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Barrington Country Bistro
Barrington Country Bistro
  • Address:
    718 West Northwest Highway
    Barrington, IL 60010
  • Cuisine:
    Contemporary French / American
    Price: $31 to $50

Barrington Country Bistro Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.barringtonbistro.com
  • Phone: (847) 842-1300
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm, Saturday: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Monday-Saturday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary French / American, Contemporary Italian
  • Executive Chef: Luis Quiroz, Chef de Cuisine
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: parties and events from 20 to 80 customized to suit the occasion, the mood and the season
  • Private Party Facilities: chic decor, spirited cuisine and radiant hospitality set the stage for memorable entertaining
  • Private Party Contact: Freddy or Mark (847) 842-1300

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Hart Road
  • Public Transit: Barrington Metra 1.5 miles away.
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Ample parking in well-lit on-site lot.
A word from Barrington Country Bistro
barrington country bistro is the new bistronomy -- bistro cuisine interpreted for today's gastronome | casual and chic, seasonal eclectic innovations and spirited bistro favorites bring our perpetually evolving menus to life | our menus are updated daily online at barringtonbistro.com
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Diner Reviews
  • "The Bistro always has excellent service! The food is always delicious. Can not say enough about this superb Bistro"
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "This was my second time here. We were celebrating my wife's birthday. Two people in our party had food allergies, a fact noted in the reservation. Our server was quite aware and mase appropriate suggestions. I ordered the sweetbread appetizer which turned out to be the best I have ever eaten. I expect to enjoy many more fantastic meals here."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Fabulous, beautifully presented food…wonderful, attentive service."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "Barrington Country Bistro is everything you want in a fine dining experience without the pretension and/or overpriced menus of similar establishments. The service you will experience at BCB is second to none. All patrons are treated with the utmost kindness and when we dine there we feel like everyone, from the host/hostess greeting us at the entrance to the waitstaff, is genuinely happy we are there. The owners are on site often and always stop at the tables to say hello and check in on the dining experience. The menu changes often and the food is always fresh, interesting and made in a simple but elegant way, in keeping with French tradition. For me, BCB is an easy choice and one in which I am never disappointed."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Tough to get to, limited menu, tables too close together, and very pricey. Once you get past the nitpicking, this is the best quality food and service of any restaurant in the northwest suburbs."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Wife dined at bistro for first time and were very impressed. A small menu done well. All dishes impeccably prepared and presented. The service timing and friendliness was first class."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Nothing to add to my comments at this time. This is a restaurant we have been too many times that is well known in the area"
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "Everything plate was made with thought and attention to detail. Full of flavor and a very attentive staff."
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "Found this restaurant on Open Table to celebrate my husband's birthday. We were surprised and very pleased. The food was more than we expected. The gazpachos was excellent and wasn't a tomato base. My husband had a steak that was delicious. Our waitress was trying her best - it was her second day on the job. The hostess was very helpful, especially regarding my food allergy. There were several others that had been there before. We will return with friends."
    Dined on 6/2/2014
  • "Wonderful food, service and atmosphere. Our go to place locally. "
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "The food and service is always superb. It is our favorite restaurant and never disappoints. Good mix of favorite dishes and seasonal items."
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "The food at the Barrington Country Bistro is always great. We enjoy going for special occasions like our birthdays and anniversary, and any other event we can translate into a special occasion because we love it so much. It never disappoints in food or service. A real gem!"
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "We were celebrating our kid's anniversary....a good place for a celebration! The food and the service were wonderful.We will be back."
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "Normally, the Barrington Bistro is a good option, especially for special occasions. However, this Mother's Day was the first time we've gone while they had a prix fix menu and the food was not up to par to their typical standards. It was mass produced and spotty. The ravioli was dry. The sauces were sour. It was all quite disappointing. I would never go again for a limited menu like that. They couldn't even accommodate a vegetarian for dinner. They just gave him an appetizer twice and still charged the same prix fix price. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "We love the Barrington Country Bistro for family occasions. I have taken business clients there for lunch because I know that the quality of service and food will not disappoint. When we are looking for a "nicer" dinner experience, Barrington Country Bistro is on our short list."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Our family had a great experience here, with four different, perfectly prepared meals and excellent service. Everything was very well done and we will definitely return to the BCB."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "My wife and I enjoyed a great meal priced very reasonably. The food was outstanding - my mouth still waters over the duck. Our waiter was professional and helpful. Their limited beer selection had great choices as I had a La Fin Du Monde from Unibroue brewery out of Quebec, Canada."
    Dined on 5/7/2014
  • "The food was great but the entrée took a long time to get tot he table. The server was attentive and was knowledgeable about the menu. The noise level was too high but that is probably impossible to change on a night when the restaurant is full as the main dining room is very open."
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "It has been several months since I've dined at this restaurant. In this last visit I was delighted to find that it just keeps getting better and better. ALL the service was terrific: friendly,attentive, informative,helpful and non-intrusive. The 3-course prix fix for less than $30 was a great bargain and delicious. I would recommend the scallops, the potato soup, the filet mignon, the pork tenderloin, the Grand Marnier souffle and the apple tart - but I'm convinced you can't go wrong with anything on the menu. Everything was cooked to perfection. We truly enjoyed the experience. Don't hesitate to go there!"
