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Whither Cafe Le Coq?

qzq Mar 27, 2007 11:02 AM

A few weeks ago there was a venomous review of my favorite Boite--has anyone who knows this place been there lately? I think it was Pat Bruno who was responsible for the screed. I am interested to hear from fellow Chowers

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    yolaleah Apr 19, 2007 01:58 PM

    Everytime I've been to Cafe le Coq I have had a lovely experience. However, something that the reviewer makes a point of and something that has bothered me...the menu never ever changes. I don't really plan on going there anymore, simply because I've tried all I want and nothing is there that I can't live without.

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      emilies Mar 29, 2007 03:24 PM

      cafe le coq is in oak park (the first suburb west of the loop). if you take the el, just get on the green line and get off at 'oak park ave' and it's just one block north. i haven't been, but i've heard good things from people that have. also, it's nice that oak park is finally getting some decent restraunts.

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        Basia Apr 1, 2007 07:32 PM

        They have a nice $25 prix fix menu on Thursdays.

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          lunchbox Apr 23, 2007 01:59 PM

          Chef Stephen Chiapetti was the Chef who opened it back in late 02-early 03- I worked with him briefly before then- He was a very adventurous chef, always looking for new, exciting ingredients and prperations with a strong foundation in the classics- I can't imagine the food suffering while he's at the helm (blowing the food cost I can imagine, but not a lack of quality). Is he still the boss?

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          hoppy2468 Mar 28, 2007 06:13 AM

          Can't quite figure out what your asking. Didn't see the screed. We ate there several weeks ago and it was the same as always. Did they paint the walls white?

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            wak Mar 28, 2007 06:54 AM

            FYI - http://www.suntimes.com/restaurants/r....

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              nsxtasy Mar 28, 2007 08:29 AM

              That link doesn't work. Try this one:

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