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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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Today
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

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  • 14
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  • 6
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Not to be missed

This restaurant is quite a gem. The room is comfortable and has a lovely feel to it. The menus is diverse and has something for everyone. The onion soup is the best I have ever had. The flavor, the amount of perfectly melted cheese was amazing. The seared foie gras was so perfectly prepared that... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
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Palm Springs, California
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evanston, il
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
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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Palm Springs, California
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34 reviews 34 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This restaurant is quite a gem. The room is comfortable and has a lovely feel to it. The menus is diverse and has something for everyone. The onion soup is the best I have ever had. The flavor, the amount of perfectly melted cheese was amazing. The seared foie gras was so perfectly prepared that everyone ate off my plate.... More 

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chicago
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Truly reminds me of being in France. From the tables to the music to the servers. Food is top notch and nice wine list.

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Beaufort, South Carolina
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83 reviews 83 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015 via mobile

We had 6:30 reservations last Friday night and were the first to arrive, but soon the restaurant was packed. The wait staff was very attentive and seemed to know the offerings well, and gave good recommendations. Two of us ordered the steak frites starting with the best onion soup ever... The cheese topping was crusty, no evidence of soggy bread,... More 

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Chicago
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

We have been patronizing Bistro Bordeaux since it opened and enjoyed the food and ambiance. Our most recent visit, however, was not up to par. The salads were good, and the atmosphere is very nice but . While it may have been an off night the salmon was mediocre, and the steak frite was chewy and not well done. Service... More 

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Evanston, Illinois
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3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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
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37 reviews 37 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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
7 helpful votes 7 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
4 helpful votes 4 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
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33 reviews 33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?