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Le Bouchon - Chicago, Chicago, IL

Le Bouchon - Chicago

4.8
4.8
1525 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.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 64 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • 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

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What 1,525 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
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Chicago / Illinois

    French

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  1. M

    Manuel

    Chicago

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was great! Bit of a wait from when we sat down to our drinks since they were super busy, but staff was nice and the food was delicious.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service3ambience3
    We had a very delicious meal. The specials (lamb and veal) were good and my dinner guest and I agreed that we’d like to come back. Service was a bit slow but not distractingly so, and the restaurant is small and very noisy but this would not deter us from visiting again.
  3. H

    Hazel

    Chicago

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The restaurant is very tight, but that just adds to the ambiance. The food is amazing and is best described as French country as compared to French white-linen. Service was solid and friendly. One can easily imagine Julia Childs in the kitchen.
  4. m

    miked

    Chicago

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    The food never disappoints. The room was pretty chilly.
  5. j

    jc123

    Chicago

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Don’t miss the best French Onion Soup in the city!! Great French wine list.
  6. JK

    JoannaK

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Always a great experience
  7. H

    Huehue

    Chicago

    16 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    An oldy but a good one. Cozy, neighborhood restaurant.
  8. g

    geniusbarfly

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Bday lunch-but we didn’t tell them. It didn’t matter, they made it a wonderful day
  9. NC

    NancyC

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall4food4service2ambience3
    Enjoy the bistro feel and ambiance. Found menu not as robust as past experiences. Service… inattentive. Had to flag down server for drink order and then on….little attention, lack luster. But did not dampen the evening enough for us not to come back and continue to support this Chicago gem.
  10. G

    Gusie

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The lunch was delicious and it was a very quiet,relaxing place.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing! Our waitress did an excellent job of helping pair different wine with our courses. Looking forward to returning!
  12. DS

    DudezSteakNight

    Chicago

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    All the food was fantastic. One of the best meals I’ve had in a while. We ordered the muscles, the apple and goat cheese salad, the chicken and the rabbit. The muscles might be the best I’ve ever had. Came with a nice big slice of crusty bread. The apple salad was the biggest surprise, so clean and delicious, I could eat this every day. The chicken was super tender and the potatoes it was on were amazing. The rabbit was like the ultimate pot pie. Loved that our waitress separated our order into 3 courses. Loved the half off wine, Mondays. The portions are much larger than you’d expect, worth every dime!
  13. A

    Amycs

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    We live in the neighborhood and love Le Bouchon! The atmosphere is a cozy French bistro. The service is fabulous with long time staff that make you feel comfortable. The food is also always well done, especially when Oliver is cooking.
  14. AC

    AmyC

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It’s the best.
  15. D

    Dontreview2much

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The space itself is perfect Paris bistro and the food was very good with fun and lovely presentations. Our waiter was charming and extremely well versed in the menu, as well as patient with our table of 5. The late 70’s, early 80’s punk/rock playlist was excellent at just the right volume to hear but not overwhelm. Kinda perfect!
  16. m

    manonk

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2023

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    cold steak frites need i say more. crowded wobbly chair forgotten wine refill. brightest spot pancake with seared foie gras their other resturant obelix is miles better this place is tired and unfocused
  17. HA

    HAYDENB

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great ambiance for a date night. Delicious food, great cocktails, and pulse at service. We will be back!
  18. LS

    LucyS

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    My boyfriend and I went to Le Bouchon to treat him for his birthday. It was such a lovely time! We were very impressed by all of the food. We had escargot, a duke liver mousse eclair, venison tartare and shared the Pekin duck. Everything was really delicious. And the set up was different but in a positive way. The seating is sort of communal, so we chatted with our neighbors. That was kind of an unexpected fun element. The service was very friendly and accurate, maybe a bit slow. The dishes came out in good time though. It was really just drinks and refills that took some time, but I think our server had a lot of tables to watch over. And like I said, she was extremely friendly - she just might’ve needed some help. All around it was a great experience, and we would definitely like to return!
  19. WL

