Bistro Voltaire


Bistro Voltaire has become a favored destination for Chicagoans seeking the romantic, spirited vibe of a French bistro without leaving the Windy City. Enjoy our classic bistro fare in a relaxed setting with saffron lighting and softer tones of music.

Bistro Voltaire à la carte 2017 Menu


Soupe à l’oignon
Classic French onion soup

Bistro Salade
Goat cheese, masculin salade, toasted walnuts, champagne vinaigrette

Escargots de Bourgogne
Escargots baked in garlic, olive oil, butter and tooped with puff pastry

Cuisses de Grenouille
Traditional pan seared frog legs

Brandade de Morue
Creamed salt cod

Mousse de Foie de Volaille
Chicken liver mousse

Main Course

Bœuf en daube
Provencal beef stew

Jarret d’agneau à la Matignon
Braised lamb shank, ratatouille and creamy mascarpone and polenta

Bouillabaisse de Marseille
Provencal seafood stew with tomato and herb broth

Saumon poêlé avec gnocchi
Seared salmon wih fresh Parisian gnocchi and spinach

Coq au vin
Chicken braised with bacon, mushrooms and red wine


Gelato trio
Moelleux au chocolat



"The effervescence of this fresh wine reveals the true brilliance of the French people." - Voltaire