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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

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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Private Dining

Private space available for up to 48 people.

Bistro Campagne Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.6

ambience

4.7

value

4.3

Noise

Quiet

96% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (74)
Good for a Date (64)
Romantic (60)
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Good for Anniversaries (52)
Special Occasion (49)
Cozy (48)
Great for Outdoor Dining (42)
Fit for Foodies (41)
Good for Birthdays (40)
Authentic (36)
Quiet Conversation (28)
Creative Cuisine (28)
Notable Wine List (21)
Worth the Drive (21)
Local Ingredients (21)
Casual (16)
Pre/post Theatre (16)
Handcrafted Cocktails (15)
Comfort Food (14)
Bar Seating (11)
Great for Brunch (10)
Business Meals (8)
Fun (8)
Good for Groups (8)
Seasonal (8)
Healthy (7)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Organic (4)
Disabled Access (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Great Beer (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
People Watching (2)
Scenic View (2)
Vegan (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Spicy (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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vip
 (Manitoba)·Dined a day ago

The food was good but not exceptional but the service was top notch. The Salad Lyonnaise
was quite good but the pork chop and the steak frites could have been better. The steak was smothered with Bordelaise sauce which overpowered the meat. This aside, the maitre'd was very accommodating even though we were an hour late for our reservation. I will give Bistro Campagne another shot on my next visit.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Casual, Bar Seating
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 (New York Area)·Dined 2 days ago

Bistro Campagne is now officially my favorite spot when I visit family in Chicago. It is intimate with an authentic neighborhood feeling. But, huzzah, the food - and drink - are also fabulous! House chicken is a classic. And my fish special for the night - their sophisticated take on "fish and chips" - was outstanding. Wine and cheese course also excellent.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined 5 days ago

The food was okay but the service was outstanding . Thanks to our sever Sarah. L'escargot was amazing!!!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 5 days ago

The restaurant was even bustling on a cold Tuesday night. All 3 of us loved our meals: roast chicken with incredible onion straws, bottomless mussels/fries special, and pork chop. The ambiance is so cozy. Always love it. Perfect.

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 (Chicago)·Dined 6 days ago

We had a wonderful Anniversary dinner at Bistro Campagne. We enjoyed the charcuterie and seasonal condiments and the Betterave appetizers.
All four of us ordered the trout which was so delicious. Our server was very personable and made sure we were well taken care of. I would highly recommend Bistro Campagne.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 13, 2017

We really enjoyed Bistro Compagne! I had met Martha Cameron a few weeks earlier and she told me about it. Then, I heard from my brother that he and his wife have dined there often because they love it. I loved the ambiance immediately and want go again.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Romantic, Authentic, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

We went for our anniversary and they made it a great experience.
Wonderful service and ambiance.

Tags: Special Occasion, Cozy, Worth the Drive
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 12, 2017

A wonderful spot on a cold weekend night. Friendly, efficient service. Food was excellent, starting with the warm mini-baguette and delicious butter, to the trout (prepared perfectly, with crispy skin) with smoked trout risotto to the scallops with pork bellies, to the chocolate desert, everything was well prepared and served with the right pacing. Thoroughly enjoyable evening.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 11, 2017

We had been meaning to come here for a while and I'm glad we made the trip because it was definitely worth it! We didn't love the escargot but the butternut squash soup was amazing as were both our entrees, the pork chop and amish chicken. Would highly recommend both! They were both huge portions so we didn't need the side of green beans but those were great too as was the creme brulee and French Pinot Noir we had throughout the meal!

Tags: Romantic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Whenever we are in Chicago, we go to Bistro Campagne if we can. Everything is perf3ct there.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Organic, Authentic
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 (Montreal)·Dined on November 6, 2017

We had a pleasant time in a nice cozy ambiance

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 5, 2017

We love it here. We regularly come for the onion soup and the mussels. The bread pudding for dessert was delish! Great wine! We will be back!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Disabled Access
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Lovely and cozy space, attentive staff, excellent cocktails, a spot on wine recommendation and a meal we could find no fault with. The trout and the beef stew were outstanding and the bread pudding was one of the best we’ve had.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 1, 2017

Always Excellent!! It's almost unfair to other French establishments how consistent and high quality the food is. I've never been bored or disappointed. Borguignon was incredible. Don't skip the little bread loaves, they are spectacular.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on October 29, 2017

Very disappointing compared to other French bistros in the Chicago area. Returned the salad. Plain greens and over priced. The salad Salad lyonnaise. Cold poached egg. Over cooked lardons also disappointing

No moderately priced wine on menu. Lowest cost $46

Mussels were Luke warm. The only thing that was French was the recording on the phone to make a reservation

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·Dined on October 29, 2017

My husband and I went for a romantic date night and it was perfect! The staff was friendly, and the food and wine amazing. Highly recommended

Tags: Cozy, Seasonal
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Service and ambiance at Bistro Campagne is always lovely, but the food was not up to par this time. We weren't sure if it was that there are so many other great french bistros, or if it just wasn't as good this time. The sauce for our steaks had no flavor and the salade lyonnaise was oversoaked before I broke the egg yoke. Still, my filet was very tender and the onion straws and frites were outstanding! Their sparkling wines were average at best, but my husband had 2 great beers! We have never tried brunch, but would do that next time.

