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Thoughts on Bistro 110?

Jason Dumo Sep 6, 2006 04:45 PM

Having lunch at Bistro 110 soon. Have not been there in quite some time...what's good?

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    malone RE: Jason Dumo Sep 6, 2006 04:52 PM

    "What's good?"

    The location.

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      Jason Dumo RE: malone Sep 6, 2006 08:04 PM

      Ouch! You cannot eat "the location!" Nothing worthwhile on the menu to order and eat?

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        malone RE: Jason Dumo Sep 7, 2006 02:14 PM

        sorry... maybe that was a little hateful.

        The bread (Red Hen) & roasted garlic is fabulous.
        The artichoke baked with brie is pretty nice.
        The creme brulee IS good.
        People go nuts for the Lamb Shank, though the table-side de-boning is a little tired.
        Everything else, I would say, is hit or miss. When hit, pretty good, when missed, super disappointing.

    2. ChicagoKat RE: Jason Dumo Sep 6, 2006 08:39 PM

      The food is average, but from what I remember, the creme brulee is pretty good. It's best to order it with the berries.

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        Grenouille RE: Jason Dumo Sep 7, 2006 02:40 PM

        I used to love this place - esp. the veal medallions over angel hair pasta, which seem to have disappeared from the menu. But last time I went, I got cassoulet that looked (and tasted, I fear) like roadkill. The pates are still pretty awesome, though.

        1. chicgail RE: Jason Dumo Sep 7, 2006 07:35 PM

          I used to love to lunch there on a special roasted veggy plate they made, but I think Bistro 110 a cypher of what it used to be. Overpriced and just fair, not-so-interesting food. The roasted garlic was good when they were one of the first in town to do it.

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            billyphiladelphia RE: Jason Dumo Sep 7, 2006 08:01 PM

            Bistro 110 is nice, but nothing to get worked up about. May I suggest Gibson's for lunch. The absoulte best cheeseburger.

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              Gfw RE: Jason Dumo Sep 7, 2006 09:02 PM

              Gibson's has great burgers, but the burgers at LuxBar (same owners and just across the street) are IMHO are even better - especially with the 'pub' cheese.

              I was there last Sunday to another great surprise - their Chili is made with real (not ground) beef and pork - really good stuff!

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                Helper Monkey RE: Jason Dumo Sep 11, 2006 07:51 PM

                I actually like Bistro 110 for lunch. As previously mentioned, the bread and garlic are terrific. They make an above average french onion soup and the nicois salad is pretty tasty.

                Nothing exceptional, but it's a nice alternative in that area.

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                  iblock RE: Jason Dumo Sep 12, 2006 06:34 PM

                  I remember a chicken dish named after paul bocuse or escofier which was very nice

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                    lifelongchicagoan RE: Jason Dumo Apr 13, 2008 08:49 AM

                    Recently, I had an excellent dining experience at Bistro 110, largely because of the sensitivity they exhibited regarding my son's food allergies, and their accomodating attitude regarding children. My husband and I and our three children stopped in for an early dinner, and found the staff to be top notch. They were so professional in the way that they inquired about our son's allergies, and they were happy to give suggestions for his meal as far as what would be safe choices for him. There were crayons so that the kiddies could amuse themselves while we waited for our food, and my husband and I were able to relax with some fine wine. The food was expeditious and delicious. The restaurant is ideally located for shopping, visiting the American Girl Store, or for those staying in any of the excellent hotels in the area. I highly recommend it for anyone, and most especially for those for whom food allergies are an issue. It was a really great experience!

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