Cyrano's Café & Wine Bar
Cyrano’s Café & Wine Bar began serving Chef Didier’s award-winning cuisine in 1999 – in fact, it’s the longest established restaurant along Chicago’s beautiful River Walk.
The restaurant was named after the celebrated Frenchman Cyrano de Bergerac, the legendary dramatist, poet and duelist from Bergerac, Durand’s birthplace, who symbolizes "La Grande Passion" with its love of good food, historic buildings and general je ne sais quoi.
At Cyrano’s Café & Wine Bar, you will enjoy Chef Didier’s classic Farm Fresh cuisine which is an affordable alternative to the formal and more expensive French dining experience. Cyrano’s Café & Wine Bar is open every day of the week starting at 11 am. On weekends you can savor Chef’s bountiful Brunches. And of course we feature a full compliment of beers, mixed cocktails and excellent wines from all around the world.
In 2010, Chef Didier opened his Quack, Quack Ice Cream Parlour featuring creative cones, banana spits, sundaes and more.
From time to time, Cyrano’s Café & Wine Bar offers live music, usually from Thursday thru Sunday for brunches and evening diners. And there is even a dance floor. So bring your dancing shoes, your appetite and get ready to party!
This is a place where good food is always on the table and love is always in the air.
Chef Didier was born in Bergerac, on the plains of the River Dordogne in Southwestern France. He is a graduate of the famed Lycee Hotelier cooking school in Bergerac and spent two years preparing award-winning French cuisine at the four-star Michel Guerard Restaurant in Eugenie-Les-Bains, France. He continued to won culinary fame from the French Riviera, the Pyrenees and the Alps to Luxembourg, Switzerland and the Caribbean.
He came to America in 1986 and ran the kitchen at Carlos’ Restaurant in Highland Park, Illinois. In 1996, he and his wife Jamie opened their first restaurant in Chicago’s trend-setting River North area. Today, Cyrano's Farm Kitchen serves classic Farm Fresh fare, simple, rustic food he learned to cook growing up on his grandfather's farm in Bergerac, France. The restaurant features Small Plates, French-style Crepes, Fromages, Patés and unusual Appetizers, Sweetbreads, Foie Gras specialities, Fresh Fish, Duck a l'Orange, Coffee-Rub Amish Chicken and more, as well as offering one of the finest wine cellars in the city.
“To me, food is a wonderful elixir, a magical way of bringing people together for fun and frivolity. Good food is a joyous celebration; it pleasures people and makes them happy. When I’m in my kitchen, I cook up happiness. And that has been my philosophy since the first day I picked up a spatula. Good Food Makes People Happy!”
- Chef Didier Durand
Jamie Pellar, Didier Durand’s wife, is the Wine Cellar Master & Sommelier for Cyrano’s Cafe & Wine Bar as well as Cyrano’s Farm Kitchen. Passionate about all wines, she travels throughout France, especially the Bergerac region, seeking out the finest wines to be featured at both Cyrano’s Restaurants. She selects the best for flavor and value, oversees their purchase and helps restaurant guests select the perfect wine for their meals.
Chef Didier Durand’s wonderful restaurant, Cyrano’s Farm Kitchen serves classic Farm Fresh Fare -
affordable, uncomplicated country cuisine he learned to cook growing up on his grandfather's farm in Bergerac, France. Simple, fresh, healthy and carefully crafted with small plates, many appetizers and entrees.all cooked from scratch with loving care. Cyrano’s Farm Kitchen is located in the heart of Chicago’s popular River North district at 546 N. Wells Street. Call 312-467-0546 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for reservations and more information.
The Barrel Room, in the lower level of Cyrano’s Farm Kitchen, is the place to gather with friends for wine flights, excellent cheeses, charcuterie and intimate conversation. And of course there is a full menu of Chef Didier's Farm Fresh Cuisine, with wonderful Seafood and Seasonal Entrees, plus many Desserts not to be missed.
The Barrel Room also offers a smorgasbord of theatrical entertainment including revues and live musical variety shows.
We can accommodate from 80 to 160 hungry people, depending on the style of dining. So if you have a large party for a family get-together, wedding or other event, this is the place to have it. Plus, we can arrange all of your party needs - we even have an extensive list of competent musical groups and singers.
Email Chef Didier Durand at email@example.com for more information about ylour next great party in The Barrel Room.
Cyrano’s “Quack Quack” The Ice Cream Parlour is becoming the talk of the riverfront - that's because everyone loves the impecable Banana Splits, delicious Parfaits. many flavors of thick, rich Shakes and decadent Hot Fudge Sundaes. These are just a few of the many ice cream treats to tempt you at "Quack Quack" The Ice Cream Parlour. And it's so easy give in to temptation and find an excuse to visit.