Le Bouchon - Chicago

4.9
982 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
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 982 people are saying
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99% of people would recommend it to a friend
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ArthurH
1 review
Dined 21 hours ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Amazing food, service was a little hectic, and table was a little tight, but would highly recommend

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vipJimmy
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best foie gras dishes I've ever had and I've had a lot of them throughout the U.S. and Europe!

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vipMelissaO
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect as always

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BarrieD
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Hadn't been since Jean Claude passed away. So grateful the menue was, for the most part, entact qith the same high quality of deliciousness. Well done.

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Sara
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First time going here and it was perfect. The hostess was nice enough to give us a booth in the back because the seating up front is a bit tight but the food was perfect. Everything was delicious. Friendly staff and amazing food.

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phyllisd
Miami
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Upon arrival we knew the restaurant would be memorable!
Decor, and small space made us feel like we were in fact somewhere in Paris!
Our table was ready and waiting for us
Staff was smiling and only wanted to make sure all was to our liking!
Onion soup, steak frites, rack of lamb!
A very traditional brasserie not to miss!

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WilliamK
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for great food and great time! Will be back

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Dave
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely incredible, favorite restaurant in Chicago.

MD
vipMitchellD
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The fantastic food and excellent service will make you overlook how loud the space is.

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vipDonE
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Classic French bistro done extremely well. Well trained and attentive service.

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AndrewF
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As good if not better than before the Pandemic. Every detail from food to service was above and beyond.

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RayS
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Enjoyed our apps, entrees and wine selection.

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vipJohnD
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience1

We dined in 2019 and everything we experienced and were served was outstanding. We couldn’t wait to go back. Our last dining experience was disappointing, however. Quality slipped. My chicken was perfect in 2019, yesterday’s was over salted, over cooked, skin lacked the heavenly moist crisp texture, and the presentation was sloppy - overly sauced which turned my plate into a soupy unappetizing mess. The frog legs and the bread were slightly over cooked. Sea Trout salad was good. Service was unusually slow. There were no decorations for the Bastille day holiday. The room and front window could also use a good cleaning. Our tab, without wine was around $200. We are hard pressed to go back for a while.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We all agreed this was in our top 5 all time meals. It was a perfect setting, lively and quaint, to enjoy outstanding food with great friends.

MJ
MJCS
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Excellent service.

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jonny
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff was very friendly, restaurant is small and uses all the space it has. Food was incredible, would definetly go again. Be sure to reserve a table early as they book up fast.

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KimS
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful and authentic French bistro! Food was amazing and service was equally terrific. Can't wait to go back!

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ROBERTB
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Great food. Nice ambiance. Good waiters. Would highly recommend.

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VictorM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and nice staff.
My favorite French restaurant in Chicago!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Heather is the most amazing server! Be sure to request her section. French ambiance and fabulous food; it feels like home.

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vipBertram
New York Area
41 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Truly excellent: fried crab appetizer was as perfectly light as any I’ve ever had and wonderfully sweet; the pastry wrapped fish is just great. Happy to strongly recommend Le Bouchon.

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JoannaK
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been coming there for years. Always great.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. This place have been around for a long while. Worth the experience.

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vipStevenM
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a gem. Simply the best

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viplisad
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best french food in town. Loved every bite. Delicious

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CJay
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service. It was cozy and comfortable for a smaller space. The gravy for the duck...(chef's kiss) and I loved my chocolate mousse dessert. My buddy and I will definitely return.

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Brent
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing Lyon style French cuisine. Romantic ambiance. Very friendly service.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply incredible every time! That steak n frites oh man-so good! And the duck was worth the wait!! The creme brûlée, to die for and the service, above no other!! Thank you once again for a memorable meal!! Xoxo

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manuelb
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Busy night but food and drinks came so quickly. Lovely time as always!

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MichaelV
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic all around - great service and great food. Can’t wait to go back.

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vipMarianneD
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience5

We dined at Le Bouchon for my husband's 72nd birthday. We arrived when the restaurant opened at 5:00pm. We were the first party to arrive and had a reservation. They sat us at a table in the back of the room directly next to the prep/silverware station. We asked nicely to be moved to the front of the room where there were several empty tables. They said no, that they were saving the table we pointed at for a party of four. We were a party of three so still needed a table for four. They didn't offer us an alternative table.

We sat down and for the first 10 minutes, we were interrupted several times because naturally the servers had to collect glasses, plates, and silver for each table of patrons, causing noise and distraction. We asked if we could be moved to another table. They grumpily accommodated us by seating us at a table in the front, not the original table we requested, which was fine. Their resistance to our calm requests was perplexing because we arrived early, no other party was in the restaurant and by the time we moved tables, almost all tables were still empty. Weird and unfortunate because, like I said, we were there to celebrate a big birthday. The server who spoke Spanish to my husband was very nice and attentive. He wasn't our assigned server but took the time to chat with us. I know it has been a hard year for restaurants and servers but our requests were minimal and could easily have been accommodated.

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angle
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

thanks for the great meal everyone, we’ll certainly come back next time we can handle a food coma.

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ROBERTB
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been going there for years. So glad to see they haven't lost a step due to Covid. Welcome back.

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vipCaro
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a taste for steak frites and Le Bouchon delivered well. Escargot, apple tart and crème brûlée were also excellent. The service was great and we appreciated the half price bottle of wine on Monday. Although the noise level was more than we would like, we will certainly return to enjoy the charm, good food and service.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything on the menu is incredible. Wines are amazing. Staff is Super friendly.

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Rafa
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My first time eating French food and it was delicious especially the frog legs. The service was also amazing and everyone was so nice.

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Sabrina
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had been to Le Bouchon a few years ago and came back recently to celebrate a birthday, and the food was even more incredible than I had remembered! They make most of the charcuterie board items in house, and the whole roasted duck is more than worth the hour long wait. Our server was very knowledgeable about the food and the wine list, and super friendly. I would highly recommend this place to anyone who loves French food, it’s up there with the best meals I’ve had in Paris.

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DASH
Orange County
10 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This spot has got a very French feel, the bistro is small and pretty packed (always a good sign) and the food is delicious. We had the escargot, onion tart, trout and gnocchi- it was all wonderful. We can’t wait to head back! Monday nights are half price wine by the bottle!

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ShannonP
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I traveled from Rockford for a special lunch and my whole experience was divine. The crust on the french onion soup was brittle and flavorful, and the bread in the broth was crunchy. The steak frites with garlic butter surpassed my expectations. The steak was even more tender and flavorful than the ones I ate in France. The portions of both the soup and the entree were generous in size. I ordered the chocolate mousse to go and the flavor of it was transcendental and sublime. I ate it with a tiny spoon to savor the rich flavor and texture, and the amount was enough food for 2 desserts for me. The ambience was intimate and authentic, complete with soft French music and an understated upscale style. The charming chef offered exceptional personal service. Lunch at le bouchon was a sensual and pampering experience. I will certainly be back for more.

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LeslieS
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Le Bouchon is a wonderful restaurant. The food is amazing, the service great, and the atmosphere is that of a bistro in France. It’s unpretentious and celebratory at the same time.

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 982 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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