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Le Bouchon

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Northwest Side
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1958 N Damen Ave Ste 1, Chicago, IL 60647-6411
+1 773-862-6600
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
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Mon - Thu 17:30 - 22:00
Mon - Sat 11:30 - 14:30
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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3 reviews
Reviewed 12 April 2017

This is a wonderful French bistro that has been serving the neighborhood for decades. In Fall/Winter they serve a cassoulet that leaves you agape. After a bite, you stare at your dinner companion, mouth open, like some kind of savage, wondering how your life has gone on without this dish. Equally, there is usually an onion tarte on the menu... More 

Thank BReards
Chicago, Illinois
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11 reviews
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Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

It's all about the food at this gem in Buck Town/Wicker. They have a great lunch as well. Monday's half price bottles of wine during lunch. Sitting by the window it is possible to imagine your in Paris. Just don't look out!😎😎

Thank senchicago
Chicago, Illinois
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109 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017

Yes, It is tight inside. Yes, you feel the cold air (in the winter) hit you if you are anywhere near the front when the door opens. HOWEVER, The food is worth it. The delicate seasoning on the steak tartare, the depth of flavor in the onion soup, the layers of richness in the bouillabaisse...every bite was incredible. The service... More 

Thank Rich D
St. Louis, MO
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39 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2017

I had just arrived in a very cold Chicago on a morning flight and was famished. I had been to Le Bouchon before and had wanted to return so off we went. We were the first to arrive and were greeted warmly. After reviewing the lunch menu and being advised of the soup and specials of the day, I decided... More 

Thank phobusstl13
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 25 January 2017

went there to celebrate my husband's birthday and we really loved the food and service. Each dish is unique and reminded me of my visit to France. Highly recommended!

Thank Dorota S
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 23 December 2016

Some lovely food but can be marred by long waits and table jostling at this busy and cramped Chicago resto. A reservation does not mean you'll be seated when you arrive, nor even within a 1/2 hour ... the restaurant is so small that their offer of a drink at the already-two-deep bar area is just a recipe for greater... More 

Thank Martha-Marie K
Chicago, Illinois
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

A family of four with two kids, we wanted to have a quiet family dinner. This restaurant turned out to be a small, pleasant place, however the decor could have been improved. My son ordered steak frites, but it was very so peppery that he could not eat it. The menu doesn't mention peppercorns, only a choice of butter or... More 

Thank Paul S
Olympia, Washington
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89 reviews
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Reviewed 31 October 2016

Tucked in middle of the block in Bucktown is a delightful small restaurant that can transport you to Paris. The food is simple but wonderfully prepared as you would expect to find in France. The portions are generous. Nice wine list. Reasonable prices. And the staff were welcoming, knowledgable and helpful. We had a delightful evening visiting with a neighbor... More 

Thank Mike M
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132 reviews
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Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

We arrived at 7:00 pm without a reservation and were seated immediately, but within a short time every table was taken in this small bistro with a stamped tin ceiling, tile floor, and very Parisian atmosphere. The restaurant is very noisy. The menu is full of bistro appetizer standards such as paté, mussels, rillettes de salmon, onion tart, onion soup.... More 

Thank phillyvoyagers
Houston, Texas
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80 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 19 September 2016

Looks like, feels like, tastes like a very good French Bistro. We had a most enjoyable time there this evening. We went early and had an excellent table. The service was good and helpful. The menu was very French and the food was good. Wine list was all French but we got good direction from the lady working our table.

Thank George H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$21 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1958 N Damen Ave Ste 1, Chicago, IL 60647-6411
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Northwest Side
  • Neighbourhood: Northwest Side
  • Phone Number: +1 773-862-6600

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?