Have enjoyed this restaurant
Have enjoyed this restaurant for lunch on several occasions. The dinner menu did not dissapoint. Our service has always been superb. Another good experience and we will definitely return.
3/19/2013 5:00:00 PM
Second visit for brunch, consistent
Second visit for brunch, consistently excellent crepes. Service is solid and the space is charming, comfortable, and well-maintained. Definitely recommended!!
3/23/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great, Affordable French!
Excellent French food without typical French restaurant prices. Well done.
4/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
This is a favorite, although
This is a favorite, although I will admit that the food was not as good as in the past. The steak was tough for a $34 entree. Other than that it is excellent. A little pricey as my wife and I plan on spending $150/visit. And we don't drink! So I think Open Table's cost assessment is a bit understated. I would estimate cost between $60 and $75/peraon, more if you drink! Service was excellent and desert was awesome.
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Classic French restaurant
We truly enjoyed dining here. The food and service was great. It was a bit pricey, but I guess that is what is to be expected from a french restaurant!
4/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great experience here for Grandma's 82nd birthday. Everyone found something on the menu that interested them and came out tasting amazing.
5/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great dining experience! Food was really good and the service was attentive! I asked for something special on the open table reservation and got it at the restaurant! We'll be back!
5/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
I reserved a table for my sister's bachelorette party at this wonderful find in South Barrington, Illinois. The Bride, three other bridesmaids, and myself enjoyed a wonderful lunch with elegant wines and generous portions. The waitress was pleasant and conversational and the hostess was prepared for our party as soon as we walked in the door. I was impressed and hope to visit again in the future!
5/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great French food from an authentic French man! Good service, nice cheese menu. Great tartare!
5/31/2013 4:00:00 PM
The escargot and fern tips
The escargot and fern tips was an excellent appetizer
6/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Sunday Brunch - food was outstandin
Sunday Brunch - food was outstanding and reasonably priced, service excellent. Would return for brunch again.
6/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Outstanding French Bistrot
You don't need to go to France to find a great Bistrot! Outstanding food and wait staff!
6/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Brought my parents here for the first time for Father's Day and they loved it. They loved their trips to Paris and this place had just the cozy Parisian theme. Plus the vibrant waitress with her bright red lipstick made it feel like this place had its own uniqueness to other places we've dined at. Food was different, fresh, great spices and better portions than other French restsurants!! Thanks for not failing me on an important day!
6/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
This is a great place for patio dining. We felt like we were in a French bistro. Lots of delicious menu choices. My third time here and it's always a wonderful experience.
6/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Very quintessential French.
Very quintessential French. Food was fabulous and was the wait staff.
6/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Went there on a Sunday for lunch... Excellent food.
6/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Works for 'work'
I recently went here for a work brunch and it worked perfectly - pretty quiet and lots of light. Can't wait to try it for a romantic dinner with some wine!
6/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
Mom took me to L'Eiffel for my b'day dinner; we really enjoyed the smoked salmon and brie appetizer and our entrees - Pasta du Frenchie and the Australian Rack of Lamb special. It was a Monday, so we really enjoyed the 1/2 price Chateauneuf du pape bottle of wine. We would have tried the dessert menu, but the service was so incredibly slow, we could not sit any longer. When first seated, a young lady brought us water and the specials list and said our server would be with us soon. The same young lady continued to wait on us, but never introduced herself. She opened and decanted the wine nicely, but all other service was too, too slow. 6 tables and 2 waitresses - slowness and inattentiveness seemed unnecessary. Food was great, will try again
7/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Happy Birthday Lunch
A group of 6 were there for a birthday celebration! We all enjoyed the meal and our afternoon. The rolls are delicious! Our server was a little serious but softened as time went on. The server never rushed us, let us enjoy our day. Thank you!!
7/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was excellent as always. We have been to the restaurant many times and it is one of our favorites.
7/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best Bistrot in Chicago Area
Why spend the money to go to France for good food when you have L'EIffel Bistrot. Food and Service Outstanding. This is our favorite restraunt!
7/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food, but where are the crepe
The food was amazing, although my only complaint was that the dinner menu online showed an array of crepe dishes... but when we got there there was only one option on the specials menu. Despite this, I have to say the food was fresh and delicious and we will definitely be back.
