Thierry Rautureauaka the Chef in the Hat (what is under there, anyway?) of the defunct, superspendy Rover's and downtown's Loulayruns Luc, a "French-American" bistro. The decor is fairly basic: dark red and yellow walls, dark wood booths and tables, a narrow bar area, some odd colorized-looking paintings of the Chef in the Hat as a child and his parents in their youth. The menu has lots of traditional favorites, but the food often errs on the overrich side, and the cooking can be hit-and-miss. Overall, Luc fails to knock the socks off.
2800 E Madison St,
Hours: Daily 4 pm-midnight
Family Friendly, Late-Night Dining
Cafe, French, Local/Organic/Sustainable Focus
Full Menu, Happy Hour
Daily 4:30-6:30 pm ($3-$12 food menu, $5.50 house wine and cocktails, $4.50 rotating pint).