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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
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5:00 pm - 10:00 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: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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  • 65
    Excellent
  • 30
    Very good
  • 9
    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
Amazing Jewel in a Suburban Stripmall

After reading about this place in the paper, a friend and I decided to try it. It's dark and informal yet comfortable. With the exception of one large table of business diners who obviously came after work, people were casually dressed. The waitress was very nice and quite attentive. Wednesday's... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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Chicago
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  • Doing business
  • Romantic
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Chicago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

After reading about this place in the paper, a friend and I decided to try it. It's dark and informal yet comfortable. With the exception of one large table of business diners who obviously came after work, people were casually dressed. The waitress was very nice and quite attentive. Wednesday's some of the bottles of wine are half off which... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

With friends, or a date, or with a spouse, this is the prime example of bistro dining, sans a French flair. The welcome greeting upon our arrival was an indicator that this was an excellent choice. We have been here on more than one occasion and definitely plan on returning. The server was just as inviting as the hostess, which... More 

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Arlington Heights, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

We were looking forward to an awesome meal, as always. Retro Bistro is known to deliver great food, delicious food, and great service. We ordered a special of the day (at 5:30 pm), only to be told that it wasn't available, but the substitution would use the same sauce and be just as good. We went with it, and it... More 

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Mount Prospect, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Causal yet upscale restaurant with excellent food and service. The staff, whether in the bar or dining room, always make you feel comfortable. The owners know their regulars and are active supporting community events. It is a great place for a special celebration but also a gem for lunch or just drinks.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Have been here twice now and we are going back for sure. Accessible Grench cuisine. Wonderful and inviting owner Chris. Excellent trained staff. Great wine list - don't miss have price Wednesday on select bottles of wine. The food is wonderful. We happened on them when they were having a Bastille Day celebration with accordion and violin music played by... More 

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Mount Prospect, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Great local place. Staff are all great! Food is excellent and well worth the trip to Mount Prospect. Don't be fooled by its location in a small strip mall. This place is top notch!!

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Arlington Heights
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

You'll feel welcomed the minute you walk in. The food is high quality and absolutely delicious. They're successful and have been in business 25 years. They've got it figured out and deserve 5 Stars.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

Great food and desserts. I always order something that I haven't tried before, different flavor. And I have Never disappointed.

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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Steak was perfectly cooked. Frites were crispy outside, moist inside. Sauce the right blend of flavor and consistency. Pate delicate, fluffy, and flavorful. We always have an excellent meal at Retro Bistro. I highly recommend the steak frites, and the Salade Lyonaise is my favorite. A little different from the norm, but excellent.

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Hoffman Estates, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Great food and wine, and attentive wait staff. The restaurant is in a strip mall, and doesn't look like much from outside, but it is really good.

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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 30
  • Cuisine: French, American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Romantic
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?