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "Have been to the Barrington Bistro many times - always a pleasure. The menu is varied and offers something wonderful for all tastes/appetites. The service/management are always friendly, professional, and welcoming and the staff is well versed in the details of the food offerings and wine and drink menus. The chef specials always offer new and unique presentations and the "regular" menu items never disappoint. Dining experiences at the Bistro rival and have, at times, surpassed many of the finest restaurants in downtown Chicago. It is truly a gem in Barrington and the northwest suburbs. The staff is to be applauded for their consistent and dedicated efforts to provide all customers with an enjoyable and very satisfying dining experience."
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "The service was excellent. The food was outstanding. It is one of the best French resturants in the Chicagoland area. We have been here many times and have always had an excellent experience."
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "Food was wonderful. Cheese plate, crab cakes, risotto, roasted Brussels sprouts, etc. Will be back!"
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "We always enjoy our visits to the Barrington Country Bistro, and this most recent visit was no exception. The food was absolutely outstanding. The belnd of flavors was exceptional. It was a relativley busy evening, so the energy level was more elevated than on some visits. It was nice to see it energetic like this. Of course we will be back."
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "We had a good dinner: my husband chose steak tartare, which was to be prepared tableside. He preferred preparing it himself, so he added only the ingredients he liked. I chose the salmon, which was tasty. We saw all the "sides" including "tapenade" and we were surprised that this was not free--I believe it was $4.00. Wine is rather expensive. Our waitress was very well-informed about all the entrees and specials."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "I went here with another couple on the recommendation of a friend from work. Everyone is super polite and helpful. Here is the highlight. Everyone's food was very good. We enjoyed our entrees, including one of our diners is a vegetarian. They did a great job in accommodating all of our needs. Service was very good. My biggest complaint was actually around the chairs. (I know! when would you ever complain about furniture), but these chairs were simply uncomfortable. I simply wasn't comfortable having a Saturday night dinner for a couple of hours sitting on those chairs. They were hard. I'd try them again, but maybe for lunch. (yes this is the first time I have ever complained about this type of thing)."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "No doubt that Barrington Bistro is the ultimate of fine culinary dining in the Barrington Area. Staff is very accommodating and especially knowledgeable of menu preparation. intimate evening or group celebration, this incredible bistro will excel!"
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "I have been here many times and had been trying to get my friend to go, so was hoping she would enjoy. Great lunch and we will be back."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Freddie and his team always do a great job for us. One of our favorite restaurants"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Food was outstanding! Server could have been more attentive to wine glass.Wine list had only 1 Pinot Grigio. Cal"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "We've dined here several times and I'm pleased to say that the food is of a very high quality. Not only do they procure excellent materials but the preparation techniques would make a Paris chef proud. Each dish is lovingly done, well paired with sides, and served with gracious pride. We've vowed to go back more often and you should too. Restaurants of this caliber are quickly disappearing in the suburbs. Let's keep this one in business."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "From the time we arrived to the time we parted, the staff at Barrington Country Bistro could not have been more accommodating! We sat at the bar upon arrival, had a glass of wine and a martini and the bartender was delightful, just enough conversation, but not too much to interrupt our evening. Once we were seated, the service was outstanding! An impressive wine list which paired beautifully with the exquisite food choices. We shared a number of plates and finished the meal with a perfectly baked soufflé. I would have to say the dinner we had was one of the best I can remember!"
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "Enjoyed the food and service was incredible. However, was expecting a more intimate and romantic experience that was just not there."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Good find in out of the way Barrington. Food quite good, fresh, cooked perfectly. Wait Service hardly there, but bussers were quick and prompt. Not a long wait- will go back."
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "This was our first time at Barrington Country Bistro. We're not usually big fans of restaurants in shopping center type settings, but the reviews on this restaurant and the online presentation convinced us to give it a try. We're really glad we did! The ambience was actually very nice. Although it's a relatively large seating area it still had an elegant feel, and the noise level was not a problem at all. We had a couple of great appetizers including one of the specialty cheese plates. The salmon, halibut and shrimp entrees were very fresh and well prepared. I highly recommend the warm cobbler dessert although there are plenty of good options. The service was impeccable and our waiter was very knowledgeable and friendly. We'll be back!"
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Excellent presentation creative original dishes and very knowledgeable waiter"
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Extensive menu, changes regularly, attentive staff, fabulous soufflés"
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "Friendly, yet very professional service. Extensive lunch and beverage menus. Great for a special occasion lunch or dinner."
    Dined on 3/3/2014
  • "Great service from start to finish; professional and knowledgeable. Nice atmosphere. Food selection and quality very good. Table spacing very good. Just a nice comfortable quite place to have a consistently good meal."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "The food was amazing! Nick, our waiter recommended the calamari appetizer, and the oyster salad. Both were spot on! The best fried oyster I ever had, and I lived in Louisiana for 11 years! Kudos to Nick for taking good care of us last Friday."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "We've adopted the Barrington Country Bistro as our place to meet. It's quiet, friendly and cozy, so it's the perfect place for friends to meet and catch up on the latest."
    Dined on 2/26/2014