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About Bistro Campagne

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.

4518 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago, IL 60625
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
French, Organic, Comfort Food

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

Cross Street:
Wilson

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(773) 271-6100

Website:
http://www.bistrocampagne.com/

Parking Details:
Large public lot directly across from the restaurant, but you will still need to "Pay at Box" as with the street parking

Public Transit:
6 Minute walk from the Brown Line-Western Ave Stop

Executive Chef:
Lucas Creagan

Private Party Facilities:
Private space available for up to 48 people.

Private Party Contact:
Angie Erickson: (855) 614-5034

Additional:
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

Special Events & Promotions:
Check our website for upcoming Wine & Beer Pairing events.

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Bistro Campagne Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

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food

4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.6

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (80)
Good for a Date (67)
Romantic (61)
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Cozy (55)
Special Occasion (52)
Good for Anniversaries (47)
Fit for Foodies (41)
Authentic (38)
Good for Birthdays (37)
Great for Outdoor Dining (28)
Quiet Conversation (25)
Notable Wine List (25)
Worth the Drive (25)
Creative Cuisine (24)
Local Ingredients (20)
Casual (19)
Comfort Food (18)
Bar Seating (17)
Pre/post Theatre (15)
Handcrafted Cocktails (11)
Great for Brunch (10)
Fun (8)
Good for Groups (7)
Organic (6)
Business Meals (5)
Seasonal (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Kid-friendly (4)
Healthy (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Great Beer (3)
Hot Spot (3)
People Watching (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Vegan (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Scenic View (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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·Dined 2 days ago

The dinner was very good. However, after dinner we visited the bar and Alex (bar tender) made some excellent drinks. Even though it is requires a little drive, we would like to return for another evening of food and fun.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 2 days ago

As always, excellent food and service. The locally sourced hanger steak was delicious and perfectly prepared with crisp fries.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined 3 days ago

The service was exceptional. Our waitress was really attentive and very good. The ambiance was great. It was my boyfriend's birthday, and they wished him a happy birthday, brought him a mini dessert after dinner, etc. The duck was really good, and the mushroom ragout was great. The chicken was not. The seasoning was off. It tasted like way too much vegeta seasoning. We returned it.... the beet appetizer was good. The mushroom side was good but nothing spectacular. I'm sure there were other decent entrees...but the menu is pretty limited, and the expectation would be that each single dish would be good to exceptional when the average entree is 25 to 32 dollars.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 16, 2018

Everything was fabulous. The food was exceptional, perfect sizes and delicious. I will be back!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 16, 2018

French Bistro with a great cozy atmosphere but I expected the food, pretty much all organic, to have been better prepared. Gave the "good" rating for this reason. Could have been excellent.

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date, Organic, Bar Seating, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on January 15, 2018

The food was wonderful. The atmosphhere was relaxing. And the service was fantastic. We will be back!!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Absolutely wonderful food...service is spot on and the ambience tres chic!

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Dinner was lovely as always. Wish they would expand their dessert menu and perhaps add a simple sandwich or salad that is a bit less rich - maybe with chicken instead of beef. I love the restaurant - but sometimes want something a little smaller - and less rich.

Thank you.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 8, 2018

Quality food that never disappoints. Although the menu is limited and it feels as if it hasn't changed forever, the filet mignon is a guarenteed hit.
I love the ambiance and the intimate setting.
Staff is very knowledgeable and always friendly.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Good for a Date, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 7, 2018

We've had brunch here in the past, which is fabulous; this was our first time having dinner. The atmosphere is so nice & cozy; tables are close together, but spread out among rooms so that it felt very intimate. The service and food were outstanding. We especially loved the mussels and the onion strudel appetizers. Very memorable experience in a fun neighborhood.

Tags: Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on January 7, 2018

Husband and I went for our anniversary dinner, and was warmly greeted with complimentary glasses of champagne - very nice touch! Food, service, and ambiance was all very very nice. We will be back again!

Tags: Romantic, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Lovely presentation of French bistro
cuisine, excellent and unobtrusive
service, unpretentious yet comfortable surroundings and
very pleasant place to dine overall.
Boeuf Bourguenon was perhaps a bit over-salted? We shall return
nonetheless!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Special Occasion, Cozy, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Second time here. The food is very good, as is the service. It is a very cozy place. We were seated near the front door and it was a very cold night so it was annoying every time someone came in the door. Otherwise, we very much enjoyed this place. The French Onion soup and Steak Frittes are amazing!

