2100 N Halsted St.,
Chicago , IL 60614 UNITED STATES
Based on 20 reviews
9Very cute place. Great food and wine!! Great ambience! Nice place to take a date.
Chicago's Best Kept SecretWe happened upon this little place by accident while in Chicago on our anniversary. It was the perfect place for a romantic but low-key and unfussy dinner. The service was great, the atmosphere was cozy and the food was excellent (and inexpensive - our bill was about $75 with wine, dinner, dessert and tip). I will go back every time I visit Chicago.
Wonderful experienceWe sat at a table next to the window and watched the snow fall as we sipped on a sweet Merlot. The food was very good. I had the NY sirloin and it came with a very delicious sauce. A special of the day, stuffed rainbow trout, was simply fantastic. We were in a seafood mood and also had two appetizers. The steamed mussles were a plenty and not a single one was left. The same is true for the oysters in a hlaf shell, which were huge!
great place!!this is a small , home restaurant, the food is good, the price is reasonable, nice place, I will go there again if I get the chance !! ^^"
Fabulous food, ambience, and service!The food is impeccable, arguably the best French cuisine I have ever had. The calamari was delightful and aromatic with just the perfect amount of garlic and onions. It was tender and robust in flavor. The escargot are reminiscent of something straight from Paris. Drenched in a garlicky butter/olive oil, it was sheer heaven. We had the beef sirloin on a bed of field salad. The meat was so tender, it actually melted in your mouth. It was cooked medium rare to perfection. The wonderful balsamic vinegar added the perfect touch and flavor to the salad. We are going back to Chicago just for this place! Absolute heaven!
We sat outside along the street, and that was wonderful. But we did note that the inside parlor was truly lush and romantic.
Caution: Located down a side street from the main street there in Lincoln Park. Don't blink, or you'll miss it.
A perfect evening!Delicious food, excellent service and incredible value are one thing, but the romantic atmosphere of Red Rooster simply cannot be matched. My fiance and I were greeted and seated promptly, tended to appropriately but were left alone to revel in the moment. The quaint European country decor and soft lighting transform the diner into another world. My soft-shelled crab sautee was exquisite, her garlic potatoes were flavorful without being overpowering, the steamed vegetables crisp and fresh, and the soft background music heightened the ambiance. With the two of us at opposite ends of the country and not able to get together as often as we would like, our time together in Chicago was precious. Red Rooster not only made it memorable, but easily the most romantic dinner of my life!
What a find!We decided to try the Red Rooster after reading all of the glowing reviews on Citysearch. I am so glad we did!
What a gem!We have a 7 month old son and have been taking Saturday night as "date" night since he was born. I always look in Citysearch for new, interesting places. When I saw reviews for the Red Rooster, I thought it couldn't be as great and cheap as everyone says. I was wrong! We had a fabulous dinner. The waiter was attentive and nice, the food was excellent, the ambience was perfect and wine was great. We both commented that you would never know just what a gem it was until you walked inside. We were very surprised that we could have appetizers (don't miss the mussels!!), mains, dessert and wine for under $80 total. Definitely save room for dessert ... a chocoholics heaven!
Cozy, lovely spot for an intimate dinnerDefinitely recommend mondays for a quiet, intimate dinner for two! It was quiet, the food was piping hot, and the service was extremely attentive. I'll definitely recommend this as a hidden Chicago treasure.
charming gemWe were visiting from Wisconsin and shopping in the Armitage neighborhood, and while reading reviews for good dinner spots - realized we were very close to the Rooster. Don't be fooled by the back door entrance - no that's not a service entrance, yes that is the door. We got there early (around 5:30) on a Saturday. Our server was warm and friendly. The house Cote-du-Rhone was quite good and cheap. I had rabbit, my husband had the chicken crepes. The bread was quite good (my husband thinks it's the best indicator of a restaurant quality). I highly recommend the chocolate bread pudding! Our only complaint - the restaurant was incredibly dark.
OustandingIn absolute terms, as good as you could want. In terms of value and overall feel ten out of five. Fantastic, this place absolutely rocks. We just got back from an inpromptu dinner and have nothing but praise for this small and eclectic place.
