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Troquet River North

19 reviews
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$30 and under
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Top Tags:
  • Casual
  • Good for a Date
  • Cozy

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Troquet, a neighborhood French bar and restaurant, offers all-day dining and entertainment. On weekends, guests enjoy a delicious brunch menu that features traditional favorites like egg dishes, pancakes and cheese platters. Troquet's all-day menu includes salads, soups, sandwiches, burgers and plenty of hearty dishes like steak tartare, fish and chips and black Amish chicken breast. For dessert, indulge in French treats like crème brulee, Nutella chocolate mousse or bread pudding.

Happy hour specials promise great deals on cocktails and other alcoholic beverages, while live music on scheduled evenings, provide a festive night out. Private dining is also available at Troquet, whether it is for a romantic anniversary dinner for two or a large birthday party for all your friends.

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Hours of operation
6am - 11pm

6am - 11pm

6am - 11pm

6am - 11pm

6am - 12am

7am - 3pm: Brunch Menu
3pm - 11pm: A la Carte Menu

7am - 3pm: Brunch Menu
3pm - 10pm: A la Carte Menu
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Phone number
(312) 202-9900
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Private party facilities
Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate event, Troquet River North can accommodate all of your special event needs.
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Private party contact
Sheri Lechleitner: (888) 981-5153
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Cross street
Clark Street
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Parking details
Valet Parking in Hotel Felix: $10 for patrons of Troquet River North

Metered Street Parking is available
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Public transit
Red Line: State & Chicago

Blue Line: Chicago

Bus: #36, #156, #22, #151, #146, #147
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Overall ratings and reviews
3.9based on all time ratings
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66% of people would recommend it to a friend
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2.0Dined on December 8, 2017

Was so hopeful this would be our go-to french restaurant in the neighborhood AND they looked to have a great Happy Hour menu. Not so much. From the electronic dance music (not french) to the very slow and sloppy service (took forever to get waited on and the restaurant was pretty empty) to the tasteless food, we just had to laugh through it. Not the experience e we were looking for. One of our party ordered a gin and tonic and it came made with club soda - no explanation until asked about it, which is the worst! Apparently the menu has a special gin and tonic 'cocktail' which wasn't ordered and the bartender only uses real tonic for that drink not a plain old g&t (doesn't make any sense, right?). We had the steak frites, french onion soup, mussels, a hamburger and the croque monsieur both veggie and original. The only food worth eating was the crocque - the rest was eaten but only because we were starving. Tasteless.

1.0Dined on December 3, 2017

Awful slow service despite the restaurant being empty. Food was not good.

1.0Dined on December 1, 2017

Made my reservation for my Birthday dinner. The restaurant was not busy at all but we did not get greeted, and the waiter that sat us was not speaking clearly and barely even looked at us. After waiting over 20 minutes for a simple drink order, we decided to leave.

2.0Dined on October 25, 2017

Food was very good. Service was terrible — and the restaurant wasn’t anywhere near full. Our waiter was polite but absent most of the meal. He just brought the check without asking if we wanted anything else... like dessert or coffee. Very disappointing.

3.0Dined on October 25, 2017

Good food overall but terrible service mitigated my enjoyment of the meal

3.0Dined on October 8, 2017

Although the food was good, especially the French Onion soup, the ambience was not French at all. In fact, it was more like a casual bar/restaurant than a French restaurant. Overall, disappointing.

2.0Dined on August 27, 2017

Bench seating on hardwood. Uncomfortable. Chicken dish was dry and no taste.

Average to below average dining experience. Would not recommend.

1.0Dined on August 26, 2017

Ordered champagne and the waiter opened and poured us each a warm glass. Croque Monsiuer horrible. Steak quality of Ponderosa. Looks so cute from the outside. This place won't last very long.

5.0Dined on June 25, 2017

The food was great. It was a great place to meet up with friends.

5.0Dined on June 23, 2017

Our waiter was great and recommended awesome beer for us to try. Cozy spot with great food! Will most definitely come back for the happy hour specials- can't beat that deal!

2.0Dined on May 12, 2017

Not great. The place was empty but service was really slow. Server couldn't name the wines by the glass but seemed put out to give us the wine list. Not the restaurant of old LM days. Servers just didn't seem to care. Drinks were not good, food was just ok.

4.0Dined on April 26, 2017

Nice place. Service and food and vibe were above average.

3.0Dined on April 16, 2017

The food has been better in the past. The chicken was very dry this time. And the service was extremely slow.
The salmon dip was good as always and the drinks were excellent.

2.0Dined on April 2, 2017

I don't think I've been to such an underperforming restaurant. I have no idea how this place stays open with better restaurants everywhere near it.

I can go into details but I would rather not re-frustrate myself over it. I have never encountered poorer service, louder music, or distasteful food in all of my dining experiences in any big city. I have a new standard for worst restaurant in Chicago.

3.0Dined on March 24, 2017

As is often the case in Chicago the goal was to create buzz with lots of loud music. If a restaurant or bar is good they should not need to create the buzz. A constant failing of many restaurants.

5.0Dined on February 16, 2017

Troquet River North never disappoints! I had a great dinner with a friend of mine and we could not have been happier with the overall experience. We were able to get one of the comfortable booth and settled in for a night of catching up while enjoying delicious food and wine. The salmon rillettes is one of my favorite starters and the generous portion allows for generous sharing. We also tried some charcuterie and cheese to get us started. Since it was Thursday it was "All you can eat Mussles" day - and eat I did... :-) My friend ordered the grilled salmon which was served with roasted brussel sprouts - it looked wonderful.
Unfortunately we didn't have room for dessert but I had my eye on the Nutella chocolate mousse... next time...
Eddie, our server was very attentive and welcoming but not overbearing and Stephanie, the manager also came by to check on us and making us feel special.
All in all a great evening - I can't wait to go back to this cozy neighborhood restaurant with such wonderful food, great service and very reasonable prices. Go check it out!

1.0Dined on February 4, 2017

Went for restaurant week and took 2 1/2 hours for our main course which was ok. Service was oblivious and kept saying food was coming when it wasn't. Not ideal.

5.0Dined on February 3, 2017

We visited for Restaurant Week and were absolutely blown away. For mains we had the dorade and the brisket - both were prepared perfectly and the flavors of all the dishes were very well balanced. Just delicious! The drinks were solid as well.

5.0Dined on January 26, 2017

Great food and drinks in the hotel felix.
Waitress was nice and helpful.


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