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Bistro Campagne

4.7
2422 reviews
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$31 to $50
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French
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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 Michael Altenberg 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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
French, Organic, Comfort Food
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Hours of operation
Dinner:
Monday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 9ish, Friday 5:30pm - 10ish, Saturday 5:00pm - 10:30pm Sunday:brunch 11am - 2pm; dinner: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
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Phone number
(773) 271-6100
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Lucas Creagan
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Private party facilities
Private space available for up to 48 people.
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Private party contact
Angie Erickson: (855) 614-5034
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Wilson
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Parking details
Large public lot directly across from the restaurant, but you will still need to "Pay at Box" as with the street parking
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Public transit
6 Minute walk from the Brown Line-Western Ave Stop
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Special events & promotions
Check our website for upcoming Wine & Beer Pairing events.
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 2422 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.6
service
4.6
ambience
4.4
value
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Our server was so helpful with descriptions of food and of libations. Food tasted great. We look forward to our next visit.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Wonderfully prepared dishes and great service.

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5.0Dined on April 16, 2018

I had a great time, food was delicious and not to mention Sarah our waitress was great! wonderful experience. My boyfriend and I tried snails for the first time delicious!

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Love this place. Excellent food, atmosphere and wonderful service and staff. Highly recommend it. Jeff is an excellent bartender!!

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

A gathering of friends before a concert at Old Town - exceptional service, delightful food and an embracing ambience. Thanks for another great evening!

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3.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Sever was not very attentive. Had to send back fish entrée as it was over cooked. Once cooked correctly it was very good.

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Well-prepared food from a nicely balanced menu.
Conscientious and informed service. More crowded than anticipated. But that didn’t compromise the quality of food or service.

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Wonderful anniversary dinner...again!

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

We love everything about Bistro Campagne! Our prix fix dinner options were outstanding and a wonderful value!

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

The food was delicious & so well prepared! Very indulgent flavors & melt-in-your-mouth goodness. We added the wine pairings to our meal which was a nice splurge - I highly recommend Bistro Campagne for a special occasion dinner - delicious!

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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

We've been going to Bistro Campagne for years. We've had mostly positive experiences ... like this last time. We each had a different meal, and I tasted each thing on the table, and each item was tremendous. I'd never had boeuf bourguignon before, so I thought I'd try it. It was one of my most favorite meals ever. SO flavorful and tender. My husband had a pork chop which was beyond compare. The rest of the food was lovely, too. Our waitress was there when we needed her and never too intrusive. She had the right balance of personality and charm. We asked for a quiet table, and let me tell you, it was ideal. Overall, another great experience a terrific local place.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Sunday brunch was absolutely delicious! The pain perdu Was to die for and is my daughters favorite! I love this place!

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

We have eaten at Bistro Campagne before but not in a couple of years. We went to see if it had maintained its high quality since we were planning to host a party for 15 people there. The meal was great and so we are booking space in the cottage section which is separate from the rest of the restaurant and best suits our needs.

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4.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Wonderful dinner with attentive and prompt service. Waitress was quite knowledgeable on the night's offerings.

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4.0Dined on April 3, 2018

I've eaten at Bistro Campagne many times before. It's a lovely, cozy place and I usually have no reservations about anything I eat there. We were there on a Wednesday evening (early reservation) and the place was not very crowded. We started with the cheese and charcuterie plate, which I hadn't had before, and really enjoyed. For our main, we both happened to order the boeuf bourguignon, which I actually had the last time I was there. Obviously, it was quite good if I ordered it again on the next visit. However, this time there seemed to be less beef and more lardons. It really detracted from my enjoyment of the dish.

In addition, although we were there quite early and the restaurant was not very crowded, our waitress really rushed us. I've been there when the line is out the door -- there were no diners waiting to be seated and plenty of empty tables, so I don't know why she was in such a hurry. This has not been my experience at Bistro Campagne before, and I hope it was an aberration and not a new norm.

Still, I would recommend this wonderful place for 2 - 4 people that are looking forward to a wonderful meal in a cozy, casual setting.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Going to Sunday brunch at Bistro Campagne is a great way to experience this wonderful restaurant at an affordable price. We have gone to brunch on Easter for many years. Love the comfy atmosphere and the food is always great. It's always easy to talk and hear your dining companions. The atmosphere is warm and comfortable. I highly recommend this restaurant!

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Absolutely lovely from start to finish. Wonderful ambiance, jazzy music, beautiful service, outstanding food. Can't wait to return in the warm weather season to enjoy the patio. Simply sublime.

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5.0Dined on March 29, 2018

Great in all ways!

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5.0Dined on March 28, 2018

Always perfect, we are so lucky to live nearby.

