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This New Restaurant Brings Southern French Dishes to Roscoe Village

Explore Le Sud, a two-level neighborhood spot that’s now open

Le Sud
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Roscoe Village received a culinary upgrade earlier this week when Le Sud, a new two-level restaurant, opened. Dishes on its Mediterranean French menu includes rabbit leg à la Provençal and a foie gras tart. It’s a casual spot on the neighborhood’s main drag at 2301 W. Roscoe Street.

Travels through southern France inspired owner Sandy Chen (Koi Fine Asian Dining in Evanston) to open the restaurant. She said southern French cuisine reminded her of the food served in her native Zhejiang, a province along China’s east coast. She’s charged executive chef Ryan Brosseau (Table, Donkey & Stick in Logan Square and the shuttered Perennial Virant in Lincoln Park) with creating a “Provencal inspired” menu. It includes pan-roasted duck and steak frites.

GM and wine director Terry McNeese (Le Lan, De Quay, The Gage, Henri) came up with the — surprise — French-focused wine list. There are also eight house cocktails including two “reserve” drinks that cost $15, $3 more than most of the “regular” drinks.

Take a tour through the space below. Le Sud is now open and a rooftop deck will open in summer 2019.

Le Sud, 2301 W. Roscoe Street, (773) 857-1985, open 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Monday through Thursday; 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Friday and Saturday; 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Sunday.

Le Sud opened on Monday in Roscoe Village.
Restaurant interior
There’s two levels with room from 120 seats.
A stunning tin ceiling and a serious bar on the first floor.
Le Sud served Mediterranean French cuisine.
It feels like France with cafe-style seating and marble countertops.
Go upstairs
A view of the first-floor dining room from upstairs.
The second-floor bar
Next year they’ll have a rooftop deck, but for now, enjoy the second floor.

Le Sud

2301 West Roscoe Street, , IL 60618 (773) 857-1985 Visit Website