A Casual New Approach to French Dining
Located in the heart of Chicago’s River North, Paris Club brings classically-inspired French fare to a lively, vivacious neighborhood. French Chef Jean Joho teamed with restaurateurs RJ and Jerrod Melman to bring new energy to the French bistro.
Leading the helm of Paris Club’s kitchen is Executive Chef Alex Ageneau. Ageneau spent his youth in France and at the age of eighteen set out on a whirlwind culinary tour working for some of the world’s top chefs in France, London, Los Angeles and Chicago. Taking cues from his French heritage, Ageneau brings a sense of whimsy to some of his favorite traditional dishes.
Ageneau’s creative spirit is best displayed in Paris Club’s menu design. An entire section of the menu has been dedicated to shellfish, showcasing freshly shucked oysters, stone crab claws and the three tiered “Grand Plateau” which is piled high with an array of chilled seafood. Steeped in tradition, dishes like Duck à l’Orange and Coq au Vin have been reinvented and are featured in a modern expression of the “Plat du Jour.”
Following in the spirit of the dinner menu, Paris Club’s cocktail and wine list pay homage to Old World classics while showcasing New World interpretations. Paris Club is the perfect blend of traditional French bistro in a modern Chicago setting—it’s the next best thing to flying all the way to Paris.