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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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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $30
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
Cuisines: French
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations
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  • English first
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English first
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

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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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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
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48 reviews 48 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

62.5 miles drive 2 this wonderful orgasmic gastrotonmy experience. Party of 4, mushroom strudel, red /golden beet salad, escargot puff pastry was a culinary experience. 4 entrees were just as exceptional. Wait staff, Cara was very attentive as well as informative 4 recommendations. Wine selection was diversified. Would definitely come back.

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Mount Prospect, Illinois
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

I love Retro and its staff! It is such a delight to be able to walk into a restaurant be treated like you are a regular and have a consistently great food experience. No matter what mood I am in or what kind of week I have had, a meal at Retro and served by the awesome staff always leaves... More 

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NW Suburb of Chicago
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Nice ambiance and good food made this one of my favorite restaurants in the NW suburbs of Chicago! The fixed price lunch is a better deal as usual. Although the fixed price dinner also provides good choices for starter, entree and dessert, I'd order a la carte from the menu instead as the items add up to about the same... More 

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Mount Prospect, Illinois
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We have been to Retro Bistro too often to count ever since they opened 24 years ago and always had wonderful meals, wine and service. The food and wine are outstanding and very reasonably priced.

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Chicago
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Had Thanksgiving at Retro Bistro for the second year in a row. The menu was good and reasonably priced; the food was delicious, as always. The warm apple tart for desert was fabulous. I've always had really good food and wine there. We noticed that the main course serving seemed somewhat smaller than last year; and, being the foodie that... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
Top Contributor
117 reviews 117 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

Ate here the other night with two associates and as always Chris did a great job and gave us a wonderful meal. From the moment you walk in the door and he welcomes you with a hand shake till you leave you feel like family. I had the Fixed Price meal and my associated ate from the menu, Capon, Steak... More 

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Chicago, IL
Top Contributor
103 reviews 103 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

I have reviewed Retro Bistro before and it has been our favorite go-to restaurant since they opened more than 20 years ago. They have never varied from their original mission - wonderful innovative food. Today we tried their Sunday Brunch for the first time and it was incredible. They have a $25 pre-fixed menu that includes a drink (Bloody Mary... More 

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Additional Information about Retro Bistro

Address: 1746 W Golf Rd, Northwest Corner of Golf Rd. And Busse Rd, Mount Prospect, IL 60056-4071
Phone Number: +1 847-439-2424
Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Mount Prospect
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
Average Prices: USD 0 - 30
Cuisine: French

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