Bistro 110

Posted on: Fri, 11/02/2007 - 12:07am
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I know this is from last year but has anyone gone to visit this restaurant? I've included a link to an article on the chef and his pa son.

[url="http://www.thestar.com/printArticle/106764"]The Star[/url]

Posted on: Fri, 11/02/2007 - 3:43am
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thanks so much for the info, skymom! we visit chicago a lot and had never heard of this place. now we will definitely go on our next trip and report back!!

Posted on: Fri, 11/02/2007 - 8:56am
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Finally I get to reply with a smiley face!
My daughter (2 year-old) and I had dinner there with our guests 3 weeks ago. What a smooth ride - From the phone call reservation, to the actual dining experience. When we arrived, the hostres already informed our waitress that this is a peanut allergy person at the table. We were impressed with their professionalism and knowledge.
Dine there whenever you are in Chicago, we should support business like this!

Posted on: Fri, 04/11/2008 - 6:44am
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We were in Chicago two weeks ago and made sure we got to Bistro 110. We definately had a good experience. I wish every restaurant was as allergy aware as this one.
The food was good and tasty although HEAVY (that's french food for you!). My son got mac and cheese which had so much cheese that he got full very quickly. He actually apologized to the server since it looked like he had hardly made a dent in it! BUT, even so, we had to get dessert (since we hardly ever let him get dessert when we eat out). We all shared a vanilla creme brulee which he had never had...but LOVED it!
If I have anything negative to say about the place was that there was an anouncement board in the front mentioning certain dates that they would be having special allergen free dinners (that's not what I'm complaining about). But the one for peanut allergies had something with a "faux peanut butter sauce"...Um, is it just me or wouldn't most people with peanut allergy prefer to avoid anything that even resembles PB? Eeew! I know my son would never choose something like that.
But over all, it was a great place to go and we certainly felt safe there!

Posted on: Mon, 05/05/2008 - 6:46am
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I finally made my way here (on a non-allergy free night), and I have to say it was the first relaxing meal out I have had since I was diagnosed.
I stuck to the "Steak Au Poivre Et Galette De Pomme De Terre" and subbed in mashed potatoes (I'm a steak and potatoes guy). It was great...I even got it with the sauce and had no problems.
The best part was the staff, when I checked in for the table they asked if I had any dietary needs and had a card prepared for the waiter to read. He cleared everything I ordered with the chef (even what my gf ordered), and assured me everything was ok. Im still new to this, but when I said peanuts and tree nuts he was the first server to know all the treenuts.
Adding this place to the short short list of places I'm comfortable eating at. Best part is the food was so good its on my gf's list of favorite restaurants now too =)
If you are in Chicago, by all means, try it out. If you are planning a day of shopping on the Mag Mile, make this where you eat--its across the street for an American Girl shop for those of you with a DD.

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