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Le Bouchon - Chicago, Chicago, IL

Le Bouchon - Chicago

4.8
4.8
1851 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.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 60 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    French, Comfort Food, Wine Bar
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Fri 11:30 am–2:30 pm Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Sat 11:30 am–11:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (773) 862-6600
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Wbaldo Gallegos, Chef de Cuisine: Oliver Poilevey
  • Neighborhood
    Bucktown / Wicker Park
  • Cross street
    Armitage
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Public transit
    Damen or Western Blue Line. Damen or Armitage Buses.
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wine

What 1,851 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Chicago / Illinois

    French

1,851 Reviews
  1. JenniferG

    Chicago

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined today

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a neighborhood gem — the food and service were great!

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The BEST restaurant in Chicago, hands down. Incredible service, vibes, and the best eats there are.

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  3. NateR

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Trout en Croute + Steak Frites Manion Style. Say no more.

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  4. MadameBebe

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fan-freaking-tastic. They knock it out of the park every single time.

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  5. Nickems

    Chicago

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Was treated terrible by our waiter. I have a disability that effects my speech. When I asked for a glass of wine he commented that I had been overserved walking in. His overall demeanor never improved, he was very rude when asked questions about the menu. The food was the best. Was having an incredible date night with my significant other, until we met our waiter.

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  6. DBPatent

    Chicago

    121 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    121 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Great food, traditional French country, but very noisy because it's so busy and small.

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  7. Bebefoodie

    Charlotte

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Delicious salads, bread and the best french onion soup. Lovely wait staff. Will be back to try the dinner menu.

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  8. Chicagofrequentguest

    Chicago

    105 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    105 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Always a wonderful experience! Great food and service.

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  9. Babs

    Chicago

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a treat! We have spent many Valentines Days at Le Bouchon.

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  10. MarjorieH

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Not the friendliest service, but the food is good and the wine selection is excellent!

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Delicious food, quick service, cute vibes. Only negative is how close we were seated to those around us!

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  12. EricR

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Enjoyed it. Good food (great options), good drink, good service, lively, authentically French ambiance (with close seating—which I love). Great Valentine’s Day date for me and mine!

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  13. JulienD

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This restaurant is never a disappointment matter what I order! The staff is always friendly and knowledgeable which make the experience even better.

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  14. BobS

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fun, friendly and delicious French bistro with outstanding service and excellent atmosphere. We have been going there for many years and we’ve never been disappointed!

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server MaDina (sp?) was simply splendid. The foie gras, divine. We devoured the escargot, enjoying the garlic parsley sauce with the delectable bread. The quiche was the finest I’ve ever encountered.

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  16. GRinBR

    Chicago

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding start to finish - but it adds up quickly!! Pricey, but worthy - no doubt.. Kudos on their 30 years of success!! - we first dined here at Le Bouchon 29 years ago.. and we will continue to return…

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  17. JoannaK

    Chicago

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    A staple: consistently great… food, ambiance and above all - the amazing service!

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  18. CalPark

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 1
    My daughter and I were excited to dine at Le Bouchon after hearing that the food is authentic to the Lyon area of France where I lived for a while. We arrived at 7:00 for our 7:15 reservation, were told to stand in the aisle. Other patrons arrived and were also told to wait in the aisle, as there was no room at the bar area for more people. We were literally and uncomfortably crammed against people that were dining, and had no place to move when their waiters tried to serve them. The hostess sat 3 sets of people that came in after us, explaining they were late for an earlier reservation. We were finally were seated, at about 7:45. The food was delicious, but normal conversation was difficult given the crowded, loud room.

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  19. Jsantana

    Chicago

    33 reviews

    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We appreciate the meal, it ended our long work day satisfyingly fulfilled. Wishing Le Bouchon continued success as we look forward to dine in and enjoy the culinary creativeness again.

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  20. ZubairA

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Wonderful meals. Super loud, almost deafening, difficult to speak with my dining partner.

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was incredible, from service to food. Medina took amazing care of us and made us feel so welcome. Can’t wait to come back!

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  22. JimW

    Chicago

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always perfect ambiance and service. Always delicious.

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Best bistro in Chicago. Creative food from the kitchen, fantastic wine selections.

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  24. RyanH

    Orange County

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely delicious and so charming. If you don't like small spaces, this may not be for you, but I think being squished in with good food and wine is all apart of the ambience. Really terrific spot.

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  25. Rina

    New York City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Cozy ambience, Marcel was our server and was incredible! They were attentive, knowledgeable, and so sweet. Fantastic wine selection, tasty flavors. Recommend placing a reservation for lunch.

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  26. wood4me

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What’s not to love? Excellent food, cool ambiance. Great experience.

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent meal and service, a bit crowded but it only adds to the experience.

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best restaurant in Chicago, hands down. I live to eat at Le Bouchon.

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  29. MarkP

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent as always. Mussels, Lyonaise salad, and the Roasted Duck.

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  30. likusik

    Chicago

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It's one of our favorite places. We come here often and absolutely love it! Must try if you've never been.

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  31. HumbertoR

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best restaurant in Chicago! Delicious food and half priced wine on Mondays is unbeatable

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  32. JulieS

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    It was a perfect French meal, well served. Only problem is the noise level!! I felt like blowing a whistle and asking everyone to speak in a quiet voice to their tablemates. Probably impossible.

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  33. SamL

    Denver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Tables are prettttty close together so it gets pretty loud once it’s a full house but the food is absolutely incredible. Service could be maybe a smidge friendlier, but whatever, the food was exceptional.

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  34. samctof

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    tres bien! this place rules, had a lot of food + wine + will back for more.

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  35. Hulahome

    Hawaii

    53 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    53 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Cold day and they were out of tea but everything else was perfect. A bit noisy as tables are close. Will go back for sure!

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  36. CydneyE

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was delicious very very French , the best I have had outside of Paris . The restaurant is small and intimate. The staff is friendly and explains all the dishes to you . I felt like I was in a Parisian Cafe . I will definitely return.

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  37. VictoriaN

    Austin

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always love a visit to Le Bouchon! Food, service and energy always amazing. Specials and classic dishes never disappoint. Gem of a place.

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    80 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    80 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    Tasty dishes served by friendly staff at a reasonable price (including 1/2 off wine). But the space is very tight.

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  39. DanielleS

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful atmosphere on such a cold day! Love the wine selection

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  40. Kira

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious as always! One of my favorite restaurants in Chicago

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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 1851 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 60 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Le Bouchon - Chicago

1958 N Damen Ave, Chicago, IL 60647

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Armitage
  • Neighborhood
    Bucktown / Wicker Park
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Fri 11:30 am–2:30 pm Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Sat 11:30 am–11:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    French, Comfort Food, Wine Bar
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Public transit
    Damen or Western Blue Line. Damen or Armitage Buses.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Wbaldo Gallegos, Chef de Cuisine: Oliver Poilevey
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wine
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