Bistro Campagne

French in Lincoln Square & Ravenswood

Chicago has a lot of French bistros sprinkled around, but not many perfect the balance of fine yet unfussy dining in a sophisticated but welcoming ambience the way Campagne does. The stained-glass-filled Lincoln Square favorite plates such classics as beef bourguignon, chocolate soufflé and mussels (all you can eat on Tuesdays) alongside fat wines.

Reservations are useful, especially if there’s a concert at the nearby Old Town School of Folk Music.