Cafe Bernard | Lincoln Park | French | Restaurant
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CLOSED. Venerable Lincoln Park bistro.

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I know I’ll go to hell for it, but I cannot pass up foie gras when I see it on a menu. The force-fed fatty duck liver at Cafe Bernard was a big, beautiful pan-grilled slab served with a syrupy port reduction –- heaven on a plate. A similarly bountiful apple and blue cheese salad provided a refreshing contrast. Our wine selection sent our server scouring the dusty catacombs. He emerged several minutes later with a similar bottle of an older vintage, offering it for the same reasonable price. In the spirit of gluttony we’d undertaken with the foie gras, both my companion and I chose rich entrees -– hers the tender filet mignon in cognac-infused pepper sauce, mine the incredibly flavorful cassoulet. For dessert we had a mousselike chocolate velvet cake and over-the-top rich creme brulee. With the arrival of hair-curlingly strong espresso, I think the "tilt" signs finally appeared in my eyes. I shuffled home to pop a fistful of Lipitor, still humming the Piaf and Paris Combo that complemented Cafe Bernard’s old-school bistro vibe so well.

Kathie Bergquist

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