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L'Eiffel Bistrot and Creperie

L'Eiffel Bistrot and Creperie Details

  • 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 (847) 428-4783
  • Entertainment: Live Music on Friday and Saturday
    8pm to 11pm

    Most Thursday evening wine tasting

  • Special Events & Promotions: 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 WinnerFrench
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
Diner Reviews
  • "If you want some authentic French cuisine, L'Eiffel Bistrot is the place to go! Try the Croque Madame. SO delicious!"
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "The crepes are deliciousand the quiche is exceptional. I had the roasted vegetable quiche and highly recommend it."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Food was great. Enjoyed the wine. Attentive wait staff. A little bit of France in Barrington."
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 5/26/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "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!!"
    Dined on 5/14/2014
  • "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."
    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 :)"
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "WEE WEE is YES YES in French & I highly recommend as this is close to a 5 star rating as it was delicious creperies (we each ordered a diff. one to taste & try & every bite was delicious and flavorful) fluffy quiche that 3 of us shared and we were satisfied; full to our brims! Server was pleasant & around just enough to assist. Dessert was awesome! We celebrated my girlfriends birthday for lunch & enjoyed a wonderful day! WEE WEE this is a keeper; will repeat visits here as well as entertain family, friends & business clients! It offers a nice blend with a nice atmosphere; we sat in a bright area as it was a sunny nice day! (they offer other rooms & have a bar area too) Ocean crepe, shrimp crepe & chicken crepe = all 3 yummy! "
    Dined on 5/6/2014
  • "This is a very good french restaurant. The food is very good and the owner is very attentive and nice. All food is of very good quality."
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "The service and kitchen staff were exceptionally accommodating considering my gluten free dietary needs. I ordered the Croque Monsieur Frites on gluten free bread, and it was delicious! For dessert, I indulged in a gluten free Nutella crepe. What a treat!"
    Dined on 4/30/2014
  • "We've always enjoyed the food and service at L'Eiffel Bistro and our recent visit re-confirmed why. We were provided excellent service by our waiter and wait staff, and the food was excellent. My wife's cornish hen was prepared as well as any she's ever had, and my sea bass was fresh, and well accompanied by spinach and couscous. A great restaurant serving excellent food. The Champy wine was also excellent! "
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "L'Eiffel serves delicious traditional french cuisine with a focus on crepes but also has outstanding seafood selections and steaks. Service is gracious and helpful but never hovering. Wines by the glass are great varieties to compliment the food. Consistently enjoy tasty crepes, salads, quiches and appetizers at this suburban gem."
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "Went for a quick birthday lunch and it was great! This was the first time I'd been there for lunch, the last time was for Father's Day brunch in 2013. The crepes were good (wish the salad was larger and lettuce fresher) but dessert was GREAT! Next time, I'm trying the Croque Monsieur, saw it coming through the dining room and it looked delicious. A special birthday dessert plate was a big hit. The chocolate mousse was heavenly - could go just for that. The profiteroles were made with ice cream instead of cream. I was surprised how much I enjoyed them as I am not an ice cream eater. Everyone had a great time and would love to go again - soon! The staff was great and very helpful."
    Dined on 4/16/2014
  • "Wholesome food, pleasant service. Fortunate to have such a fine establishment in our neighborhood."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Went here for lunch. Had the L'Ocean crepe and my friend had the crab cake special with kale salad. She didn't care for the kale but said the crab cake was wonderful. My crepe was outstanding - I always try to order them here. Sure wish they would put them back on the dinner menu. After all it's a French restaurant, don't understand why they wouldn't have crepes on the dinner menu. Also - if you want iced tea here it only comes in bottles and is over $5. That's crazy. Prices are high, but the food is delicious. Will be back."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "And he would have made a terrible mistake! He ended up GUSHING to our waiter about how awesome the special walleye pike in a white wine sauce was, my spinach crepe was nearly as divine, and they even accommodated the extremely fussy eater who accompanied us. The wine was perfect, our waiter very attentive. Try this place, you'll be impressed."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "We found this restaurant to be surprisingly pleasant in all respects. Food,Service and ambience. We will definitely be returning on a regular basis."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "We knew we would be five minutes late for our reservation, so we called. We had to wait for a table for over 20 min. with no direction to go to the bar, which would have been preferable to standing in the doorway. It seemed the hostess was a bit frantic. After we were seated, everything was great, including excellent food and table service."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "This is very enjoyable venue for lunch and after work drinks. The food is quite good and the service is most attentive. In the summer time one is allowd to bring one's dog to the outdoor dining area! Very nice gesture."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Tried this for the first time for brunch. Pace was leisurely' service a tad slow but we weren't pushed to leave."
