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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
Tue - Thu 11:30 - 21:00
Fri 11:30 - 22:00
Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Don't be fooled by the strip mall location. This place is superb. Some of the best food you will ever eat.

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New jersey
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171 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a wonderful time on Easter. The menu had ample selections for the $45.00 price fixed option. Every course was better than our expectations. Our server was also a pleasure. They are updating their wine list, so all selections weren't available, but our waiter recommended a French sparkling rose that was perfect with our meals. Wish this place was... More 

Thank Jerseyguy314
Wheeling, Illinois
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39 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Normally I am not one to like cuisine dishes. I don't see the need for artistic food. Food is food. But here at Retro Bistro the plates of food were appealing visually and there was enough to full my tummy and entice my taste buds. I had a tilapia dish that was gluten free and tasted just as good the... More 

Thank Ann K
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

This restaurant has a bunch of happy hour specials if you eat in the bar area. The crab cake and risotto appetizers were really good. It's hard to find food around here that actually makes you feel like you could be in New Orleans. The creole sauce on the risotto did just that.. it was excellent. The beef carpaccio was... More 

Thank xsfforce
Arlington Heights, Illinois
1 review
Reviewed 23 February 2017 via mobile

Went out for dinner with a friend on a "school night" - just to get out and catch up. I have been to Retro Bistro several times; it was her first visit. She loved the size and decor of the restaurant. Its a smaller restaurant, which keeps the volume down and the personalization higher. We initially were considering the price... More 

Thank mcfbrennan
Arlington Heights, Illinois
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017

This little French bistro has been around for about 40 years and is still a pleasure to visit. In addition to a full menu, they offer themed prix-fixe meals that are always a good value. It's on the higher end of my price range, but not exorbitant--about $40/person without drinks. It's great for dates, special occasions, even business. Reservations are... More 

Thank danamcl
Chicago, Illinois
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66 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017

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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21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
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
A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 2 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.

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Des Plaines, Illinois
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148 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
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

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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
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, 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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?