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

Barrington Country Bistro Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.barringtonbistro.com
  • Email: bistro@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
  • "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
  • "Bistro has been a favorite since it opened so long ago. Our go to restaurant when we want a special night out with great food, service. A wonderful experience every time we go there."
    Dined on 2/26/2014
  • "Very friendly staff, both greeting and serving. Creative chef. Great place to branch out and try something new."
    Dined on 2/26/2014
  • "Fantastic cuisine and outstanding service. Everyone knows the food/wine pairings and the Bistro offers a fantastic dining experience. We are almost regulars! Strongly recommended."
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "We chose to come out the day after Valentine's Day so we could avoid the crowds. The dinner was outstanding as always. The service impeccable as always. And, the overall experience was just what we always enjoy when we go to the Barrington Country Bistro. One of our favorites, for good reason."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "The lunch for my wife was outstanding. I had the fish and chips and the fish was cooked to perfection. A very special day made even more special by Barrington Bistro."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We've been going to County Bistro many years, great service, food, and the owners are terrrific,"
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "This was a nice, friendly place with great food. We went with friends and had a great time."
    Dined on 12/14/2013
  • "Wonderful meal,beautifully plated. Excellent service and the souffle and coconut sorbet were yummy finish to the birthday celebration."
    Dined on 2/10/2014
  • "The lovely ambiance and quiet atmosphere provided by the Barrington Country Bistro only adds to the pleasant dining experience. Started out with the Roasted Leek Salad with a delightful mimosa vinaigrette nicely dressed. Followed by the Pan Seared Wild Striped Bass served in a flavorful coriander broth cooked perfectly. After dinner I ordered the Valrhona Dark Chocolate Mousse - again, delicious with a velvetly smooth consistency. Companions ordered the Roasted Pork Tenderloin and Braised Beef Cheeks and were equally satisfied with their choices. The waiter was attentive but not overly so and was extremely helpful in assisting with our choice of wine. Will definitely be returning!"
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "The presentation of the food was very artistic and visually appealing. The flavors were very good. The service was outstanding especially the bus boy who constantly asked us if we wanted more water. The Caesar salad could have had more Romaine lettuce instead of head lettuce and could have been more garlicky since that is the word that was used on the menu."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "We had dinner on a weekday night. The food was delicious, the service excellent and the ambience romantic. The wine list is too limited for a restaurant of this quality. Our dinner bill with a bottle of wine and tip was $250. This restaurant is a great choice if money is no object. Not a good value."
    Dined on 1/30/2014
  • "this place raises the bar for great food and outstanding service in the northwest suburbs. We look forward to every visit and they deliver every time"
    Dined on 1/28/2014
  • "This was our first visit. We read about the restaurant in Wine Spectator Magazine and decided to try it during our visit to the area. We all had different and wonderful meals. Our service was fabulous. We will be going back for sure."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "Perfect spot for a nice business luncheon. Excellent variety of food, well prepared...excellent service."
    Dined on 1/20/2014
  • "I finally had the chance to visit Barrington Country Bistro on January 3 for lunch. I grew up in Barrington, but have lived in Tulsa, OK for more than 30 years. The staff was most gracious and accommodating throughout my meal. The maitre d' offered to take my coat-something that I haven't seen in many years. Although I was dining solo, there was no hint of attitude or condescension on the part of any staff. I had the wall-eyed pike entree, and it was delicious! The fish was fresh and cooked to just the right degree of doneness. The waitress gave me an excellent suggestion of a chardonnay to accompany my meal. I look forward to a repeat business-so glad to see this restaurant thriving in my hometown!"
    Dined on 1/3/2014
  • "A favorite. Great food. Elegant but un-stuffy atmosphere. Attentive well trained staff. You will enjoy! Attention to detail is noticeable and your patronage is appreciated."
    Dined on 8/17/2013
  • "Outstanding service that certainly compliments a fantastic menu. Great combination!"
    Dined on 8/20/2013
  • "My husband & I took my parents here as their Christmas present. We enjoyed a great bottle of wine - they have a good wine selection. Cocktails were good too. The prix fixe menu is a good value. We will dine there again!"
    Dined on 12/26/2013
  • "I have been here 3 times now over several years and it continues to be excellent. The variety, preparation, presentation and taste of the food is wonderful. The vegetarian in our group enjoyed it as well as the rest of us! Cocktails are great too."
    Dined on 12/23/2013
  • "We enjoy dining at the Barrington Bistro several times during the course of the year and they never disappoint. We had a great meal with great service as always."
    Dined on 12/14/2013
  • "We have Ben coming here for many years and have never bee disappointed. The service ,food and ambiance Is fabulous. Freddie always welcomes us and we loves seeing him."
    Dined on 12/13/2013