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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.
+1 847-424-1483
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:30 am - 1:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Fri 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Brunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: The philosophy of the menu at Bistro Bordeaux is an expression of our...
The philosophy of the menu at Bistro Bordeaux is an expression of our French culinary heritage, for which we have a profound admiration. The support of our local farmers allows us to use the freshest produce and seafood, just as one would find in the markets in the south of France. The menu showcases the freshness of these pure ingredients through simple, flavorful combinations
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  • 28
    Very good
  • 14
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  • 7
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Bright Spot for Brunch

Enjoyed a lovely Father's day brunch here - it's a charming bistro with good service & tasty French food... Sadly, several of the dishes we hoped to have were no longer on the menu like the Chicken & mushroom Crepe, nor the Croque Madame.... Best plates from our table of 10 were: Quiche of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 23, 2015
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Chicago, Illinois
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Chicago, Illinois
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212 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Enjoyed a lovely Father's day brunch here - it's a charming bistro with good service & tasty French food... Sadly, several of the dishes we hoped to have were no longer on the menu like the Chicken & mushroom Crepe, nor the Croque Madame.... Best plates from our table of 10 were: Quiche of the day (veggies with lardon)! The... More 

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Marietta, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

We had a fantastic dinner at this authentic French restaurant. The service was really good. I loved the French onion soup. We split the roasted chicken dinner for two. The presentation table side was very nice. The chicken was good, but the veggies and roasted potatoes were a bit bland. Would definitely go black again.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Small family meal (4 people) to celebrate our Wedding Anniversary whilst visiting our son and his family in Evanston. Everything about the food we ordered was excellent, from the starters through to the desserts. The only exception was the Profiteroles. They did not appear to be made from Choux Pastry, if they were then they were very hard and tough,... More 

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Portland, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

I've spent enough time over the years in Paris eateries to know what it's like. This is spot on. And I would caution that the $$$ overstates the cost. While not cheap,it's certainly not expensive. I had the French Onion Soup, a Kir Royale, steak frit, and the dunnage was very reasonable. The ambiance is lovely, the service better than... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio, United States
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

recommended. cannot go wrong with any dish. very reasonable food and liquor prices. very accommodating staff, good service.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

We had dinner with a group of 30 people for a rehearsal dinner. While we had a somewhat limited menu, the food quality and quantity was excellent. After being seated and getting our drinks, we were asked to order an appetizer, an entree and a dessert. Then we were brought fresh baguettes and some hors d ouvres, primarily three types... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

To me food comes first in a restaurant and I found it lacking and targetted to Americans, playing the French card too much. In France you would see poulet de Bresse on a menu, not much coq au vin today but coq au vin sound gear in English beside tasting good. I hate those French flags every where and the... More 

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North Carolina Coast, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

The food and wine selection is fabulous! Don't come here if you don't have time for a 3-hour dinner. The service was slow and poor.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Quite large portions as is typical of the Midwest. The food may not be so adventurous (one doesn't see onion soup too much anymore) but it is competently prepared and nicely served by a friendly waitstaff. Also the maitre' and hostess were quite warm and friendly. The room evokes Camus, Sartre, and de Beauvoir.

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evanston, il
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

My husband and I have been to Bistro Bordeaux a handful of times, each time with high hopes for a lovely French meal. While some of the entrees are tasty, the attitude of the staff is generally unfriendly and some of the food is unimpressive. We've been there during all seasons and once on New Year's Eve, which was especially... More 

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Additional Information about Bistro Bordeaux L'Authentique

Address: 618 Church St, Evanston, IL 60201-4507
Phone Number: +1 847-424-1483
Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Evanston
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:30 am - 1:30 pm  5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 20 - 30
Cuisine: French

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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: +1 847-424-1483

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 30
  • Price Range: $ $ $
  • Cuisine: French

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant

Description

The philosophy of the menu at Bistro Bordeaux is an expression of our French culinary heritage, for which we have a profound admiration. The support of our local farmers allows us to use the freshest produce and seafood, just as one would find in the markets in the south of France. The menu showcases the freshness of these pure ingredients through simple, flavorful combinations
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 am - 1:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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