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Retro Bistro

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1746 W Golf Rd, Northwest Corner of Golf Rd. And Busse Rd, Mount Prospect, IL 60056-4071
+1 847-439-2424
Website
Today
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Romance
Doing business
Outdoor seating

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 54
    Excellent
  • 28
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Excellent as Usual

Treated our group to a fabulous dinner. Lorraine worked with me on the arrangements... a true professional and a pleasure to work with! Meal was phenomenal... Second year in a row for our group.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
Marlene P
,
Inverness, Illinois
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Outdoor seating
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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94 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Inverness, Illinois
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

Treated our group to a fabulous dinner. Lorraine worked with me on the arrangements... a true professional and a pleasure to work with! Meal was phenomenal... Second year in a row for our group.

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Mount Prospect, Illinois
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Delicious and fresh dishes. The menu has a lot of choices for everyone. My favorite is peppercorn pork roast and goat cheese salad.

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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

Food was not completely French. I did not care for my entree. Expensive! Restaurant and staff incredible!

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Des Plaines, Illinois
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Went to The Retro Bistro with my Wife/Love for Valentines Day. When I called for a reservation it was almost packed up, so we had to do a 3:30 dinner time. We both ordered from the PreFix dinner options. My wife chose the Duck Breat & I chose the Sock-Eyed Salmon.My wife liked her choise. I Chose the Sock-eyed salmon... More 

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nickinudge, Owner at Retro Bistro, responded to this review

Hello! We just wanted to say thanks so much for your review. We truly appreciate the feedback! Good or bad! Good being better! Haha! Hope to see you again soon. Thanks! LORRAINE AND CHRIS BARTH More 

Arlington Heights, Illinois
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Close friends of ours know the owners and took us here as a treat. We've lived in the area for 6 years and I never would have expected a top notch French restaurant to be in this strip mall. Our waitress was very attentive and the courses moved quickly but we never felt rushed. I normally don't order pork cause... More 

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nickinudge, Owner at Retro Bistro, responded to this review

We really appreciate you taking the time in writing your review of your evening with us! We really take these to heart.. good or bad! So thanks! Hope to see you soon. LORRAINE AND CHRIS BARTH More 

Saginaw, Michigan
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015 via mobile

A wonderful menu with something for any diner to pick from- steaks, pasta, etc. Amosphere is comfortable and cozy. Service is great and the deserts are to die for- the owner makes you feel welcome and appreciates you being there'

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nickinudge, Owner at Retro Bistro, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your kind review! We are very happy to know you had a great experience! We really take it to heart. Hope to see you again soon! Lorraine and Chris Barth.. Retro Bistro More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015 via mobile

Retro Bistro is the only choice for an authentic French dining experience in and around Mount Prospect area. The food is outstanding, service is wonderful and you couldn't ask for a better selection of wines to pair with dinner. Highly recommended!

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nickinudge, Owner at Retro Bistro, responded to this review

Hello!! Thanks so much for your kind words! We really appreciate all reviews! Especially the nice ones! Hope to see you at Retro again:)) Stay warm! LORRAINE AND CHRIS BARTH.... RETRO BISTRO! More 

Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

So this place is in a strip mall which didn't give me much hope for a sit down French restaurant. Thankfully we were all surprised. The French food we ordered obviously wasn't very authentic, but it did taste good. Sometimes they have bizarre items on the menu, like guacamole. Of the two times I've been here (and made reservations beforehand)... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Retro Bistro appeared on WTTW "Check Please" last week, and I expect it to be even busier now that it has received the publicity. This restaurant fits in well in the most trendy part of downtown Chicago, yet it is located in a suburban strip mall. Don't let that put you off. The food here is excellent and the service... More 

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Des Plaines, Illinois
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

My wife and I had a Groupon for Retro Bisto. It was expiring so we went. The bartender was very nice and we had a drink before dinner. The decor was very nice. When we were sat, our Waiter (Christos) was very attendive and used a partial accent for the setting. Being thee first time there he was very informative.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1746 W Golf Rd, Northwest Corner of Golf Rd. And Busse Rd, Mount Prospect, IL 60056-4071
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Mount Prospect
  • Phone Number: +1 847-439-2424

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 30
  • Cuisine: French

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Doing business, Outdoor seating
Open Hours
Sunday
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?