Tags: Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Sunday Lunch, Comfort Food, Authentic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Delicious food, great service and ambiance. We will be back!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

I always have a wonderful time at Bistro Campagne. It was the perfect way to quietly ring in the new year. Food was outstanding, per usual, and the staff, from the host to the food runners were kind and friendly. I love this place and can't wait to return.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Great for Brunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Cozy, Romantic, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Always go every other New Year's Eve; never been disappointed. This past visit was the best ever. Delicious French country cuisine!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Comfort Food
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 30, 2017

My husband and I went to Bistro Campagne for a casual anniversary dinner at the end of December. The atmosphere was very intimate and cozy, enhanced by their holiday decor. Our waitress was very nice and incredibly enthusiastic. The food was a bit on the pricey side but very delicious and everything we had hoped for. We had the Fromage for our appetizer, Steak Frites & Croque Madame. They were also able to make an Aperol spritz at my request and per my husband "the best" gin and tonic he has ever had. I would highly recommend for a cozy date night or intimate celebration. We cannot wait to go back when their gorgeous patio is open!

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Authentic, Bar Seating, Notable Wine List, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 25, 2017

A wonderful Christmas Eve dinner. The restaurant was warm and inviting. Excellent food and solid service.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Dined on Christmas Eve, enjoyed our evening both at our table and the bar!

Tags: Fun, Authentic
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Went there for Christmas Eve. Perfect table, great service, outstanding food and cocktails.

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Authentic, Romantic
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·Dined on December 24, 2017

Atmosphere was a bit charged, bickering couple next to us. Food was excellent. I ordered the Steak fries and my guest ordered the duck. Wine select was carried as was the hard liquor & appertifs. Dessert was excellent

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 24, 2017

A lovely and cozy restaurant. Great food, great service, great atmosphere.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Kid-friendly, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Good for a Date, Romantic, Good Vegetarian Options
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·Dined on December 17, 2017

I have worked in the industry for years, it's hard to go out and not have a criticism either about the food, service or even noise level. Their brunch
was an exceptional treat! It was quiet, food was good, service was good. Cannot wait to come back for dinner.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 17, 2017

So delicious! I had the pork chop. My date had the filet. It was one of the best steaks we ever had! And our server Tonya was very attentive and had good suggestions!

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·Dined on December 16, 2017

The room was very loud, but otherwise our experience was wonderful. Great food and excellent sercice

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·Dined on December 16, 2017

Very cozy restaurant especially for special occasion. Tasty food and lovely staff. Highly recommended for everyone.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Authentic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 16, 2017

It was wonderful... it was recommended by Dan @ The Old Town School of Folk Music and he was spot on!!

Tags: Great Beer, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Casual, Local Ingredients, Authentic, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Cozy, Seasonal, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Excellent ambiance, service and food!
Worth every calorie and dollar! Haha

Tags: Tasting Menu, Comfort Food, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 10, 2017

We were promptly seated. Service was very friendly and on point. Food was tasty and well executed.
Great neighborhood restaurant! Definitely will go back again.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Great French bistro with classic menu. Excellent, attentive service. Noise level excellent; quiet conversation easy. Definitely would recommend it and we will return

Tags: Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 7, 2017

Love Bistro Campagne! We go there with family and friends and for a date! It’s always great.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Romantic, Bar Seating, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date
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·Dined on December 5, 2017

A friend and I went for a last minute dinner n the neighborhood and stumbled upon a review or Bistro Campagne. We started with drinks, which were reasonably priced although I should add I’m used to downtown prices, they didn't have the vodka I wanted (Grey Goose) for my martini but the server was knowledgeable and pointed me to a great substitute (North Shore). We had a house salad and a fondue, more like a dip, to start. The fondue/dip was very tasty while the salad was just ok. There was a bit of sand in the lettuce. For the main course we had a cheese and charcuterie platter and the steak frites made with hangar steak. The fries were ok but the steak was absolutely perfect. The perfect temperature and a generous serving size. It really hit the spot. The reduction served along with it was quite tasty and rich but I could see it being interpreted as too salty, cloying and a tad greasy on an off night. It came ever so close to crossing that line. The cheese and charcuterie platter was quite good as well. Someone really knows their cheese. For dessert we had a Pain Perdue which was good but very sweet and a tad dry and a great sorbet. All in all it was a very nice meal and we will be back. Next time I plan on trying the roast chicken and mushrooms.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Organic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Casual, Cozy, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Bar Seating
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 5, 2017

The apps were great; onion strudel outstanding. Wine list was good. Entrees were good but not great.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Everything from our waitress and wine recommendation, appetizers and dinner was perfect. The bread pudding was excellent also!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 2, 2017

This was our first visit, and it will not be our last. The food was delicious, and the service was impeccable. The restaurant is divided into smaller rooms that are warm and eye-catching. We loved our table for two, tucked into a nook by the entrance to another room. It was a romantic celebration, and we dined. We were not rushed from one plate to the next, but instead, the whole night was a dining experience.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Excellent French bistro. However, it becomes very noisy on a crowded night.

Tags: Cozy, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Excellent experience and food!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Food quality has gone down hill in the last couple years. Used to go all the time, but the last couple not good. Too many restaurants in Chicago to go to at that price point for food and service to be meh

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Wonderful dining experience with my mother. We were well taken care of by the wait staff. Dinner was fabulous.

Tags: Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Cozy, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Great food, great ambiance and great service! I would recommend this restaurant to anyone.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date
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