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Bistro Bordeaux L'Authentique

618 Church St, Evanston, IL 60201-4507
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Ranked #5 of 232 Restaurants in Evanston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $30
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 12:00 am
Cuisines: French
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Chicago
Transit: Purple line and Metra station 4 minutes walk east from Davis station.
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English first
Evanston, Illinois
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

We had a lovely meal on a Sunday evening. The food was good and the service was attentive and well paced. Scallops, Brook trout and profiteroles!!!

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19 reviews 19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

A hidden treasure in Evanston!! I love bistros and this French restaurant cooks up a delicious duck! Try the profiteroles for dessert! They are delicious. You just want more.

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Singapore, Singapore
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54 reviews 54 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

When you travel you know you've stumbled on a winner when you walk in and the interior looks authentic to the style of cuisine and the waiters are speaking in their native tongue. That's what I think anyway. But true to its first impressions, this traditional looking Parisian brasserie does not disappoint. The menu is seasonal and the dishes are... More

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San Francisco, California
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94 reviews 94 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

No onion soup on this Sunday night! Roasted chicken very salty and rather tasteless. Frisee au lardons lacked bite (no vinegar?) and had peculiar curry flavor. Saving grace were profiteroles, but we still were discouraged by the service and offerings.

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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40 reviews 40 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

My wife and i are big fans of Champagne brunches so we decided to give this place a go. What a great decision. The atmosphere is quaint with white tableclothes, waynes coating on the walls and a lot of French articles decorating the walls. The service was excellent, very attentive and knowledgeable. We started out with a couple of galsses... More

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Vero Beach, Florida, United States
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46 reviews 46 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

I actually stumbled on this great little spot while roaming the streets of Evanston. This is a nice quaint restaurant with a friendly French flare. After ordering al cart, on Wednesday during August 2014 the GM, Nory told me for $29.00 I could have a salad, desert and a wonderful entree. Thanks Nory. Good tip, thanks for the honesty for... More

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Sarasota, Florida
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163 reviews 163 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We stopped for their champagne Sunday brunch and were delighted with this quaint French bistro. The food with very good and Eric, the server was quite charming, very attentive and provided great service.There were six of us and so we sampled a number of menu items.....the three egg omelette de jour, eggs benedictine, eggs benedictine with salmon, Scottish salmon with... More

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Top Contributor
104 reviews 104 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

We decided to try the Champagne Brunch for Two last Sunday. What a leisurely and special experience. The service was excellent as was the food. I had Orange juice, Moules Mariniere (Prince Edward Island mussels steamed in garlic, shallots, white wine and fine herbs) three egg omlette, served with seasonal fruit (fresh fruit) . My husband had Orange Juice, Demi... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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76 reviews 76 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
128 helpful votes 128 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

A welcoming neighborhood bistro, with excellent food and service. Menu is not extensive, but very approachable. Both fish and meats were well executed. Very nice wine list, and well priced. Service was attentive, without being overbearing. If it's nice out, ask for one of the few sidewalk tables.

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Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Very cozy and warm atmosphere greets you upon entering. Dare I say "It's like going back to a favorite neighborhood Parisian bistro". The owner takes pride in creating a relaxed atmosphere with tasty bistro fare. He is very attentive to his customers. Very often there are specials involving wine and food pairings. Very busy on the weekends but laid back... More

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Additional Information about Bistro Bordeaux L'Authentique

Address: 618 Church St, Evanston, IL 60201-4507
Phone Number: 847-424-1483
Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Evanston
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
Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
Cuisine: French

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