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Le Chocolat de Bouchard, a Piece of Paris in Naperville

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Website Hours: Sunday: 12-8pm Monday: Closed Tuesday-Thursday: 11am-10pm Friday: 11am-11pm Saturday: 10am-11pm If you like fresh cakes and pastries, lattes and mochas, French entrees and lots of chocolate, Le Chocolat is the perfect place for you. The cozy environment makes you feel welcomed and relaxed. Even during COVID-19, there are outdoor dining options available so you can enjoy a taste of Paris 4,000 miles away in Naperville. Although we only sampled some of their best desserts, they also have a French Bistro seating area with a  French-American style menu   with lunch and dinner options Tuesday-Sunday. As we enter phase four, that indoor area will soon reopen as well, once their current flooring project is completed. What we ate: Banana Nutella Crepe I am a big Nutella and banana fan, so I was excited to put them together in a crepe. It was sweet and delicious. It reminded me of a crepe restaurant I have been to in New York City in the Plaza Hotel.

Great Options for Outdoor Dining in Downtown Naperville--Potter's Place

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 Potter's Place This is the perfect season to enjoy some great outdoor dining at Naperville's downtown restaurants. Many restaurants, with outdoor seating options, are starting to re-open. Here is a list of the current restaurants that are open. While the pandemic has brought disruption to many parts of our lives, it has also brought an appreciation for the simple things we took for granted. We really appreciate the restaurants and all of the staff who support this industry, and so we were especially glad to be able to return to one of our favorite Mexican restaurants-- Potter's Place (see full review here.) We Recommend: This trip we tried the Volcano Nachos, which were some of the best nachos we've eaten. The ingredients are mixed and brought to the table in a metal can that is then mixed and emptied onto a platter. The sauce, cheese, fresh chips and other ingredients, blend to form a perfect combination of spice and crunch. 3 Pro-Tips: 1. Potters is a