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Bistro Campagne

#43 of 7,811 Restaurants in Chicago
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4518 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL 60625-2103 (Wilson)
6 Minute walk from the Brown Line-Western Ave Stop
773-271-6100
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5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
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
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: Bistro Campagne is a warm and friendly neighborhood restaurant in the...
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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  • 79
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  • 29
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Lovely French Bistro

We visited Bistro Campagne for the first time during French Restaurant Week and took advantage of the prix fixe special. The atmosphere in this restaurant is fabulous: cozy, warm and interesting interior décor, and a wonderful outdoor eating area. Service was excellent, friendly, informative, and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 16, 2015
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Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
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30 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

We visited Bistro Campagne for the first time during French Restaurant Week and took advantage of the prix fixe special. The atmosphere in this restaurant is fabulous: cozy, warm and interesting interior décor, and a wonderful outdoor eating area. Service was excellent, friendly, informative, and efficient, even on a busy night. Ask your server about the history of the building.... More 

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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

We have been to this restaurant at least 10 times and it is always good. True French cooking bistro style. It has a great outdoor patio in the summer and is charming inside.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Incredible restaurant Bistro Campagne. First impression, decor: We arrived a few minutes after it opened for lunch. There was already people settled down, and throughout the meal we enjoyed our food with such a nice crowd around.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Sometimes you need to explore and get out of the normal neighborhoods and enjoy fabulous food without the pretension of well you know those tony places in neighborhoods along the lake. Outstanding fare, knowledgeable staff, intimate surroundings, wonderful selection of affordable wines. We had an assortment of dishes - salads, chicken, hanger steak, pork chop, trout, a side of English... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

We had a wonderful experience last Sunday evening celebrating Mother's Day. The Poulet Roti was wonderful as always. The mushroom sauce and the onion strings make it special. The mussels are always a favorite and the broth is the best I have run into. The only negative was that the burger was over the requested medium temperature, but the onion... More 

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Aurora, IL, USA
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132 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

We were in the mood for a taste of France. The restaurant has several smaller rooms decorated in a low-key Rural French style. But the black and white photos of farms and fields look like they could have been shot in Illinois. The staff was friendly and local, we hope they could at least find France on a map. The... More 

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Overland Park, Kansas
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Friends and I met there for dinner this past weekend and everything about the place was marvelous! The food, the atmosphere, the service. What a great place in a neat neighborhood! Absolutely will go back next time I am in town.

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51 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Only a few dozen seats + a small bar, friendly but non-intrusive service. Very ambitious French menu. Everyone in our party was pleased with their entrees. Cote de Porc was very good, carefully presented on a bed of lentils. Most dishes and wine not cheap, but everything was excellent. They're clearly careful about the quality of the food and thoughtful... More 

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Berkeley Heights, New Jersey
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15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

What can I say about this place? Not only is the ambiance quaint & cozy, but the food is sumptuous, to say the least. I am very picky about restaurant food (I prefer organic & farm-to-table), and this was the perfect place to go for a preemptive Valentine's Day celebration! Our server was attentive and friendly, and we enjoyed the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

My fiancee and I just went here last night for the first time. It is a cozy, inviting bistro in the heart of Lincoln Square. Our waiter was very friendly, patient, and amicable. To start things off we had the mussels with the broth of the day. We are Italian and we use bread as a functional utensil. That is... 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4518 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL 60625-2103
    (Wilson)
  • Public Transportation: 6 Minute walk from the Brown Line-Western Ave Stop
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago
  • Phone Number: 773-271-6100

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 21 - 30
  • Cuisine: French

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Romantic, Special occasions

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.
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

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?