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent as Always
We've been here quite a few times and have never been disappointed. The menu selection is good and the specials are always inviting... but we always seem to order the same things because we like them so much :)
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
great atmosphere. the food
great atmosphere. the food was superb from the apps to the dessert. fresh vibrant flavors, appropriate portion sizes and nice presentation. the pate was creamy and flavorful, rich in both appearance and on the palate and the braised lamb shank was succulent i was surprised at the extent of the wine list although I felt they were a little proud of their pricing.
all in all a great dining experience and we will be returning soon
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
I really enjoyed everything about this place. The bar and service was great and food even better. I will definitely come back to enjoy dinner again!
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Place For Old Friends to Meet
Although I'd been to Le Petit Creperie in Woodstock, this was my first visit to L'Eiffel. I'd chosen this centrally-located restaurant to meet a girlfriend whom I hadn't seen in over 10 years. Based on my experience in Woodstock, I hoped L'Eiffel would also be quiet and sophisticated, with excellent service and great food. And I hoped that the staff wouldn't mind if my girlfriend and I had a leisurely lunch. We had a lot to catch up on. The restaurant was all we'd hoped for, and more. Our waitress couldn't have been more attentive and accommodating. Both my girlfriend and I walked away with an excellent opinion of L'Eiffel Bistro and Creperie.
8/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
My husband and I dined here on a Friday night. They have a wonderful patio, so we ate outside. It is quaint, excellent service, delicious appetizers and meal, and good wine. The best part was how inexpensive the bill was for French food. You can find a good bottle of wine without spending a fortune. We will definitely make this place a regular restaurant when we get out without the kids.
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
While one isn't supposed to say ...
"Yum", it just was ... well ... Yum!
The meal, from beginning to end, was well executed all around, with the Entree' (Hawaiian Ono with a red wine sauce for Her, Australian Rack of Lamb sauced perfectly for me) appearing as the main attraction. An engaging wine list, and pleasantly attentive service. Have made note to make this a regular stop for us.
Will be back in the hopes of running into some of the more provincial/regional dishes, say something along the lines of a traditional French Family Sunday feast ("slow cooking/dining").
8/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
A French hideaway with looking for
Tucked away in a corner, it does not standout like some of the restaurants in the Aboretum but it offers authentic French bistrot service and menu. Food is very good and the service was fast and friendly. The weather was good so eating outside was comfortable, but noisier than it might have been inside. Their half order of mussels was generous and the preparation excellent.. Beef Berguignon was served more as a stew than I am used to, but very flavorful.
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Experience... food so so.
The outdoor dining experience is great. We had a lot of fun. There was a great blues band, the ambiance was romantic and cool, and our service all around was outstanding.
Our food was so so. There price is not really commensurate with the food. I don't mind paying up for food as long as I feel like there is a value there. In this case, the food was so so and the price was a bit high. That said, we had an issue with a dish and it was fixed immediately. The service here was great.
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great birthday dinner!
Good food! I love this restaurant! Dover Sole rocks! The steak was perfect and the smoked corn chowder was deeeeelish! (Foodie fun is tasting everyone's!!!!)
The evening was made even more special by the live music. The woman played guitar and keyboard, had great versatility and was just the right volume!
What a wonderful evening!
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
food is really good
Decided to come here for a late breakfast on a Sunday. Had my usual popeye crepe and also had the grand marnier french toast. The toast was a bit sweet. Prices aren't bad, but we just wanted iced tea for our drinks. Most places just have it and will refill the glasses. After all, it's just water and a tea bag. Should have realized that it would be pricier when the waitress brought out bottled tea. But seriously, $5.50 for iced tea is crazy. Won't do that again ever.
Food here is great, but the drink prices are ridiculous. Our little breakfast ended up being over $40!
9/7/2013 5:00:00 PM
Gem in Barrington
If you've ever been to Paris, you know the sidewalk cafes, sipping little cups of coffee or eating a wonderful pastry. We have a bit of Paris right here in South Barrington. The crepes and other french food here is wonderful, and the service is top notch.
Great for lunch, brunch or dinner when you want to take a vacation here at home for a meal.
9/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Get there before the music starts!!
Food and service were great. Live band in bar area started towards end of our meal - really killed the mood. Singer was awful - like a parody of a bad lounge singer on Saturday Night Live. Meal was elegant and atmosphere was lovely until then. Almost fell over when bill came though!
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
The lost table
The restaurant is difficult to find. We used both GPS and map quest and because it is in a large shopping center, it's still hard to find. They were very gracious about honoring our reservation--though there weren't that many people there at the early lunch time. Your reservation should make reservations available on the half hour.
