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Bistro Campagne

4518 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL 60625-2103
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Ranked #91 of 8,382 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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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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56 reviews 56 reviews
17 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
2 helpful votes 2 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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22 reviews 22 reviews
18 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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43 reviews 43 reviews
26 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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chicago, il
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

This is our go-to French restaurant. There are so many things we love here, but to name a few, the trout, chicken, beef bourgainon, steak tartare, escargot, are all amazing. We've been here at least a dozen times, but always for dinner. I really want to try brunch sometime. I agree with many previous reviews that the back rooms or... More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014 via mobile

We celebrated our 2nd wedding anniversary at Bistro Campagne on the recommendation of a friend , it was absolutely perfect. the building is quaint and the garden gorgeous, like being in France. The food was excellent, the staff were outstanding from the maître d to our server Kat who had great wine recommendations. it was casual yet chic and one... More 

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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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