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Retro Bistro

1746 W Golf Rd, Mount Prospect, IL 60056-4071
847-439-2424
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Ranked #11 of 117 restaurants in Mount Prospect
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $0 - $30
Cuisines: French
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations
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English first
Mount Prospect, Illinois
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8 reviews 8 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

I ate there awoke ago as I had heard many good things about this place. Sorry, but the wait staff was unfriendly, the food was over priced, the portions were minimal with nothing included, and in my opinion, was just mediocre.

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Helena, Montana
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

Retro Bistro is a hidden treasure. Hidden in a strip mall, it is not the easiest place to find but worth the hunt. What makes this place go are the owners, Chris and Lorraine Barth. The minute you walk in you are treated like their best customer even if it’s your first visit. Then comes the excellent service followed by... More

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Minneapolis,MN
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

I have been to Retro a few times over the years when visiting my sister. It is always a nice experience. Friendly staff, good wine, interesting and mostly good food and pleasant relaxed setting. I was a little disappointed in my prix fix entree dish last night. Dijon chicken was heavily breaded and wine sauce a disappointment. Sautéed spinach had... More

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Arlington Heights, Illinois
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

Great meal, great service, in a clean fresh atmosphere, they had a piano player playing during the meal. It was during the celebration for the restaurant so everyone was at the top of their game. Waiter was attentive without hovering. Balanced and delicious with right sized portions. We went home with a smile on our faces.

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Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

This modern French themed restaurant exceeded all my expectations. Met at the door by the owner who was super friendly. Sat down and was promptly brought out warm french baquette that was very reminiscient of the ones we had in Paris. Yum. They served the bread with their specialty spread but I preferred the huge pat of real butter on... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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77 reviews 77 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

Took a group of 7 here the other night and, as always, the menu was fresh, the service was excellent and the food was great. The evening started in the bar, I know that is a surprise, where the bartender is always smiling and makes some excellent drinks. Everything was served together and the food presentations were good. You never... More

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Mount Prospect, Illinois
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56 reviews 56 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

We've been here before on some off-days (i.e. the food was not up to their usual standards) but this time we really enjoyed ourselves. We both chose their special Prix Fixe Bastille Day menu. For $39 each, you got 3 hearty and tasty courses although my wife's rabbit dish was the better entree as my capon breast was a tad... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2013

Retro Bistro is a warm, friendly bistro in the unlikely setting of a strip mall on Golf Road in Mt Prospect. The food is excellent and I have been meeting a friend there for lunch once a month for years. The menu changes regularly with old stand-bys and seasonal specialties. I love the fact that you can get smaller sizes... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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58 reviews 58 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2013

Odd location - in an older strip mall - but some of the most carefully and thoughtfully prepared food in town. Menu varies seasonally, but always has some typically French cuisine items listed. The menu isn't very 'vegetarian friendly', except for some of the salads and appetizers, but never fear - tell your server what you will eat and won't... More

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

I'm a very problematic with my steaks. Always searching for better one and most of the time i'm disappointed. This time i asked for a medium steak and it exactly what i got. I must say that i asked it with no sauce on it. It was the best steak i got until now. The service was great. Of course... More

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