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Permanently Closed - L'Eiffel Bistrot and Creperie

1041 reviews
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$30 and under
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  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Romantic

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L'Eiffel Bistrot and Creperie offers its patrons a piece of France with its French ambiance, seating, outdoor patio and of course, modern French cuisine. The dining room can seat up to 150 people and can be reserved for parties and banquets. The large patio has plenty of seating with umbrellas for the tables and brickwork for the flooring. L'Eiffel Bistrot and Creperie's menu includes popular items like the Kobe Bistro Burger, Duck A l'Orange, and for the sweet tooth, chocolate crepes.

L'Eiffel Bistrot and Creperie has a $6 happy hour menu from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays. For the wine enthusiast, the restaurant offers vintages from around the world.

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Hours of operation
Kitchen Hours:
Lunch: Everyday: 11:00am - 4:00pm
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm
Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00 pm,
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Phone number
(847) 428-4783
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Pepe Castillo
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Private party facilities
L'Eiffel's Private Room ...
can accommodate 12 to 55 guests. This very special room of the restaurant is the home of their signature "Tour Eiffel" fabricated in iron and glass. This masterpiece was handmade especially for them by a Woodstock, IL artisan. The intimate atmosphere of the private room is the perfect location for hosting a business meeting, baby shower, bridal shower, special occasion, or holiday party.
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Private party contact
Frank Ferru: (847) 428-4783
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Cross street
IL Route 59
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Parking details
L'Eiffel is located in the Arboretum of South Barrington, this beautiful life style center is a perfect match for their French Parisian Bistrot. About 1000 parking lot spaces are available.
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Live Music on Friday and Saturday
8pm to 11pm

Most Thursday evening wine tasting

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Special events & promotions
Ken Wente Wine Dinner...Thursday, May, 16th
Montaudon Champagne Dinner...Friday, May 17th
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipDakota (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on June 30, 2017

A new low for Open Table
Send a review out for a restaurant that is permanently closed. Permanently closed is in your title of the review request! I guess I would rate the restaurant "closed"
To make matters worse, Open Table notified us the restaurant was closed then wouldn't allow other reservations because we already had one at the closed restaurant.

vipOpenTable Diner (Chicago)
1.0  Dined on June 22, 2017

This restaurant is permanently closed

OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
1.0  Dined on June 22, 2017

Unfortunately I will never know... restaurant was closed with a sign in the window stating

Had reservations and no one even contacted me to let me know they had closed!

Pitiful... on Open Table's part, as well!

OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
1.0  Dined on June 20, 2017

The place was closed. Looked deserted.

vipHerblady (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on June 17, 2017

Early Father's Day lunch on Sat., dining area very quiet although private party in the background. We both had delicious crepes, lovely croissants.

lv2dineout (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on June 11, 2017

I have been to this restaurant for lunch as well as dinner. I have never had a bad experience. their service is outstanding and the food is awesome. I have recommended this restaurant to many of our friends.

vipppcviews (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on June 3, 2017

The 3 course prixe fix included a great selection of options.

OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
2.0  Dined on May 29, 2017

Food was great but the service was terrible. The waiter was in a bad mood barely look or say anything to us. Sad because the place is very cute and crepes are delicious.

BartlettJohn (Chicago)
3.0  Dined on May 23, 2017

Over priced for what you get. Lucky we had a groupon. Service was just ok. Was not crowded for a Thursday night. Portions small. Got home and ate a sandwich. Probably will not go back.

OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
2.0  Dined on May 20, 2017

Sent to owner:

My wife and I had dinner at your restaurant. The service was excellent as was the after-dinner coffee. Perhaps you use Cafés Richard. The food however was awful. My wife had the Le Coq au Vin and I had the Cornish Hen. Part of the Cornish Hen was severely undercooked and the other part was well-done. It was almost as if the meal was cooked twice at two different times on two different plates. The rooster was better and although thoroughly cooked, was tasteless and was doused in red wine perhaps to make up the for the lack of taste. My wife and I had not been at your restaurant in 10 years, perhaps, but thought it would be great for a night out. Again, the atmosphere was good as was the service. The food was lacking.

vippsnorb (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on May 17, 2017

Good wine list, great food, amazing deserts. If the specials are not what you want, the crepes are a great fall back item.

vipdeebeeA (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on May 14, 2017

We like L'Eiffel Bistro, and have been there numerous times. The food is good, the service is usually excellent (our waitress this time was a joy). My only complaint, and it is situation-specific, was the dinner on Mother's Day. I understand that many restaurants will have a special menu, and that it will add somewhat to the non-holiday cost of dining here, but I frankly admit to some upset when a "special" oyster appetizer (for $25) turned out to be 3 oysters on half-shell, one of which was undersized, with a modest dollop of corn chowder on top.

The escargot (not on the special menu, but they kindly made it for us) was very good. The Lobster Pappardelle was delicious, the white chocolate cheesecake was a pleasure, our waitress (again) could not have been better. But that pricey and minuscule oyster appetizer still grates on me.

wheelingtraveler (Chicago)
2.0  Dined on May 14, 2017

We were there for the Mother's day but there was a different menu from the usual dinner menu. The choices were limited with one soup, one salad, three appetizers, four entrees and two desserts. So our favorite dishes were not available that day. We ordered four entrees instead of shopping for another place last minute. The rooster with potatoes was the best that day, everybody found it tasty. The lobster pasta received mixed to fair review. The Thai fusion dish with tofu was simply disappointing, the curry flavor was so mild that nobody found it close to the usual Thai flavor we like. Overall it was a disappointing mother's day dinner; we for sure won't repeat it next year at this place.

OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on May 11, 2017

The crepes were very good
We had the one with salmon and shrimp with pesto based. Yum
I did get a glass of wine and was a disappoint in the poor. Not worth the price. Overall good experience.

vipjgkl (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on May 6, 2017

The food, service and ambient were all very good. Would recommend and would go back.

OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
3.0  Dined on April 21, 2017

We've been here before and was very pleased. However this time around, I made a reservation on Open Table and made a specific note saying it was for a birthday- hoping to make the experience a little more special for the occasion.

They disregarded that completely and sat us at an awkward table and didn't mention anything at all. Our server seemed really new and inexperienced and was slightly awkward. We felt rushed and disappointed compared to our last experience. I wish they would've done a little something special because it was a special occasion. Food was still good- drinks were great. Ambiance and service were disappointing.

viplithdine (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on April 16, 2017

Went for Easter lunch and very much enjoyed the experience. The service was good, food came out fast and hot. The quiche lorraine my mom had was unexpectedly very large and she took 1/2 home. Everything was seasoned nicely. The dining room was nice and bright and server attended our table well.

vipBasia (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on April 14, 2017

Food was good. Wine over priced. Service was fair. Nothing remarkable but good food.

Kathlyn (Milwaukee)
4.0  Dined on April 9, 2017

We enjoyed a pleasant brunch at this French themed restaurant. Even with GPS the location was a little tricky--it is at the far end of a very nice shopping center, with a small awning sign, not easily visible. Our beverages were good. The food was disappointing and breads were not included in with the order (not stated in the menu).I did not find this place to have authentic fare.

TerryG (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on April 2, 2017

Clean and comfortable seating with tables or L-shaped booths. Good place to go for something that you don't make at home. Could be romantic, save the French CD droning in the background. The French wouldn't have had to force the Americans out of France after the Americans liberated France, if they would have only played this music. The Americans would have left on their own.

The salad that comes with your crepe is sort of skimpy, but good. The crepes are excellent. I had the cajun version and my wife had the seafood. At the end of the meal, our plates were clean.

Our waitress, Sarah was delightful.