Cheap & Chic: Bistro Voltaire's Latest Menu Is Magnifique

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2bv Hopefully, you've checked out our rad post on the eight must-see shows of 2013. Personally, we can't wait to check out Jekyll and Hyde...even though it's not the first time we've met a man with split personalities. But before you get settled into that theater seat, a little sustenance is definitely in order, and what better way to fill your tank than with some stick-to-your-ribs French fare.

Bistro Voltaire is extending its Monday night prix fixe menu (available from 5 to 11 p.m.) to accommodate Tuesday through Thursday theatergoers. For just $29 per person, you get your choice from an array of sumptuous options, like classic French onion soup, braised escargot with a garlic herb butter and puff pastry, boeuf bourguignon, gateau au chocolat, and several others. The only drawback? You might find yourself sleeping through the opening act due to a major food coma. We'll take our chances.

Bistro Voltaire, 226 West Chicago Avenue (between Wells and Franklin streets); 312-265-0911.

Photo: Courtesy of Cindy Kurman