Le Bouchon - Chicago

4.8
834 Reviews
$31 to $50
French
Le Bouchon has been thriving in Bucktown since 1993, serving classic French Bistro food in a dining room that will transport you to Paris. Voted one of the best French Restaurants in America by Timeout Magazine.

Open from 11am-10pm Monday - Saturday.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is AMAZING, every bite had us smiling. Also it’s the cutest little restaurant, ambience is 10/10.

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BillW
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Le Bouchon remains a real gem - that bit of France in Chicago - now through two generations of ownership.

Now during this time of COVID-19, we can not go to France, but we can experience France at Le Bouchon.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve always wanted to go here since they opened in 1993 and it was worth the wait! Food was delicious and the service was wonderful, thank you

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wife and I went there for a nice Friday lunch. It was one of the more pleasant and memorable meals we’ve had in a long time. It was a casual but incredible meal. We had some great wine, oysters, salad, soup, and a rabbit pot pie that I still think about. Everything was made with love by a team with obvious skill and who uses fresh and premium ingredients. Will definitely be back soon since we’re new to the neighborhood.

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BasiaU
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Le Bouchon has been one of our favorite restaurants in Chicago. The food and service is always amazing.

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vipheatherd
Chicago
30 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food4service3ambience2

Food was great!

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vipReadP
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So fabulous! Love this place. Incredible service and food every time!

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CamilleS
Fayetteville
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been consistently going to Le Bouchon for the past 9 or so months. We saw on IG that they were serving a crock madame for lunch and had to have it. It was absolutely delicious. I was afraid it was going to be dry and not have enough béchamel but that wasn’t the case at all. Perfectly done. And their French fries are amazing. Small and crispy and salty!! We love their cassoulet and the lapin pot pie as well.

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ZacharyMcCann
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There’s a reason it’s one of my favs in the city. This is exactly why!!

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vipFrequentDiner
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and wine! Great service! Outstanding experience! One of our long time favorites.

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vipFavorite
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite restaurants. Been a go to since it opened. Great food, great service (especially Heather, who is the BEST) and nice environment.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best French bistro in Chicago. The best soups anywhere. Order anything it is all fantastic.

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NgoziN
Detroit
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Le Bouchon never disappoints. I live in Windsor, Ontario Canada and I always make it a point to eat here when I come to Chicago. Service and food is amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A classic, consistent bistro that has been delivering great food and a fantastic experience for years

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vipTanB
Miami
9 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner for our granddaughter. Food was amazing as always. Heather went above and beyond to make our dinner special!!

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kayess
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Feel like taking a trip to a bistro in Paris? Come here. This place truly has passed the test of time.

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Cara
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Parisian food and vibe!! The service was excellent and very friendly!

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Hamerjunki
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Although I have been there many, many times, I had not been to Le Bouchon in years. I was glad to find that it is as fabulous as it's always been. The food, the staff and the vibe are all absolutely top notch! It's easily one of my very favorite restaurants in Chicago and has been for a very long time. I can't wait to go back!!!

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vipProfessorSunshine
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Authentic French food, superb service, and pleasant atmosphere allow this restaurant to act as longtime mainstay in Bucktown.

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PartyinBurbs
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun date night kind of place. Food was good. I had the seafood pasta.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Incredible.

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vipBobN
Chicago
26 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We had not been to Le Bouchon in a number of years (for a few reasons). It is still the small, but charming, bistro that we remembered. Food and wine selections were really great. We will return more frequently. Keep up the good work!

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PatrickD
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Le Bouchon Never fails

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Prices for wine were a little high, but roasted duck was among the best I’ve ever had. Overall, a lovely French themed bistro experience. I would go back for the duck again!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience2

Incredible food. Kind of a tiny space so prepare yourself for that. I’ve eaten in France many times and this was the best French food I’ve had. I was deeply impressed.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic food and service. We will definitely be back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, everything was delicious

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vipADROB
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What an incredible restaurant! Absolutely loved everything. Great menu options. A neighborhood gem. Reasonably priced.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Le Bouchon never disappoints! Even on a Monday it is lively! Kitchen is splendidly consistent. It’s our family’s “go-to” for everything.

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Rogelio
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a must! The food was great, service was very good , and ambience beyond what we expected! I would pick this restaurant again and again!

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mryc
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent!

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JoannaK
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been going there for years... always pleasant, always friendly and the food is outstanding.

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CMChicago
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food and a chill vibe, great wine list. Made me feel nostalgic for when I lived in France. :)

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday. It was excellent

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CarrieW
Cancun
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stalwart French bistro has really upped its game expanding beyond the beloved basics with well considered, wonderfully executed, and delicious new dishes. The truffle honey waffle is a caloric bomb and a tastebud delight! Aside from the food, the atmosphere a cozy and bustling, staffed by seasoned pros who know how to deliver seamless service and warm hospitality.

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vipclcb
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful place for a celebration. Great neighborhood staple.

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kimk
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

we closed the place down on saturday night. we had no intention of staying so late, but the wait staff was incredibly patient and didnt make a peep. we thoroughly enjoyed the food and service and ambiance, etc but i REALLY wanted to say a big THANK YOU to our server and the other servers who were so incredibly kind and patient. they did not make us feel badly at all. my friends and i were so engrossed in our conversation that we had no idea that the place had cleared out. they could have flicked the lights or put the chairs on the tables for us to get the hint. but they allowed us the enjoy our time completely. i just wanted to commend our server for her patience and good spirit and next time we wont dilly dally like we did saturday night! :)

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vipCurtC
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

In the dozen times that I’ve eaten at this restaurant it’s hard to remember one meal or even one dish that wasn’t superb. Over 20 years and has consistently been not the best neighborhood restaurants in the city.

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EugeneG
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I live in Wisconsin but love this restaurant so much my wife and I travel to Chicago to enjoy the food and the friendly staff

FAQs

Le Bouchon - Chicago offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (773) 862-6600.

Le Bouchon - Chicago is rated 4.8 stars by 834 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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