love the garden
Food here is consistently good, burger and mussels were delicious.
8/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
A real French bistro
Dining at Bistro Campagne is very much like a real bistro anywhere in France. This time we dined on their patio which is one of the nicest outdoor spaces in Chicago. Service was exceptional. The menu is limited (like a French bistro!) and all prepared well.
8/12/2013 5:00:00 PM
Second Time Around
We chose this restaurant after being introduced to it by friends and brought another set back. The staff are welcoming and the service is good. Checking without hovering or making you pushed out the door. Appetizers of snails and a mushroom mix were excellent. We did have one meal come cooked well instead of medium rare as requested but it was taken back and replaced. Everyone enjoyed their meal. Portions are fine, as was the wine list. Desserts are exceptional. The outdoor garden is intimate and just lovely.
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is truly a neighborhood gem! A charming setting with consistently good food! Love the trout! The onion tart is memorable.
8/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
It is a very romantic and nice outdoor dining restaurant. Service and food were excellent.
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Perfect Night
We had a reservation but wanted to sit outside which they don't guarentee. The were able to sit us outside after a very short wait. It was a perfect night.
The bartender and waitstaff were very knowledgeable about the wine selections. Each wine we tried was delicious and reasonably priced.
8/23/2013 5:00:00 PM
My friends and I sat outside in the patio area. Such a beautiful setting. The brick entryway to the patio, in particular, makes you feel wonderfully secluded. It wasn't crowded. Our server was very attentive and friendly, and our food arrived quickly (as did the drinks my friends ordered beforehand). We were there for close to two hours, chatting, but our server wasn't shooing us out the door. I had the salmon eggs Benedict. The Hollandaise sauce was perfect. I definitely want to return!
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Food and Service
All around great experience! The food and service were great! All of the entrees were excellent along with all the vegetables. I look forward to dining there again!
8/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
inspiring and charming
I believe the restaurant at this venue has changed name and direction over the years. So it was lovely to revisit the venue after some years, and find a rewarding and satisfying bistro. My companion and I immediately considered bringing parents here, partly for its charm, still intact, and certainly for its food. We arrived early for our reservation, but were accommodated graciously with a table in the outdoor garden. We both enjoyed a prix fixe poulet dinner with wine pairings, which were a bit surprising but absolutely delicious. Bistro Campagne is now my home for essential -- and essentially fine -- French cuisine in an accessible neighborhood space, with a romantic ambience that's as comfortable for close families as it is for couples.
8/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very nice service, great staff
Food was delicious, staff attentive and friendly. A little louder than we're used to, but we're not local and not used city dining. Would give it a high recommendation for anyone in the neighborhood. Parking lot directly across the street, so very accessible.
8/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
A terrific find!
We have dined at Bistro Campagne several times, and it is one of our favorite spots!
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
The only thing better than
The only thing better than the food was the excellent service of Patrick, our waiter.
9/14/2013 5:00:00 PM
Love the food, love the atmosphere,
Love the food, love the atmosphere, and LOVE that they take reservations for brunch:)
9/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Love this place. Overpriced,
Love this place. Overpriced, but great food! Worth the money spent.
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Classic French cuisine in
Classic French cuisine in a neighborhood setting. Best escargot in Chicago!
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Organic Cuisine
If you are looking for organic food that is tasty, then this is the place!
9/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Came here to celebrate a wedding
Came here to celebrate a wedding anniversary. Sat in the front patio on a warm summer evening. Ordered the onion strudel, mussels, roast chicken and new york strip steak. ended the dinner with bread pudding and chocolate dessert. everything was perfection. so happy to have found this gem.
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Amazing Anniversary Dinner!
My Wife and I can into town for our 1 Year Anniversary. Bistro Campagne was amazing from start to finish. The food, the service, the atmosphere was exquisite. We would highly recommend dining here for any occasion. We will definitely be back!
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
a nice place to go anytime for casual dining of French cuisine. not too expensive either.
9/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Consistent but never simple
It had been almost 7 years since I've eaten at Bistro Campagne (not for lack of trying), and everything is just the way I remember it. The service is always spot on and very attentive without feeling like your waiter is stalking you. The overall atmosphere is warm and laid back. The menu is a mix of perfected standards and new surprises that reflects the depth of flavors, creativity and talent that this bistro is known for. The seasonal specials are always a treat.
