Le Bouchon - Chicago

4.9
904 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
What 904 people are saying
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4.9
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4.9
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vipScottW
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A great experience from appetizers through dessert. We will be back soon!

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KathrynandMarc
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best restaurants in the city! Glad we found it; we'll be back!

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vipGaby
Chicago
52 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfection every time!

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BillW
Chicago
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been going to this family-run French restaurant business for 40 years (including previous named restaurants) and have never been disappointed. A true touch of France in Chicago. Highly recommended.

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AdamZ
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best. Restaurant. Ever. I would come here everyday if I could.

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MaryB
Pittsburgh
10 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’ve decided that Le Bouchon is the best restaurant in the city. Great atmosphere, great service, and absolutely delicious food. Loved the pea soup, and the mussels are even better than Le Sardine’s.

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CareyA
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner! Service was attentive and thoughtful. Mussels are incredible! Steak frites perfect. One person ordered gnocchi and couldn't stop oohing and ahhing about the preparation. Portions satisfied our biggest eaters!

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BrianJ
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

It was good food and nice to go out because it has been a while but a few things like the tart were burned (black bottom) which was disappointing given that there are reduced dining levels.

I didn't want to complain as it was my birthday but I probably would try a different restaurant over coming back.

I would recommend going here but send anything back you thought was burnt.

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viplisad
Charleston
11 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated our 25th anniversary at one of our favorite Chicago restaurants. LeBouchon has never disappointed us when we visit. Tremendous food, wine and lovely service. Thank you to LeBouchon!

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JasV
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always amazing! The best French food in the city.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

food and service were both exceptional

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Amazing quality food, a real French food experience!

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vipMikeR
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one great cozy French bistro. Excellent food, service, ambiance. I will be returning again and again.

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Foodlover
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you haven’t been, you’re missing out. Please go and support local businesses.

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Obie
Tahoe
2 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous!!

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vipRonD
Chicago
25 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Granted we were there for a very late lunch, where there were only two other tables dining.

The staff acted as if they were more engaged in catching up with their peers at the bar than ensuring we had good service. Food was good, but I’d steer away from the gnocchi...took 35 minutes between courses but I suspect
our server forgot to put our order in on time

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vipKySouth
Chicago
90 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good service, wonderful food!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and food. The place was hoppin for only six tables. Perfect neighborhood date night spot

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vipMswiv
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My all time favorite restaurant in the city! 👍👍👍

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All I have to say to the chef is that duck was incredibly wonderful with the perfect sides. I can’t wait to go back!

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vipChicagofrequentguest
Chicago
76 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always enjoyable with great food and service.

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ScottM
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of our favorite restaurants in the city. We've been customers since it opened long ago. While we have moved out of the neighborhood, we still make a 30 mile migration to enjoy the cuisine.

KM
KaseyM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceeded our expectations- and they were high! Still thinking about the meal 3 days later.

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vipbombaymama
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service!! Can’t wait to go back!

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vipaudibon
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and service. We return time and again and are never disappointed

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience4

Overall we weren't happy. Got a napkin which wasn't properly cleaned. Brought my wife her for her bday. Neither of us enjoyed the fois gras (maybe that's just our taste) Steaks and fries were pretty salty. Service was okay. Not coming back for sure. I expected more with how much we spent.

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vipinthemiddlemom
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Authentic French Bistro. The appetizers are amazing! French onion soup, onion tartlet, Foie Gras, and escargot were marvelous. Seared foie gras on brioche bread with apple butter was sensational. You could dine on appetizers and a good bottle of wine and leave completely satiated.

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eharrigan
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service and food. Was my first time coming here but will absolutely come again. My servers were wonderful and helped a wine novice like me navigate their extensive list of French wines.

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ElaineP
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Duck sensational as always . Ditto the frites. But salade lyonnaise seemed a little off -- egg not cooked enough, not enough greens, not enough lardons, Very loud conversations, Unpleasant (nothing you can do about that I know). Loved the half-price pouilly-fuissé.

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jbfood
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always! I had Escargot and the Rabbit Pot Pie, my wife enjoyed the Trout En Croute, all with an excellent Burgundy. Maybe even nicer with reduced capacity. Proud to support this Chicago institution during these difficult times!

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Dantecat
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Were 4 or 5 other parties; all tables separated with a table in between each. Good atmophere, great menu. There were a few folks waiting a bar for table to clear. Service very good. Menu very authentic. Had Tarte d'oignon; a new experience for us, instead of onion soup; was very good. Shared Canard orange; was excellent; and with leftovers enough for several meals; Shared escargots: also excellent. Desert was maple flavored creme brulee; one of us liked it very much. Overall, very glad to go there for the first time after having picked up foods from them over the past year.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every experience I have had at Le Bouchon has been outstanding. As good as a meal in France! It is such a friendly environment and the staff makes you feel at home. Mark and Heather were fabulous. The menu is carefully crafted so that you cannot go wrong! This is my go to place for special occasions and out of town visitors. Absolutely would recommend!

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vipKathyS
Chicago
87 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful menu, excellent food, friendly and outstanding service! Go there!

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Katie
New England
3 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious, and amazing wine list!

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vipDrS1958
Los Angeles
21 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We flew in from LA. we were delayed 4 hours. Had to move back reservation....No problem
I choose this place for seared foie gras, no longer available in our state
It was delicious, as was all the food, bread, onion soup, loin of rabbit, whole duck , and fabulous maple creme brulee. I might go back again in thr next 3 days!!!

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vippumpkinmuffin
Chicago
74 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Still the best French restaurant in Chicago - and we've been to all of them!!

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vipcafchicago
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience! Food and service excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious neighbourhood spot, perfect vibe and great bustling atmosphere.

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HollisRose
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Olivier Poilevy is honoring what his late parents built and at the same time taking it to a new level. With my 2nd dose two weeks behind me, Le Bouchon was our first indoor dining experience in over a year. And it was the last place I ate (lunch), on March 10, 2020, the day before WHO declared a global pandemic. Not only is the food outstanding (we carried out multiple times during the year of pestilence), but what really made it wondrous was the convivial spirit.

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vipmssus
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was on point! We loved all of our food and drinks :-)

FAQs

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

Le Bouchon - Chicago is rated 4.9 stars by 904 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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