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Bistro Campagne

#357 of 7,507 Restaurants in Chicago
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4518 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL 60625-2103 (Wilson)
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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52 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2016

I do not give restaurants five stars very often, but Bistro Campgne truly exceeded my expectations. We came for a relaxing Sunday brunch. The setting was fairly realistic and sitting on the patio was a refreshing experience on a nice day. The service was quick and knowledgable. However, the food was the best part. The Quiche Lorraine was super creamy,... More 

Thank Ethan K
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58 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016

Much larger than it was, with attractive indoor and outdoor seating. Not quite as neighborhood/intimate as when it was small, and the food seemed a little less inspired, but it's still a good bet and a great location right in Lincoln Square.

Thank Transatlantic2012
Chicago, Illinois
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1,880 reviews
990 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1,296 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

After reading a magazine article that claimed French cooking had gone out of style and French bistros were a dying breed in Chicago, my wife and I decided to see if the claims were true. Well, the writer must not have been looking very hard. We have found several French bistros that are alive and thriving. If you enjoy French... More 

Thank Taylor B
Chicago, Illinois
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54 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016

This is an extremely comfortable cozy restaurant; great food. Unfortunately the service we experienced was rather spotty- some long waits in between courses (with no one checking in with us at all for water etc); no plates for bread and appetizer of mussels. Overall not a horrible or bad experience, just could have been so much better with a small... More 

Thank roger c
Orlando, Florida
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170 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 189 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2016

A charming restaurant in a lovely Chicago neighborhood. The building itself has twists and turns so each section seemed like a semi-private dining room. I desired comfort food and ordered accordingly. The server got us off to a good start with a warm baguette and butter. I chose the Poulet Roti Forestiere, which was a delicious roasted chicken with a... More 

Thank edyrp
Evanston, Wyoming
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136 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2016

This is a true gem in Chicago, a lovely bistro-style spot with a charming patio and wonderful food. While I enjoyed the excellent wine menu, the gentlemen took full advantage of the great beer and cocktail choices. The mussels and trout were superb and all other selections were equally excellent.

Thank pureblueskies
Chicago, Illinois
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37 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2016

I can't believe I haven't frequented Bistro Campagne regularly in the past years. I've been 3 times now in the past few months and I enjoy it so much every time. The room is warm and inviting - especially in the cold weather months. We arrived around 10 pm the other night and we were welcomed and seated. We ordered... More 

1 Thank mitzalina
Chicago, Illinois
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016

We had an early dinner for my birthday. The service was on point -- not hovering but attentive. The food really couldn't have been better-- beautiful presentations, generous portions, and fresh ingredients. Cozy room not too noisy. Escapist. Great French cuisine adding to a really memorable relaxed special evening.

Thank patrick24682016
Champaign, Illinois
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351 reviews
240 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

From the homey atmosphere, exuberant service and delicious food..This place is worth the shleg up to N Lincoln for classic French cuisine. This time we had the escargot as well as the Lyonnais salad. both so very good and the garlic pernod dipping juices from the snail perfect when dipped with the warm mini french baguette. THen for entrees we... More 

Thank mooresy2
Mount Prospect, Illinois
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217 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2016

Although an hour early for our reservation, we were seated immediately - the only drawback of our table was that it was very near the front door so subject to cold draughts as diners arrived and left. We ordered the salt-cod fritter appetizer followed by steak frites for me and cassoulet for my wife. All the food was very tasty... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$21 - $30
French, European
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4518 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL 60625-2103
  • Public Transportation: 6 Minute walk from the Brown Line-Western Ave Stop
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago
  • Phone Number: 773-271-6100
Bistro Campagne is a warm and friendly neighborhood restaurant in the tradition of a true French bistro. From the beginning, Bistro Campagne has strived to capture and express that ephemeral quality found in favorite small neighborhood bistros in Paris and rural France: the sense of welcome, ease, fun conversation & and of course excellent food. The setting is a charming blend of prairie-inspired decor and lively Gallic spirit. It is the food, however, that is at the heart of a great bistro, and Chef Michael Altenberg offers a seasonally changing menu of classic bistro fare that is based on the best ingredients he can find. His commitment to organic agriculture leads him to seek products from local organic farmers throughout our Midwestern growing season, and even from organic farms on the west coast throughout the winter. Bistro Campagne is committed to the use of organic food products and strongly supports the sustainable, low impact agriculture movement.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?