If you are looking for a great experience with every visit and bite, then visit Bistro Campagne.
9/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent choice for a quiet evening with good friends and good food.
10/1/2013 5:00:00 PM
The perfect dining experience
We return to this place if we want a guaranteed excellent meal and great service. You never have to wonder if either of these are going to be lacking. Every single time we've gone it has been close to perfect... don't know how they do it but, this is a definite keeper!
10/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
awesome food and service
We left our gift certificate at home but they looked it up and let us use it anyway! Great food and service!
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
adorable french bistro with
adorable french bistro with outstanding food and service.
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Patrick was our server, and he was terrific.
Very helpful with suggestions, and steered us through our choices to what was likely the best restaurant experience in a very long time.
Food was absolutely awesome.
You need to forget the practice of never ordering chicken when you're out. Unbelievable!
Everything was delicious!
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
another great meal
We dined with friends on a Sunday evening last week and had a great time. The service was excellent and the food was divine.
10/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
we have dined here quite a
we have dined here quite a few times and have never been disappointed. food is wonderful, service is great. even though it is not really a restaurant for children we have brought ours several times and the staff has been more than accomodating.
10/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Charming service; great cuisine!
Bistro Campagne is one of my favorites. Lovely neighborhood place to meet friends and then enjoy an after dinner drink at the bar. Very warm, welcoming and comfortable.
10/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Cozy French bistro experience
Our first dining experience at Bistro Campagne and certainly won't be our last. Personable wait staff, wonderful wine, warm fresh baguette, and timely service made our visit perfect prior to concert at Old Town School of Folk Music down the street. WE had a 5:30 reservation , a must , I think, as the restaurant filled up quickly on Friday evening. My husband had the special -sole with roasted parsnips-cleaned his plate. I departed from my usual choices and tried calves liver with fingerling potatoes, and brussel sprouts- a perfect sauce and hearty combo for an autumn meal. WE will be back.
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
5 people, 5 raves
Our group of 5 with different tastes in food picked Bistro Campagne as our place to meet for dinner before going to a performance near by. 5 people, 5 raves for starting out with their legendary onion strudel, sole special, or off the menu salmon or vegetarian dinners. Service was perfect. The setting was pleasant. Parking is easy.
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great neighborhood find
I really liked this place from the moment I walked in. The waiter was friendly, patient, attentive and knew the menu well. The onion strudel was terrific as was the charcuterie appetizer. Two of my fellow diners ordered the breast of chicken entree with onion frites on a delicious mushroom ragout. It was juicy but HUGE -- enough for two people per serving. My flounder was crispy and well seasoned, done to perfection.
For dessert, skip the apples in a puff pastry. The bread pudding was very solid but the lemon torte was exceptional!
I will definitely return.
10/27/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great ambiance and excellent food
It had been a few years since we had been here, and I was pleased it was as good as I remembered. Whenever we think about going on the weekend, it is usually booked from 6 to 8:30, so we don't wind up going We went with my daughter and her boyfriend and had a lovely time. My husband had the "all you can eat mussels" and was in heaven! Everyone enjoyed their meals, it was quiet on a Tuesday night which enhanced the lovely dining room. Highly recommend!
10/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
I yelped this place in Lincoln Square, and was not disappointed. Really exciting atmosphere, and the food was delicious. I took my wife and few friends here to celebrate and they were all commending my taste in restaurant choice.
10/31/2013 5:00:00 PM
Hit the spot
My husband was in the mood for escargot and we wanted to try something other than our local Hyde Park French restaurant. We loved the room and the ambience. The restaurant is very charming, very polite and pleasant if somewhat slow service. The food was very good. In addition to the escargot, we enjoyed the pate, duck breast and trout and it was generally yummy-sounds inducing. The food is solid: but the quality of the room definitely takes the meal to another level.
11/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
We try to go to Bistro Campagne whenever we go to Chicago
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
The dominant wood panel in the restaurant made it feel warm and homey. Loved the food, everything was exquisite, from the appetizer to the main course.
We had a pleasurably generous serving of the Prince Edward mussels for appetizer, and the salmon and pork chop for the main course. Both were flavorful and cooked to perfection.
The only trouble I had was the low light made it difficult to read the menu, it was helpful to have read the menu before coming to the restaurant.
