“Allo, zis is chef Michel Saragueta of Bistro Monet. I see zat you called so I wanted to let you know zat vee are open tonight, tomorrow night, zee next  night... vee would love to make a reservation for you to come and dine here at Bistro Monet.”
From an article by Heather Shouse for Time Out Chicago

 

Michel and his constant companion, Susan,
welcome you to
Bistro Monet

 

Bonjour mes amis,

These are our Upcoming Events:

April 20 – Call Chef Michel to reserve your Easter table!
Celebrate with family and friends at Bistro Monet.

April 24 – Russian River Wine Dinner. Reserve your seats today.
Five paired courses. $55 plus tax and gratuity. 6:30pm.

Weekly Specials

Click here to see Chef Michel's Limited Edition Specials
for Thursday April 17 through Wednesday April 23, 2014.


Mid-week Specials

Tuesdays, 1/2 price bottles of wine with entrée
Wednesdays, 3 course prix fixe $32.50
Thursdays, NO corkage with entrée.

Commuters ~ Cozy up to Bar Monet weekdays 5-7pm
and enjoy our special cocktails and appetizers.

Call the Chef at 630-469-4002 to reserve your table.

We hope to see you soon,

Chef Michel

 

Introduction to Bistro Monet

The two fat guys parted ways long ago, but now one lone Frenchman is keeping a long-standing suburban spot alive."

Bistro Monet, "first gaining recognition in the late-’90s as Les Deux Gros (“The Two Fat Guys,” namely Michael and Thomas Lachowicz) and later as Les Deux Autres (“The Other Two,” chef Jonji Gaffud and pastry chef Louisa Lima)"  was reopened in February 2007 by Executive Chef Michel Saragueta. It is tucked away in the corner of an unassuming shopping center on Park Boulevard, just south of the tracks  along the Prairie Path in Glen Ellyn. A little difficult to find, but I believe that this only adds to its charm.

As you enter, you will be greeted with the warmth and ambiance of a French bistro. Your surroundings are filled with soft woods, French café tunes, and oak-paneled walls  decorated with paintings by its namesake (Claude Monet).  Soft lighting adds to the casual elegance and provides an intimate atmosphere that is perfect for any occasion such as business dinners, girls’ night out, private parties, romantic dinners, etc

The restaurant’s Grande Dining Room can seat approximately 60. Also available, is the Petite Dining Room which is available for parties up to 25. The entire restaurant can be  reserved, with advance notice, and can accommodate events of up to 90 people. There is an intimate bar where you can enjoy a cocktail or two, hors d'oeuvres, or even dinner.

Quotes from an article by Heather Shouse for Time Out Chicago

 

What the Critics are saying...

"For those who love French tradition at reasonable prices, in a room so quiet  that one can rediscover the lost art of dinner conversation, Bistro Monet is  your  new favorite restaurant. Chef/owner Michel Saragueta has turned the former  Les Deux Autres (and Les Deux Gros prior to that) into an affordable oasis of  country-French charm, with laid-back and friendly service. Recommended:  Chicken-liver mousse, turban of sole, skate wing, dessert souffle."

By Phil Vettel, Chicago Tribune

“Les Deux Autres is no more. It’s been sold to chef Michel Saragueta and now is home to Bistro Monet. The mid-price French spot serves up elegant comfort fare, including the likes of foie  gras.”

Gayot.com

“There are people who love Bistro Monet we've overheard them lavishing praise on the chef on their way out the door. .... there's no denying the appeal of his short rib ravioli. Dressed in  mushroom cream sauce with a splash of Madeira and topped with a barely -there layer of melted Gruyere cheese, the al dente pasta hides ultratender strands of meat. It's retro  Franco-Italian, in the best possible way.”

Dennis Ray Wheaton, Chicago Magazine