Tags: Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Pre/post Theatre, Comfort Food, Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 28, 2017

The restaurant is charming. The food was ok. The staff need to be trained on their dishes. We ordered the special which was a duck breast. We specifically asked the waiter if the breast was sliced, making it a magret. He said it's the whole breast. In a true French restaurant the breast is a whole duck breast with the skin on. A magret of duck is a sliced duck almost like a duck steak. Well upon receiving our meals....we got magret. Very disappointing.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 22, 2017

This has been one of my favorite restaurants for a few years so I was truly upset that I had a bad experience on this last visit. The salad was not the same and was just ok. The onion soup was ok but I don't remember it being so sweet. It didn't have that lovely beefy flavor, just sweet onion taste and a bit watered down it seemed. Then our steaks were not that great. We got a filet and then also a hanger steak to compare. The hanger steak was more flavorful but I could barely eat it because it was so tough and chewy! The filet was tender as expected but not as flavorful. And ultimately the bordelaise sauce was not that great and rather a bit bitter. Not at all what I remember from my last few years of visits. Our server really never checked in to see if we were liking our meal and had she I would have told her how unhappy I was. I Think we should have had at least one of the steaks comped because I couldn't even eat the Hanger steak. But the busboy just took it away and I just was ready to leave and really not sure if I will bother to be back. Maybe the cook had an off night? But it was a slow weekday night and the server should have also been more attentive. Really heartbroken. I used to love this place.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Great brunch and Sarah made us feel welcome and appreciated. We really like this place

Tags: Great for Brunch, Romantic
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 20, 2017

We enjoyed celebrating our anniversary at this lovely location which brought us back to Paris in it’s romantic patio seating area! It was a beautiful October night and their patio lights strewn along the landscape were sparkling! The wine & cocktails were superb with the steak tartare & excargots!

Tags: Hot Spot, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Healthy, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Afternoon Tea
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on October 20, 2017

My wife and I were in town for a brief trip and found this restaurant from a variety of searches for "French Restaurants" in the Chicago area. The atmosphere was authentic French countryside along with food to match. Our service was wonderful and food fabulous!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Authentic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Everthing was delicious. My favorite items are the snails and the steak. Even the fries are seasoned deliciously! And their cocktails are mm mm good. Will come back again and again.

Tags: Romantic, Tasting Menu, Casual, Comfort Food, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Outdoor Dining, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies
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 (New England)·Dined on October 17, 2017

We had an excellent time with the Restaurant Week menu. Our waitress, Nadia, took great care of us and explained the wine pairings very well.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 16, 2017

We went for Restaurant week to Bistro Campagne and it was just ok. the food was good but the service really sucked. Our waitress kept saying "no" to any and all requests we made....it actually became comical at some point. My friend and I asked if it were possible to swap the potatoes for a vegetable that was included in our main dish, and the waitress barked at us and said the chef isn't going to give us vegetables...we need to pay an upcharge of $3 for the switch! The upcharge wasn't the problem, it was the delivery. I don't believe I will be returning to this restaurant although the drinks were fabulous!

Tags: Casual, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 16, 2017

We were in town for 1 night and wanted to revisit the bistro because we had been before. Even though we had a small child, everyone was welcoming, the food was delicious, and we had a very nice time. Thank you

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Bar Seating, Late-night Find, Kid-friendly, Good for Groups, Casual, Hot Spot, Tasting Menu, Authentic, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, People Watching, Cozy, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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 (Indiana)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Excellent food. Really terrific service. No rush-lingered and enjoyed.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 13, 2017

We had a lovely anniversary dinner here last week. Our server greeted us with flutes of champagne (on the house) in recognition of our celebration. At our request, we were moved to a quieter table. The food was great and the service impeccable. I think we have found our new “go to” celebration restaurant.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 13, 2017

I got the Croque Madame for my main and bread pudding for dessert. Both were unbelievably amazing. The Croque Madame was perfectly gooey and toasty, while the bread pudding had a wonderful kick of flavor in every bite. Perfect spot for my birthday dinner with a few friends!

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Cozy, Romantic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 10, 2017

Service and meal was excellent as always. Tuesday all you can eat mussels special is the best deal in the neighborhood

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 10, 2017

Great little neighborhood spot with very good food & a friendly atmosphere. Good service, bar area a bit noisy but fun.

Tags: Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 9, 2017

Wonderful food and atmosphere! We will definitely be back!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Always excellent!

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Some if the best customer service I have ever experienced. I would go back for the food and stay for the people/staff.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Bistro Champagne never disappoints. We have taken many people there and they have always enjoyed it. Food is very well prepared, Good wine list.

Tags: Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on October 6, 2017

Most amazing pork chop ever!! When you walk into the door you feel as though you’re being transported to Europe.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on October 6, 2017

Very nice and friendly service. The wine, dinner and dessert was delicious. We had the chicken and pork chop for dinner; creme brulee for dessert. Our wine was a bottle of Morgon Beaujolais.

Aneta was our server and she was phenomenal.

The inside of this place is beautiful. There’s a small bar with seating, and they do have outdoor seating available.

Fantastic experience.

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Never disappoints when I'm looking for a lovely evening out and great food and drink. The service, atmosphere and food are just one notch above the rest elevating Bistro Campagne to a place you want to go on date with your husband and not just out to eat.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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·Dined on September 30, 2017

Always fantastic. Have dined here many times. But now live out of town and brought friends together here to celebrate. Wonderful food and warm service. Just great

Tags: Vegan, Organic, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 27, 2017

Always a favorite!

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