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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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11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon 5:00 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: Brunch, Lunch, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 72
    Excellent
  • 31
    Very good
  • 10
    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
Great Lunch Stop with my

My wife works in the Education Arena so going out for a nice lunch has to wait for School vacation days. Well it's Christmas Break so were able to go and have a meal at the Bistro and relax. The Hostess was very nice and sat us. Our server was very nice. I tend to be a little high maintenance... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 30, 2015
k5of6
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Des Plaines, Illinois
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Wheaton, Illinois
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34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I used to love Retro Bistro. I always would have their tuna and sometimes a veal dish. Lately the food quality and preparation has dropped. The last time I had the tuna it was over cooked and I was told that's the best they could do because it was blackend. I had had it in the past and it was... More 

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Des Plaines, Illinois
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103 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

My wife works in the Education Arena so going out for a nice lunch has to wait for School vacation days. Well it's Christmas Break so were able to go and have a meal at the Bistro and relax. The Hostess was very nice and sat us. Our server was very nice. I tend to be a little high maintenance... More 

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Thank k5of6
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

A wonderful French bistro plunked into a Mount Prospect mall. Retro Bistro can be counted on for quality French food, good wines and good service. My most recent visit was with an out of town friend who had originally wanted Italian food. But the time was after 8pm and the restaurant would close before we had a chance to sit... More 

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Thank Eric H
chicago, illinois
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015

Last month I chose Retro Bistro for my birthday lunch. I chose the duck salad for that meal. So wonderful, scrumptious, I could not wait to go back for dinner. Last night I did just that. There is a window where they accept reservations, and I am glad I took advantage of it. We were seated promptly and welcomed warmly... More 

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1 Thank warmweatherfan
Park Ridge, Illinois
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

This is our favorite dining spot. We always sit at the bar, and the staff is so friendly and nice. We usually try like 4 apps, and share a meal. We always try to taste something different. We have never been disappointed, and we will be going back for years! Such a cute place, and if you don't know its... More 

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2 Thank Andrea L
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

I have been going here for years and it seems to get better each time. The husband and wife owners are so pleasant and welcoming and make you feel like true friends. The bar has a great charming atmosphere for a drink and appetizer. They infuse many of their own liquers and during one visit had apricot vodka and they... More 

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pa
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015 via mobile

While in the Chicago area we stopped in for an early dinner at the Retro Bistro. We had no reservations but were promptly seated. The food was outstanding. All entrees were beautifully presented and very fresh. Our party had pork tenderloin, chicken pot pie and salmon in parchment, all excellent. We shared the jack Daniels bread pudding for dessert--heavenly. Moderate... More 

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Thank randee66
Chicago, Illinois, United States
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42 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015

This Bistro is a hidden Gem. The atmosphere is pleasant and the decor is French Bistro style. The menu is very high end in respect to preparation, food stuffs used and presentation. You would want to go for special occasions; however, they are so reasonable in price, with generous portions & delectible taste sensations that you will want to go... More 

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1 Thank Debbie W
Clearwater, FL
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

Our travels to the Chicago suburbs always bring us to Retro Bistro! The food and service are wonderful!

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Thank SMPClearwater_FL
Chicago
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

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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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: Romantic, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
5:00 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?