Venteux and the Windy City

Chicago! The windy city… Have you ever wondered how Chicago got its infamous nickname? Back in 1876, The Cincinnati Enquirer used the term in reference to a tornado that blew through the city, while also capitalizing on the term’s double meaning to highlight local speakers who were “full of wind,” or hot air. There’s nothing like a good double entendre to keep you on your toes! 

While the name has stuck, we’re happy to inform you that there’s no wind in our menu – just great food, and an amazing atmosphere. And if we’re talking about a literal wind, the Pendry Hotel Chicago will keep you safe from any overpowering gusts. If you’re passing by, but already have plans for dinner, you’re always welcome to pop in for a cup of coffee, or a sparkling iced espresso at our café!

What you need to know about Venteux:

Location: Pendry Hotel Chicago, 224 N Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60601


    CAFE: 7:00am to 4:00pm daily            

BRUNCH: 10:00am to 3:00pm saturday & sunday            

DINNER: 4:00pm – 9:00pm tuesday – thursday            

4:00pm – 10:00pm friday & saturday            

closed for dinner on sunday & monday

Reservations?: We’ll never turn down walk-ins, but if you think we’re going to be crowded, then you might want to make sure you can get a table by securing a reservation.

What’s for dinner?

Downtown Chicago

Our menu boasts many options. If you’re looking for shellfish, we have oyster specials every Tuesday, and our shrimp cocktail is to die for. And don’t forget about Date Night Wednesdays! It’s never a bad idea to hire a sitter, and have a special night out. 

If you’re looking for something light, our Spring Bibb Salad has turned quite a few heads as it makes its way to tables, and with entrées, the sky’s the limit. Whether you’re looking for savory roasted chicken with black truffle cream, potatoes, and herbs, or seared scallops with cauliflower, romanesco, truffle, and citrus, we’ve got you covered. 

If dinner for 2 (or more) is more your speed, then you want to be on the look for our whole dry aged duck with crepes, sunchoke, and marmalade. At any rate, we’ll have a table ready for you, and we’ll serve up a meal to remember. 

About Venteux

Residing within Michigan Avenue’s famed Carbide & Carbon building is a stylish and modern French restaurant, serving classic French fare with a contemporary twist. Through a unique dining experience crafted with passion and precision by Executive Chef Joseph Mosconi, guests are transported to the bustling brasseries that define the Parisian lifestyle…

You’ll find all the iconic French cuisine – steak frites, whole roasted duck, oysters flown in from the coast daily – but also encounter unique flavors, get to know our take on escargot, and rethink your idea of classic French onion soup. Regardless of your preference for the tried and true classics or the element of surprise, every dish features only the freshest ingredients, and receives every ounce of our attention from the time we take and prepare your order, to the moment it’s served to you.

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