Retro Bistro

Food & Drink
83 North Williams Street, Crystal Lake, IL 60014 83 North Williams Street, Crystal Lake Directions
Today 4:30 PM - 8:00 PM Closed All Hours
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  • Hours
    Sun
    4:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    Mon
    Closed
    Tue-Fri
    11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
    Sat
    5:00 PM - 10:00 PM

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5 Tips
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Report | 9 months ago
Fabulous experience. The food was excellent and the service was very cordial and fun. Great time and great food. Will be returning in the near future.
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Report | 9 months ago
Great food with wonderful service. A French bistro that make me want to come back again and again.
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Report | 10 months ago
Ambiance is fabulous and food is spectacular. Love the choice of music and liked that it didn't interfere with normal conversation
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Report | 10 months ago
Retro Bistro was recommended to us by good friends. We enjoyed celebrating our 25th wedding anniversary. It was wonderful!
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Report | 11 months ago
The food and service were out of this WORLD! We mentioned we were recently engaged and got treated like Kings. Cornish hen, salmon, profiteroles, and CREME BRÛLÉE were especially amazing but everything was distinctly amazing. Can't say enough good things!
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From Our Editors

An unassuming strip-mall storefront belies Retro Bistro’s cozy dining room, where wall murals painted by a local artist and white-draped tables set the scene for elegant French and Tuscan cuisine. The menu, which pleased Zagat's tasters and earned a feature on the show Check, Please!, balances upscale plates of seared foie gras or wasabi-crusted ahi tuna with more casual options, including sandwiches and Alsatian-style flambéed pizzas.

“I think that’s what people realize when they get here—how affordable it can be to get out for dinner,” said Christopher Barth, who owns the bistro along with his wife, Lorraine. “We have so many regulars.”

Lorraine cites the pair’s love of food, people, and wine as the passion behind their business, and the amply stocked wine list features plenty of budget-friendly bottles, as well as reserve vintages to toast special occasions, such as an engagement or a piñata making it to retirement. The eatery’s bar and lounge area also facilitates revelry, as mixologists blend specialty martinis with a focus on fruit-infused and chocolate-flavored options.

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Sun
4:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Mon
Closed
Tue-Fri
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Sat
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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