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Crepes in Chicago?

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Can anyone recommend a restaurant with good French crepes?

La Creperie was a family favorite for years, even though quality seemed to decline over those years.

But it was pleasantly low-key and funky, and across the street from a theater with good movies and validated parking.

The killer - on our last visit, about three years ago, I was horrified to discover chewed chewing gum in my side salad. I can still taste it!

I'll never go back.

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  1. Here is place to check out - it's right around the same place.

    Crepes on Broadway
    2932 N. Broadway
    773-248-3622

    The menu features both sweet and savory versions; just ask and they'll even flame your sweet treat for a little dessert drama. Highlights include the spinach, caramelized onion, sun-dried tomato and goat cheese filled crepe la greque, and the apple caramel sundae crepe, filled with apples, raisins and walnuts and finished with a drizzle of caramel sauce and a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
    [Metromix]

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    1. re: RachyP01

      I went a couple of months ago to Crepes on Broadway and was pleasantly surprised. At first I was put off by the fact that we were the only customers on a Thursday night but then it suddenly started filling up. The owner was very helpful and friendly...he even shared one of his own bottles of wine. One mention should be that it's a BYOB restaurant.

    2. There is Vive la Crepe in Evanston. I think it's on Sherman at Davis. I haven't been for several years but I recall it being good food and a comfortable atmosphere.

      1. The best crepes I have had in Chicago by far is at:

        Crepes de Paris
        2433 N. Clark (Clark/Fullerton)
        773-404-1300

        Amazing lunch/dinner crepes (chicken, turkey, etc)with very veggie fresh toppings. Desert crepes with fruit and nutella - out of this world.

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        1. re: augustus gloob

          Is "Crepes de Paris" the same as the Crepe & Coffee Palace? They have the same address.

        2. I'm hesitant to post this since it isn't a whole-hearted recommendation, but its the only crepe place I know of downtown, so its worth knowing about.

          Crepe Cliche (Jackson just west of Wacker) serves pretty good crepes. It's a nice change of pace from the other downtown lunch options. I've never been disappointed with their savory crepes. However, I have had a couple disappointments with their apple dessert crepe - it was very good the first few times I had it, but the last two the apples were meally and unappetizing. That said, I really enjoy going there, I've just stopped ordering the apple crepe.

          1. Best Crepe place I've ever been to is Crepe and Coffee Palace. Make sure to get mint tea with honey while you're there. It's amazing. And they have the best vegetable soup I've ever had. It's near the zoo, too, so you can go see some monkeys afterward. As far as crepes go, they have everything from crepes stuffed with sausage, pine nuts, spinach and brie, to crepes full of bananas and nutella with ice cream on top. If you get a savory crepe it comes with free soup. It's awesome. I never liked crepes until I went to this joint. My husband made me go.