Chez Benoit Bistro - the Flagship restaurant from Parisian chef benoit Fliou - offers the North Shore a taste of france

Photos by brian briggs

More than twenty years of training under esteemed French chefs (L’Ami Jean, La Galupe, and La Desirade), and sharing his culinary talents with Michelin-starred restaurants have led Chef and Parisian Native Benoit Fliou to open his flagship restaurant on Chicago’s prestigious North Shore.

Offering an ever-changing menu, Chez Benoit Bistro mingles classic French food alongside inventive dishes destined to become everyone’s “new favorite.”



(847) 266-7878


455 Central Avenue
Highland Park, Illinois


Summer Lunch Hours
Tues - Fri 11:30 - 2:30
Tuesday - Thursday

5pm – 9pm
5pm – 10pm

Book your Chez Benoit reservation on Resy

Cooking is so much more than just making recipes. It takes years of passion, dedication and hard work to become a Chef. You can not do that job unless you are committed 100%.
— Chef Benoit Fliou
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Drinks at The Zinc

Whether guests are imbibing in a glass from the extensive wine list, or one of the bar program’s signature cocktails, the Parisian Zinc Bar spans the width of the restaurant, and frames the open kitchen through which guests can watch their dishes manifest from scratch.

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House Signature Cocktail

La victoire

Calvados, Benedictine, Lemon, Orange Bitters


Our Story

Benoit and Christi at the Farmer’s Market in Paris

Benoit and Christi at the Farmer’s Market in Paris

It all started when…

Benoit and his wife, Christi, met through a shared passion for music, and after exchanging hand-written letters between Chicago and Paris for months, they planned to finally meet in person, in Christi’s hometown, Chicago.

A whirlwind romance by any definition, Benoit proposed to Christi on his first visit, and they wed soon after. His new life in the States offered an interesting opportunity to continue his lifelong obsession with French cuisine, and he and Christi began to brainstorm.

Together with a few friends, Benoit and Christi opened Chez Benoit Bistro to bring their Parisian Love Story - and a few of their favorite flavors - to the North Shore.


Even before opening its doors, Chez Benoit Bistro generated early buzz, and since its grand opening in December 2018, the restaurant continues to garner reviews from seasoned food critics and social media fans:

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French bistro Chez Benoit opens in Highland Park

The owners of Highland Park’s newest French bistro hope their authentic menu will transport you to the streets of Paris.

Chicago Tribune | Gina Grillo


Highland Park's Chez Benoit is open for dinner

Is Highland Park the new Paris, restaurant-wise?

Highland Park News | Donald Liebenson

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Highwood’s inferno fest celebrates all things spicy

“Spice is what gives identity to a meal…The sensation can be addicting.”

Pioneer Press | Gina Grillo

Make a reservation

Book your Chez Benoit reservation on Resy

Call (847) 266-7878 from 5p – 9p daily
Reservations Strongly Recommended for Dining Room as well as Zinc Bar and Chef’s Viewing Station