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Le Bouchon - Chicago, Chicago, IL

Le Bouchon - Chicago

4.8
4.8
1350 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 45 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 1,350 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

Loved For

  • Chicago / Illinois

    French

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    We had to wait despite having a reservation, hostess not particularly nice.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great experience with great service. Ambience couldn’t have been better.
  3. CD

    CheriD

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall2food2service3ambience4
    When the waitress first took our dinner order I ordered my chocolate soufflé desert. An hour later it still had not arrived. When I finally got the desert to go, it was soggy and looked undone. I specifically ordered my steak extra well. I specifically said no pink at the time of my order. However what I received was very pink. Of course I had to send it back. At the end of the night my bill was $90.00. Do I feel as though I got my moneys worth, No. Will I go back. No.
  4. b

    badgerbeauty

    Chicago

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    We were there for a Friday lunch and the place filled up about 12:30. The foie gras and corn pancakes was outstanding and the pomme frites were excellent as was the dessert. The only issue is the tin ceiling and the noise levels when crowded for old ears.
  5. S

    Sara

    Chicago

    161 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    161 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Le Bouchon is one of our very favorite places, so I chose to go there for a special celebration. Food is outstanding! Liver mousse so yummy, delicious grilled quail, sea trout in puff pastry delightful, and the peach gallette a wonderful way to end the meal. However, the noise level was so high that I do not know if I would go back. Disappointing. We so enjoyed our visits there in the past and take-out during the pandemic was amazing. But, when the noise is so loud, I find the meal loses something. Sorry
  6. SN

    SuzN

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went to celebrate my dad’s birthday. The onion tart is always a must. New menu items were great! Delicious every time. Dan, our server, was attentive & friendly.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    I miss the more classically French Le Bouchon menu. The current one is some bizarre fusion that is only so-so in execution and plating. Disappointing food but impeccable service.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best mussels in the city
  9. AD

    ADiaz

    Baja California Sur

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had an excellent meal with friends. We talked and enjoyed share a wonderful meal.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful Saturday afternoon at le bouchon indulging in a wine & herb drenched bowl of mussels and a fresh beet salad in delicious avocado paste! Perfect!
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    J’aime l’ambiance de ce restaurant, la nourriture est bonne mais n’est pas super impressionnante en comparant avec les restaurants parisiens. Le prix est raisonnable, un bon choix pour le repas quotidien à Chicago.
  12. RN

    RoseN

    New Orleans

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Service was horrible. My woman friend and I weren’t served first. Our boyfriends were. Servers crossed our faces to put silverware and meals in a helter skelter manner. Food was not good. Quality used to be way better. Only positive was the dessert. We won’t be returning.
  13. LP

    LauraP

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Le Bouchon is a long time favorite. This was my first time having lunch there and it is just a fabulous!
  14. L

    Laurisa

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best meals I've had in Chicago. Everything about it was perfect. The service is impeccable, food delicious, ambiance very hip cafe type vibe. Feels more like NYC or Europe, absolutely loved it.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Montreal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Its amazing this is one of my favorite rest in Chicago! We went in for Midi Menu (brunch) ordered the French Dip, a delish sandwich with Wagyu beef and cheese. Tartare was my favorite. The Burger really nice and the Tarte Aux Ognions. Everything was very good! The service great and the ambiance is really nice.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday celebration
  17. m

    morris

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    excellent!!! This place ROCKS! Amazing food, amazing service!
  18. ML

    MicheleL

    Naples

    17 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Loved the typical bistro setting. It was very noisy and very hard to hold a conversation. Food was good, service good, overall nice experience.
  19. r

    rndmdnr

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Anytime we have been to Le Bouchon, the experience has been pleasant, and quite enjoyable. The staff cares about the food, the service, and the people dining there. A great combination of atmosphere and food and service make this place a favorite! The restaurant has been around since about 1993, and there is a reason: they care about the place and the experience! Well worth a visit!
  20. CR

    CherriR

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent French fare in an unpretentious and authentic little bistro. My new favorite place!
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Highly recommend. Their french food is unmatched in Chicago. Tastes like a french bistro in Paris!
  22. J

