Barrington Country Bistro
First time visitWe had a fantastic experience during our first visit to the Barrington Country Bistro. The food was great, the service was great, the only complaint is that we were uncomfortably stuffed when we left! We felt the need to try and sample too much from the menu. We would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful placeThis place was delightful! We made a reservation, were greeted promptly and sat immediately. Beautiful place. The owner/mgr is prideful and professional. Wines were suggested and the drinks were perfect. The escargot was amazing! Lavender creme brûlée was amazing! Great place! We'll definetly go back and tell people about this gem!5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMOur neighborhood favoriteWe have been going here since they opened and still go back often for special occasions, out of town guest, business groups, and just because. Great appetizer and dinner selections. I had the ravioli appetizer and the steak fritted which is always a favorite. It was my birthday so we ordered the soufflé for dessert and were not disappointed.
I have had groups that have come from around the world there and they were always impressed to find such a nice place in our area.5/8/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways solid French inspired food.Food is always good here. My personal favorites are the monkfish when they have it and the escargot. The corn relish with the crab cakes is also great!5/8/2013 12:00:00 AMAuthentic and creative, reasonablyThis is our favorite dinning establishment the Barrington area. The wine list is exceptional featuring both international and domestic. The menu selections are diverse and creative. We always leave feeling perfectly satisfied. Wait staff is as good as any Michelin rated. Perfect for a date night. Moderately priced for epicurean offerings.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMFood, wine, service, and ambianceFood, wine, service, and ambiance great.A hidden gem4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellentHave never been disappointed at the Bistro. Consistently outstanding. Waiter, while delightful, could have been a little less attentive.4/2/2013 12:00:00 AMEaster BrunchI took my Mom to the Bistro's Easter brunch, and the experience (as always) was just fabulous. They had a limited menu, but the selections were all interesting and different. I had the lamb, which melted in your mouth, and my Mom had the salmon, which she devoured. The service here is impeccable; it is truly one of my favorite local restaurants.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMWe went for Easter brunch.We went for Easter brunch. The food selections were excellent. I loved the trio of desserts. We had a very attentive waiter.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMWe have been going to BarringtonWe have been going to Barrington Bistro for 15 years and have always had a wonderful dining experience.John and Cyn Nowicki3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMWe went for Easter brunchWe went for Easter brunch and it was truly outstanding as always. The brunch/lunch choices were great and everything was delicious as always. Service was great. This is definitley one of our favorites.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMFrenchtasticWonderful fine dining. From the beef tartar to the creme brulee every bite of food was perfectly prepared and delicious! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the quite (no music!) atmosphere. We were able to enjoy conversation all around and across the table.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMPerfect AgainBarrington Country Bistro continues to be one of our favorite French restaurant. The food is out of the ordinary and excellently prepared. We highly recommend it, but make your reservations ahead of time.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful FoodThe food at Barrington Country Bistro is the reason we keep going back. It is simply wonderful!
The service and the wine are also both excellent and we can't fault anything.
While I wouldn't describe the restaurant as somewhere that is designed to be particularly "kid-friendly", on our last visit we took our three year old child for dinner. We were very impressed with the way the staff handled a child in their midst and he was catered to with the same passion, professionalism and care as any other diner.2/23/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstandingFrom the wait staff to the dessert, this restaurant is superb. Elegant, warm, personal, with unique dishes to suit your palate. A true gem.2/16/2013 12:00:00 AMas always, a delicious, elegantas always, a delicious, elegant dinner, beautifully prepared and served. everyone was very attentive , from the water guy to the waitress to the manager. We only go here rarely, because it is a budget buster for us. but, we always love it, and the food is amazing.2/15/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent food, relaxing atmosphereThis is the third or fourth time I've dined at Barrington Country Bistro, and have found the meals and service to be consistently of very high quality. The meal preperation and options are outstanding, the ambiance is relaxed and inviting, and the service is top notch and friendly. Pricing is commensurate with the quality of the meals provided. In other words, the prices may be above average, but you definitely get what you pay for. Worth every penny.
I would absolutely recommend this restaurant to anyone who wants a romantic night out, is entertaining business clientele, or simply wants a good meal in an inviting atmosphere.2/15/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstanding food and excellent,Outstanding food and excellent, professional service. Just a great place.2/2/2013 12:00:00 AMFabulous food! WonderfulFabulous food! Wonderful wine list! Excellent, excellent service! First time here and will return again as this is now one of my faves.1/14/2013 12:00:00 AMPerfectEach time we visit Barrington Country Bistro it becomes a memorable experience - that is why I rate it as Outstanding!
Carol1/12/2013 12:00:00 AMSatisfaction InsuredConsistently excellent, presentation of plated food is very high.
The staff are checking on a regular basis to insure your satisfaction. Prices
Are fair.1/9/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent!! Hadn't dined thereExcellent!! Hadn't dined there in years, it's still great. Wow!12/26/2012 12:00:00 AMThe food was excellent onlyThe food was excellent only to be exceeded by the service.
I was impressed with ambiance and the service.
The food was good to excellent.
Portions were larger than expected for a French style restaurant.
I would return and bring guests.
Glad I went and look forward to returning.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was a combination ofThis was a combination of great service with great food. We had a business meeting and it was quiet and the server came at the perfect times without interrupting the discussion. And the food was really good.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMWe took my mother for herWe took my mother for her birthday (4/13) and had a memorable experience. The food is beautifully prepared and delicious. We love french food and all the items we ordered were so good - during the meal I said that I felt like I was eating in a bistro in France! The service was attentive and friendly - they honored our request for a quiet table on our OpenTable reservation & and brought a special dessert for my mother (on the reservation I had mentioned we had a birthday to celebrate)- I don't know how they figured out that SHE was the one with the birthday.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Overall Dining ExperienceBest Food since being in Chicago area for one month. THANKS!4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMThis restaurant has the bestThis restaurant has the best food in the suburbs. It is a quiet, elegant place with a first class bar and fine dining.3/19/2013 12:00:00 AMWelcome return to an old friendThe food was very well prepared, interesting, and quite affordable. The a'la cart menu can be as simple or as elaborate as one wishes with many pairings and combinations. We constructed a delightful appetizer tray from their locally sourced cheeses, pâtés, and charcuterie choices. Our entrees were varied and pleased each of our party of four. My only regret was that it had been a long while since our last visit. I feel the meal, at about $40 per person, was a great value and worthy of special occasion dining.2/23/2013 12:00:00 AM