La Petite Folie | Hyde Park | French | Restaurant
Quaint upscale French eatery in Hyde Park.

Our Review

Michael and Mary Mastricola, both former U. of C. students and longtime Hyde Park residents, decamped to Paris in the mid-90s so Mary could attend the Cordon Bleu cooking school, then returned to Chicago to open this charming restaurant serving spectacular baguettes and a wide range of French classics with a menu that changes frequently. Begin, for example, with an Alsatian onion tart or smoked pheasant salad. Elegant entrees follow--perhaps a rabbit saddle stuffed with a truffled veal mousse. The three-course, $32 prix fixe menu is available from 5 to 6:30 PM only and also changes periodically. Each incarnation offers a choice of soup or salad (or appetizer from the more expensive menu), a main course, and dessert. The strictly French wine list is ably selected and reasonably priced; it works especially well with the seasonal assortment of imported cheeses.

Laura Levy Shatkin

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Price: $$$
Payment Type: American Express, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa


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