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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
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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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Prospect Heights, Illinois
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The meals were excellent, service attentive as usual. We have visited several times and haven't been disappointed.

Thank Willard W
Chicago, Illinois
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292 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed such a lovely meal tonight in this unassuming place with another couple and we were all very satisfied! Exceeded our expectations - Excellent service from Antonio who knew the menu well... Yummy fresh bread & a great signature dip with garbonzo beans. So good! Great portions, fantastic flavors. No room for dessert. We had: 2 Wasabi Tuna (server... More 

1 Thank Justsaygrace
Naples, Florida
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350 reviews
277 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Think it's more enjoyable dining alfresco. Yet this place needs to offer a better decor. Parking lot and traffic spoil a mood and fine dining. Add to that uncomfortable chairs and the evening turns south. A few changes maybe? Food was good. Disappointed in the wine selections by the glass. Uninspired! Service commendable.

Thank Chaucer39
Mount Prospect, Illinois
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The place was decked out for the occasion and from the drinks (chocolate martinis) to the atmosphere it was very romantic and festive. It made the day and dinner special with my significant other. The meal was delicious and with the Valentine special there were 2 entrees to choice from. Will definitely come back and try there regular menu for... More 

Thank Joseph D
Elgin, Illinois
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156 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016 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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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016 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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122 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 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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157 reviews
109 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 12 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

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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
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Special occasions, Business meetings, Romantic
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?