Le Bouchon - Chicago

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$30 and under
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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 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 .

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$38 Prix-Fixe

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

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vipFrequentDiner
Chicago
19 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
1 review
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
25 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
9 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
2 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

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vipEsther
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall2food1service5ambience5

Something’s gone awry in the kitchen
Been coming here for years
Soup of the day tasted like flour w butter and milk
Fries were horrible cut up pieces
So sad

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Chicagovb
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Classic bistro-everything was delicious. Get ready for butter festival, if you are new to Le Bouchon. Otherwise always a great dining experience.

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RyanW
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always so great ! The service and food are always 5 stars.

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EugeneD
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great rabbit potpie and cassoulet. Comforting especially in winter. Service top notch.

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KatrinaJ
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent, as usual. Our server, who we have had multiple times, is attentive and friendly.

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vipnadinen
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and very authentic French food.

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Wuffie
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had a lovely evening there in late December. Our server was amazing. The wines available for 1/2 priced bottle night blew us away. The menu was very traditional bistro fare but nonetheless prepared well and excellent tasting.

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Leee
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We would go there more often if it were closer to our house. A real treat

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rebeccaR
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an amazing experience! Great food and exceptional service.

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