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Ba Le French Bakery & Restaurant

5018 N Broadway St, Chicago, IL 60640-3006
+1 773-561-4424
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good28%
  • Average0%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“banh mi” (7 reviews)
“macaroons” (4 reviews)
“sandwiches” (10 reviews)
Open Now
7:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. Hours
Asian, Vietnamese, French, Vegetarian Friendly
5018 N Broadway St, Chicago, IL 60640-3006
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Reviewed 22 January 2018

The sandwiches, Banh Mi, at Ba Le are amazing. The bread, the ingredients, all of it comes together with amazing flavor. They are also rather reasonable. Pop in some time to experience.

Reviewed 17 November 2017

The banh mi is good: authentic, tasty, and fresh. There are 10+ varieties of banh mi on the menu. What I am sharing here is: DON'T BUY MEAL COMBO (the banh mi + noodle soup at 9.95 plus tax). It's not worth it. All you...More

Thank Cellowu
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

A very good place, the service was a bit slow. I thoroughly enjoyed the macarons that I purchased. Overall this is a great place for a quick snack if you're in the area.

Thank David B
Reviewed 14 November 2016

We were visiting family who live in the neighborhood and they bought take out banh mi sandwiches from here--a beef, a chicken, a vegetarian "beef," vegetarian "chicken," eggplant and tofu. Outstanding crusty French bread and really interesting Asian veggies, including shredded daikon radish. The big...More

Thank pemquid
Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

The Best Vietnamese Bangh Mi Sandwiches in Chicago: The Vegetables were Freshly Prepared! French Baget Bread was well baked! Asia on Argyle: Nice Variety of Asian Restaurants and Cuisine: Staff was Courteous: Sandwiches nice for a Economical Budget: Sandwiches average $4.50 a Piece:

Thank Ernest J
Reviewed 24 July 2016

I started a food tour at this restaurant and could've eaten everything in the store. So wish I lived in this neighborhood-- I would visit frequently.

Thank Eileen G
Reviewed 21 July 2016

Nicely surprised to see French pastries side by side with the Vietnamese cuisine. Iced Vietnamese coffee cool and refreshing!

Thank Carole G
Reviewed 12 June 2016 via mobile

Clean, modern quick service restaurant located on Broadway in Uptown serving very tasty Vietnamese sandwiches and soups. Has a retail section where you can take home the meats that they serve.Very tasty and a fantastic value for the price. Had the BBQ pork and the...More

Thank busy_traveler
Reviewed 23 August 2015

yum. Delicious banh mi and a lot of other delicacies. Some French baked goods, too. And in a beautiful setting. A modern bakery with a few tables. Well worth a visit.

Thank sallyws
Reviewed 4 August 2015

The best banh mi in the city. The french bread is crisp and the filling has just the right mix of ingredients. Very similar to what I ate in Saigon

Thank ncr1jmj
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Open Hours
7:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5018 N Broadway St, Chicago, IL 60640-3006
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago
  • Phone Number: +1 773-561-4424
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