Refined option for French bistro classics & breakfast offered in a hotel setting at a former bank.
I didn’t know it at the time, but it was the last day of temperatures warm enough for alfresco dining. It was sunny and a little windy. I met La Voute Bistro with friends on that autumn day. Later, I visited again when there was ice on the ground and I slipped walking to my car. It was such weather that most of the restaurant employees called in sick, leaving one server and the hostess to run the front of house. La Voute Bistro was a lovely meeting place for both occasions. Conversation babbled between us, we enjoyed our food and we went home promising to do it again soon. If I were staying in the hotel, I’d definitely savor a meal at La Voute. The menu is approachable. It’s supposed to be farm to table French fare and I won’t argue with that; however, it’s not obvious. The best part of the menu is that it has options for people with all kinds of dietary restrictions including vegan/vegetarian sections. I think the restaurant tries its best to have something for everyone while having French influence. The prices are a bit expensive for the area. They’d be perfectly reasonable in Chicago.
First time at this restaurant. We had a beautiful evening for outside service. However, the service was terrible. Four in our party. Two ordered appetizers as their main course. The two people who ordered appetizers as their entree got their food 30-40 minutes before the other two people. So, a lot of watching each other eat. Server seemed overwhelmed in general and never offered an explanation or apology. She was difficult to speak to-seemed to be running away or unseen. Food was ok, too bad it was ruined by poor service.
We got a sitter for our 10 year anniversary and dinner reservations. We arrived for our reservations only to be told that there would be an hour wait. We only have a sitter for a limited amount of time. Then a couple without reservations came in behind us & the front desk said the same thing- the wait would be an hour!!! So basically they do not honor reservations. My husband said “Thats crap” and the hostess immediately started saying he was cussing at her. Then she proceeded to bat her eyelashes sarcastically while ‘apologizing’. I want to support local business but I hope a Maple Tree drives them out of business. Update: Balagios for the win! They were so classy they even apologized on behalf of La Voute and got us a wonderful table & great service. Maybe they can provide training to your staff.
This French gem in Homewood is perfect for date night. Cozy booths, lovely decor and a great craft cocktail menu. The food is always fresh and well prepared. Bobby Hull is also a fan, I have seen him enjoying a glass of wine here. Always an enjoyable experience.
Absolutely fabulous! Gold bar cake is an amazing desert. Their martinis are slightly pricey but everything else makes up for it. The hotel attached is lovely too
Yummy Tito’s martinis I recommend the cucumber martini it is amazing, also their food is yummy and bread is always warm and fresh!
The atmosphere is great and lively! The menu is OK and the food needs to be more consistent. The servers are very friendly. The drinks are pretty good also!
GREAT GREAT FOOD. I WISH I WOULD HAVE TAKEN PICTURES BUT I WAS TRYING TO MAKE MY HUSBAND THINK I COOKED THIS EPIC MEAN…. lol. So I had it for take out but I couldn’t keep up with my modesty LIE!!!! Because it was SO AMAZINGLY GREAT. EVEN AS A TAKE OUT!!!! We were impressed. If I could give this place more stars I would. This place deserve’s to be in downtown Chicago. Like seriously guys!!!! This is a hidden gem that needs to be uncovered…. Elegant and classy… Takeout Service was amazing!!!! I will update my review very soon because I KNOW I WILL BE DINING IN and staying at the hotel soon. It’s only right…. RIGHT?????lol. Please try this place and let me know because I can not have just been hungry Lol….. Foxes UNITE….
A good friend gave me a recommendation for trying La Voûte. Living in Chicago proper, I don’t get to the South Suburbs, so this was a welcomed change. It’s part of the Banque Hotel in Homewood’s business district. A rather lively spot, it’s a pretty good French restaurant. We had a nice selection of menu items: homemade bread, escargot, stuffed mushrooms, lobster cigar, French onion soup, baked potato soup, Chilean sea bass, lamb shank, lemon tart, sorbet, and cate au lait. I must admit that I was impressed. The service was a bit scrambled. The section where we sat was filled. From where I sat, I could see a lot of the patrons pulling at the server every time he passed their tables. I’m not one who needs the server every single, solitary time he or she is in my visual range. It did mean his scrambling made him inattentive at times. Overall, I’m glad I made the drive out to the South Suburbs to try this restaurant. Will have to return for their brunch one weekend.