurants. Walk along Oak Street for your shopping fix and dance through the night along Rush Street. The Newberry Library is also a great stop to check out noteworthy exhibits and rare book collections.
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