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Le Bouchon - Chicago, Chicago, IL

Le Bouchon - Chicago

4.8
4.8
1465 Reviews
$31 to $50
French
Le Bouchon has been thriving in Bucktown since 1993, serving classic French Bistro food in a dining room that will transport you to Paris. Voted one of the best French Restaurants in America by Timeout Magazine.

Open from 11am-10pm Monday - Saturday.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 55 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    French, Comfort Food, Wine Bar

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Fri 11:30 am–2:30 pm Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Sat 11:30 am–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (773) 862-6600

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Wbaldo Gallegos, Chef de Cuisine: Oliver Poilevey

  • Neighborhood

    Bucktown / Wicker Park

  • Cross street

    Armitage

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    Damen or Western Blue Line. Damen or Armitage Buses.

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wine

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What 1,465 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Chicago / Illinois

    French

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall3food2service2ambience3
    Loud place, unfriendly service and honestly mediocre food. France, sadly was very far away…
  2. K

    Katie

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was spectacular and the atmosphere was wonderful. I will be recommending Le Bouchon to all of my friends.
  3. S

    Steve

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best French food in Chicago. Highly recommend for date night or any occasion.
  4. LG

    LaurenG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We’ve been going to Le Bouchon for 15 years and only once we’re we disappointed. (Everyone has an off day once in 15 years). But this was not that time. The duck for two was the best we ever had. Crispy skin with fall off the bone tender inside. The mussels were to die for. My husband had the onion soup and was over the top pleased. The portions were so generous we didn’t have room for dessert. Service was also outstanding on all levels. We have tried other French Bistros in Chicago and they never held up to Le Bouchon’s standards. If I had to make a small complaint is would be a desire to have the mussels and soup just a bit less salty…but it wouldn’t stop me from ordering it again.
  5. v

    vivek606

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderfully cozy spot on a cold winter afternoon with tasty French comfort food. Fantastic lively vibe but still amenable to good conversation
  6. T

    debraT

    Naples

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I could not love this beautiful little French bistro more. Have been coming for decades and holds a special place in my heart. The duck for two is so outstanding and this time we were so full we made our uber driver very happy by offering him our leftovers! Predictably delicious always.
  7. JS

    JillS

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a pleasure to return here after so many years away. The food was an absolute gastronomic delight. And the service is perfect.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It’s was delicious! The crème brûlée was out of this world.
  9. C

    Cristianb8

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food in a great, cozy, bistro. Truly enjoyed the Parisian vibe, exactly what we were looking for. Will be going back.
  10. TS

    TomS

    Chicago

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Escargot to die for! Awesome French bread to soak up all the goodness. Foie Gras that melts in your mouth. Lamb chops made to perfection! And the service is impeccable
  11. d

    darbid

    Chicago

    45 reviews

    4.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Wanted to come here for a while.. small place in a tough area to find parking. Restaurant does have a nice feel inside but once you're there, its just another restaurant. They try hard with the decor to put you in a small french bistro but the wait staff is the opposite of the visual. Also one of the chefs had a long beard with no hair net. Yuk.. Space being a commodity, the hostess station was right next to a table. Being seated next to a small half wall where the hostess stood was quite the distraction.. discussing time off and work calenders. On the positive side. The food.. everything we had was very good. Foie Gras, duck, liver mousse, all very good. Onion soup was good except for the extra seasoning or cheese that was sprinkled on top.. it was a bit salty. Drinks were great as was the wine. Is it a destination restaurant? No... but it's a great neighborhood place. Bottom line? For our 40 mile drive in to the north side? We'll pass and spend our 400 dollars elsewhere.
  12. GE

    GoodEats

    Chicago

    286 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    286 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Le Bouchon executes expertly from the front of the house to the service to the kitchen, all the time being a restaurant filled with energy and comfort. We love, love, love this place. My trout wrapped around in puff pastry entree was outstanding.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing experience. Great food, great service and great ambiance. Cannot wait to go back.
  14. B

    Buttons820

    Chicago

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My favorite restaurant in Chicago!!
  15. t

    trynasaynicethings

    New Orleans

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic meal, one of the best I’ve had in Chicago. The trout was incredible, amazing service, cozy atmosphere, really can’t beat it
  16. DH

    DaveH

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always an amazing experience all the way around. This wonderful little bistro transports you to the heart of France everytime.
  17. MF

    MFK929

    Chicago

    43 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Lovely food! Very good service. Wine bottle prices are on the high side, with not enough choices in the $50 range.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Montreal

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Le Bouchon is always the best. Never disappoints
  19. LS

    LaSalt

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    Bread is amazing, as always. Food was consistently over salted at this lunch. Don't recall this being an issue in the past.
  20. M

