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Bistro Bordeaux L'Authentique

618 Church St, Evanston, IL 60201-4507
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Ranked #9 of 235 Restaurants in Evanston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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  • English first
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English first
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77 reviews 77 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 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
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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67 reviews 67 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
92 helpful votes 92 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
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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20 reviews 20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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Singapore, Singapore
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54 reviews 54 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

When you travel you know you've stumbled on a winner when you walk in and the interior looks authentic to the style of cuisine and the waiters are speaking in their native tongue. That's what I think anyway. But true to its first impressions, this traditional looking Parisian brasserie does not disappoint. The menu is seasonal and the dishes are... More 

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San Francisco, California
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95 reviews 95 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

No onion soup on this Sunday night! Roasted chicken very salty and rather tasteless. Frisee au lardons lacked bite (no vinegar?) and had peculiar curry flavor. Saving grace were profiteroles, but we still were discouraged by the service and offerings.

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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40 reviews 40 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

My wife and i are big fans of Champagne brunches so we decided to give this place a go. What a great decision. The atmosphere is quaint with white tableclothes, waynes coating on the walls and a lot of French articles decorating the walls. The service was excellent, very attentive and knowledgeable. We started out with a couple of galsses... More 

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Vero Beach, Florida, United States
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50 reviews 50 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

I actually stumbled on this great little spot while roaming the streets of Evanston. This is a nice quaint restaurant with a friendly French flare. After ordering al cart, on Wednesday during August 2014 the GM, Nory told me for $29.00 I could have a salad, desert and a wonderful entree. Thanks Nory. Good tip, thanks for the honesty for... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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170 reviews 170 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 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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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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