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5.0Dined on March 27, 2018

Great meal and experience at our favorite restaurant in Chicago! Dining at the bar with friends is always a great time especially in the capable hands of their friendly experienced staff. Jeff the bartender always provides for a warm and welcoming atmosphere.

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5.0Dined on March 26, 2018

Had a wonderful dinner here yesterday evening. Service, drinks, appetizers, and entrees were were all very good. Recommendations: the Bed and Breakfast bourbon cocktail and the duck, steak, and trout entrees. The pommes frites we ordered for the table were warm, crisp, and nicely seasoned. The restaurant is cozy without being cramped or overly noisy, and the decor includes interesting tile work on the walls. Will definitely be back.

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

The filet mignon version of the Steak Frites was great as usual.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Last Saturday was my 3rd time at Bistro Campagne and I just loved it! This time I made a
reservation for an earlier time as my friend and I had a show to catch and the seating was
just right - table for 2 with a nice space heater in a comfy nook - we were able to talk
and catch up and though it got busier as the evening wore on, it was never too loud where
we were seated. The whole staff was just excellent, friendly attitude, good advice on wine pairing. I enjoyed the wine, salad, wine and steak very much. It's also very close to where
my daughter lives so it 's also great for when I come to visit with her too. : )
Keep up the great work!! Thanks!

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3.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Food not as good as it used to be.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

The food was delicious, we had escargot and artichoke fondue for starters and it was delicious ( with amazing warm French bread). Our main courses were very generous but it was so delicious we had no leftovers. The service was excellent, from the bar and the table. Very nice atmosphere, we really feel like we are in a bistro in Europe.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

This is one of my new favorites and go to place for dinner.

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Great service and outstanding food! Thank you!

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5.0Dined on March 13, 2018

Remains one of my favorites. Great food, great service.....and, as always.....awesome!

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5.0Dined on March 13, 2018

As always, a fantastic evening. Food was sensational, service friendly and knowledgeable, atmosphere superb. Try the escargot, the onion strudel, Amish chicken, rainbow trout, pork chop...try everything. You won’t be disappointed!

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4.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Enjoyed brunch on a Sunday afternoon. Had the spinach salad, burger, and Benedict. All very good.

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5.0Dined on March 7, 2018

Always a delicious place to enjoy a chef inspired meal and great wine!

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4.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Can I say the bread is excellent? We had a excellent meal. Beef Bourgonione was tremendous. Service is weird sometime...as I was giving my order the waitress was just staring off into space. Loved that pot de chocolate.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Wonderful as always! Love the new additions to the appetizer menu. The salt roasted beets were a HUGE hit with all of us. The fromage/charcuterie plate was to die for. Every bite was delicious. My friend always says, "For the best roast chicken in Chicago, go to Bistro Campagne". I could not agree more. It is perfect. We had a delightful server, a quiet spot for conversation and celebration. Lovely.

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Have eaten at Bistro Campagne many times. The food is always excellent as is the service. Traditional French done very well. Not cheap, yet so consistently good that we plan to continue to go here as long as they are around.

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5.0Dined on March 2, 2018

We really had a great time. Pay street parking in front. Seated in the really great cottage room towards the back and loved it. Cozy and a great spot for a little romance or quiet conversation. Service was very friendly and attentive. Food was very good with with day's special really standing out as excellent. Will definately return.

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

If not one of my favorite restaurants in Chicago, then definitely my favorite French restaurant. Great for cold winter evenings or warm summer brunch on the outside patio. Classy, but not stuffy. The interior is elegant and warm. The outdoor patio is quaint and charming. A wonderful restaurant for date night or a group of 4 or 6. Also nice for Mother's Day, Father's Day, etc. It's next to the Old Town School of Folk Music so can be a nice pre-concert dinner or maybe post-concert drink.

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4.0Dined on February 25, 2018

we truly enjoyed our dinner for my husband's birthday. the food is genuinely good. and and service was prompt . we would likely go again for a date night or special occasion as well. I particularly like the outside patio in the summer for a quaint and memorable experience.

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Neighbourhood French restaurant
We had dinner on Saturday and we enjoyed the food and service. The waitress told us about the special ( reinterpreted version of a scalop entree ) that was not on the menu and we tried it , it was delicious . The filet mignon was cooked to perfection as well. The space may be sligltly on the noisy side and some of the tables are too close one to the other but the service and the food was great . Make sure you book a table in advance as they are fully booked most of the time.

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Food reminded me of France. We had the steak tartare, the lyonnaise salad, the duck, and the trout. Everything was delicious. Our waitress was fantastic. We had an 8pm show to get to and she made sure to get the food out so that we would not be late. We never felt rushed. Definitely will be back!

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

As always, food and service were wonderful!!

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