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Bistro Bordeaux L'Authentique

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618 Church St, Evanston, IL 60201-4507 (Chicago)
+1 847-424-1483
17:00 - 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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Fairfax, California
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great restaurant. Steak frites was a hit. Good selection of wines. Too bad they are closing on Easter for good. Higher price point for area

Thank genoxxxx
Springfield, Illinois
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47 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent bistro fare, Parisian decor, attentive service. Nice place for a romantic dinner. Easy on-street parking.

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Suburban Chicago
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59 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017

Great waiter, great host. Very nice, cozy French brasserie. Wonderful ambiance. Food fell short, it was just kind of "meh," with the exception of the escargot appetizer. We had gnocchi (bland, mushy), and salmon (weirdly strong fishy taste). Wine was great. Might try this place again, would just order differently.

Thank marieSuburbanChicago
Chicago, Illinois
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280 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017

This was my boyfriend's and my first experience here and we were anxious to try it. It was Valentine's Day and the place was packed. We had a 7:30 reservation, arrived a few minutes early, were told that they were preparing our table and a few minutes later we were seated. The very sweet hostess apologized for the delay (which... More 

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41 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 February 2017

We've been going to Bistro Bordeaux for some years now and have found it about as authentic a French bistro as could be found in the midwest, from the ambience to the service to the food and wine. Our most recent visit, however, was well below expectations based on those previous experiences. It seems as if the staff were all... More 

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frenchconnect, Owner at Bistro Bordeaux L'Authentique, responded to this review

Hi Steve Thank you for your feedback, I apologize for the experience you had, I would admit that with Chicago Restaurant Week, it's been challenging to uphold our standard and it's been hard on my staff that has been working long hours every day. We have a new chef and I look forward to making it up to you on... More 

Evanston, Illinois
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2017

Bistro Bourdeaux is a wonderful mix of comfortable and delicious. A varied and authentic menu, great service and a very welcoming dining room. A great place for a special dinner or a cozy weeknight meal on a cold night.

Evanston, Illinois
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26 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2017

We ate at the restaurant during the Restaurant Week Chicago in late January 2017. Our party of 5 enjoyed the prix fixe menu immensely!. My main course of trout with lentil sauce was superb, and the remainder of our party were pleased with their dishes (steak, or salmon) as well. The appetizer dishes of Steak Tartar, and the snails (escargot)... More 

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Kenosha, Wisconsin
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

We came with a group of 7 girls. The service and food was great! Our server was able to provide some great food and wine reservations based on what we told him we liked. The chef, John, came out and said hello to us and cooked and AMAZING dinner and then overall meal. The food had such vibrant flavors within... More 

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Highland Park, Illinois
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52 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

A couples wine group of 8 went to Bistro Bordeaux for our holiday dinner. We found the wine list interesting and reasonably priced. My husband and I had been there before but the other 6 hadn't been to the restaurant before. Everyone was impressed by the food and the service. Their was a slight disappointment in the cassoulet but all... More 

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Evanston, IL
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

First was the 35 min wait for our 8PM "reservation", it was all downhill after that. The cassoulet had next to no meat in it, no nice sausages on top, just beans and sauce. We really should have sent it back. My Coq au vin consisted of two tiny scrawny overly dry legs and no thigh as listed in the... 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
USD 20 - USD 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
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
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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