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Monday, July 14, 2014
There's No Need to go to France with Bistrot Zinc Just Around the Corner! (Chicago)
share There's No Need
to go to France with Bistrot Zinc Just Around the Corner
Dreaming of a
trip to France? Look no further than Bistrot Zinc, 1131 N. State St. in
Chicago (telephone: 312-337-1131). Bistrot Zinc is the perfect spot for a French summer escape. Step
inside and immediately be transported to your favorite Parisian bistrot.
Located in the heart of Chicago's bustling Gold Coast neighborhood, Bistrot
Zinc's open French doors and colorful Parisian décor will be sure to help you
unwind while you delight in the classic and contemporary French dishes
faithfully prepared by Chef Tim Kirker. Celebrating its 16th anniversary this
year, Bistrot Zinc endures as one of Chicago's most popular neighborhood
restaurants because it remains fresh and contemporary while staying
authentically true to French tradition.
Bistrot Zinc gets
its name from typical French bistrots where the "zinc" bar is a
popular meeting place for good food, conversation and camaraderie. Gracious
hospitality and unpretentious, exceptional service are the hallmark of this
friendly bistrot that boasts a large community of regular customers. The
traditional bistrot ambiance of tile floors, tin ceilings, and the beautifully
handcrafted zinc bar offers French authenticity as guests step into its lively
Zinc's success can be attributed to many things, one of the most important is
that each month Chef Kirker offers a new special seasonal menu featuring
contemporary French preparations. July's seasonal specials include appetizers
such as Grilled radicchio with fig and walnut vinaigrette ($8.95); Watermelon
with French feta and basil ($8.95); Brochette of lamb tenderloin with spring
onions and pistou ($13.95); Sautéed soft-shelled crab with roasted corn salad
and red pepper coulis ($14.95); Traditional steak tartare ($12.95) and Baby
beets with Banyuls vinaigrette and shaved fennel ($8.95).
include Grilled salmon with gingered red lentils and spinach ($23.95);
Bouillabaisse with rouille croutons ($26.95); Pork Milanese with heirloom
tomato salad ($22.95), and Pan-seared duck breast with tarragon-roasted peaches
and basmati rice ($25.95).
In addition to
the special seasonal menu, guests will always find a wide selection of classic
dishes that are virtually synonymous with the term "French bistrot." Popular
items include starters such as Escargots BZ or the classic Soupe à l'Oignon,
French Onion Soup, and classic entrées such as Steak Fritesand Vol-au-Vent, the stew du jour in puff
pastry with crème fraîche mashed potatoes.
serves lunch (brunch on weekends) and dinner seven days a week. Lunch is served
Monday - Friday 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Brunch is served Saturday - Sunday 10 a.m.
to 5 p.m. Dinner is served Monday - Thursday 5 p.m. to 10 p.m., Friday -
Saturday 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. and Sunday 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
information, please visit the website at www.bistrotzinc.com or call 312-337-1131
Grilled radicchio with fig and walnut vinaigrette 8.95
Watermelon with French feta and basil 8.95
Brochette of lamb tenderloin with spring onions and pistou 13.95
Sautéed soft-shelled crab with roasted corn salad and red pepper coulis 14.95
Traditional steak tartare 12.95
Baby beets with Banyuls vinaigrette and shaved fennel 8.95
Grilled salmon with gingered red lentils and spinach 23.95
Bouillabaisse with rouille croutons 26.95
Pork Milanese with heirloom tomato salad 22.95
Pan-seared duck breast with tarragon-roasted peaches and basmati rice 25.95