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Le Bouchon

1958 N Damen Ave Ste 1, Chicago, IL 60647-4570 (Wicker Park / Bucktown)
773 862 6600
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Ranked #1,217 of 8,288 Restaurants in Chicago
Price range: $21 - $30
Hours:
Mon - Thu 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: French
Neighborhood: Wicker Park / Bucktown
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Good for: Romance, Special occasions
Dining options: Reservations
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Chicago
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91 reviews 91 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Sometimes I am surprised this place is still open...very few restaurants last as long as Le Bouchon has. But it is there for a reason. If you like classic French food in a comfortable restaurant run by a true Frenchman, look no further. Chicago feels notably devoid of "real" French cuisine, making this place all the more interesting.

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Nyborg, Denmark
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37 reviews 37 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

I used to go here a lot and it was fantastic. They seem to have greatly relaxed their standards. My salad had wilted and brown edged lettuce, the service was lackluster at best and the dishes didn't seem to be prepared with as much care as I previously noticed. Considering the price point, I'd say skip it.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I shared the Duck entree for two with a girlfriend and it was amazing! The atmosphere is cozy and quaint.

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Greenville, South Carolina
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

It's not new and trendy , but it's French and fabulous. Everything was spot-on, quality ingredient, well prepared, very nice service. You can count on Le Bouchon to be a great dining experience. It's been around a long time, but it's not tired.

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East Lansing, Michigan, United States
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

My mother and I made 8:00 reservations for Bastille Day to celebrate our French heritage. We have been to France and no what to expect of a French bistro. We did have a 30 minute wait for our table even with the reservation, but because of the holiday, we let it slide. The food was very good. The atmosphere of... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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6 reviews 6 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

A friend of mine from the suburbs wanted to get together to celebrate my birthday. I suggested Le Bouchon, because she likes French food, and I wanted to try something new. The restaurant called me to confirm my reservation, and we arrived 5 minutes early for the 7:00 table. The hostess looked at me and said, "Oh, you called us... More

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Chicago
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38 reviews 38 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Le Bouchon is a small spot bistro that has been around for a very, very, long time and the food is always wonderful. They have some of the best steak frites, mussles, skate and french onion soup in the city. And, they also serve lunch, too. I have been going for years and so find the staff warm and welcoming... More

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Madison, Wisconsin
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

This a a small French bistro that has a neighborly ambiance and wonderful food. We skipped the fabulous duck for two and I had the soft-shell crab. It was a bit more fried than I am used to but still was delicious. My husband had the bouillabaisse, which was a nice blend of seafood. Desserts are inventive and tasty, service... More

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Wilmette, Illinois
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61 reviews 61 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

Went for wife's birthday. Perfect pick for the occasion. Food and wine is fantastic and prices are reasonable. Although we loved our meal, I do have to say the rib eye for two was not tender--it was tough. It looked amazing but was chewy. Note that we have been going to this restaurant since 2003 and will continue to go... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

I love the ambience of this restaurant. Yes, it's noisy and a bit cramped, but after a few minutes, it's difficult not to be talking to many of their interesting clientele. It's a neighborhood restaurant and feels like it. The food is French, and my favorite item is the bouillabaisse. The staff is fast and efficient, and the menu has... More

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Additional Information about Le Bouchon

Address: 1958 N Damen Ave Ste 1, Chicago, IL 60647-4570
Phone Number: 773 862 6600
Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Wicker Park / Bucktown
Open Hours:
Monday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm  11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Tuesday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm  11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm  11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm  11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 2:30 pm  5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 2:30 pm  5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 21 - 30
Cuisine: French

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