Best French Restaurants in Chicago for a 14th of July Party
July 14 is fast approaching and what beats a good meal after seeing French art at the Art Institute or the immersive experience of the Louvre? Chicago’s top French restaurants are ready to welcome you with July 14 celebration menus alongside their usual signature dishes. Seafood, onion soup, macaroons, madeleines… And don’t forget the wine to get you in the mood!
4229 N Lincoln Avenue, Chicago, IL 60618
What better way to celebrate than with Parisian snacks and glasses of select wine? Diners can feast on a selection of homemade breads, pastries, small plates and more at its new Patio Hour, Wednesday through Saturday from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. ! Want to keep having fun all night long? The full a la carte dinner menu will be available from 5:00 p.m. until closing. Diners can make a reservation on Tock and walk-ins are also welcome.
844 Spruce St, Winnetka, IL 60093
In honor of July 14, diners can indulge in half-price oyster happy hour from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. while sipping a glass of champagne to celebrate. Additionally, special desserts and signature dishes will also be available for purchase. Diners can choose between the expansive sidewalk patio or dine indoors with a view of the courtyard patio.
64 Green Bay Road, Winnetka, IL 60093
A newly refreshed menu and interior to reflect that of a classic French brasserie, Aboyer is decidedly French and the perfect place to venture out for 14th July. Special for the occasion, Chef Lachowicz will exclusively offer a three-course prix-fixe menu on Thursday, July 14, with a variety of expertly prepared choices per course and a glass of champagne to kick off the meal with a toast at most. loved by the French. National Holiday. The party menu is priced at $75 per person (plus tax and tip). Reservations are available for the 14th via tock.
2456 N California Avenue, Chicago, IL 60647
Join Soif, the latest underground French wine bar in Logan Square, for a July 14th party complete with wine tasting, French bites and beats from local DJ Catieo. The team will uncork no less than 40 unique French wines and liqueurs for guests to sample alongside classic French snacks – made in bite-size pieces for the occasion. The indoor/outdoor celebration kicks off at 6:00 p.m., and guests can migrate between the intimate velvet-covered lounge and the quaint outdoor patio at neighbor Testaccio upstairs. Reservations are available via tack.
224 N Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60601
For those hoping to escape to the French countryside, the glamorous Brasserie Venteux on the Magnificent Mile offers an iconic seafood creation to celebrate the 14th of July. Their bouillabaisse, based on the traditional Provençal fish stew originating in the port city of Marseille, features a rich broth stacked with lobster, clams, mussels, white fish, tomatoes and aromatic saffron, available to guests at enjoy during a weekday brunch or dinner service in the evening. For those looking for a quick pick-me-up, their daytime cafe will serve up fluffy madeleines all weekend long, perfect to pair with one of their expertly crafted lattes.
615 N State St, Chicago, IL 60654
The European-style cafe offers a variety of decadent bites to savor while celebrating French Independence Day, but owner Lisa Gasparian recommends the macaroons and Sancerre for the occasion. Café Crèmerie offers a special pack of 6 macarons for $17 with delicious classic flavors like chocolate, pistachio, raspberry, lemon and more. Grab a bottle of La Parade Sancerre Blanc from the Loire Valley to complete the experience. This refreshing white is packed with citrus notes like grapefruit and lemon for the perfect summer drink. Enjoy a drink or two at the cafe or buy a bottle to take away.
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