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Bistro Bordeaux L'Authentique

618 Church St, Evanston, IL 60201-4507
847-424-1483
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Ranked #8 of 235 Restaurants in Evanston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $30
Hours:
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
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39 reviews 39 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

Had a wonderful dinner last night with friends before attending a show at Northwestern. The entire staff was warm and friendly, from the hostess, to our server, to the manager. Had recommendations on the wine available by the glass, though they do have a very extensive wine list. The tart du jour was soooo good. I had shared it with... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

Nice storefront bistro with attentive staff. Homey, authentic feel. The food is good and the staff is attentive.

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Chicago, Illinois
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We celebrated New Year's Eve with dinner at the bistro. Decent house champagne and good wine list. The charcuterie appetizer plate was plenty for 5 of us, the tart very tasty. Saads, Coq au vin, salmon, scallops and all dinner entrees were well presented and tasty. Atmosphere felt comfortable and warm, small and much like a neighborhood bistro in a... More 

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Lake Bluff, Illinois
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Lovely french bistro in downtown Evanston. Delicious muscles, authentic pomme frites and well-priced entrees. Only disappointment was the oysters...extremely small for the price at $2.25 each. In some cases the meat was almost nonexistent yet it was still served. Also, my daughter ordered a half portion of sorbet (1 scoop instead of 2) yet the full $6.50 was charged to... More 

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Chicago
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93 reviews 93 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

We returned to enjoy another great evening at Bistro Bordeaux with some friends this fall. Our reservation was made well in advance, yet we had to request to be moved from the table immediately behind the hostess stand near the front door. We were relocated graciously and had another wonderful meal with excellent, friendly service from a male, college student... More 

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Evanston
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106 reviews 106 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Our first two choices for tables were totally unacceptable even thought they were not very busy and the hostess was indifferent. Our waitress improved as the night progressed although she was quite guarded in her responses. The food did not meet expecctations as the lamb shank and steak frites were ordinary in taste. Our previous visit on Valentine's day was... More 

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Evanston, Illinois
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Bistro Bordeaux has quite ordinary food, which is not particularly like food in a real French bistro. No outstanding tastes or preparations, average (overpriced) wine list. Service was indifferent, not especially personal.

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Chicago, IL
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69 reviews 69 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We always enjoy eating here and it seems we always pick a night when it is crowded. Even with reservations we had to wait a bit at the bar for our table to be available.We didn't mind at all because the bar tender was a very personable attractive woman and the drinks were great. The food is always good and... More 

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Evanston, Illinois
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

We had a lovely meal on a Sunday evening. The food was good and the service was attentive and well paced. Scallops, Brook trout and profiteroles!!!

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Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

A hidden treasure in Evanston!! I love bistros and this French restaurant cooks up a delicious duck! Try the profiteroles for dessert! They are delicious. You just want more.

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Additional Information about Bistro Bordeaux L'Authentique

Address: 618 Church St, Evanston, IL 60201-4507
Phone Number: 847-424-1483
Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Evanston
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
Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
Cuisine: French

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