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Bistro Bordeaux L'Authentique

618 Church St, Evanston, IL 60201-4507
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Ranked #4 of 230 Restaurants in Evanston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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
San Francisco, California
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90 reviews 90 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

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
11 helpful votes 11 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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43 reviews 43 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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116 reviews 116 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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
102 reviews 102 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 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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67 reviews 67 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
113 helpful votes 113 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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29 reviews 29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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Mullett Lake, Michigan
19 reviews 19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Met a friend in Chicago and we wanted to go to a French restaurant. His mother is French and I am also French. This restaurant was a lot of fun for us, just for the setting to start. It was like being in Paris, in a little local restaurant. Yep, the tables are that close! Anyway, we had their charcuterie... More

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Syracuse, New York
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30 reviews 30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

First trip to Evanston, touring colleges with our daughter. Cozy atmosphere and very nice wine list (by the glass too as I was the only adult!) and great food. We started with classics, escargot and French Onion Soup. Both were excellent and served with nice crusty & warm bread. Our waiter, Luke, was very attentive. I had a glass of... More

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Gurgaon, India
3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

My girlfriend and I were not sure what the hype was about. We had a very average dinner here. The steaks were chewy thought he frites were very nice. Both of our appetizers were average, My pastry of my profiteroles were heavy when they should have been light. The service was also only okay. All in all, it was quite... More

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