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Bistro Bordeaux L'Authentique

618 Church St, Evanston, IL 60201-4507
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Ranked #4 of 227 restaurants in Evanston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $30
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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65 reviews from our community

78% Recommend
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English first
Chicago, Illinois
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 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
8 helpful votes 8 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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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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
12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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
Top Contributor
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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Deerfield, Illinois
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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

Bistro Bordeaux is one of our "go to" spots when we want a nice restaurant but not over-the-top formal or fussy. The appetizers of fois gras, steak tartare and salad are always delicious. We've tried a variety of main courses including salmon, steak, veal and vegetarian and we're always pleased. Nice wine and bar list which is appropriately priced for... More

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Skokie, Illinois
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129 reviews 129 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Good food and service. Very authentic menu and tastes. Nice place for neighborhood bistro feel. easy to talk

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