Le Bouchon

Cuisine: European, French

Price Range: $$

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A favorite of the late Julia Child and a beloved date spot for a young Barack and Michelle Obama, Le Bouchon has been a sanctuary of sumptuous French fare for a quarter of a century in...  Read More


  • French: "Le Bouchon is diminutive so make a reservation or be amenable to sitting at the bar or waiting for table."
  • Best for French Because: A charming, intimate French restaurant in the heart of Bucktown, Le Bouchon is a perfect place for a special occasion.

  • Bucktown's Best Restaurants: "Consider taking public transportation (Blue Line stop at Damen) or use the valet, since finding street parking can be tough."
  • Best for Bucktown's Best Restaurants Because: A 3-course prix fixe menu is available for $33 on Tuesdays, plus there are $1 oysters at the bar on Fridays.

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