To go along with Mike Sula’s review of River North’s new Bistro Voltaire, we highlight seven additional bistros from our listings for French restaurants:

Bijan’s Bistro, the River North late-night respite, open till 4 AM nightly
Bistro Bordeaux, Pascal Bethroumieux’s classic Evanston boite
Bistro Campagne, the Lincoln Square standby
Bistrot Margot, the Old Town standby
Cyrano’s Bistrot & Wine Bar, run by chef-owner Didier Durant and his wife, Jamie Pillar, who serves as sommelier and handles the front of the house,
Koda Bistro, Beverly’s first, it’s still packed nightly,
The Stained Glass, winner of a Wine Spectator award for excellence