Bistrot Zinc gets its name from typical French bistrots where the "zinc" bar is a popular meeting place for good food, conversation and camaraderie. Gracious hospitality and unpretentious, exceptional service are the hallmark of this friendly bistrot that boasts a large community of regular customers. The traditional bistrot ambiance of tile floors, tin ceilings, and the beautifully handcrafted zinc bar offers French authenticity as guests step into its lively Parisian atmosphere.
While Bistrot Zinc’s success can be attributed to many things, one of the most important is that each month Chef Kirker offers a new special seasonal menu featuring contemporary French preparations. July’s seasonal specials include appetizers such as Grilled radicchio with fig and walnut vinaigrette ($8.95); Watermelon with French feta and basil ($8.95); Brochette of lamb tenderloin with spring onions and pistou ($13.95); Sautéed soft-shelled crab with roasted corn salad and red pepper coulis ($14.95); Traditional steak tartare ($12.95) and Baby beets with Banyuls vinaigrette and shaved fennel ($8.95).
Special entrées include Grilled salmon with gingered red lentils and spinach ($23.95); Bouillabaisse with rouille croutons ($26.95); Pork Milanese with heirloom tomato salad ($22.95), and Pan-seared duck breast with tarragon-roasted peaches and basmati rice ($25.95).
In addition to the special seasonal menu, guests will always find a wide selection of classic dishes that are virtually synonymous with the term “French bistrot.” Popular items include starters such as Escargots BZ or the classic Soupe à l’Oignon, French Onion Soup, and classic entrées such as Steak Frites and Vol-au-Vent, the stew du jour in puff pastry with crème fraîche mashed potatoes.
Bistrot Zinc serves lunch (brunch on weekends) and dinner seven days a week. Lunch is served Monday - Friday 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Brunch is served Saturday - Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dinner is served Monday - Thursday 5 p.m. to 10 p.m., Friday - Saturday 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. and Sunday 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
For more information, please visit the website at www.bistrotzinc.com or call 312-337-1131 for reservations.
Grilled radicchio with fig and walnut vinaigrette 8.95
Watermelon with French feta and basil 8.95
Brochette of lamb tenderloin with spring onions and pistou 13.95
Sautéed soft-shelled crab with roasted corn salad and red pepper coulis 14.95
Traditional steak tartare 12.95
Baby beets with Banyuls vinaigrette and shaved fennel 8.95
Grilled salmon with gingered red lentils and spinach 23.95
Bouillabaisse with rouille croutons 26.95
Pork Milanese with heirloom tomato salad 22.95
Pan-seared duck breast with tarragon-roasted peaches and basmati rice 25.95
Grilled asparagus, balsamic syrup 5.50
Baby squash, grape tomato sauté 5.95
Sautéed spinach 4.95 Ratatouille 5.50
Pommes frites 4.95 Haricots verts 5.50