Le Bouchon - Chicago

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$30 and under
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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 for Lunch and Dinner, we serve the classics, starting with our decadent Onion Tart, Garlic-y Escargot and Frog Legs, to entrees including Steak Frites, Trout-en-Croute and a Full Duck for two. The staff is knowledgeable and will be able to guide you in the right direction with our extensive French wine list. Weekly specials include: Mondays- half priced bottles of wine. Tuesdays- $38 Prix-Fixe menu that includes Appetizer, Entree and Dessert. Please make a reservation at lebouchonofchicago.com .

Specials

$38 Prix-Fixe

Choice of any appetizer, entree, and dessert for $38

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Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: September 23, 2019

Ends: September 24, 2118

Availability: Tue 5:30PM-10:00PM

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RH
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

As in the past, the food and service at Le Bouchon were delightful. The ambience is very pleasant, although sometimes a bit cramped and more than a bit noisy. It is one of our all time favorites.

A
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food and drink are both carefully thought out and prepared to order, not sitting around on a warming table. we loved the scallops and the trout en croute; will try the rabbit on our next visit

K
Milwaukee
6 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful as always, best French food in Chicago. Amazing service with wine pairing suggestions from Heather. Cheers!

F
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Second time there. Last time we were seated right in front of bread and beverage station so it was not as nice ambiance. This time we sat in the window and it was great! Food is fantastic! Most French restaurant in terms of feeling like a true Parisian bistro! Love love love!

AC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had a table of 5. Service, food were excellent! It’s an intimate space, and so a little noisy. All in everyone fully enjoyed the meal and the occasion.

RB
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible meal and overall experience. The escargot, Lyonnaise salad, Whole Duck, cheese and wine were all top notch. Didn't hurt that Monday is half off wine night!

OT
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience

JM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional at every aspect of dining! Frequent visitor

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love Le Bouchon! The mussels are the best I’ve ever had...

JM
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Le Bouchon is still amazing after all these years. They have not lost a step. The best traditional french food in an intimate setting.

b
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So reliable. Always delicious food, great service and great wines.

KZ
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best restaurant in Chicago beynd a shadow of a doubt. Food, service, and ambiance always exceed expectations by lightyears. Should be considered the industry standard bearer. Nothing compares. Every experience somehow supersedes the previous...... so obsessed!!!@@

L
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful french bistro food, cozy atmosphere, great service.

M
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was superb and the service was excellent! We can’t wait to go back!!!

S
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Being French, I grew up on these recipes and I am easily disappointed. This felt 100% authentic. The wine selection was great too. Can’t wait to go back.

TP
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely outstanding! Will definitely be back!

VP
Houston
38 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Service was excellent! French onion soup excellent! Steak was very good but garlic butter on top was a bit too much... Salmon in pastry was under cooked.
We’ll be back.

A
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and service however high noise level on Friday night

J
St. Louis
19 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great classic Bistro with an excellent wine list and spirits selection. Well executed classic bistro cuisine.

BS
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We love visiting Le Bouchon - we got engaged in Paris and love coming to eat here and pretending we're back. The food is delicious, and you cannot go wrong with tuesday deal of the 3 course for $38 pp - so great! Only reason it doesn't get 5 stars is because there is work to be done with their desserts - they're lackluster and often flavorless. And I love desserts and Le Bouchon, so it breaks my heart to say that. I got their special Peach Bread Pudding and it didn't taste one bit like peach, though the texture was spot on. Otherwise, I couldn't recommend this restaurant more!

YL
New England
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Food was terrible. I got escargot and the snails were not marinated. No flavor. It was like chewing rubber. Then they recommended trout en croute saying it looks good and taste good. The presentation was not pleasant and it tasted gross. Service was ok. They served the bread and one piece of bread fell on the table and she just put it back on the plate. Would not come back

J
Chicago
47 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Corn soup and skatewing wete killer.

RO
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

the closest thing to being in Paris. The roast duck is the best in the city.

JL
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Oliver and fam continue to have the best restaurant in Chicago

C
Chicago
64 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Always fabulous. A favorite “date night” destination. Great food, friendly service, cozy atmosphere

p
Chicago
61 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

You can search all over Chicago (and I have) for a more authentic French bistro, but you won’t find one.

MT
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding restaurant, food and service! The most authentic “bouchon” in Chicago!

GW
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Not only does Le Bouchon just capture everything about being a Parisian Bistro, it just leaves you happy!!!!!

FD
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great experience! Outstanding food and service.

DD
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious! Tuesday’s Prix-Fixe menu is a great deal! But overall, everything was delicious (as expected) and service was outstanding! I wish the location was bigger though, but it’s nice and intimate.

L
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant never disappoints! Tremendous food, terrific staff and wonderful Paris Left Bank atmosphere!!

GH
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

C’est Parfait!!

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J
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

There were quite a few items not available during my visit. It's casual place. Neighborhood gem. One can enjoy a good meal without breaking the bank.

KE
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

A bit cramped but it was nice

CH
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Clearly chef was out of town......

OT
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I've lived in Logan Square for 10 years and spend a lot of time in Bucktown. I've wanted to come to Le Bouchon for a very long time, but always foolishly go for the up and coming restaurants. Luckily, I finally booked a reservation and I would be dead if I could have been more blown away!

The 3 of us split the escargot (soo rich and tender), steak tartare (refreshing and perfect consistency), mussels (best mussel broth I have ever had), grilled quail (two birds!! a big portion and easily the prettiest and most savory of what we tried) and 1/2 roasted chicken (with a phenomenal potato puree; crunchy chicken skin and delicious overall; recommended if you don't want to split the pecking duck, which is the Le Bouchon recommendation). We also shared creme brulee topped with strawberries. Everything on this menu that we shared, including the table bread, just hit every note that a French bistro should, as well as all the rest.

Service is deeply ingrained into this 20+ year seasoned Chicago staple and you'll be happy with every touch point of hospitality. It's an exceedingly quaint bistro that will seriously melt you in your seat with the experience, so much so that I would say it's a good idea to keep your night open because you're likely to want to soak it up with a couple bottles of wine and savor the experience.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Crowded little place but great food

F
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Food was outstanding . We ordered several appetizers then put in an order for the duck. We were told it would be 45 minutes. We ordered anyway and it was worth the wait! Sooooo good. However, waiter should have told us it was 45 minutes when he gave us our menus.

OT
Chicago
56 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We caught a quiet Friday afternoon but we thoroughly enjoyed the complete menu and the service we received from Claire. Has been a wild since we have our last meal here but quite exceptional and we will continue to attend. Well cooked and very tasty.

SG
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and ambiance was absolutely incredible! Next time I would pass on the escargot but the mussels were beyond delicious. I also recommend the quail, just wow. We will be back!

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