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Le Bouchon - Chicago, Chicago, IL

Le Bouchon - Chicago

4.8
4.8
1402 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.

Make a reservation

2 people

9:00 PM


Booked 44 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 1,402 people are saying

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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

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    My husband and I went to Le Bouchon for my birthday. The restaurant was very cute. I wasn’t expecting it to be so small. I would recommend making reservations because tables fill up fast. The food was amazing. Every single thing I ate was absolutely delicious. The menu online was different than the restaurant though. They change the menu around sometimes. My husband, who is a very picky and not an adventurous eater, actually enjoyed most of the food we ate like the escargot, duck liver pate, venison tartare, and the rabbit pot pie. The chicken we got though was the best part! The skin was so well seasoned on the chicken and the mashed potatoes were so creamy and buttery. We finished everything. I really liked that they only bring out a couple of appetizers out at a time, let you finish, and then bring out the next course. It really gives you the time to enjoy your food and experience the food you are eating without feeling rushed or overwhelmed with a bunch of different plates in front of you. 10/10 would come back and recommend.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Hidden gem
  3. EF

    EllaF

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Truly an amazing dining experience, I will continue to go over and over again.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 26, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Escargot didn’t taste the same but everything else was excellent!
  5. NW

    NikWells

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Le BouBou!!! Cannot say enough about how important this restaurant is for Chicago. And it just keeps getting better and better!
  6. KS

    KatyS

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love LeBouchon. It’s one of our go to spots in the neighborhood for celebratory dinners. The menu consists of French classics cooked to perfection. Their seasonal updates/specials are wonderful. Most recently we had a corn soup that was delicious. The roasted chicken with potatoes and green beans is my personal favorite. Drinks are fantastic and the servers are very knowledgeable.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience2
    Food was okay but service was terrible. Hostess kept spilling water all over the table and not cleaning it. Extremely overpriced and did not taste good
  8. KL

    KevinL

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall2food5service5ambience1
    Food was phenomenal, the service was excellent. The ambiance nce was very bad. Tables were very close together, the noise level was so bad that you could not have a conversation. The front window didn’t have a curtain, so headlights from passing cars shone directly in your eyes. Great place to go for the food, if you can tolerate the conditions. A little bit of a remodel would go a long way in improving the ambiance. I will not dine there again in its current state.
  9. D

    Danielyk

    Chicago

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It’s taken us too long to eat at Le Bouchon. The atmosphere is perfect (fees like a casual bistro, warm decor, music not loud), service attenitive on a busy busy nighy, and the food was all fantastic. Zero complaints.
  10. S

    Salcin

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I have been going to this restaurant on special occasion since 1998 and I really miss the original owner. I’m happy to see some of the older staff still working there. I did miss the white linen this time I went. Made it feel like a regular restaurant not a fancy one any more:(but it was a nice time.
  11. C

    Chipwood

    Chicago

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Amazing specials -- confit de canard, brandade in squash blossoms -- with great wine and authentic bistro service (respectful and efficient with hints of friendliness). A true Chicago gem!!
  12. q

    queenie

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had not been there in a few years and don't know why. It was fantastic and we sat at the bar and had a great experience.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a Wonderful time. Really tricky to get a reservation. But early is fine. It's not crowded and everyone is lovely. You feel like family when you are at Le Bouchon!
  14. RM

    RMD21

    Chicago

    20 reviews

    3.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    The place was very loud. The food was average. Not a true French experience we are used to.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The place is amazing totally FRENCH We had and awesome dinner but the level (difficult to have a conversation) I will come again
  16. AM

    AmandaM

    Minneapolis

    40 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was outstanding and the service was amazing! Great restaurant, but very small and loud. Definitely will come back here!!!
  17. L

    Laney

    Washington DC

    34 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Excellent onion soup and trout. Service seamless and impeccable. Highly recommend. Is loud when restaurant fills up and tables close together. Eat early!
  18. JM

