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Bistro Bordeaux L'Authentique

) #22 of 200 Restaurants in Evanston ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ French, European
618 Church St, Evanston, IL 60201-4507
+1 847-424-1483
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good26%
  • Average14%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“steak frites” (15 reviews)
“profiteroles” (20 reviews)
“charcuterie” (7 reviews)
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French, European
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618 Church St, Evanston, IL 60201-4507
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Reviews (155)
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very sorry to report Easter was the last day. The place is being renovated and will maybe be Vietnamese soon. Sorry to see the bistro closed. I loved the atmosphere and the steak frites. Adieu!

Thank Mike C
Reviewed 12 April 2017 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
Reviewed 29 March 2017 via mobile

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

Thank noaccidentaltourist
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...More

Thank marieSuburbanChicago
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...More

1  Thank jahhp
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...More

Thank Steve J
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...More

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.

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...More

Thank DocDG
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...More

1  Thank SJSittler
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...More

Thank Schmooglet
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
HI Barry, Thank you for your feedback, I will make sure to share with my team, one thing though, you mentioned not having enough by the glass choice, we offer at all times no less than 21 different white, red and sparkling wines, did you really think the choice was limited? thank you Pascal Berthoumieux Owner
21 October 2015|
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Response from Mike C | Reviewed this property |
So, It's a small place, and I think the wine selection is decent, not huge. There's pretty much something for nearly everyone. However, I agree with Barry (I went back to see his review) about the soup-- mine was a bit... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 20 - US$ 30
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
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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
  • E-mail
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