photo credit: Anthony Tahlier
Le Select is a sceney French restaurant from the same group behind popular West Loop spot Alla Vita. And it’s exactly what you expect to find in a Big Chicago Restaurant. The cavernous interior has multiple dining areas, and is filled with bustling staff, celebratory groups, business dinners, and couples in red velvet booths. White tablecloths aside, it's an upbeat environment where you can eat well-executed but slightly boring French dishes like steak au poivre and duck à l’orange, while listening to a pop playlist. Just be aware, it’s not exactly cheap—for example, for $25 per person you can get a little rolling cart of hors d'oeuvres where bite-sized canapes are served, and a pillar of butter is sliced tableside. Are the mini eggplant vol-au-vents flaky? Yes. Is it overall a good experience? Also yes, but we suggest saving that money unless someone else is paying.
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