***** (5 stars)
What a delightful experience we had here on a Monday night. The reason that detail is important is that on Monday wine bottles are half price! That made the bottles of Puligny Montrachet and Chateau Segla excellent deals, and they were both superb.
The menu is typical French bistro food, and is well executed.
We started with the mussels, which were good, and it was nice that the appetizer portion came with the same side of frites as an entree would have.
We followed with the mushroom soup and the escargot in pastry. Both were good, but needed a bit of extra salt, which we added.
The roast chicken was just okay, but my special, the skate wing, was wonderful–perfectly seasoned and complex.
But the real reason for my five-star review is the dessert. Twenty-five years ago I had the best dessert of my life at a restaurant that is long since closed. It perfectly combined the six magical elements: hot and cold, sweet and bitter, crunchy and chewy. For twenty-five years I’ve been searching for a dessert as good, and I finally found it at Chez Moi. If you have nothing else, be sure to order the Gateau Breton Salidou. It’s like a crumb cake, served in a pool of bitter caramel, topped with vanilla ice cream and a sprig of rosemary. You will spend a long time looking for another dessert this good.
Service was friendly, and the chef/owner was a marvelous host. Highly recommended.
2100 N Halsted St
Chicago, IL 60614