Chicago, USA

Obélix Wine List

About Obélix

"Near downtown, Obélix is a new location from the owners of the local favorite French spot Le Bouchon. An upgrade in cosmopolitan style, apropos of the spendy River North neighborhood, Obélix retains its French style, but with a slightly more modernist, global culinary touch (think: duck breast with miso, steak tartare with kombu). They also have a lovely variety of raw-bar options, perfect to take advantage of alongside their champagne collection.

The wine list is nearly exclusively French (with a dozen U.S. bottles provided mostly for the stubborn), and they do it very well. The generous offerings retain a very “bistro” feel - plenty of famous super-premium bottles, but equally impressive “everyday options” that are no less delicious, and give great representation to the whole picture of French wine.

The location is beautiful, busy, and well-located for an after-work dinner for both locals and visitors. For a high-end French dining experience that feels more sincere and less stuffy than it often could, Obélix is a lovely option. "

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  • French wines

Wine team

  • NP
    Nicolas Poilevey
    Owner / sommelier

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