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "had been there a couple of times before but not in a few years. Still the same (in a good way). Service was very good as was the food. Just keep in mind it's French so the selections may feel a little limited (alot of Steak and frites choices). My daughter had the Steak Peppercorn and my wife and I had a fish special - all plates were cleaned!. We ordered spinach as a side dish - very good! We had the profalites (sp?) creme puffs with ice cream and chocolate sauce instead of creme - you get three - we each had one. All in all a very nice dining experience. But not cheap - with a moderately priced bottle of wine and one cocktail it was $200. with tip. BTW, Luis was our waiter - he did a very nice job."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "L'Eiffel was a nice surprise in the Chicago suburbs. Excellent and interesting options and larger portions than you would expect from a French restaurant. Live music and an inviting, un-intimidating atmosphere. Good for couples or groups."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "A favorite of my husband and me, as well as my friends. Beautiful interior space and fabulous outdoor dining space. Can't go wrong either way. The food is always terrific, and sometimes they have amazing specials. Would recommend to everyone."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Bouillabaisse was excellent, flavor reminiscent of New Orleans style cooking with a generous portion of seafood in it. Expected Braised pork shoulder to be fork tender, it was a bit dry, had to cut it with a knife. Rolls were served cold and that was unexpected since most french restaurants we have been in always served warm rolls. The desserts crepes were more like a thin pancake then a true french crepe and one was supposed to have caramel and chocolate in it, but only the chocolate could be tasted, both desserts were on the disappointing side. The wines were excellent and this is the place to go for a good wine selection. The wait staff was very good, polite, the food was brought to the table hot, but overall we would not go back."
    Dined on 2/19/2014
  • "Overall, our dining experience was good. But the wine list is over-priced. L'Eiffel should have "vin du patron," which is reasonably priced. There is no French beer available. My wine had sediment in the bottom of the glass. My husband liked the roasted duck, but he could tell it was cooked in advance. My crepe Oceane was both good and filling. They should know the difference between an expresso and a moka. There was an advertisement for a burgundy menu on the table, but the fine print was impossible to read. The chairs and tables are too small. When you sit next to the window, there is a cold feeling. Why are the daily specials priced higher than the regular menu? The service is inconsistent; however, our server was very attentive."
    Dined on 2/19/2014
  • "We were so pleased with this restaurant. It had a wonderful variety of menu items and wonderful service. Perfect for those people who just want to get away from it all - especially at night and away from the kids. Been there before for lunch and it was equally good then. Wish they would offer quiche at both lunch and dinner. Wine list was equally great and the desserts - really were wonderful! Can't say enough good things about this place - we'll be back..."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "I took my sister and niece for a birthday treat. The tomato spread and rolls were tasty. The three of us had crepes which were delicius and filling, so filling we had no room for dessert. Would love to go back in the summer and sit outside in their patio. Highly recommend for a special lunch out."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "The service was excellent but the main dish crepes were just average. The beef bourgungion(sp) seemed like stew meat - maybe a poor selection for a crepe dish on my part. My husband's Cajun crepe dish was not spicy enough but good otherwise. The champagne was excellent and priced well for Valentine's day. Loved the desserts. My lemon crepe was simply prepared but perfect and my husband loved his chocolate truffle with crème fraiche -beautifully arranged 0n the plate.. The server was very attentive and answered any questions we had. She was attentive without being too close."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "It is wonderful that this establishment offers half-bottle wines on Monday nights. I have seen this offered at other places as well, but usually there are restrictions and the only ones half off are ones you would not want anyway (e.g., deca at Ritz Carlton) Here every bottle was included in the special, even reserve bottles! The food was wonderful. Five people dined and all enjoyed their meal. This is the second time here and I enjoyed it just as much as the first time."
    Dined on 2/3/2014
  • "I would give 6 stars if I could. The authentic French selection was excellent. Sever was attentive, knowledgeable and sincere. It was an affordable dinner for two. What more can I say? We will definitely be back and bring friends next time. Every thing was delicious!"
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "We had a group of 10. The way the table was set was amazing. It was a big square, instead of a long table. The big square allowed everyone to be involved in the conversations."
    Dined on 1/30/2014