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Bistro Campagne

#475 of 7,630 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
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4518 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL 60625-2103 (Wilson)
+1 773-271-6100
17:30 - 21:00
Closed now
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Sun 11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 17:30 - 21:00
Fri 17:30 - 22:00
Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Chicago, Illinois
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178 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Years ago this used to be an excellent bistro that delivers authentic French bistro taste. In the last couple of years I have noticed a significant decline. The taste of the dishes has changed, and less care is going into the preparation. For example, the beef bourguignon used to carefully prepared with each vegetable cooked separately and put together at... More 

Thank goodgenes5
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6 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

It is far way form the city center. Does not really worth to go too far for the food. The place is nice and the ambience is cozy. If you are around the are can be a good choice.

Thank Paula P
Frankfort, Illinois, United States
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92 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

Have gone twice within last month. Nice atmosphere. Great food and service. It is my favorite restaurant in the area.

Thank Larry F
Salem, Oregon
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181 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

Bistro Compagne offers traditional French cuisine in a charming and intimate setting. Very congenial and helpful staff. Highlights of our dining experience featured an exceptional Salad Lyonaise, likewise the French Onion Soup and the Assiette d'Fromage. My Boef Braisee was a bit overcooked, but still tasty. This is a very nice place for a fine dinner in a relaxed and... More 

Thank markers
Chicago, Illinois
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133 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

Along a busy stretch of Lincoln Ave, this is a cozy, traditional French bistro in a series of small rooms with tile floors and dark wood trim. Tables are set close together, with white tablecloths and paper on top. A chalkboard lists daily specials. The menu features classics such as onion soup, pate, mussels and escargots for appetizers; main course... More 

Thank CultureVulture60657
Brussels, Belgium
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51 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

We went for a french restaurant in Chicago and the atmosphere was the right one (and there is as well a nice garden where you can have dinner weather permitting). The menu was really reinforcing the french atmosphere but I was disappointed when they served me the duck: very little meat and a profusion of salad and other side dishes.... More 

Thank Michele M
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52 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016

I do not give restaurants five stars very often, but Bistro Campgne truly exceeded my expectations. We came for a relaxing Sunday brunch. The setting was fairly realistic and sitting on the patio was a refreshing experience on a nice day. The service was quick and knowledgable. However, the food was the best part. The Quiche Lorraine was super creamy,... More 

Thank Ethan K
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58 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2016

Much larger than it was, with attractive indoor and outdoor seating. Not quite as neighborhood/intimate as when it was small, and the food seemed a little less inspired, but it's still a good bet and a great location right in Lincoln Square.

Thank Transatlantic2012
Chicago, Illinois
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2,231 reviews
1,220 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1,444 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2016

After reading a magazine article that claimed French cooking had gone out of style and French bistros were a dying breed in Chicago, my wife and I decided to see if the claims were true. Well, the writer must not have been looking very hard. We have found several French bistros that are alive and thriving. If you enjoy French... More 

Thank Taylor B
Chicago, Illinois
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61 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2016

This is an extremely comfortable cozy restaurant; great food. Unfortunately the service we experienced was rather spotty- some long waits in between courses (with no one checking in with us at all for water etc); no plates for bread and appetizer of mussels. Overall not a horrible or bad experience, just could have been so much better with a small... 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
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$21 - US$30
French, European
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4518 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL 60625-2103
  • Public Transportation: 6 Minute walk from the Brown Line-Western Ave Stop
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago
  • Phone Number: +1 773-271-6100
Bistro Campagne is a warm and friendly neighborhood restaurant in the tradition of a true French bistro. From the beginning, Bistro Campagne has strived to capture and express that ephemeral quality found in favorite small neighborhood bistros in Paris and rural France: the sense of welcome, ease, fun conversation & and of course excellent food. The setting is a charming blend of prairie-inspired decor and lively Gallic spirit. It is the food, however, that is at the heart of a great bistro, and Chef Michael Altenberg offers a seasonally changing menu of classic bistro fare that is based on the best ingredients he can find. His commitment to organic agriculture leads him to seek products from local organic farmers throughout our Midwestern growing season, and even from organic farms on the west coast throughout the winter. Bistro Campagne is committed to the use of organic food products and strongly supports the sustainable, low impact agriculture movement.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?