Martial Noguier, Executive Chef/Owner of Bistronomic, brings more than 25 years of culinary experience to the modern gastronomic bistro located in the heart of Chicago’s notable Gold Coast neighborhood.
Originally hailing from Paris, France, Chef Noguier worked for a number of French chefs before coming to the United States. He continued to gain experience while serving as Executive Chef and Chef de Cuisine for various prestigious hotels and fine-dining establishments such as Patina in California and Citronelle at the Latham Hotel in Washington D.C. before relocating to Chicago.
Prior to his position at Bistronomic, Noguier served as Executive Chef and Corporate Chef at the venerable Pump Room in the Omni Ambassador East hotel as well Executive Chef roles at one sixtyblue and Café de Architectes at the Sofitel Chicago Water Tower Hotel. Under his tutelage, one sixtyblue was named the “Best Restaurant of 2006” by the Chicago Sun-Times, and he received additional accolades from esteemed local media, including the Chicago Tribune, Chicago Magazine, and North Shore Magazine. While at the Sofitel in 2009, Chef Noguier was honored as “Chef of the Year” by Chicago Social magazine and received his first James Beard Foundation Award nomination among other recognition.
Chef/Owner Martial Noguier’s long-time dream came to fruition in February of 2011 with the opening of Bistronomic, which was received with wide acclaim. He created a contemporary bistro that was both approachable and affordable. The restaurant was quickly deemed the “Best New Restaurant” by Chicago magazine and the Chicago Tribune. Chef Noguier earned his second James Beard Foundation Award nomination for “Best Chef Great Lakes” and Bistronomic was nominated in the “Best New Restaurant” category. Michelin’s Bib Gourmand recognition was also awarded to Bistronomic for three years. In 2016 and 2017, Chef Martial won Chicago Gourmet’s Hamburger Hop with his award-winning Le French Burger that was also recognized as one of the most unique burgers in Chicago by The Chicago Tribune in 2019. In 2019, Bistronomic was also named one of the “10 Best French Restaurants in Chicago” by The Michelin Guide and recognized by The Infatuation as one of the “Best Spots for French Food in Chicago.”