Hidden GemI'm not sure if it's quite that hidden anymore, given the citysearch following. I went there based on reviews I read here and was blown away. I opted for the prix fixe menu w/ wine and could not believe the quality of the dishes at that price. Very highly recommended. The restaurant is contained in one room centered around a huge bar and is located behind Cafe Bernard. Don't go up more than a few stairs, the first time I went my date and I made it to the 3rd floor I think. Although the room is dark and simple decorated, the place has a wonderful atmosphere.
Unpretentious French Food and Romantic AmbienceImpressed. A small place with outstanding french food this side of the Atlantic. Service was prompt and my fiance and I enjoyed it thouroughly.... my fiance was so happy with the food, he was humming throughout his dinner. I couldn't believe how buttery and light the salmon in cabernet sauce was--- and the accompaning vegetables were perfect. Romantic setting- we didn't feel rushed and were able to relax and have quiet conversation in the dimly lit room. The value is unbeatable.
Amazingly romantic and quaintI flew to Chicago from Washington State to meet a very special friend of mine I hadn't seen in 8 years. I found this incredible little restaurant by clicking on a link to "places to eat" within walking distance to the theater. We arrived and looked at each other as if to say "uh oh." But when we walked through the door we were swept away into another place, away from the hustle and bustle of the streets outside. The waiter (owner?) was an amazing host. The food was to die for as well as unique (soft-shell crab). We were well-taken care of. Be adventurous and keep an open mind when visiting this little gem of a restaurant. You will not be disappointed. I can't wait to come back and visit again! Thank you so much!
Great food, romantic atmosphere with a European touch!I was looking for a place in Chicago to have a nice romantic dinner for New Years Eve. This was one of the highly recommended restaurants on this site (also one of the few that wasn't completely booked) so I thought I'd give it a try. We loved it! The food was delicious, the service superb and the atmosphere very romantic. Candles on every table and they played the whole Tidal cd by Fional Apple and Tori Amos now everytime I hear a songs off those cds I am transported back to our romantic dinner. The wall our table was on had this charcoal sketch of a French villa it was very charming. I would go again for sure!
Great cozy restaurant in Lincoln ParkFantastic ambiance at this quaint Lincoln Park establishment. The food was outstanding and the prices were great for the quality of food and service. Wine list is pretty good and the atmosphere is fantastic for dates or a dinner with a small group of friends (6 would be the max) b/c of size of restaurant. It makes it even better that it is tucked away and you have to know where it is to find it. One of our great finds in Chicago from a dining perspective.
red rooster wine bar and cafeMy husband visted this website and we decided this place sounded wonderful.
Great Date SpotWe went for our anniversary and this was hands down our favorite restaurant while in Chicago. The food is out of this world good and the prices are so reasonable. We had the steamed mussels for an appetizer. God bless Chicago and its love of bread because the broth that the mussels came with was even more delicious when we dipped our bread in it. Okay, we shamelessly sopped it up and had to ask our waitress to do an intervention and get it off the table! Our waitress Christy was delightful - she explained the menu, suggested a wine that would compliment our meals and checked on us but never hovered. I highly recommend the chicken crepes and the creme brulee piled with fresh berries. The restaurant is charmin - only 14 tables. But it does not feel crowded or cramped. It is warm and cozy. The evening was perfect -romantic, enchanting, great food, atmosphere, company... We will definately be back on our next visit.
The worst place i've ever been at!I went there with my husband for a romantic dinner in april 2007. I searched the web and found this place. It had good reviews, was supposed to be romantic and unexpensive. When we got there i got a little scared. The place was really tiny, it looked like an appartment and smell there was horrible. The only too stuff members were two guys. They seemed to be not straight, which is OK with me, but my boyfriend wasn't happy with the way they looked at him. Forgot to mention that we were the only two customers at the place. We were seated at the table and i saw the "usual household insect" running down the wall. By that time we already ordered the food and didn't feel like complaning, so we just changed the table and sat in the middle of the room. Food was horrible; potatoes smelled bad and vegetables were not fresh. I'm highly consearned with the person who wrote positive reviews for this place. There is nothing good in it. Don't waste your money and don't go there.
Great neighborhood spot with great food, low price.This is a hide-away with extraordinary food well prepared in classic french style and an extensive list of affordable wines. We live in the neighborhood and love this restaurant. All I can say about the previous review is that homophobes should maybe stick to the suburbs where they belong. As for the sighting of the "usual household pest" have you ever heard of the term "projection"? Peace.
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