Le Sud brings the traditional cuisine of southern France to the energy of one of Chicago’s hippest neighborhoods.
At this new Roscoe Village restaurant, our chef creates a truly authentic menu focusing on the freshest, highest quality ingredients, enhanced with modern techniques. Our two bars serve perfectly matched wines, creative cocktails and martinis, as well as thoughtful beer selections.
Two separate dining rooms create the perfect atmosphere for your night out. Whether it’s an intimate dinner surrounded by Old World touches with someone special, or a large gathering with family and friends in a vibrant, communal space, we invite you to come visit us.
Make a reservation today and bon appétit!
2301 W. Roscoe St.
Chicago, Illinois 60618
Wine & Drink
Influenced by a recent trip to France and the fresh, flavorful meals she discovered there, Sandy Chen was inspired to open Le Sud. The small, countryside towns of Provençe reminded Sandy of her hometown on the extreme southeast of coast of Province Zhe Jiang, in a small village called Wen Zhou—a waterfront town surrounded by mountains on three sides. Sandy visits Europe often because half of her relatives moved to Europe when her family moved to U.S.
Sandy’s culinary inspiration stemmed from her father and grandfather, both personal chefs, who moved the family to the U.S. in 1984. Her father taught her how to artfully combine Eastern and Western ingredients and inspired her culinary talent.
Sandy opened Chens Chinese and Sushi Restaurant in Lakeview and currently operates Koi Fine Asian Cuisine in Evanston. Koi Evanston was voted the Best Asian Restaurant in North Shore Chicago by Make it Better Magazine. Sandy was also honored to receive 2013 Arts & Business Committee Leadership Award from Evanston mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl in 2013.
Sandy wanted to open a new restaurant inspired by French flavors. She is focused on globally inspired and locally sourced food. Now in Roscoe Village, where she bought her first house, she is back home. With her newest project, Le Sud, she brings her love for bold, fresh ingredients and her expertise with running multiple successful restaurants. For Sandy, the culinary world isn’t just her job, it’s her lifestyle.
Executive chef Ryan Brosseau brings a passion for pickling and preserving, whole-animal butchery and bread baking to Le Sud. Taking the time-honored techniques and Old World traditions common to the south of France, he draws inspiration from the bounty of the Midwest. His menu pays homage to the farmers and purveyors from whom he sources high-quality local ingredients, with a dedication to the details that elevate familiar flavors to accessibly innovative.
Originally from Canada—he grew up in Merlin, Ontario, an hour east of Detroit—Ryan moved to Chicago in 2010 to pursue cooking and devoted time to working in the kitchens of Perennial Virant, Found, and most recently Table, Donkey and Stick. He believes that food culture is a crucial part of our history.
When he is not in the kitchen Ryan enjoys spending time with his three boys, superhero movies and collecting vintage Transformers.
A native of Oak Park, Terry McNeese has over 20 years’ experience in Chicago fine dining restaurants. Terry began his restaurant career at the iconic Bistro 110 in Streeterville. As the general manager and beverage director of Le Lan Restaurant, Chicago Magazine’s Best New Restaurant of 2004, Terry directed the wine program, receiving awards from the Wine Spectator and Wine Enthusiast.
As director of operations at the Gage, Terry opened the Gage’s sister restaurant Henri, which received three stars from the Chicago Tribune, as well as being included in the Top 25 New Restaurants in Chicago Magazine. As a certified sommelier, Terry is excited to oversee the beverage program at Le Sud.
Terry lives in the Lakeview neighborhood with his wife Karen. In their free time, the couple share their passion for traveling, dining and always, wine.