The other night, Frances and I ended up adding another hotel bar to our list: LM Bistro at Hotel Felix. We had already had a couple drinks at happy hour elsewhere (along with half the bar menu), and were looking to have one last drink before calling it a night. LM Bistro was the perfect spot.
I’d been to LM Restaurant in Lincoln Square before (it’s closed now), but this was definitely more of a laid-back vibe. We ordered some wine and a cheese platter, and since it was late on a Thursday night, had the place mostly to ourselves. Although there was only one other table seated and a couple people at the bar, it didn’t feel empty – it felt cozy.
I just loved the Eiffel Tower drawn on the chalkboard and the cool wine collection, displayed behind a glass wall.
I’ve been compiling quite a place of Parisian refuges here in Chicago. So far, here are a few of my favorite spots:
- LM Bistro
- Bijan’s: cute yet affordable French restaurant right downtown on State Street
- Paris Club: haven’t really partied there, but did have a great Mother’s Day brunch
- Paris La Nuit at Katerina’s: this jazz group plays pretty frequently at this small bar on Irving Park
- P.O.S.H.: this is the most adorable boutique shop, not overtly Parisian, but it does have some really cute French finds
There are still plenty of other places I want to check out though, including Mon Ami Gabi. What other cool Parisian spots are there in Chicago?
whoops, thought you went to Bistro Voltaire, but must’ve been LM Bistro.
I’ve been to both 🙂