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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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Richmond, Canada
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147 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

Thank tony c
New York, New York, United States
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49 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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!

Thank cookie_girl2014
Chicago, Illinois
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40 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

Bistro Bordeaux has the French Bistro experience in Evanston. Small cozy tables in a room surrounded with pictures and posters of France with lower lighting. The wine selection is very good, thats not priced out of bounds. The staff is very attentive and personable. Love the food. I feel like I am back in Paris. Looking forward to my next... More 

Thank Kirk T
Chicago, Illinois
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332 reviews
262 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Brought my mom for a nice dinner here and had her try my favorite authentic French dishes. We both enjoyed it so much! Excellent service from Gabby, who was courteous & very sweet. We had: Escargot - plump, in rich garlic herbed butter Yum! French Onion Soup - Delectable, drool worthy in rich beef broth with melted cheese. Foie Gras... More 

Thank Justsaygrace
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

In town for a quick trip, came upon this wonderful restaurant. Excellent food, great service! Would highly recommend the Escargot, Steak Pomme Frittes, and Seafood Rouille!

Thank Sarah E
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

A late evening dinner for about 14 found the menu and staff up to pleasing a wide range of tastes. The service attentive and prompt was in fine style reminiscent of a time gone by. We will definitely make it a repeat when we return to Evanston.

Thank Jack M
Chicago, Illinois
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

I used to go to this fine establishment for many years and through many changes in chefs and am sad to say that it has gone way way down in quality. Service is generally very good and attentive but something has gone awry in the kitchen as dishes just come out tasting bad. I had steak frites which you'd think... More 

Thank RickR911
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

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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21 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

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 

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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
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?