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Le Bouchon

) #763 of 7,906 Restaurants in Chicago $$ - $$$ French
1958 N Damen Ave Ste 1, Chicago, IL 60647-6411
+1 773-862-6600
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good29%
  • Average10%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible4%
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“duck” (12 reviews)
“mussels” (10 reviews)
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CUISINES
French
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
1958 N Damen Ave Ste 1, Chicago, IL 60647-6411
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1 - 10 of 105 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago

my dinner was pretty terrible. Everyone else had something that was truly amazing, but I my steak tasted mostly of gas and char. I was having such a good time and all the other items were so good, it didn't really matter. The duck was...More

Thank Elizabeth D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Couples dinner. We ordered Vichyssoise followed by the duck for 2 and the fish for 2. Vichyssoise was Excellent as was the duck. I didn't try the fish but was told it was great. And, of course, creme brûlée for dessert. Excellent wine. Great all...More

Thank 97artf
Reviewed 13 July 2017

Several years ago the food here was good. Escargots needed more flavor, especially garlic. Had the Norwegian flounder, (I know that it is in the Salmon family), but it sure tasted like Salmon. My brother had the frog legs, just OK. The lamb ribs were...More

Thank Lisa K
Reviewed 2 July 2017

All of a sudden, one outstanding French restaurant after another is surfacing in Chicago, a town that is known more for its steaks, hot dogs and pizza than its escargot. Located at 1958 North Damen Avenue in the Bucktown neighborhood, Le Bouchon has been thriving...More

Thank Taylor B
Reviewed 24 June 2017

I've been going to Le Bouchoun and La Sardine for years and it is always good, French bistro food at it's best. The brandade is a favorite of mine and the steak frites. This is the place to try the Rabbit con fit or the...More

Thank Cale773
Reviewed 13 June 2017

The ambiance of this small bistro is like being ion Paris; crowded, noisy, with waitstaff hurrying in every direction carrying delightful dishes, and with customers clearly enjoying their meals and wines. Escargots, froglegs, foie gras, pate de canard are just some of the classical French...More

Thank Gabriel H
Reviewed 26 May 2017 via mobile

This is, perhaps the second I've published sine the tragic passing if former owner-chef Juan-Claude. We stopped by on the first night of our Chicago sojourn, and once again we were blown away by the food and the service. First of all, we were greeted...More

Thank StefanoSantaFe
Reviewed 13 April 2017

This is a wonderful French bistro that has been serving the neighborhood for decades. In Fall/Winter they serve a cassoulet that leaves you agape. After a bite, you stare at your dinner companion, mouth open, like some kind of savage, wondering how your life has...More

Thank BReards
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

It's all about the food at this gem in Buck Town/Wicker. They have a great lunch as well. Monday's half price bottles of wine during lunch. Sitting by the window it is possible to imagine your in Paris. Just don't look out!😎😎

Thank senchicago
Reviewed 3 March 2017

Yes, It is tight inside. Yes, you feel the cold air (in the winter) hit you if you are anywhere near the front when the door opens. HOWEVER, The food is worth it. The delicate seasoning on the steak tartare, the depth of flavor in...More

Thank Rich D
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 21 - USD 30
Cuisine
Meals
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
Thursday
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
Friday
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:00
Saturday
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1958 N Damen Ave Ste 1, Chicago, IL 60647-6411
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Northwest Side
  • Neighbourhood: Northwest Side
  • Phone Number: +1 773-862-6600
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