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Bistro Bordeaux L'Authentique

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618 Church St, Evanston, IL 60201-4507 (Chicago)
+1 847-424-1483
17:30 - 21:00
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Sun 17:00 - 21:00
Mon - Fri 17:30 - 21:00
Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Kenosha, Wisconsin
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We came with a group of 7 girls. The service and food was great! Our server was able to provide some great food and wine reservations based on what we told him we liked. The chef, John, came out and said hello to us and cooked and AMAZING dinner and then overall meal. The food had such vibrant flavors within... More 

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Highland Park, Illinois
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35 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A couples wine group of 8 went to Bistro Bordeaux for our holiday dinner. We found the wine list interesting and reasonably priced. My husband and I had been there before but the other 6 hadn't been to the restaurant before. Everyone was impressed by the food and the service. Their was a slight disappointment in the cassoulet but all... More 

Thank Schmooglet
Evanston, IL
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First was the 35 min wait for our 8PM "reservation", it was all downhill after that. The cassoulet had next to no meat in it, no nice sausages on top, just beans and sauce. We really should have sent it back. My Coq au vin consisted of two tiny scrawny overly dry legs and no thigh as listed in the... More 

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Evanston, Illinois
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really outstanding, and everything you want in a French bistro. Our server, Bill, was terrific and the room was beautifully lit by candlelight for the holidays. Soups, salads and mains were delivered at a nice pace and the whole evening was relaxing and deeply satisfying. I've read a few negative reviews about the pace of the courses... to which I'd... More 

Thank radishmunch
Wilmette, Illinois
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68 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a wonderful dinner at Bistro Bordeaux. We ordered the coq au vin with creme brulee for dessert. Both were delicious. In fact, the creme brulee may have been the best I have had...anywhere...in 50 years. However, this is not a fine French restaurant in the tradition of Chicago's fine French restaurants. In fact, sadly, they barely exist anymore.... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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131 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited for the first time with friends on Christmas Eve. We would consider this restaurant a bit pricey for an average night out, but great for a special outing. Our service was excellent and the food was superb. We recommend the charcuterie plate, the steak and creme brulee. Our waiter was helpful in selecting a wine we would like.... More 

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Paris, France
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

Delicious wine and food! Foie gras and co Coq au vin. Crème brûlée Champagne of course! Great owner: Merci Pascal for the great ev Great waiter: merci Bill!

Thank Audrey C
Richmond, Canada
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154 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

Visited for the first time and the experience was tres enjoyable. Somehow, they've been able to create a Parisian atmosphere right as you walk in the door. The staff are genial and accommodating ( ok that's not so French ) and our waiter even spoke French. We ordered some of the classic dishes; moules aux frites, cassoulet, charcuterie; all were... More 

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New York, New York, United States
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51 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

Dinner tonight, maybe 6th or 7th time over several years. I wished I was as satisfied as in past. Service excellent! Truly excellent. But salad endive good but a bit bland except for Roquefort. Then trout which was well prepared but overly drenched. Beans terrifically crisp but other accompaniments over-cooked. Taste of trout good but overwhelmed by bitter capers (which... More 

Thank Edward B
Madison, Wisconsin
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22 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Just enjoyed a delicious meal here with friends. House salad was great although I had salad envy when my friend's endive salad arrived for her! Fish was light and delicious. The owner came over to offer wine suggestions which was very much appreciated. We finished our meal with a decadent chocolate dessert. Highly recommend!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$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
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:00 - 22:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?