L'Eiffel Bistrot and Creperie

L'Eiffel Bistrot and Creperie

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.leiffelbistrot.com/
  • Phone: 8474284783
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Everyday: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: French
  • Executive Chef: Pepe Castillo
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Facilities: L'Eiffel's Private Room ...
    can accommodate 12 to 55 guests. This very special room of the restaurant is the home of their signature "Tour Eiffel" fabricated in iron and glass. This masterpiece was handmade especially for them by a Woodstock, IL artisan. The intimate atmosphere of the private room is the perfect location for hosting a business meeting, baby shower, bridal shower, special occasion, or holiday party.
  • Private Party Contact: Frank Ferru 8474284783
  • Entertainment: Live Music on Friday and Saturday
    8pm to 11pm

    Most Thursday evening wine tasting

  • Special Events: Ken Wente Wine Dinner...Thursday, May, 16th
    Montaudon Champagne Dinner...Friday, May 17th

Getting there

  • Cross Street: IL Route 59
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: L'Eiffel is located in the Arboretum of South Barrington, this beautiful life style center is a perfect match for their French Parisian Bistrot. About 1000 parking lot spaces are available.
A word from L'Eiffel Bistrot and Creperie
L'Eiffel Bistrot is a 6000sq.ft. restaurant that is designed in the Art Nouveau style recreating the nostalgic ambiance of an authentic Parisian bistrot. L'Eiffel Bistrot has assembled a strong and energetic team to guarantee you a unique dining experience. It is their dedication to detail that makes L'Eiffel Bistrot grand.

