L'Eiffel Bistrot and Creperie

L'Eiffel Bistrot and Creperie

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.leiffelbistrot.com/
  • Phone: (847) 428-4783
  • 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
109 reviews since July 31, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.4
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (64)fit for foodies (59)romantic (54)neighborhood gem (50)great for lunch (34)notable wine list (33)good for groups (30)great for outdoor dining (29)great for brunch (15)late-night find (13)vibrant bar scene (8)hot spot (8)kid-friendly (4)scenic view (3)Show More
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/26/2014
    GREAT I WILL GO OVER AND OVER AGAIN BEAUTIFUL GOOD FOOD QUANITY IS AWESOME WAITER TO NOTCH - ALEX IS AWESOME GREAT JOB AND A JOY
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  • An Excellent Experience
    FlamingoVIP
    Dined on 11/20/2014
    We had our latest "Girl's Nite Out" dinner here. The food was excellent, especially the French Onion&chive Soup and Got Cheese salad, as was the service. Charles, and the rest, were very attentive, friendly, and joined in (appropriately) the festivities. All in all, an excellent evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice Place
    blueiris
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    We chose this restaurant for its location since our group came from various directions. We all ordered from the the prix fixe menu and enjoyed very competent French bistro cooking. All in all, a very pleasant evening.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We had excellent food and good service.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    The wait staff was very friendly. Our waiter was training a new hire, and both of them answered our questions about the menu. They were helpful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • More misses than hits
    Loves2DineWellVIP
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Had lunch with two friends. Lovely interior. Rolls dense and hard to chew/swallow. Why not have great French bread at a place like this? Lunch menu offers quiche, sandwiches, and crepes. We all went with crepes. Every one arrived barely warm on the plates. Sent them back. The replacements were barely any warmer. Flavors in the ratatouille/chicken crepe were delicious, though. Split two desserts among the three of us. The apple tart was mostly pastry; had a couple slices of apple in the bottom. Bananas Foster crepe was better. Wait staff attentive with water refills and plate-clearing. Not much food (quantity-wise), so not a place for hungry guys. Server was apologetic about lukewarm entrees as we paid and departed, but no comp offered.
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  • Ok at best
    JuliaVIP
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    Ok at best, couldn't even get steak tartar right... really nothing special.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • French anyone
    Msbeasley74
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    We have been to a couple french restaurants so we thought to give this one a try. The food was good and I would go back
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful evening
    lynnie
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    We had a great dining experience. The food was wonderful and the server-the best. Will definitely be back
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • the best
    disappointedVIP
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    best french restaurant. you will not find anything like it for the price.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fabulous Find
    CZWorkout
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    We stumbled upon L'Eiffel Bistrot a few years ago and have gone back ever since that time. The food is always outstanding, the atmosphere is relaxing and quiet, the bar can be lively when there are performers and the overall feel is just wonderful. They have a nice selection of drinks and wines and there crepes are the best around. Our waitress knew we needed to leave by a certain time to catch a movie (date night - dinner and a movie with my fiance) so she was attentive without being intrusive, and we were able to leave right on time. We Definitely will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyable Evening!