    Meha

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    I hadn't been to Le Bouchon in a while and was looking forward to the meal. Ordered a beet salad and two steak frites. The beet salad was fantastic but the steaks were incredibly salty. Don't know what happened there, but I'm sure my sodium levels hit the roof. Still willing to come back again to try other dishes.
  21. DW

    DierdreW

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderfully authentic bistro food. Worth every penny.
  22. MB

    MikeB

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Simple and very well prepared French bistro food. Small place with tables close to each other - very French in the setting. Friendly service that’s very knowledgeable.
  23. B

    Betnice

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love the food, the service and the ambiance. Have been here many times and it’s always great.
  24. BW

    BenW

    Salt Lake City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Felt like a fun bistro. A bit cramped, but in a good way. Food was all well done, although nothing mind blowing. Overall nice night out and no regrets, just don’t expect a quiet romantic dinner.
  25. SD

    ScottD

    Chicago

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was just such a nice experience, the food was absolutely amazing and the service was just as great Chloe is a true professional and her recommendations made the evening (gently leading us towards dishes we wouldn't organically order) but her recommendations ended up being our favorites. We will be aback!
  26. j

    jmmee

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Food was amazing. Loved it here. Can’t wait to go back
  27. A

    Alex1506

    Chicago

    45 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always fun to have a date at Le Bouchon. As soon as pass the door you feel the ambiance of a true French Bistro. Food is great as always. Hope to see the Profiteroles back on the desert menu soon.
  28. WB

    WildBoar

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was fabulous. Bustling and active environment which makes it noisy in a good way, but not conducive for a business conversation
  29. K

    Kuzu

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    The food was perfectly prepared and there was a great selection of wines. Overall a great experience. This was out first time there and it was a special occasion. The ambiance looked great but we were seated at a weirdly situated table that was a bit uncomfortable for the four of us. I'd recommend requesting a booth or a table away from the front windows to experience the ambiance better. Order the roast duck for 2. Best I've ever had and serviced with stewed cabbage and spaetzli. Drink with a Morgon and you're good to go.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 8, 2022

    overall3food5service1ambience3
    Food was tasty, hot, and delicious. Ambiance is very loud & space is very tight, be mindful in case you’re looking for something more low key and intimate. Service was awful. Hostess and chef bringing out food was great, but our waitress was inattentive, cold, and made us feel extremely unwelcome.
  31. GP

    GingerP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place never disappoints. It is such a treat to come here. My sister and I have decided in 2023 we will not do Christmas gifts but just treat ourselves to lunch here frequently. Everything about this place is amazing
  32. AZ

    AdamZ

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Claire is incredible!
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything we ordered was incredible (friseé salad, French onion soup, duck confit, rabbit pot pie, crème brûlée) and my boyfriend said the ambiance reminded him very much of his favorite cafe in Paris. The real stand out was the rabbit pot pie, absolutely delicious!! We’ll definitely be going back.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Still flawless after all these years
  35. B

    Blendi

    Detroit

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic, authentic and high quality French food. The inside of the restaurant reminds me of the French restaurants in the little villages. A unique experience in Chicago! Keep it up!
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    20 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    This restaurant had really good reviews but service and food was normal not excellent for me.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Wonderfully charming spot! Be prepared to be packed in & close to your neighbors! Love that they have half bottles selection! Service was great, small plates & dessert outshined the entrees, for me.
  38. D

    Daniel

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food in a small, fun environment. My only regret is I didn't save room for dessert.
  39. C

    Cody

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Le Bouchon transports you to a bustling French bistro in the heart of a Parisian neighborhood. The food is rich and full of flavor. Of the dishes that stood out the most, the escargot and French onion soup are far and away some of the best we have ever tried. The steak frites and duck leg were also very good. It is rare to find a restaurant where every dish meets and even goes beyond expectations - however Le Bouchon stood up to the challenge. We would return.
  40. A

    Anne

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 31, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience3
    Food was great although one appetizer was slightly cold; overall the meal was AMAZING and we were very pleased with the service, flavors, menu, and wine list.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Le Bouchon - Chicago offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (773) 862-6600.

Le Bouchon - Chicago is rated 4.8 stars by 1465 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 55 times today
Google Map for Le Bouchon - Chicago

1958 N Damen Ave, Chicago, IL 60647

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Armitage

  • Neighborhood

    Bucktown / Wicker Park

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Fri 11:30 am–2:30 pm Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Sat 11:30 am–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    French, Comfort Food, Wine Bar

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    Damen or Western Blue Line. Damen or Armitage Buses.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Wbaldo Gallegos, Chef de Cuisine: Oliver Poilevey

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wine

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