    WilliamL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Food was awesome as always! It is a little loud because the place is small. But it didn't bother us. Just awesome food!
  20. C

    Chess

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent restaurant, hard to think of many better I’ve dined in in Chicago. Service was incredibly efficient and the meal was exceptionally paced. Not a cheap place by any means but portions were generous and I left as satisfied as I could ask to be, Well worth the money! I’ll be coming back undoubtedly.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely divine. There shouldn’t even be a second thought on if you should dine here. I’ll be back the moment I come back to Chicago.
  22. A

    Anon

    Chicago

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 4, 2023

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    Too noisy.. food not quite as good as many visits 2000-2020.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 4, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food and great service - can’t wait to return!
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 3, 2023

    overall5food5service2ambience4
    Amazing food, cute spot. Every time I’m there the service is subpar and slow but the food makes up for it
  25. M

    Michelle

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 3, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Dinner was excellent, half price wine on Mondays definitely added to the value. The tables being so close together was a little awkward squeezing in.
  26. S

    Sewelllong

    Nashville

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 3, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Our second visit and was better than the first. Will definitely return. The food is exceptional. Love the family/neighborhood atmosphere. The close quarters are forgotten with quality of service & food. The four of us, from Louisville KY, had different items from appetizers to entrees to desserts , shared & thoroughly enjoyed.
  27. CP

    ChristinaP

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 3, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Le Bouchon is a classic French bistro in the best sense. The food and service are equally comfortable, familiar, perfectly executed and inviting. Amazing neighborhood restaurant.
  28. C

    Cades

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 2, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    French cafe feel; wonderful soup for lunch; sandwich was too crunchy to enjoy. My friend is hearing impaired; a bit too loud for her to enjoy.
  29. RD

    RonD

    Chicago

    28 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    It was NYE so pretty chaotic even though we were an early seating…3 different choices for a bottle of wine (they were out even though they were on their list)…finally got one but it was well after they brought the entrees that paired with the wine… Most food choices were good (although NYE overpriced) but certainly felt rushed as they definitely wanted to turn their tables.. I get it…disappointing experience but it’s one of our neighborhood choices and we will settle back in once this experience fades away
  30. TM

    TerrenceM

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience2
    They had a special menu for new years eve so we were very disappointed that there was not a French onion soup kept or a steak au poivre option!!
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best food, ambiance, and service! So special.
  32. S

    Sjohn

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The French onion soup was really good no complaints.
  33. M

    Michele

    Chicago

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Grest ambiance. Friendly, knowledgable, prompt service. Excellent food, well-chosen wines. All together a delightful dining experience.
  34. r

    robl

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic experience. The food, as always, was great.
  35. BM

    BrianM

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Food was great! Marcel was outstanding!
  36. TW

    TW1979

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great authentic French restaurant. The name says it all. Great meal with my daughter; great ambience and delicious food. I would recommend Le Bouchon to anyone for a great experience.
  37. TD

    TimD

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    My wife and I chose the escargots and venison tartare to start. Both were fantastic, but the tartare was some of the best we've eaten! Top notch. For entrees, the stake frites were fine, nothing spectacular. My wife chose the trout wrapped in puff pasty. That was very good, just a little rich due to the creamy/buttery bed it was laid upon. Our server was okay. She was efficient, however she could have been friendlier. No explanations of the menu. She was to the point. That doesn't effect my overall rating, however. The vibe was really fun. Definitely felt like you were dining in a small cafe in France. Highly recommend and we will be returning.
  38. A

    Arthurg

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waitress knew her wines, a qualification that started the evening off right. Not sure I’ve ever had better salmon. A great dinner.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding! 5 seats at the bar, quaint little restaurant. Hidden gem for sure.
  40. JU

    JUDITHL

    Chicago

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this place

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 1525 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 64 times today
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

  • 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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