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Bistro Bordeaux L'Authentique

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618 Church St, Evanston, IL 60201-4507 (Chicago)
Purple line and Metra station 4 minutes walk east from Davis station.
847-424-1483
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9:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Good for:
Casual Elegant
Breakfast/Brunch
Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 49
    Excellent
  • 20
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
A mixed experience

I started my meal w/Salade Lyonnaise which claimed to have a poached egg on the top of greens w/lardons. It was a bit overpowered by the lardons and the egg truly didn't look cooked--liquidy whites and the yolk was just barely visible. My coq au vin was truly delicious and I would order it again... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
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Evanston, Illinois
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
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87 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Evanston, Illinois
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I started my meal w/Salade Lyonnaise which claimed to have a poached egg on the top of greens w/lardons. It was a bit overpowered by the lardons and the egg truly didn't look cooked--liquidy whites and the yolk was just barely visible. My coq au vin was truly delicious and I would order it again in an instant. My husband's... More 

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Northbrook, Illinois
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

My husband and I wanted to celebrate Valentine's Day one night early to avoid the crowds. When we arrived the restaurant was packed, but that didn't keep them from providing outstanding food and attentive service. Started with the best French onion soup I've ever had. As a bonus the room was beautifully lit with candles suspended from the ceiling. The... More 

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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

my companion and I had a great relaxing birthday celebration here. ordered lamb shank and it was the best ever. we ate on a sunday evening, and it was quiet, had a pretty full house. our first visit there, but not our last. we used public transportation from chicago, red line and then purple line, easy walk from the davis... More 

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Monroe, Michigan
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The meal was excellent, as was the wine and dessert. Our waiter was attentive to our every need. It had a very friendly atmosphere.

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Chicago, Illinois
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Went there for Sunday brunch - fix menu (2-3 choices in each category). Everything -- service, Bloody Mary, clams etc (even desert) was nearly perfect. We like and enjoy a good food -- and this place was pure joy. Thanks guys. We shall see you soon. If you like really good food without cut corners - join us there.

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Evanston, Illinois
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

We braved the frigid cold to enjoy another dinner at one of our favorite places - Bistro Bordeaux in Evanston. Ahhh, pommel frites in beef tallow! The house-made pate! The mussels in wine and garlic, tres magnifique! There are few briny dining pleasures that can top the taste of crusty french bread soaked in that soup. The Pain Perdu and... More 

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Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

Had a wonderful dinner last night with friends before attending a show at Northwestern. The entire staff was warm and friendly, from the hostess, to our server, to the manager. Had recommendations on the wine available by the glass, though they do have a very extensive wine list. The tart du jour was soooo good. I had shared it with... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Nice storefront bistro with attentive staff. Homey, authentic feel. The food is good and the staff is attentive.

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Chicago, Illinois
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We celebrated New Year's Eve with dinner at the bistro. Decent house champagne and good wine list. The charcuterie appetizer plate was plenty for 5 of us, the tart very tasty. Saads, Coq au vin, salmon, scallops and all dinner entrees were well presented and tasty. Atmosphere felt comfortable and warm, small and much like a neighborhood bistro in a... More 

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Lake Bluff, Illinois
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Lovely french bistro in downtown Evanston. Delicious muscles, authentic pomme frites and well-priced entrees. Only disappointment was the oysters...extremely small for the price at $2.25 each. In some cases the meat was almost nonexistent yet it was still served. Also, my daughter ordered a half portion of sorbet (1 scoop instead of 2) yet the full $6.50 was charged to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 618 Church St, Evanston, IL 60201-4507
    (Chicago)
  • Public Transportation: Purple line and Metra station 4 minutes walk east from Davis station.
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Evanston
  • Phone Number: 847-424-1483

Price and Cuisine

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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
9:00 am - 12:00 am

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?