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Retro Bistro

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$$ - $$$
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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
Tue - Thu 11:30 - 21:00
Fri 11:30 - 22:00
Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Chicago, Illinois
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49 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW

We had excellent food and service at Retro Bistro, located in a Mount Prospect strip mall. We visited the weekend after Valentine's Day. The restaurant was simply decorated with red balloons throughout and was still offering a fixed price 3-course menu for $45 per person. Two of our group selected the fixed price menu, and two of us ordered off... More 

Thank LCL-travels
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15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

Very nice great food great servive, French specials....moderate pricing...great for a nice dinner date

Thank John P
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

Had a delightful dinner last night with friends @ Retro Bistro. Ordered the price fix menu and everything was delicious. Service was friendly and attentive without being pushy. Prices were right for this type of place. Will be back again very soon. Every one @our table said the same.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Des Plaines, Illinois
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147 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

This is a tiny French bistro with an aggressive menu and excellent add ons. The wine list is impressive and more than works with the introductory cheese platters and jams. The whitefish is excellent and comes in a large portion. Service is wonderful and there are frequent plates of additional snacks brought around for sampling.

Thank ColConnie
Alpharetta, Georgia
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33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

Small, absolutely charming bistro with great ambiance! Our server was attentive without being overly so. Nice wine list, great charcuterie and apps. The entrees that we had were all beautifully presented and delicious!

Thank Susan F
Alpharetta, Georgia
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95 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

Went for dinner with family- they had been before and loved it. Added 2 more converts to this small French place with outstanding food. You must have some patience because the food is cooked when you order. I had grouper papillote (in paper) and not only was it presented beautifully, the server opened up the paper for me (old school... More 

Thank gerp_11
Ishpeming, Michigan
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23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

A friend was celebrating a milestone birthday and wanted to come to this restaurant, having been here previously, but not for some time. What we found was a large, wonderful menu (making choosing difficult), professional service, and high quality that I would have expected on the North Shore, or in the City. Many classics are on this menu, making this... More 

Thank DavidaA8744CK
Arlington Heights, Illinois
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105 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

The folks at Retro Bistro continue to deliver an excellent culinary experience. I have been there many times as a nice local spot for business lunch or dinner. Always fresh, always expertly prepared. From the Duck Confit to the Steak Au Poive, every dish I have had was executed extremely well. Service is very friendly and attentive and the wine... More 

Thank Keith C
nickinudge, Owner at Retro Bistro, responded to this review

Thanks so much for taking the time out to give us feedback on your visit to our Bistro! We really do appreciate it! Hope I get to meet you one day on your next visit! I'm there every lunch! See you soon! Lorraine Barth More 

Chicago, Illinois
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24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Our first time at Retro Bistro. We attended a private party with a limited selection, however, everything was very good and fresh. Had tilapia with lobster mousse and it was wonderful. My daughter had steak and fries, also delicious. The deserts were excellent as well, Would recommen giving it a try.

Thank Linda D
nickinudge, Owner at Retro Bistro, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your feed back!!we really appreciate it! Good or bad! But happier with good:)) hope to see you again!we also have a retro Bistro in crystal lake! We opened 4 months ago! Thanks again .. lorraine More 

Inverness, Illinois
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40 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Always assured of a wonderful experience. Each of us ordered from the prix fixe menu... Everything was fresh and delicious.

Thank msperrucci

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
French, American, European
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Television, Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
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
Hello! We are a family owned Bistro! We have been in Mount Prospect for 26 years And recently opened another Retro Bistro in Crytstal Lake IL! Along with our son CJ ! Next generation! Hope you check us out! We are a "nicer" place without the higher pricing and stuffiness! Fun bar! Happy hour specials everyday!

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?