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Bistro Bordeaux L'Authentique

618 Church St, Evanston, IL 60201-4507
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Ranked #5 of 229 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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67 reviews from our community

79% Recommend
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English first
Sarasota, Florida
Top Contributor
113 reviews 113 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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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98 reviews 98 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 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
83 helpful votes 83 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
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
22 helpful votes 22 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
13 helpful votes 13 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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Chicago, Illinois
13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

This looks like a fun, lively restaurant, I had been been meaning to try it for a long time, and I was glad to get in before the threatre. It was packed with locals, but I can't understand why. The service was indifferent at best, and all three of us in my party were served very poor food. My fish... More

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Northbrook, Illinois
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Love, love, love this charming little place. The atmosphere reminds me of the lovely bistros scattered throughout Paris. French-style decor, (obviously) French menu and very friendly (sometimes French) staff. I went there for dinner a year ago so I can't remember the details of that meal but remember loving it. I came back last weekend for Mother's Day brunch and... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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86 reviews 86 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

We dine here often. The food is comparable to some of the best Bistro's in Paris. I enjoy the Fois Gras and the duck. My wife usually has the french onion tartine and chicken. Their wine list is also excellent and the servers have always been attentive and knowlwdgable.

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