    Jeff

    New England

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Overall the misses and I had a great time. The food was great. We had a reservation and was seated promptly. The music was a bit loud but not over powering. The service was friendly and sufficient. I would go there again to try other dishes.
  23. SK

    StevenK

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything here is great. Staff is very friendly and food is amazing. Me and my date had a wonderful time here. Highly recommend
  24. k

    kh226

    Chicago

    11 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall2food2service5ambience4
    We have enjoyed LeBouchon for years. Service was great as usual. The food was pretty poor other than the poulet, lyonnaise salad, and mussels. Had a great bottle of Pinot Blanc. My Skatewing was not good - I don’t understand why skatewing needs panko breadcrumbs. There was also a funky after taste with it. I have had it before at LeBouchon when it was poached (maybe 15 years ago) and it was excellent. The steak frites was terrible. The meat was super fatty and the presentation was poor. I hate to bash on a place we have enjoyed so many times. I think they need to step it up with the quality of the food. Again, our waitress was fantastic. I am not giving up on this place, but I am not going to recommend it until we make a return visit. Hoping for better things in the future.
  25. PL

    PamelaL

    Phoenix

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    It was my first time. Love the macaroon mousse but not liking the skate dish. It had this ammonia smell, I only put my finger on it afterwards. It was a bit let down. Maybe because I heard so much good things and it is within my neighborhood.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Outstanding food, great service!
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lunch was really good , best mussels ever! Service was excellent also!
  28. G

    Grace

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food was fantastic, waitstaff was friendly and helpful !! The only complaint is the noise level is off the charts - but definitely a new favorite and will be coming back ! (After popping some excedrin)
  29. RO

    ROBERTB

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Like being in a bistro in Paris. Great service, great food.
  30. J

    Joan

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The service was the best from both the wait staff no mor to say zzzxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxcxcxxxxxccc ccccccccxxxxxxxxxxccxxxxxxxxvvvvvvvvvvvvvvbvvvvv
  31. JG

    JuliaG

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely the best as always. Our server was so wonderful too!
  32. LG

    LincyG

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Everything was great, but there's no room - you feel like you're on top of the guests since the tables are extremely close to each other. The food and service were fantastic!
  33. J

    John

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Classic French bistro food. Very well executed. Just disappointed they ran out of the specials (duck breast) and dessert chocolate soufflé.
  34. SB

    SteveB

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Anniversary
  35. F

    Foodie

    Chicago

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Le Bouchon has been very consistent in quality. The dishes are amazing, especially the trout and the duck. Portions are generous and the quality of the ingredients is superb. The salads are highly recommended and they are good to share. Service is outstanding. Although is a small restaurant, they do their best to accommodate you.
  36. M

    Myriam

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    Service was nice even if the waitress didnt seem to know much about the wines on the menu. Frozen french fries. The raclette cheese had no taste, maybe because there was too much pepper in the patty or maybe theres no proper raclette in Chicago? Crème brûlée was too sweet. As a French person visiting I was highly disappointed. Will not be returning.
  37. M

    Monikita

    Chicago

    36 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The food is generally good here. My steak was not cook properly but we were not charged for it. The waitress never came back to our table after we were served our food. I think the reason is that the restaurant did not have enough staff. Overall is a good place to have a meal.
  38. HW

    HeatherWilde

    Chicago

    49 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Food: wonderful. Service: attentive without being overbearing. Sound/ noise level: horrific. Parties of 6 or more with shrill, shouting, possibly over-served patrons ought to be politely asked to dim their voices (my guess is their sense of consideration for anyone other than themselves is already dim... or worse.) What was to be a lovely birthday dinner - and for the efforts of the staff was - suffered from the selfish behavior of an aggressively loud young woman in a party of what looked to be peers and a parent or two. Meanwhile, the seasonal strawberry gazpacho and watermelon salad, as we'll as the entrees and the chocolate soufflé to finish were all outstanding!
  39. JW

    JeffW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    my old standby, Have not been in Chicago since pandemic so it was great to see that this little gem still exists and thrives.
  40. BC

    BobbyC

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 1, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Classic bistro, great wine, great service, excellent food but close to the edge of oversalted.

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 1350 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 45 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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