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Venteux Brasserie, Cafe, & Oyster Bar, Chicago, IL
Award-winning

Venteux Brasserie, Cafe, & Oyster Bar

4.2
4.2
1044 reviews
$30 and under
French
Residing within Michigan Avenue's famed Carbide & Carbon building is a stylish and modern French restaurant, serving classic French fare with a contemporary twist. Through a unique dining experience crafted with passion and precision by Executive Chef Marcel Heiduk, guests are transported to the bustling brasseries that define the Parisian lifestyle. This is Venteux.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 35 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    French, American, Cocktail Bar
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Sat 7:00 am–9:00 pm Sun 7:00 am–4:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (312) 777-9003
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Executive Chef
    Marcel Heiduk
  • Catering
    Please contact ashley@venteuxchicago.com for any catering inquires.
  • Private party facilities
    Can accommodate groups of 8-100 guests with both private and semi-private dining experiences.
  • Private party contact
    Syreena Arrington: (312) 777-9003
  • Award-winning
    1. MICHELIN Plate 2022
  • Area
    Downtown / Loop
  • Cross Street
    Michigan Ave & E South Water St
  • Parking Details
    Valet is $25 for the first 3 hours for restaurant patrons through the Pendry Hotel located at the intersection of E South Water St and Michigan Ave.
  • Public Transit
    Red | Orange | Green | Pink Line: State/Lake Stop
  • Additional
    Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan

What 1,044 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

Diners' Choice Awards

  • Chicago / Illinois

    French

1,044 Reviews
  1. MLag

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    Waitress was very good. Ambience terrible. We were seated in a booth inf front of the giant TV---ugly, totally non French! Music was constant distraction of thumping bass--play something charming of you call yourself a French brasserie. The oysters are delicious, but very small and ridiculously expensive. ... so was the wine. We could hardly hear the people at our table.

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  2. ChiDoug47

    Pittsburgh

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Good experience overall - a few specifics: I had the fixed-price menu, the one on Thursday night. 2 of the 3 dishes were excellent (brie and financier), the lobster dish not so much - it was OK but not what I expected from the menu. Service was excellent; waiter was very helpful and attentive. One negative was the table itself - it was sticky - like, the whole horizontal surface. Not sure why and it seemed like the tables next to us were sticky also. Could we have asked to be moved to another table? Possibly, though there weren't a lot of empty tables so we didn't want to be disruptive. It definitely didn't give a good impression however - maybe the veneer on the table was old? It wasn't a spill or anything like that. Regardless, I'd highly recommend taking a look at and addressing this.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Good food and service but the tables/seating felt sticky and in need of either a good clean or a revamp.

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  4. Bibliofil

    Chicago

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 1
    This was one of my favorite restaurants in Chicago. This time, it was extremely loud and two requests to turn down the music had no result. The table was sticky. My dining companion had a nut allergy, which I communicated through Open Table. That was not carried over and nuts were served.

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  5. SuzanneM

    Chicago

    9 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 14 April 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Food was decent, however the service was terrible. We had a reservation and arrived on time, but we waited at least 10-15 minutes with no one ahead of us. The hostess seemed to have just disappeared after saying she would get our table ready. It was strange because we didn’t know where she went and there were quite a few open tables available. Our overworked waiter had far too many tables to take care of. We asked for salt 3 times. It was not his fault. He had far too many tables. Someone in our party (4people) finally got up and looked around, and grabbed salt from another empty table. There was also some sort of drinking game happening with what appeared to be employees near the hostess desk. They were yelling Chug, Chug, Chug as the person gulped his drink down. Just weird. We won’t go back.

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  6. Randi

    Chicago

    31 reviews

    3.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on 13 April 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Surprised they couldn’t make a simple Cosmopolitan or a Sidecar so we got different drinks. Never had creamed spinach “like that” so we didn’t eat it after tasting. Never had crème brûlée that had a sour like taste and runny instead of true custard. The Moules Frites was very good, as was the Baked Brie and the Financier.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 April 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    It was terrible. If you have food allergies, do not go here. I am allergic to dairy, fish and shellfish as well as having celiac. I was told that there was not even one thing that they could prepare for me… no steak, no hamburger, no salad, nothing. I was also asked ‘how celiac are you’. I have not been told by restaurant that they could not prepare a meal for me since 2004. Btw- the restaurant was about half full when this took place. Truly amazing that we had to leave after a glass of water…

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  8. AlexS

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 13 April 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    We had a 8:45 reservation. When time came for dessert, we were told coffee service stops at 9. So we were not served coffee. Waiter said we were lucky they had dessert for us. This is not acceptable for $300 dinner. You should remind late reservations coffee and dessert are not possible.

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  9. Anonymous

    Indiana

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 10 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a great time. Service was great and friendly. The food was great as well, we ate the steak frites and it was perfect

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  10. Anonymous

    Indiana

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 10 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Came here for brunch and for dinner, we really loved the food and the cafe

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You can order delivery directly from Venteux Brasserie, Cafe, & Oyster Bar using the Order Online button. Venteux Brasserie, Cafe, & Oyster Bar also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (312) 777-9003.

Venteux Brasserie, Cafe, & Oyster Bar is rated 4.2 stars by 1044 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 35 times today

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Google Map for Venteux Brasserie, Cafe, & Oyster Bar

224 N Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60601

Additional information

  • Award-winning
    1. MICHELIN Plate 2022
  • Cross Street
    Michigan Ave & E South Water St
  • Area
    Downtown / Loop
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Sat 7:00 am–9:00 pm Sun 7:00 am–4:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    French, American, Cocktail Bar
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Parking Details
    Valet is $25 for the first 3 hours for restaurant patrons through the Pendry Hotel located at the intersection of E South Water St and Michigan Ave.
  • Public Transit
    Red | Orange | Green | Pink Line: State/Lake Stop
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Marcel Heiduk
  • Additional
    Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan
  • Phone number
    (312) 777-9003
  • Catering
    Please contact ashley@venteuxchicago.com for any catering inquires.
  • Private party facilities
    Can accommodate groups of 8-100 guests with both private and semi-private dining experiences.
  • Private party contact
    Syreena Arrington: (312) 777-9003
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