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Argot - Chicago

Argot is a new place for French bistro food in Chicago's Lincoln Park neighborhood. At Argot, the mood is buoyant, the attitude casual, and the vibe mellow.

Argot is a venture from the folks behind Verve Wine, a group of wine stores in New York City, San Francisco and more recently Chicago -- though, alas, the Chicago location in Lincoln Commons closed in 2022. Verve Wine, however, kept the location which now houses Argot.

"Argot’s 54-seat dining room," writes Eater Chicago, "bears many marks of familiar bistro style with a tiled entrance, dark wood furniture, and sleek banquettes. Cool tones run throughout, see in dark green upholstery and a lime-washed back wall decorated with French new wave posters."

On the menu, as you might expect, are some classic French bistro dishes, starting with French onion soup and savory tart. For main courses, there's the classic duck leg confit (with fennel and onion soubise), croque madame (a sandwich of Parisian ham and egg)and, of course, our personal favorite, steak frites. To satisfy all tastes there is a very commendable Argot burger (wagyu and cheddar).

Happy Hour at Argot is happening everyday the restaurant is open. There are some tasty bites on offer (like oysters, pate de campagne, and pigs en croute) and also many glasses of wine and cocktails, all under ten dollars, plus five-buck beers.

The Infatuation reports, "Stopping by for a glass or two at the bar and chatting with the friendly staff is always a good time, but feel free to move the fun to a table or banquette if you’re trying to hang and eat with a larger group. If you’re inspired to pick up something on the way out, their library-esque retail section has floor-to-ceiling shelves full of all types of bottles."