L'Eiffel Bistro and Creperie's Cuisine ...
is based on authenticity, creativity and quality of product. They stay true to the classical preparations of Bistrot dishes, but also introduce "nouvelle cuisine" to keep their customers enthused. L'Eiffel uses locally grown and organic produce whenever possible, and all of their cooking is from scratch. The food quality and standards are as fresh and as high as possible.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
L'Eiffel Bistrot and Creperie reviews from OpenTable diners
84 reviews since May 21, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.4
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (47)fit for foodies (43)great for outdoor dining (40)romantic (38)great for lunch (29)notable wine list (28)neighborhood gem (27)good for groups (21)great for brunch (17)late-night find (9)vibrant bar scene (7)kid-friendly (3)scenic view (2)hot spot (2)Show More
  • Best french restaurant around!
    FranceLover
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Food was excellent as was the service. We were a noisy group of ladies and had a great time. It was wonderful that our server had actually been to France & we could relate to places & restaurants. The owner visited tables which shows great hands on dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cute Little Bistro!
    AnnaBananna19
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    This is a nice little place for both lunch and dinner. It has a sweet ambiance that makes you feel cozy and special. Inside the Arboreturm Center you can have a bite and then go shopping. Nice twist on French cafe food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Quiet, Quaint and Delicious
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    My friend and I stopped for lunch and everything on the menu looked so yummy, we couldn't decide, so we opted to order several different crepes and split them. Our (fabulous) waitress informed us of how large the portions were, so we settled on two to split. What we ended up with was absolutely perfect!! They were savory and flavorful, and with the small side salad, was just what we needed ... until the dessert menu showed up!! We split 2 dessert crepes (Bananas Foster and Nutella) ... OMG!! Definately planning a return trip soon!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Feels liek you are back in Paris
    Frenchie
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Fantastic ambiance. The wine list for French wines is great and the service is impeccable. Like France, the waiters don't bug you every few minutes to ask how everything is going. The food is hot and they have a wonderful variety. Also, good place to stop at the bar for a bottle of wine and the cheese plate.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Comfort
    Dinningout
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    The food is fabulous but the bistro chairs are incredibly uncomfortable
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Let down
    ChicagodinerVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    After dining here many times this recent visit was a disappointment. Two of us ordered the grilled mahi which was served raw. Two dined while the others waited for a replacement meal. This was a serious mistake and we would expect sincere apology and compensation. One dessert and a bottled water were removed from a confusing bill with no comment. We will not return and are disappointed as this was one of our favorites.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    I ordered the excellent filet mignon, and my husband enjoyed the steak tartare.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great desserts
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Wonderful service, food was very good, desserts were absolutely wonderful. Nice dining experience
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Lovely brunch choice!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    While we have enjoyed L'Eiffel for dinner and lunch, this was our first Sunday brunch. The food was excellent, and the service was attentive but never intrusive. It was too chilly for outdoor dining, and we were seated next to a sunny window. The La Complete crepe was perfectly prepared, and the warm croissants were fresh from the oven. My husband said that the French toast was what all French toast should be. What a wonderful way to spend a Sunday morning!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great food, ambience and service..
    AnandVIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Had a good time.. last minute choice to go there and we were happy... food was 5*'s and the seared foie gras was one of the best we had tried.. including in France.. Nice wine pairing choices.. And dont miss dessert.. If i had to be picky, the onion in the french onion soup was too sweet and there was too much bread...
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Bon Appétit
    mikeb
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Everything about this restaurant was top notch. Our server was polite, attentive, warm and friendly. The manager/owner of the restaurant made sure to visit each table & took the time to make us feel very welcome. He even took time to speak French with my daughter. Our food was spectacular. I knew from the presentation of the food that my taste buds were about to have a wonderful feast, and they did. I had the Dover Sole, filleted expertly at the table by our server. It was light and just enough. My wife had the Beef Bourgignon and Pork Shank, respectively. Their wide eyes and repeated exclamations of satisfaction with their delicious dinners said it all. Dessert? Crème Brûlée, Mousse, the best. We will return many times to this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food is OK. Service needs work.
    CanaryVIP
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Food was OK. Server was unable to answer an ingredient question and said the kitchen wasn't sure... How can the kitchen not be sure? Do they not cook it there on site? Very strange experience. Will not come back
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • dgiegn
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    We love this place for lunch while out shopping. The sangreia is awesome.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, late-night find, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Nice place
    Baker
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Nice atomosphere, good food, great mousse. Very nice for special occasions but not super kid friendly though the staff was quite accommodating to us & our baby
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner with girls
    Eleni57VIP
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    Nice place to join a group of friends. Light fare with losts of French food, creeps, etc..... Nice wine list. Pleasant dining experience with great service.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just OK
    AAI007
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Nothing special, just OK, food quality is acceptable, but not at Chicago downtown restaurant level. We went because of the live music, which was OK and made our experience there better.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always Delecious
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    I enjoyed French Onion Soup, then scampi with pasta. My husband loves the pate with toast, then he had the Mussels. As usual, the service and cuisine were excellent.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Authentic French
    MitchVIP
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    For one perfect evening I thought we were in France.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • NEW FAVOURITE EATERY
    Britmum
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    Although L"Eiffel has been around awhile I only recently gave it a chance, boy that was a mistake; I wish I'd gone sooner! The food is authentic European and well priced and presented. Having celiac disease I need a gluten free diet and there is plenty for me to choose from. So much so that after 3 visits I still haven't tried their gluten free crepes as there is always something else to tempt me. They have a great "prix fixe" menu and the wine selection is extensive. Mondays is half price per bottle of wine if dining in. A great time to try an expensive wine without blowing the budget. Would definitely put this gem on your go to list.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Neighborhood Gem