    JazmineM

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing !
  19. N

    Nicole

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food, and pretty fast service considering how packed it was.
  20. JS

    JonS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of our favorite restaurants in Chicago, also walkable 2 blocks from Bucktown home.
  21. HC

    HungryinChiTown14

    Chicago

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was delicious and our server Alexis was very patient and attentive. We had a wonderful time.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Simply the best- hats off to incredible cooks and servers that make the entire experience feel special. Thank you!
  23. K

    Kjforshaw

    Chicago

    16 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Absolutely aweful! We showed up for our 6:30pm reservation on a Wednesday. We sat down and couldn't even hear ourselves think! The restaurant was so loud we couldn't talk or hear ourselves. We were not really welcomed and we were seated at a small 2-top table in the middle of the restaurant. The person behind me gave me an evil-eye because we were sitting so close to them. We got up to leave and another waitress comes over and continues to push the table into me further, closer to the person behind me because the table has to be "on the line." There was nothing favorable about this experience, from the welcome, to the sit down, and leaving. Obviously we didn't order anything and the entire experience lasted less than 10 minutes. We will not take the chance of doing this again and will not be back.
  24. D

    Denny

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Food and wine selection great for a neighborhood spot. Atmosphere is warm welcoming and slightly dated which adds the elevated casual dining experience. Great for double dates and conversation.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Introducing my daughter to LeBouchon where her mom and I got engaged
  26. RO

    ROBERTB

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was great. They went out of their way to make the night special
  27. M

    Meowla

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was great. The food was fantastic. Best french onion soup in the city.
  28. GB

    GlennB

    Chicago

    63 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    63 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Great food in a lovely setting. The steak/frites and apple tartan were perfect.
  29. PW

    PeteW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Le Bouchon continues to be our favorite restaurant in Chicago. With the changing menu and new specials you can't go wrong with anything here!
  30. SM

    SharonM

    Little Rock

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My wife and I currently live in LIttle Rock, Arkansas and decided to try Le Bouchon on a recent trip to Chicago. Our waitress was friendly and helpful, and made us feel at home. The food including onion soup, escargot, foie gras, and quail was quite good. The wine recommendation was excellent as well. If we lived locally, we would plan to return.
  31. TK

    ThomasK

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    40th Anniversary
  32. l

    luv2dine

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 29, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We came to celebrate our 50th wedding anniversary. Other than a candle on a plate, no one said anything, at all. Not even a congratulations. The food was a expected, very good but not inspiring or great. The service was very good with the exception of the above. Definitely will return
  33. CR

    ChicagoRick

    Chicago

    49 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on August 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service and food! Our waitress, Claire, is exceptional with service and food recommendations. Definitely a hidden gem in Bucktown. We come here regularly because of the great food and bring friends because of the amazing service!
  34. BD

    BillD

    Cleveland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed a delicious meal on a busy Saturday night. It can be noisy - so be aware. The pleasure of perfectly executed dishes made it bearable, however.
  35. MC

    MariaC

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always had a wonderful time at Le Bouchon. This time we were celebrating a friend's 90 the birthday. Food and service outstanding.
  36. P

    Pinthura

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great little cozy place to share a good quality meal with friends/family. Not much of a presentation in food but is definitely very flavorful. Good selection of vinos. The staff was very polite, hospitable and provided great service!
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    14 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on August 23, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    I so love Le Bouchon. The wait staff seemed very stressed tonight. Not typical at all. I am a very loyal patron so was a bit surprised.
  38. MM

    MelishaM

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 23, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    C’était magnifique! La raclette burger is to die for!
  39. CR

    ChicagoRick

    Chicago

    50 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on August 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A neighborhood gem! We have been going to Le Bouchon for 20 years. It's like being back at a French bistro in Paris. Authentic menu and friendly service. It's a small space so it's often packed, but it's all part of the experience. Reservations are a must.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Fantastic dinner! Tried mussels, French onion soup and of course Duck. It is the must… love love love it!

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 1402 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

9:00 PM


Booked 44 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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