D & J Bistro, Lake Zurich IL | Merchant Profile

Dominique started working at restaurants at a very young age. He came over from France and worked at several different French restaurants, but wanted to open his own bistro in the suburbs. Dominique found a partner, Masato, a Japanese man who is French culinary trained. In 1987, Dominique & Masato opened D & J Bistro – the ìJî in honor of Dominiqueís wife, Jacqueline. They started small, but D & J Bistro has since increased in size. In 1995, Stephane started working as a waiter at D & J Bistro. Stephane has since worked his way up the ranks, and after Dominique retired, became a partner with Masato.D & J Bistroís cuisine is primarily American with French influences and an Asian twist. The ëBraised Lamb Shankí is the perfect rustic bistro cuisine. The lamb shank is cooked very slowly, so it slides right off the bone, and is served over ratatouille. The ëTuna Trioí is a customer favorite: the first raw ahi tuna fillet is marinated with some Asian spices, the second is blackened and seared while the third is wasabi and panko crusted and lightly deep fried. This entree is one of their highly popular Asian prepared dishes. D & J Bistro is extremely alert to and knowledgeable of dietary needs – they even have a gluten-free menu. Just let them know of your allergies and they will make it possible to cook you something delicious. They donít want you to feel embarrassed or worried; they would love to know your dietary restrictions so they can prepare something for you. The wine list at D & J Bistro features primarily French and domestic wine. They like to feature wines from small wineries that you will not find in a regular wine store. D & J Bistro also changes their wine list twice a year to offer lighter wines in the spring and summer and heavier wines in the fall and winter. D & J Bistro has a completely private room that can accommodate up to 50 people for any event. D & J Bistro would love to host your next party or meeting!

466 S Rand Rd
Lake Zurich, IL 60047