Bistro Voltaire


Bistro Voltaire has become a favored destination for Chicagoans seeking the romantic, spirited vibe of a French bistro without leaving the Windy City. Enjoy our classic bistro fare in a relaxed setting with saffron lighting and softer tones of music.

Bistro Voltaire à la carte 2017 Menu


Soupe à l’oignon
Classic French onion soup

Bistro Salade
Goat cheese, masculin salade, toasted walnuts, champagne vinaigrette

Escargots de Bourgogne
Escargots baked in garlic, olive oil, butter and tooped with puff pastry

Cuisses de Grenouille
Traditional pan seared frog legs

Brandade de Morue
Creamed salt cod

Mousse de Foie de Volaille
Chicken liver mousse

Main Course

Bœuf en daube
Provencal beef stew

Jarret d’agneau à la Matignon
Braised lamb shank, ratatouille and creamy mascarpone and polenta

Bouillabaisse de Marseille
Provencal seafood stew with tomato and herb broth

Saumon poêlé avec gnocchi
Seared salmon wih fresh Parisian gnocchi and spinach

Coq au vin
Chicken braised with bacon, mushrooms and red wine


Gelato trio
Moelleux au chocolat


At a Glance

Bistro Voltaire's cozy, romantic ambiance and French bistro food creates the perfect setting for a relaxing meal out. With dark wood paneling, black and white checkered floor, and red accents, the restaurant transports you from Chicago's River North to the Paris' Rive Gauche. Take a seat at one of the tables, on the banquettes, or at the bar. A glance around the dining room reveals pictures of famous authors as well as a mural of the restaurant's namesake accompanied by a quote in French. It is the perfect setting for a date or a night out with friends. Savor the tastes of Foie Gras Maison, Magret de Canard, or Cotelettes d'Agneau as French music softly plays in the background. Don't forget to complement your meal with a nice glass of French red or white wine. Finish your evening by selecting one of the delectable desserts, like Crème Brulée and Molten Chocolate Cake. Each course at Bistro Voltaire is classic, tasty, and satisfying- exactly what you would expect from a French bistro. Francophiles, Chicagoans, and foodies alike will enjoy the traditional French food and atmosphere. Let Bistro Voltaire enlighten you during à la carte Chicago. We can't wait to try the special prix fixe menu!



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