The North Shore’s culinary scene is buzzing with new eateries. There’s definitely l’amour for French cuisine, with Chez Benoit Bistro opening in Highland Park. Your next tantalizing meal is right in the neighborhood.
This classic French bistro offers enticing fare.
THE NAME The chef’s namesake “home,” most decidedly French
THE TYPE This traditional bistro offers a limited yet ever-changing menu and nouveau neighborhood feel.
THE CHEF Convivial native Parisian Benoit Fliou shares 20 years of elite training in his homeland.
THE DRINK It must. Be. Wine. Or try one of the two signature cocktails named after the chef’s daughters, Victoire and Josephine.
NO. 1 ON MENU Quenelles de brochet ($36), a delicate seafood dumpling with butter-poached lobster in an indulgent lobster bisque
WHY WE LIKE IT Steak au poivre with frites and roast chicken from an open kitchen—immediately reminiscent of that time in Paris
BEST ENDING Riz au lait with rice pudding and salted caramel is a treat.
WHERE TO GO 455 Central Ave., Highland Park, 847.266.7878, chezbenoitbistro.com
Photography by: Anthony Tahlier