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$59 -- 'Best French Bistro': Dinner for 2 w/Wine, Reg. $105

Sold out - This deal was published May 14, 2013 and sold out May 30, 2013.
By Travelzoo Staff
Zagat praises Bistro Voltaire across the board, calling attention to the "pure ... authentic" French fare with "delicate, refined flavors" and awarding it Very Good to Excellent (23) ratings for cuisine, decor and service. CBS Chicago agrees -- simply calling it one of the best bistros in Chicago. Two can savor a dinner here for $59, regularly $105, including glasses of sparkling wine.

Why we love it

  • Bistro Voltaire earns a full 4 stars from hundreds of OpenTable and Yelp users
  • "'Delicate, refined' flavors are served ... in 'cozy, upscale-comfortable' surroundings" (Zagat)
  • "A study in French classics" (Crain's Chicago Business)
  • Located just steps from the CTA's Chicago Avenue Brown Line stop 


May 14, 2013 - Aug. 31, 2013


Bistro Voltaire
226 W. Chicago Ave.
Chicago, IL 60654
(See Map)
Tel: 312-265-0911

What's included

  • Take a seat in the space that Crain's calls "intimate" and start with any shared appetizer like the crab cake with arugula and remoulade -- "you've never had crab cakes this good," says CBS. Then move onto an entree each like the spring risotto with leeks and fresh peas or the classic steak frites with peppercorn sauce. Finish with a shared dessert like a classic creme brulee (up to $8).
  • Dinner is paired with a glass of sparkling wine or a house specialty cocktail (up to $12 each) like the "Paris in Spring," made with vodka, St. Germain, cranberry and lemonade. In good weather, we recommend dining while people-watching on Voltaire's outdoor patio; four can dine for $115 (reg. $210) so plan a summertime night out with friends. 

The fine print

Vouchers can be redeemed starting Thursday, May 16, through Aug. 31, 2013. Reservations are required and subject to availability. Valid for 2 or 4 diners only. Limit 1 voucher per table. Not valid on major holidays or holiday weekends. Valid for dine-in only. See below for full terms and conditions. 

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$59   $105
44% off | 507 bought
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Bistro Voltaire
89% Enjoyed Bistro Voltaire
89% (282 ratings)
Sold out at
11:59 p.m. CT on May 30


M – F, 9am – 9pm ET

89% Enjoyed Bistro Voltaire
(282 ratings)
Quality of Service
Value for the Money
Overall Enjoyed Most Other Comments

The food was wonderful and the staff warm, friendly and very helpful.

I explained my preference in wine (sweet) and the server suggested a wine combination that was just right. There was a limited special menu, but we ordered dishes off the regular menu with a slight upcharge. Without the TravelZoo voucher, I think it would be too expensive for our budget. I'm sure it's in line with other fine dining spots in the city, though.

Sep 20, 2014 Linda Illinois, United States

Food and atmosphere. Service is outstanding.

One of our favorite neighborhood gems!

Sep 15, 2014 Varda IL, United States

Very friendly and accommodating waiter. Also, atmosphere including music is lovely. Food was very good. Only thing is my husband ordered his steak well-done and it was not well-done. That was the only negative.

Sep 12, 2014 Judy Illinois, United States

The food was very good and thew coziness of the restaurant itself. Small but it is not a hindrance as people you sit very close to seem to be personable and nice to talk to. Hard to have your own quiet conversation but no one seems to mind.

Sep 12, 2014 Carmela Illinois, United States

The ambiance was great. The food was very good.

Sep 08, 2014 Diana Illinois, United States

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226 W. Chicago Ave.
Chicago, IL 60654
Tel: 312-265-0911

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