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    It's wonderful to have a lovely restaurant in this area with good food that isn't part of a chain. The ambience is charming, the food is great and a large selection of wines. Highly recommend L'Eiffel Bistrot and Creperie
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pricey but worth it!
    eat2live
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Everyone's food in our group was outstanding. The wine and deserts too. And the service was very good too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always wonderful!
    DaisyeatsVIP
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    The food, service and atmosphere never fails here, and on this occasion it lived up to it's reputation for excellence.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice Lunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    Enjoyed the food and the climate of the area. Great for lunch with friends.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Viva la Frauhnce
    nameisbond
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    I went during Bastille day so it is easy to imagine how busy it was. Even with reservations my wife and I had to wait, but we just parked ourselves at the bar, drank some surprisingly fantastic absinthe, and talked with others around us. The atmosphere was French-tastically exquisite. There was a talented man was walking around with an accordion, and occasionally a group of high schoolish aged dancers and actors would preform for everyone. The food was perfect. My wife and I know we will return again sometime or another.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great French Bistro
    Iheartsalad
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    If you want some authentic French cuisine, L'Eiffel Bistrot is the place to go! Try the Croque Madame. SO delicious!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • the restaurant was not open...
    MissYoko
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    We were looking on opentable for a table in the area we were. Found this one. Did your booking. Got our confirmation... We arrive there and the restaurant was closed. We are highly disappointed.
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  • Delicious
    tealover
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    The crepes are deliciousand the quiche is exceptional. I had the roasted vegetable quiche and highly recommend it.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • For something a little different
    dininginthesuburbs
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    Good spot! Building is beautiful. Server wasn't as well versed in the food/wine as I expected but very nice anyhow. Everyone was very friendly. Good, solid food, but not amazing, knock my socks off. But for the price, I was very happy with it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great al fresco dinner
    BernieVIP
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    We had a lovely evening at L'Eiffel Bistro. The outdoor terrace is an oasis in this suburban area. As always, great food and attentive service.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    We like the booth in the back of the restaurant. I had a delicious filet mignon, and my husband had lamb shank. No complaints. Good service also.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food...for women...
    FoodBlogger1VIP
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    I liked the restaurant, but I think it's better suited for women, as the portions were "dainty" and the ambiance was a bit more reserved. Overall, though, the food tasted good and the service was great.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch
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  • Ok, but not worth the $
    JamesVIP
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    2nd time we've been here. So many other nice places nearby, so probably won't return. Jr server was nice, but had no info on wines. Food took forever-reason given was kitchen got busy. Restaurant was not full, so didn't really understand that explanation.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Enjoy the outside patio
    2havefunVIP
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    Food was great. Enjoyed the wine. Attentive wait staff. A little bit of France in Barrington.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Keep going back
    parttimefoodie
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    This is one of those restaurants that we keep going back to because the food and service is consistent time after time. French prepared food and French wine is a great complement and the selections here are superior.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A favorite
    dgiegn
    Dined on 5/26/2014
    We love this place. We went late afternoon and found it disappointing. The service was very slow. It seemed even though they were open it seemed everyone was taking a break. The food is awesome, the sangria is the best around.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 49 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 21, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.5
    • Food4.6
    • Ambiance4.3
    • Service4.5
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 670 reviews are from the L'Eiffel Bistrot and Creperie reviews archive.
  • Great place, relaxing atmosphere
    RunningmanVIP
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    L'Eiffel Bistrot has been my go-to French place in the suburb. Great atmosphere with the large windows and high ceiling. Good wine list, and a good collection of Absinthe. The menu has been simplified a bit to the standard bistro offering, and they do it right. I would go there for brunch, lunch, and dinner. Recommended.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent French restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    We enjoy sitting at a booth in the back. We have been there 5 times and the service is always very good. I had sole almondine, and my husband had escargots followed by steak tartare. Everything was delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding... and then some!
    Superchiq
    Dined on 5/14/2014
    The only thing I wished for at L'Eiffel Bistrot was another stomach to take in every amazing item on the menu! DO NOT MISS the steak tartare appetizer -- THIS is life-changing! The crepes are flat-out awesome -- all bold flavors but with the culinary sureness to not only engage your taste buds but cause them to stand up and cheer. Perfectly curated wine list... THIS is our new favorite dining spot! And with prices that, while not "cheap," are nonetheless remarkably modest for such a totally off-the-charts outstanding dinner, it won't break your bank to visit again... and again. In a perfect world, I could re-eat last night's dinner over a dozen times. OMFG!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Crepes & More!
    Mistaricka
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Not only did we find a nice assortment of crepes for your meal or dessert, the other dishes of pork and lamb were prepared exceptionally. Service was attentive and prompt. The server interacted with our grandson prividing excellent service, just as he did with the rest of our table. The desserts were delicious with a nice selection. We chose to dine inside, though there was ample dining space outside as well.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Perfect for a date/Mother's day/etc
    eat2live
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    I took both my mother and mother-in-law here on two separate days for lunch; both experiences were fantastic. The food was excellent and the service was 'just right'. Will be going back for a 'date night' soon :)
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.