Bistro Campagne

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$31 to $50
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French
Bistro Campagne is a warm and friendly neighborhood restaurant in the tradition of a true French bistro. From the beginning, Bistro Campagne has strived to capture and express that ephemeral quality found in favorite small neighborhood bistros in Paris and rural France: the sense of welcome, ease, fun conversation & and of course excellent food. The setting is a charming blend of prairie-inspired decor and lively Gallic spirit. It is the food, however, that is at the heart of a great bistro, and Chef Adam Grandt offers a seasonally changing menu of classic bistro fare that is based on the best ingredients he can find. His commitment to organic agriculture leads him to seek products from local organic farmers throughout our Midwestern growing season, and even from organic farms on the west coast throughout the winter. Bistro Campagne is committed to the use of organic food products and strongly supports the sustainable, low impact agriculture movement.
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GC
Manitoba
409 reviews
Dined 18 hours ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Our food was quite good. The Salad Lyonaise was fresh and very delicious. The Steak Frites was was perfectly cooked and served with delicious sauce. The chicken entree was quite large and superb! Out wait person was very attentive and polite. A very nice meal!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It's on the pricier side so we decided to try during restaurant week with the special menu. Everything was amazing. And our server Ryan was so nice and helpful describing the wines for us and pacing our meal just right!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

Food was good but not Wow from what we were led to believe from others we know whom had gone before. Also the restaurant inside was very warm/hot inside without any lack of any fresh air or ventilation thus smelling everything that moved inside that was unpleasant at times. Service was good, lacked any enthusiasm or passion for the food itself and the menu offerings. It was the end of Restaurant week and so maybe a lack of spirit was there but still a little disappointing, especially for a Friday evening at only 7pm.

JP
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Always outstanding. Highly recommended.

n
Chicago
112 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great restaurant week deal, with all of their best items!

OT
Chicago
26 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Me and my friends tried this place because of the restaurant week. And this place was just fantastic! The service was very good. But the best part was the food, and the mussels was so delicious that you just wanna keep eating it. I’ll be sure to come back here. The waiter was so knowledgeable he’s been there for 15 yrs and knows the menu very well. Next come back we’re ordering escargot and pork chop!

l
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Never had a bad meal at Bistro Campagne. Such a friendly neighborhood place, bistro atmosphere, noisy in a nice way but not "can't hear you at all" level. The escargot was amazing with the piping hot baguette, and the bouillabaisse that is a seasonal specialty was every bit as good as I remembered it. And one can find parking!

NS
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect bistro food. I felt as if I was dining in the 5th.

JS
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 5

what was purpose of asking if we there for special event? It was mine and my husband's birthday and there was zero acknowledgement...not even a candle! So why ask????

MP
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Have been going to Bistro Campagne for many years and have never had a bad meal/experience. This occasion was no different. My white fish was some of the best I've ever had.

g
Chicago
54 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I have been to this restaurant several times and we are always impressed with the service and the quality of the food. We were there on Wednesday and they had a fixed price dinner that was a good deal. We went for my wife's birthday with our youngest daughter (an adult) It was her first time and she was also very happy with the food. The portions were more than adequate. We will surely return.

G
Chicago
30 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had friends in from NYC and we were all vey impressed with the service and the food was amazing!

OT
Chicago
29 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exquisite meal, lovely ambience ... we will be back!

DM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a wonderful experience at Bistro Campagne! The service, food, and champagne were out of this world! Thanks for making our celebration extra special!

W
Chicago
29 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a favorite. Best restaurant in Chicago. Reliable. Delicious. GreT service.

DL
Columbus
36 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

Poor menu for French restaurant. Slow service

OT
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful people excellent service and exceptional food. Me and my wife had fabulous time for her birthday!

AN
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good food and good value. Service was first rate. Server had far better knowledge of the wine list than is typical, and was able to help find selections that matched with the guests' particular tastes. We will definitely go back soon.

LE
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

The service is usually great, but last night was a bit off. A new waiter we had not seen before. He wasn’t up to the usual standard we’ve come to expect from Bistro Campagne. The drinks and the food were marvelous, as always. Still a favorite spot for great French food. We’ll definitely be back.

