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Retro Bistro - CLOSED

83 N Williams St, Crystal Lake, IL 60014-4480
+1 815-893-4465
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good24%
  • Average11%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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83 N Williams St, Crystal Lake, IL 60014-4480
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Reviewed 6 April 2018

This restaurant is great, unfortunately the owner was diagnosed with cancer in September and the restaurant is now closed. I am hoping that their Mt Prospect location stays open, the food is wonderful. It will be worth the 30 minute drive to Mt Propsect for...More

Thank Mary G
Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

I really like this restaurant. The food is always excellent as is the service. We had both lunch and dinner there. The best lamb shanks I every had. Hugh portion, really enough for two people. I also love there mussels and wish they were a...More

Thank Tim L
Reviewed 4 February 2018 via mobile

Called in after 15:00hrs one Saturday afternoon Looked out of place in downtown Crystal Lake - so caught my curiosity. So pleased I went in! They'd obviously been busy as there were many staff around ...and brunch had recently ended I sat in the bar...More

Thank 780dereks
Reviewed 27 January 2018 via mobile

I was really impressed. Tonight I was treated to a dinner of appetizers, celebrating a year of camaraderie of artists and practitioners from a local shop where we share our work and talents. I won’t list all the amazing dishes we shared, there were many....More

Thank Ben R
Reviewed 6 January 2018 via mobile

First time for us today. Amazing. Great service. Edgar was funny and knowledgable about menu. Place is clean simple elegant decor and soft music. Food was amazing all of it. We tried beef carpaccio which was not only delicious, but also beautiful. Best French onion...More

Thank lucieza1
Reviewed 2 January 2018

A good restaurant in the old-but-nice downtown area. Food and service have been good, price is reasonable for what you get. Our only gripe is that it gets a bit noisy for conversation when lots of diners are there.

Thank GearheadJim
Reviewed 30 December 2017 via mobile

Service was outstanding. The food even better. Tuna Wasbi to die for!! Oyster's Rockefeller superior. Quiet great place to talk and be romantic.

Thank Proply
Reviewed 11 December 2017 via mobile

Had a really nice evening. The service was wonderful and informative. The food was very good. Enjoy!

Thank Stillmank
Reviewed 30 November 2017

The food was tasty, best pomme frittes we have ever had, but the food is very heavy, nothing light. I would go back to try dinner at a table. We sat at the bar and the service was not good. The bartender did not seem...More

Thank sling43
Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

I have been here quite a few times both with family and friends. Food is consistently good and the service is excellent. I prefer to eat at the pub tables in the bar area, it's a little more lively. I would like to see the...More

Thank KevSarBren
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  • Address: 83 N Williams St, Crystal Lake, IL 60014-4480
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Crystal Lake
  • Phone Number: +1 815-893-4465
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