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent As Always
We've come to expect an excellent meal at L'Eiffel Bistrot and we were not disappointed. We tend to order our favorite dishes (the scallop / prawns and the duck), so we can't comment on the breadth of the menu. Our favorites plus a warm bowl of the onion soup hit the spot.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Felt Cared For
I was sporting a lower-leg cast when we visited this favorite. The first thing our server said after "Welcome!" was "I've been there...I understand." He then seated us at a close table with ample room for my knee walker. And that was only the start of his excellent service. Our dinner was, as always, wonderful. A particular good dinner and experience!
10/1/2013 5:00:00 PM
Nice dining experience
A first time visit, excellent service from a friendly staff, food was good and in step with the pricing.
10/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Unique and excellent
Have been here many times and really enjoy it. Lovely atmosphere, warm and inviting. In the summer, the outside patio is very enjoyable. Great wine list. Knowledgeable staff. We love the cheese plate. The crepes are great and now they are back for dinner which is a good idea. Definitely recommend this restaurant. A gem!
10/4/2013 5:00:00 PM
Our dinner was wonderful we ordered steaks that were cooked perfectly and came with the most amazing sauce. The waiter also recommended the perfect wine to compliment the meal. The salads come with a dijon dressing that I love! I also recommend the crepes, dinner or dessert. If you're there for lunch the quiche are wonderful! The chocolate mousse is also fabulous. I guess I just can't say enough good stuff. I really love this place.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Delightful dinner for two
We celebrated my husband's birthday at L'Eiffel Bistrot and Creperie. The service was excellent and the food very good. We took advantage of the price fixe menu. The mushroom tartlette was superb, and the duck breast quite good if bit too salty for my taste. But the best part was the crepes for dessert. Next time we will probably do crepes for entrees as well. The noise level was good for carrying on a conversation without shouting. For us, this is important. Our only real complaint is that the restaurant is not closer to where we live.
10/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Went to IPICS in the Arboretum for a movie and then to the Bistro for dinner on Sweetest Day. Had a wonderful time!
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great place for lunch. We
Great place for lunch. We both had the quiche, the vegetable and Lorraine. Wonderful flavor, moist and fresh ingrediants. The portion size was huge. Comes with a salad and sauce for the quiche. Love the atmosphere and service here. Its charming and fun for a girls lunch or a romantic meal.
10/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good but Pricey
The food was very good but pricey! Portions were small for the cost of the plate. Also, not all of the luncheon crepese are available on the dinner menu. Can understand why the restaurant was not crowded.
11/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food is wonderful.
Had the 3 course seasonal menu--the seared duck breast was outstanding.
11/1/2013 5:00:00 PM
Pleasant evening of dining
Have dined here many times and enjoy the ever changing menu and chef special dishes. Ambience is comfortable and tables are spaced enough apart you feel the privacy at your table. Tried the crepes this time. Enjoyed the chicken, tomato, spinach, etc. crepe. Was tasty but will try a different one next time.
11/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
A very nice place for brunch
We took my mother to L'Eiffel Bistrot and Creperie for brunch to celebrate her 74th birthday. Despite the fact that some pretty strong thunder storms were brewing outside the window, the restaurant was cozy and comfortable. The service was great and the food was very enjoyable. I wish they had a gluten free menu, but I managed to find a good meal nevertheless. The rest of my family said they enjoyed the crepes. The bill was reasonable and we were allowed to linger and enjoy the company.
11/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
Had a lovely dinner here, but was pleasantly surprised that the high point would be the large and delicious oysters?! These were the best oysters that I have ever had!!! All else was very good, the oysters were the surprise!
11/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
Terrific fresh French cooking
Great menu and wine list. Each of our entree's were outstanding. Very friendly and helpful staff. Terrific ambience.
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Authentic French Experience
The restaurant is very large with many different rooms to fit any taste. Aside from the size it is a very authentic looking french restaurant having spent much time in Paris, it felt like I was back there down to the manager Franc, who hails from there. They have an authentic absinthe bar that adds to the mood especially if you like to dance with the green fairy yourself. The service was prompt and the food was above average. I have had the crepes here before and they have been adequate. The dinner fare is better in my opinion but wouldn't wow a foodie. Then again you don't pay foodie prices. We have been here four times during several seasons and always had a great time.
11/29/2013 4:00:00 PM