OT
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved our dinner overall. Had the Steak fries, Mussels, Vol au Vent and profiteroles. We sat in the courtyard which is so private. We loved it. Our server was super nice and even provided us with her "homemade" moskito spray. Fantastic

LM
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Quaint my friend and I both ordered the Croque Madame - highly recommend, obviously with Prosecco - I highly recommend both!

S
New England
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

The sirloin steak was very tough. Ditto for the Bistro Filet from the last trip. Chicken was good. This was a go to place for us for years, but it seems like the protein quality has taken a real step down. Please just charge a little more, and deliver Prime quality meats. Salads, soups and bread continue to be excellent. Our service was very adequate. $5 upcharge for a different potato seemed like a gouge. Overall, we left disappointed. Would like our old standby back.

TD
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 3

Be prepared for a loud dinner in a crowded room. The food is good and the service is very good. I love the steak tartar. It’s a bit smaller than I remembered but tastes wonderful

F
Chicago
165 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food and service. We love it here. Very consistent. Got a bit noisy by the end of the meal but not where we were sitting. Just in the front room. We will return!

SB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place. Reminds me of Europe. The food, service and ambiance is outstanding. It’s a wonderful place for celebrations as well!

M
Chicago
326 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very good food and wonderful wine choices. Small, quaint, beautiful little French restaurant with a wonderful menu. I especially recommend the scallop appetizer salad. Absolutely delicious!!!! Save room for the bread pudding dessert. Will definitely return.

JT
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

I can recommend going to Bistro Campagne for an early dinner on the patio. Very quiet, entirely peaceful, excellent service, and great food.

E
Chicago
29 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food
Great drinks
Great service
Great atmosphere
There is so much good with this place you can’t go wrong
Make sure you make a reservation

MD
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I loved it = a bit noisy with folks at the bar talking too loud but what can you do

OT
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love this place. It’s expensive but worth the money.

BG
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

We were dining prior to a concert at Old Town School of Music which is nearby. The ambience is amazing. Tiny rooms with tables crowded in but a semblance of privacy. Like an old house with several small rooms. I did ask for a quiet table and there really aren’t any as groups and children can sound loud in small spaces. We did have a charming window table though. There is a lovely patio, but the weather was uncooperative. Good beer selection and rose’ champagne was delicious. Our server was knowledgeable, but spoke softly and quickly so she was difficult to understand. The meal was not rushed. We took our time, having an appetizer. The server brought the wrong one, for some reason, apparently not hearing that we wanted the charcuterie and cheese, but it was good anyway. Very nicely presented. We both ordered a steak which was the most expensive item. It was described as a filet. The server indicated that it really wasn’t as tender as a filet. Understatement. I finally became tired of sawing through it and chewing it and gave up. Did not like the duchess potatoes. We did not order a dessert. To me, it was typical Lincoln Park overpricing, unfortunately. But I would return for a glass of bubbly and maybe try dessert.

MO
Chicago
106 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

The food here is exceptional. We shared the mussels appetizer. They were plentiful and sat in a delicious broth that we stopped up with the crusty warm bread served. I had the whitefish which sat on a pea purée with a buerre noisette surrounding the very moist fish fillet. The fish was cooked and seasoned perfectly. My friend had the salmon, topped with salmon roe and accompanied by lyonnaise potatoes. She said it was the best salmon she’s ever ordered out, and she frequently orders salmon. The restaurant has a charming outdoor patio. The service is friendly and knowledgeable but somewhat haphazard and uneven. This is my second visit. Exhale and let go of the waitstaff’s apparent inability to multitask. I’m also sorry that the food runners seem not to know which item to place where so there’s a short food auction at the table.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

The worst service ! The server looked annoyed did not check in with us throughout the evening. Food too long to be served. My steak was so chewy, I sent it back. Server did not offer anything in exchange, simply took my plate and walked away... horrible!

BN
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went to celebrate our wedding anniversary and everything was great -- food, service, wine, ambience. Kudos to the whole staff.

G
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food!!!

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lindsay was the best!!

k
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service were spot on! And we enjoyed sitting outside as the weather that evening was amazing...there outdoor seating is quiet and adorable!

AB
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, classic bistro food beautifully prepared, with a few entirely appropriate modern twists.

SP
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 4food 2service 5ambience 5

Atmosphere was perfect, we sat on the patio outside. Service was excellent. Salmon was fabulous but the steak was just okay. Wine (of course) was great, too. I'd go back, but I wouldn't order the steak again.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food and wine!

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