Troquet ChicagoRestaurant Review

My husband and I were very daring on New Year’s Eve – especially because we are way past the age to “party hearty”. Not caring to be out at midnight, we had dinner at 8pm.

We went to a restaurant that is fairly new in the neighborhood and one we had on our list to try; Troquet 1834 W. Montrose. Our hope is that one day we will find a French bistro to replace Le Bastille. Anyway, Troquet has a small menu, but there is something for everyone. We had a delightful creamy brie wrapped in flakey filo as an appetizer, followed by a roasted kohlrabi soup that was very light vs. heavy with cream. My husband had steak, while I had trout – both came with salad and frites. Both of us were content with the smallish size of our portions and happy with our choices. Dessert was also quite light – chocolate/nutella mousse. The beer list had many choices – the kind waiter brought my husband two “tastes”; from which he chose a local IPI that he hadn’t had before. I ordered a celebratory kir royale – perfect for the occasion.

The service was impeccable, friendly, helpful and the bill didn’t break the bank.

Try it, I think you’ll enjoy yourself.

Dära Salk

Constituent Services Liaison

Alderman Ameya Pawar – Ward 47


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