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“Very enjoyable suburban bistro” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Retro Bistro

Retro Bistro
1746 W Golf Rd, Mount Prospect, IL 60056-4071
847-439-2424
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Price range: $0 - $30
Cuisines: French
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations
Arlington Heights, Illinois
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40 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Very enjoyable suburban bistro”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2012

I've been going to Retro Bistro for years and have never been disappointed. The prix fix is a great deal. Don't be turned off by the strip mall location, at least you get lots of great, free parking!

  • Visited April 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Mount Prospect, Illinois
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Great Place!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2012

We keep going back. All the offerings are first rate. Varied menu and decent prices.

Visited March 2012
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Chicago
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Food was superb!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2012

We enjoyed dinner last night at Retro Bistro. As usual, the owner Chris was greeting and recommending meals to the customers. The waiter was knowledgeable and very competent. He described the specials very clearly. We got a recommendation on wine that was well paired with my steak. To sum it up- well worth the money for a special treat!

  • Visited March 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Arlington Heights, Illinois
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78 restaurant reviews
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88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
“Neighborhood feel with good variety”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2012

Retro Bistro is one of those strip-mall restaurants that you might overlook from the outside, but inside it has a warm, homey feel. My SO and I have probably dined here 10 times over the past 3 years, and from the first visit we were welcomed quickly and graciously. It can get crowded so reservations are sometimes a good idea, but even when there is a longer wait than you want, dining in the bar is always an alternative - same menu and good service. The salads, appetizers, and entrees run from standard to imaginative, nicely presented, and the kitchen is happy to accomodate special requests. The wine list, while not extensive, is more than adequate and will not break the bank. It also rotates, so there is always something new to try, with a good number of wines available by the glass. The waitstaff has always been good with recommendations and quick to maket hings right if something falls short of your expectations. The wild mushroom risotto cake appetizer is a real winner, as is the steak frites.

  • Visited January 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Lost it's touch”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2012 via mobile

Went to this restaurant a year ago and loved it . Went back for a birthday -year later-disappointed with food , selections and service-just ok -we wont go for the next birthday can't recommend at this point -sorry

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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