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Friend birthday he wanted
Friend birthday he wanted French and it was a Sunday. Found recommendation
Well worth it a great experience. Wonderful selections all executed perfectly.
11/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
I had chicken which sounds
I had chicken which sounds boring but it wasn't it was special and memorable. The bread was amazing . Actually, everying I ate was great. I loved the atmosphere but sitting near the bar turned out to be distracting. The table next door had 3 adults and 2 small children, the kids were well-behaved kudos to the parents. At the end of the meal the bartender came over and talked to the family. He seemed to know them and carted the kids around and brought them to the bar but it went on to long and became distracting. It's a cool atmosphere, very bistro-esque, I felt like I was in Paris. The service was good and very pleasant but a tardy a couple of times. Overall though I recommend it highly and will go back.
11/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
North Side Favorite
Bistro Campagne is a wonderful choice for dining; easy to access in a neighborhood with plenty of parking. On charming Lincoln Ave. Lovely classic French menu and servers who make great suggestions. Our server even suggested we split a main course as we had already had an appetizer and salad. Made us feel as though the restaurant did not want us to overspend and order more food than we needed.
The mac and cheese is a gem and should always be recommended. The pork chop as main course was incredible; cooked perfectly and surrounded by lovely vegetables and sauce. Great mea..
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
I want to be a regular
My boyfriend and I came here for a birthday celebration. Everything was wonderful!! The seating was perfect, the food was excellent and the wine just right. So much so that we have decided to make this a monthly outing. Thank you for a great evening!
11/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
We've dined at this restaurant
We've dined at this restaurant many times and always enjoy it. It's a pleasure to find real food well-prepared without pretension or unnecessary fuss.
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
France lives in Chicago
What a wonderful place for a bitter cold night in Chicago. We had onion soup dripping with ,melted cheese, fabulous pates and roasted chicken and pork chops. Comfort food ,well done with French essence all the way. Our server was fabulous . We felt the mussels a bit underdone and she immediately got a new batch done perfectly. This was done with no issues and charm.
11/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
If you're in the neighborhood...
Friendly and accommodating for a party of 8, we had a good time. Service was attentive and not overbearing. Everyone ordered something different and all came away pleasantly satisfied. The restaurant was about 3/4 full and the food came out very quickly which was greatly appreciated since we did not want to sit around running up the bar tab. Decent wine list with a good variety of styles and prices. If you're in the neighborhood and are looking for a comfortable dinner experience I would recommend trying this place.
11/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
Always an excellent experience
Among the four of us we had trout, dinner crepe salmon and liver. We split the chevre and lyonnaise salads. Enjoyed the bordeaux by-the-glass. Excellent food. Attentive service. A warm night with good friends.
11/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
Outstanding food, excellent service
This restaurant is outstanding in many ways. The meals were unique, fresh and clearly prepared with care.
Everyone's meal was outstanding.
11/30/2013 4:00:00 PM
Evening well done
Went on a Monday night. Easy to get reservation. Sat us right down. Small restaurant good for 37 people according to the fire marshall certificate. Nice atmosphere with easy ability to converse. Waitress good, but forgot to introduce herself. She was there enough to take care of us, but not obtrusive. Food excellent and well presented. Reasonably priced for what we got. I will go again when in Chicago.
12/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great time at a neighborhood
Great time at a neighborhood gem. Have been several times. Excellent bistro fare. Service is very attentive and knowledgeable. A very, very enjoyable and relaxed evening. Will definitely return.
12/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Roasted Chicken Paradise
Great ambience, Great service, Great location, but most of all the best roasted chicken in the universe!!!
12/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food overall was very good, minus the Bœuf Bourguignon(which was recommend to us by the server) - it was overcooked, and the gravy sauce had no flavor. The onion strudel was excellent, along with the Côte de Porc. I had the Bed & Breakfast bourbon cocktail - which was quite tasty as well. The service was something to be desired - very inattentive at times, but overall still had an enjoyable evening. Planning on going back to try the mac 'n' cheese and the steak frites.
12/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food and service were excellent. Maître de was very nice to find us a table inside the restaurant away from the door. Server was extremely helpful in choosing wine and it was a nice touch putting candle on dessert for birthday. Only complaint was very noisy in the beginning, but once loud tables left it was quite romantic.
12/12/2013 4:00:00 PM