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4518 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL 60625-2103
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Ranked #93 of 8,411 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $21 - $30
Sun 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: French
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Outdoor seating, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Wilson
Transit: 6 Minute walk from the Brown Line-Western Ave Stop
Description: 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.
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English first
Chicago, Illinois
Top Contributor
100 reviews 100 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

We visited the restaurant in January 2015 and found the interior to be very welcoming, and intimate. The french wine list was not expensive and we found a delicious Malbec for $42.00. French onion soup was good and the muscles were excellent. We enjoyed the Hangar Steak in a red wine sauce, Very Delicious. Oh and the Fig Bread Pudding... More 

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Milan, Italy
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

While visiting Chicago from New York City, my boyfriend who lives in Lakeview treated me to a fabulous meal at this gem of a restaurant! Our server Andrew had perfect timing and made the entire meal absolutely seamless. Although there are many mid-range, upscale dining restaurants to choose from in Chicago, this is our date night go to hands down.... More 

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Grand Rapids, MI
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42 reviews 42 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Four of us went to Bistro Campagne for their Endless Mussels on Tuesday night, a weekly thing. I was the only person that did not get the mussels, but the rest of my group was very pleased with the number of mussels per bowl, the flavor of the broth, and the sides of French fries, fried onions, and crispy bread... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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58 reviews 58 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Bistro Campagne is a charming restaurant. Four of us recently had brunch there and really enjoyed the food. The service, however, was terrible. This was not the fault of the staff, who were working very hard. The restaurant was packed, but there were only two people waiting on tables. It took forever to get coffee. Once we ordered, we waited... More 

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Alpharetta, Georgia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014 via mobile

We stopped in before attending a Patti Smith concert next door. We weren't able to get dinner reservations earlier in the day, so we chanced it. We were lucky to get a very intimate table for two after we walked in. By the time we finished our salads, this little restaurant was packed. I can understand why it might be... More 

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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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39 reviews 39 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

A lovely bistro. Eat outside in good weather - you'd never know there was a busy street in front. The food is yummy!

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Columbia, South Carolina
13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

This is my favorite french food in Chicago- and one of my favorite restaurants in Chicago! Everytime we've been to this restaurant the food has been outstanding! The steak frites are amazing and the fries are awesome with a mayo aioli and my husband loved the pork entree!The wine is always delicious (you can't go wrong with french wine) and... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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23 reviews 23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Friends took us to this pleasant restaurant which had very nice food and a wonderful waiter named Patrick.The food was quite good but a little inconsistent. The onion soup was divine and the salads quite good. For dinner, my husband ordered salmon but traded for my trout! He felt that the salmon had an unusual taste, which it did, but... More 

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Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Looking for a restaurant near The Old Town School of Folk Music, I followed a few Tripadvisor reviews to Bistro Campagne. Not only was the food exceptional, but kudos to a very friendly and knowledgeable staff. Outstanding steak and trout. Wonderful cocktails. A quaint and comfortable atmosphere. I will be returning just for the dining experience!

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Chicago, Illinois
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

I've been here a few times and every time the food and service have been exceptional. I even went once sick and had a great time. The steak frites is amazing. In the future I will get more jus, yet amazing. It's a quaint restaurant with great service and great food. Bistro Campagne will take my money forever.

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Additional Information about Bistro Campagne

Address: 4518 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL 60625-2103
Phone Number: 773-271-6100
Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 2:00 pm  5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 21 - 30
Cuisine: French

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