The signs of fall have arrived, leaving diners to seek warm, comforting dishes. It's also the season for soup, and what better way to keep the chill out than with a crock or bowl of the French onion variety? The type of stock, cheese, or presentation may vary, but the rich and salty satisfaction is universal among these eight picks, presented in alphabetical order.Read More
Warm Up With These Eight French Onion Soups
With the weather finally cooling off, it's time to settle in with a comforting dish like French onion soup.
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Transport yourself to Paris at this absinthe bar adjacent to Z Cuisine. The more casual side serves an onion soup so rich you'd never know it's vegetarian.
Chef Joe Troupe recently opened this Jefferson Park French bistro, where the killer soupe à l'oignon is made with caramelized onions, beef broth, toast, and emmental cheese.
Bistro Vendôme is the French concept of chef Jennifer Jasinski and her business partner Beth Gruitch's mini restaurant empire. Start off your meal with a classic version of soupe à l’oignon.
Though it's an unconventional format, ChoLon's soup dumplings have been on the menu since Day 1 and are filled with a piping-hot sweet onion and gruyere center.
Chop Shop Casual Urban Eatery
At this fast-casual spot on East Colfax, chef Clint Wangsnes makes use of a certified sous-vide program for much of the menu. That extends to the French onion soup, in which onions are slow-cooked for 72 hours before melding with croutons and toasted gruyere, available in a cup or a bowl.
This casual steakhouse concept recently underwent an ownership and menu change, but one item to prevail is the French onion soup: gruyere and Swiss cheese, crostini, beef broth, and caramelized onion.
Lou's Food Bar
Lou's is a blend of casual French and American fare from chef Frank Bonanno, and among the offerings is the French onion soup made with caramelized onions, focaccia crouton, and Swiss cheese.
Earlier this year, chef Mary Nguyen decided to re-imagine the Asian-influence Parallel 17 into P17. The result is a French bistro with dishes like moules frites and croque monsieur, along with the rich French onion soup.
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