Our Founder | Our Staff


Bistro Campagne is a warm and friendly neighborhood restaurant in the tradition of a true French bistro. Since our beginning in 2002, late restaurant founder, Michael Altenberg, and the Bistro Campagne staff have 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 & 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 Luke Creagan continues Altenberg’s legacy by offering a seasonally changing menu of classic bistro fare that is based on the best ingredients he can find. His continued commitment to organic agriculture leads him to seek products from local organic farmers throughout our Midwestern growing season, and 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.