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The Grocery Bistro

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(312) 850-9291
804 W Washington Blvd
Chicago, IL 60607
Category: Restaurants:Restaurants - American


About

The Grocery Bistro is refinery at its finest— all the farm-fresh variety of a grocery, polished and amplified by an innovative menu, talented new chef, and serene setting. The contemporary French-influenced American fare is seasonal; organic ingredients are handpicked from first-class local meat and seafood markets year-round. A popular exploitation of Chef Daniel Marquis’ renowned skill in meat preparation is their succulent prosciutto-wrapped rabbit, served with an earthy parsnip purée, cipollini onions, and a curried carrot crêpe. Pulling exceptional flavor from various spice shops across the city, it’s no wonder that The Grocery Bistro’s seasoning is a signature. Patrons can taste such precise and layered flavoring in dishes like the succulent Pork Cheeks, complemented by creamy pumpkin polenta and roasted apples. The artisan cheese flight changes daily, and is served with a crisp garlic crostini, truffle honey, and apricot-fig terrine. The atmosphere here is kept lively and engaging by the communal table, an elegant focal point. The menu is displayed gracefully on a wall-spanning chalkboard, while other walls act as a rotating gallery for local artists. The best part about this re-envisioned grocery oasis? It’s BYOB.


Products And Services

The Grocery Bistro is refinery at its finest— all the farm-fresh variety of a grocery, polished and amplified by an innovative menu, talented new chef, and serene setting. The contemporary French-influenced American fare is seasonal; organic ingredients are handpicked from first-class local meat and seafood markets year-round. A popular exploitation of Chef Daniel Marquis’ renowned skill in meat preparation is their succulent prosciutto-wrapped rabbit, served with an earthy parsnip purée, cipollini onions, and a curried carrot crêpe. Pulling exceptional flavor from various spice shops across the city, it’s no wonder that The Grocery Bistro’s seasoning is a signature. Patrons can taste such precise and layered flavoring in dishes like the succulent Pork Cheeks, complemented by creamy pumpkin polenta and roasted apples. The artisan cheese flight changes daily, and is served with a crisp garlic crostini, truffle honey, and apricot-fig terrine. The atmosphere here is kept lively and engaging by the communal table, an elegant focal point. The menu is displayed gracefully on a wall-spanning chalkboard, while other walls act as a rotating gallery for local artists. The best part about this re-envisioned grocery oasis? It’s BYOB.


Payment Options

Visa, Mastercard, Cash, Debit


Languages Spoken

English


Year Founded

2009


Number Of Locations

1


Number Of Employees

11


Reviews and Ratings for The Grocery Bistro

Average Rating
Rated 5 stars
by Agnes F.

March 25, 2010

"Came here to Grocery Bistro when it first opened (literally the second day) and was impressed with their food and service. Because of the bad publicity they were getting from the drama of changing chefs, i stayed away from the place for a while. I came back to check out the new chef last week and to use my expiring groupon. We started with the cheese plate and we were in love with the selection they had. The apricot/fig spread was delicious as well. Then we shared mussels and tartar two ways, both were tasty and executed well. For entrees, my bf had the pork cheeks with pumpkin polenta and i had the scallops with short ribs. As everyone commented here, the pork cheeks had a nice deep flavor that tasted more like beef. The accompanying pumpkin polenta was great as well and the whole plate tasted like fall to me. The scallops however were sliced too thin and therefore seared too much. The short rib that came with in contrast was tender and cooked perfectly. We were too full to order any desserts so we just opted for coffees. Our server Jim was helpful and knowledgeable and the service was friendly. All in all, its a good neighborhood BYO place."

  

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