Cuisine: European, French
Price Range: $

10Best Says

Located in Hyde Park near the University of Chicago campus, la petite folie serves traditional, classically prepared and artfully plated French food. The quaint atmosphere belies its shopping plaza locale but the free and easy parking is a plus. Duck (including the duck breast salad) consistently gets high ratings among regular diners as do the lovely pastries. The restaurant has an all-French wine list. Polished yet unpretentious service keeps French food fans coming back for Alsatian onion tart with Gruyere cheese; perfected omelettes at lunch; lavender honey-roasted breast of chicken; whole trout Grenobloise; pan-seared foie gras; Belgian chocolate torte; and raspberry teacake with French vanilla ice cream. There are always lunch and dinner options for les vegetarians.

Cuisine: Elegant French Brasserie
Price Range: $

The Zagat Review

One of the “best choices” for “fine dining” in Hyde Park, this “charming” bistro offers “always great” “classic” French dishes and wines in a “quiet” white-tablecloth dining room with “polite” servers; even if tabs are a touch high, locals agree it’s a “real gem.”

la petite folie was featured on
WTTW Chicago’s “Check Please!

White walls house this tucked away French treasure! Situated in the courtyard of the Hyde Park Shopping Center, at the corner of East 55th Street and Lake Park Boulevard, la petite folie offers a classic French food and wine for lunch and dinner.


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Phone: 773-493-1394


Phone: 773-493-1394


1504 E. 55th Street
Chicago, IL 60615

We are located in the courtyard of The Hyde Park Shopping Center at the corner of East 55th Street and Lake Park Boulevard.

Free parking is available in The Hyde Park Shopping Center’s 400-car parking lot.

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dining room open for dinner

We are happy to be able to welcome customers for dinner in the restaurant Thursday through Sunday from 5:00 in the evening.
  Please call 773-493-1394 for reservations.

We will continue our carry-out service Wednesday through Sunday.  Please call with your order before 3:00 pm for pickup between 5:00 and 7:00 pm.

~ updated October 7th ~

~ updated October 7th ~

~ updated October 7th ~