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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
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
All 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
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Elgin, Illinois
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154 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place opened a new location in Crystal Lake. We arrived about 5:00 and had no trouble getting a table. About 7:00 it was quite crowded. Had their salmon special and it was very good. Cocktail and wine selections were easy to choose from. Bread is freshly baked and served warm with butter and another great spread. We were too... More 

Thank Francy P
Mt. Propsect, IL
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place,although hard to find if just driving by, is one of the best eateries in the Arlington Hts, Mt. Prospect area. Food is phenomenal and the service is first class. I would highly recommend this place to anyone.

Thank bmusial
Chicago, Illinois
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119 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

We went to Retro Bistro after I received a gift card to the restaurant, and what a great gift that turned out to be! There were three of us in our group, and we all absolutely loved this place! We called to make a reservation on Friday for next day (Saturday evening) with no problem, and we were seated right... More 

1 Thank TallBlonde
Mount Prospect, Illinois
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016

The food is nothing short of phenomenal in a quaint intimate setting with excellent service. Perfect dinner place for couples, friends and business associates.

Thank Jim J
Chicago, Illinois
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151 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

I have been coming to this restaurant for years. I can honestly say that I have never had a bad meal here. Anything that you order on this restaurant will fill the palate with flavor and gustatory satisfaction. Their wine list is good, and you will always find a wine to complement the meal you choose. My favorite lunch is... More 

Thank Jodphd
Des Plaines, Illinois
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64 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2016 via mobile

I went with friends to celebrate their 50th anniversary. We all ordered from the menu. Everyone was pleased with their food. The wines were delicious and the service was exceptional. I began with escargot and had duck confit as my entrée. Everything was perfect.

Thank larrycollins3
Dayton, Ohio, United States
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2016

Walked in for dinner today and sat at the bar. The bartender was really friendly. The menu is nice and not overly expensive for the quality of food. My meal was excellent. I seem to find the best restaurants in strip malls. You can dress casual but it has an upscale feel. I wish I had found this place on... More 

Thank bscoop13
Yellow Springs
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50 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2016

We loved this excellent French restaurant in a strip mall not far from our O'Hare Airport proximitous hotel.

Thank Whimusical
Chicago, Illinois
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77 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2016

I love going to this place! Very nice, varied menu offering lots of good eats with a French flair. Reasonable prices too! They also offer fun events at this restaurant...would be a good place to reserve a private party. There is a small bar located in the front and you can sit there and enjoy appetizers and drinks. The wait... More 

2 Thank Deborah S
Elk Grove Village, Illinois
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30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2016

Food excellent as was service. Decor is European. Presentation so nice! The strip mall location is deceiving.

Thank Sharon D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
French, American
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Special occasions, Romantic, Business meetings
Open Hours
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?