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Le Bouchon

1958 N Damen Ave Ste 1, Chicago, IL 60647-6411
+1 773-862-6600
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good29%
  • Average10%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“bouillabaisse” (11 reviews)
“duck” (13 reviews)
“mussels” (11 reviews)
5:00 PM - 11:00 PMAll hours
$$ - $$$
1958 N Damen Ave Ste 1, Chicago, IL 60647-6411
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1 - 10 of 108 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We clearly recommend this restaurant from a French guy coming in the 60's and still cooking a French cuisine. Excellent wine too! We had first the famous escargots and later a bouillabaisse, a pot-au-feu and a steak tartare. Just great to finish with a tarte...More

Thank Céline B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Although it's a small place a meal here is authentic and genuine. Staff is attentive professional and informed. Tight quarters makes it European and Chicago at the same time. Best mussels in memory. The Porterhouse steak is good for four. Outstanding. Wine list extensive and...More

Thank hockeyeh
Reviewed 2 September 2017

We went on Friday evening, parking is quite convenient (vale), and enjoyed a wonderful dinner with very good choice of red and white wines. Specially recommended are the french onion- singularly one of the best I have had; the onion tart is a good appetizer...More

Thank Ramon N
Reviewed 17 August 2017

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

1  Thank Elizabeth D
Reviewed 21 July 2017 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 12 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 25 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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$21 - US$30
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
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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