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La Petite Folie

Hyde Park
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1504 E 55th St, Chicago, IL 60615-5504
+1 773-493-1394
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
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Tue - Sun 17:00 - 21:00
Tue - Fri 11:30 - 14:00
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north carolina
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a very good meal, with a fine wine that went well with the magnet de canard and an enjoyable apple tart. The service was very good.

Thank niccolo
Danville, Illinois, United States
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133 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2017

The house still had several tables with people dining but we were turned away. I have been to this place several times in past years and wanted a nice lunch for my brother and sister -in-law and myself. we had had a rough day already due to my mother's entombment and were not able to make many advance arrangements. The... More 

Thank janecS1001XO
Chicago, Illinois
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46 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 February 2017

What should have been an enjoyable family dinner was somewhat ruined by our indifferent waiter and his poor service. We were looking forward to going to this classy looking restaurant with the white linen tablecloths and fine glass stemware. As we approached the restaurant, tucked away in a semi strip mall, the look from the outside was inviting; big picture... More 

2 Thank Gary R
illinois usa
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41 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 December 2016

This is the best place in hyde park. Its quiet, the meal is served at a nice pace, not too american not to french. Its a place where the kitchen knows the likes, dislikes, amd allergies if guests yet you feel a world away from home. Great food.

Thank hotelfussbudger
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

First time here for my family, including our U of Chicago students. Plan to return next time we're in town. Had dinner here on a Saturday evening. Everything was excellent, and portions were generous. The Beef Parmentier was one of the best entrees I've enjoyed in recent memory. Other family members also found their selections - coq au vin, duck... More 

1 Thank SpringBreakerOneNine
Chicago, Illinois
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 September 2016

La Petit Follie had been on my list to try for quite some time. One night several of us tried it. Atmosphere and decor are lovely. The onion tarte was great. The veal marengo was perfect; however, salmon from prix fixe menu was overcooked and dry while the walleye was undercooked! Chocolate torte dessert was excellent. Overall, we think we... More 

1 Thank Lois J
Tyler, Texas
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48 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 June 2016 via mobile

Excited to be visiting Northwestern University and University of Chicago with our family this week. We've been looking forward to eating at nice restaurants. =) We saw beautiful photos of the desserts on Trip Advisor. Since we already had eaten dinner, my lovely daughter and I stopped by La Petite Folie this evening for dessert & coffee. Several tables were... More 

2 Thank Laura H
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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157 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 June 2016

This is a very good, unpretentious French cafe with a traditional menu. Being very close to the Univ. of Chicago it is frequented by numerous academic types. Unfortunately when we were there, near the end of the term, there were several large groups of university faculty and students. So it was much louder that usual.

Thank M33star
Arlington, Virginia
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55 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2016

The chef saved me from myself. I ordered the venison medium and it was presented medium rare, preserving the lean and tasty meat. Thanks to the chef. Accompanied by roasted, shaved brusselspouts, I had a dinner to savor. Two bonus items were the leek Gruyere as an appetizer and for dessert, a delicious Belgian chocolate torte. Great value for the... More 

Thank Eric W
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156 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 January 2016

This restaurant seems like a dependable place. The food and service are decent, but nothing special. The prices are reasonable.

1 Thank MinnesotaTim

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 31 - USD 40
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1504 E 55th St, Chicago, IL 60615-5504
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Hyde Park
  • Neighbourhood: Hyde Park
  • Phone Number: +1 773-493-1394

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

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Hyde Park
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