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Bistro Bordeaux L'Authentique

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618 Church St, Evanston, IL 60201-4507 (Chicago)
+1 847-424-1483
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Fri 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Bistro Bordeaux is well worth visiting. Meter parking is available behind the Library. It is small restaurant with very good food, nice choice of wines and excellent service. The menu changes with the season. I had trout, my one friend had mussels and the other had octopus. We were all very pleased with our choices. Bistro Bordeaux is one of... More 

Thank Vilma B
Chicago, Illinois
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37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Bistro Bordeaux is tucked away in a line of restaurants about a block from the heart of Evanston's business district. It looks tiny from the outside because it's a narrow storefront. Inside it's much bigger as the room goes quite deep. Food is very French with an accent on the different. My friend and I had the rolled pork for... More 

Thank Dan M
Chicago, Illinois
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36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went there several times with family due to good yelp reviews. However, each time it is slow my expect ions for the food quality,even on items that received good reviews. Sorry, I will pass this one and go to the ones I. Downtown Chicago.

Thank dee203
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89 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016

After having eaten here at least five times, I am happy to report that I've never had anything but an excellent time at Bistro Bordeaux. I always get the escargot as an appetizer and it is always prepared in the scrumptious traditional manner which means I get to dip their excellent french bread in the garlic and Pernod laced melted... More 

Thank Britethorn
Chicago, Illinois
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56 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016 via mobile

I had high expectations based on feedback from friends. It would be great if the service matched the food. Unfortunately we waited forever to order a drink and it just got longer at each phase. having to continually flag down your waiter takes away from the experience.

Thank Matt C
Chicago, Illinois
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1,724 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1,212 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

Executive chef Gide Merriman has brought Paris to Evanston, an authentic French bistro with wines and cheeses and foie gras and salads and hors d'oeouvres and steaks and frites and escargot and bouillabaisse that features tableside service and cherry wood accents and burgundy velvet curtains and mustard yellow walls and leather booths. No question about it, BIstro Bordeaux at 618... More 

Thank Taylor B
Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

Have been here multiple times over the past few years, and it is a relaxing, romantic setting in the middle of the quite busy downtown Evanston area. They generally have valet parking on Friday and weekend, but did not have it available on our latest visit. There is street parking (but good luck finding an open spot downtown) so we... More 

Thank GlenSco19
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2016 via mobile

Meh. Limited menu with a French twist. Loved the mussels and frites. Steak and frites also on the menu, the latter giving you a glimpse into how typical the food is. Nothing is "OMG! This-is-the-best-I-ever-had," but the food is solid bistro fare. Don't get me wrong: I've been there several times and will return. If I want fancy French, I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2016

This is a restaurant that never disappoints, not even when we had a celiac vegan as part of the group. This individual still remembers this dinner as the best ever!

Thank Gerd S
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2016 via mobile

Having visited Evanston 4 years prior and enjoying a lovely meal at Bistro Bordeaux, we were SO looking forward to a repeat visit. Sadly, We had such a disappointing experience this time! First and foremost, the waitress was so aloof and inattentive that we felt unwelcome. We had to repeatedly track her down and the restaurant was not full at... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$20 - $30
French, European
Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Open Hours
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 - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 618 Church St, Evanston, IL 60201-4507
  • Public Transportation: Purple line and Metra station 4 minutes walk east from Davis station.
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Evanston
  • Phone Number: +1 847-424-1483
The philosophy of the menu at Bistro Bordeaux is an expression of our French culinary heritage, for which we have a profound admiration. The support of our local farmers allows us to use the freshest produce and seafood, just as one would find in the markets in the south of France. The menu showcases the freshness of these pure ingredients through simple, flavorful combinations

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