MICHELIN Guide’s Point Of View
Though it’s attached to the Hyatt, Cochon Volant is a favorite with Loop locals and sightseers alike for its timeless warmth. Round bistro tables and bentwood chairs are clustered across the mosaic-tiled floor, while a broad, marble-topped bar is bustling with patrons from lunch to happy hour. Brasserie favorites dominate the menu, ranging from rustic French onion soup to lavish raw seafood plateaux. Steak frites is juicy and flavorsome with a tender prime cut of bavette, offered with five sauce options like a classic béarnaise or rich Roquefort. Breakfast is delicious, but for those who don't have time to sit and stay a while, the takeaway bakery lets commuters snag a pastry (cinnamon or coffee donut holes are never a bad idea) and coffee to go.