    Statechaser
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    I would recommend this restaurant for a romantic evening or a night out with friend. Great Service!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Never disappointed
    eat2live
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Whether it's lunch, brunch or dinner - we always enjoy the food and service. Lovely restaurant!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • spiceboy
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    We had lunch at the bar. The service was outstanding and the drink selection is great. Barman knows his stuff. The seared foie gras was perfect and such a large portion. We also had the mussels with fennel. Very large portions for a reasonable price. I'll go back
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • excellent dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    We have dined at L'Eiffel many times and are never disappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice spot
    FoodieonWedVIP
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    Four of us had dinner there on a Wednesday night. The place was crowded, unusually so according to our waitress. The atmosphere is very nice Bistro style. The wine selection is excellent with some nice selections available by the glass. The food was very tasty but there was quite a wait between appetizers and the arrival of the main course; probably due to the unexpected number of people who all seemed to arrive around the same time. Desserts are excellent which is no surprise in a good French bistro. All in all, a great dinning experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful food and atmosphere
    Patty
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    Three of us gathered for a long lunch. We met at this restaurant because of its central location and because of my past dining experiences. Kelly was our waitress. She was awesome. She didn't hurry us, but she was attentive and at the table as soon as we made a decision on beverages and food items. We had a delightful visit and enjoyed the delicious food and wine. The ambiance was perfect for our get together.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • LeslieVIP
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    L'Eiffel Bistrot and Creperie is a hidden gem in the suburbs. Located in the beautiful Arboretum Mall, this charming restaurant offers exceptional French food and wine with reasonable prices. Their French onion soup is bold with flavor and couples well with one of the many crepe selections. Daily specials always please and the wine and martini offerings are extensive. Wonderful for lunch or more formal dinner, this is our one of our go-to restaurants in the area.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    My wife & I went for dinner. It was nice place, good service, good food & not too expensive
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • ElleVIP
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    This place is consistent. The food is always excellent and the service always fantastic!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Pleasure
    Soop
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    The food and service were excellent. It is a pleasure to go to a restaurant and be able to have a conversation without having to raise your voice and repeat everything.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent Food and Service!
    LindaP
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    The food we had was spectacular from start to finish. Our waitress was very attentive and did a fantastic job attending to our needs.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love the food
    JSGB
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    I love the food here and the fact that they do gluten free crepes. Our waiter was wonderful with our 2 and 5 year old sons.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best Celebration Dinner
    Terry
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    We went to L'Eiffel to celebrate a 25th anniversary last Saturday. The other folks had never been to the restaurant. Nothing that could have been better, service, apps, dinner, dessert, drinks, everything was outstanding and given a 10+. We've never had such a good experience with a restaurant celebration before. I was so thrilled to have made the suggestion and arrangements. Excellent Customer Service, just fabulous.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A gem
    NanbetsVIP
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    Food was delicious. Our server, Sulema, was knowledgeable and friendly. Will definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food
    David
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Awesome service and food. Excellent value. Highly recommend this place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bon Appetit!!!
    Seminole38VIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    We had a great evening at L'Eiffel Bistrot where we were able to get different "french" products. The special were great, and the usual menu still outstanding. I ordered from the usual menu while my wife got the specials... so many opportunity to share. Food and service were great as expected for such place. Excellent place for a romantic dinner with French dishes.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent soup and dessert
    wheelingtraveler
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    We received excellent service at this restaurant. My wife ordered the French union soup and me the cold vegetable soup. Both are excellent with well balanced taste. I really like the cold vegetable soup which exceeds my expectation. The half-order mussels are also tasty. The entrees are not completely successful. The natural sea scallops and shrimps are great but the black pasta has no seasoning at all. We need to add some salt and peppers. However the scallops and shrimps are well made. My duck skin is not crispy but I like the rest. The two dessert dishes are excellent especially the lemon tart. Overall great soup and desserts, but the entrees could be improved.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • L'Eiffle Bistrot
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    The experience at L'Eiffel Bistrot was very good - the crepes were outstanding - mussels were good, but not the best we have had at this restaurant. Appetizer portion would be better if there was 4 slices (ie salmon/cheese platter with 3 slices of brie; 3 pieces of toast) for sharing - when two couples are ordering two appetizers to share the numbers are off.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • As always...
    MikeC
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Great food and great service! I haven't had a bad experience here ever. Great place for business dinner, family or just a glass of wine.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Nice quiet dinner
    Wenzday66
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    We had a nice quiet dinner. The food was good and terrific drinks from the bar. Service was good but could use a bit more polishing. Staff was unfamiliar with some of the specials but overall good experience and will go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 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
    Kitkat
    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