Bistro 108
Bistro 108
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Bistro 108

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.rockfordbistro.com/
  • Phone: 8159775611
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 11:00AM - 2:00PM



    Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 4":30PM - 9:00PM, Friday: 4:30PM - 11:00PM, Saturday: 4:30PM - 11:00PM
    Sunday: 9:00AM - 2:00PM



    Closed: Monday
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Robert Chambers
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: The staff of BISTRO108 is available to cater your small events.
  • Private Party Facilities: BISTRO108 is available for private party rentals on Saturday afternoons, Sundays all day and Monday Evenings
  • Private Party Contact: Jennie Braun 8159775611
  • Entertainment: Check website for live entertainment!

Getting there

  • Cross Street: North Mulford Road
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Free parking available
A word from Bistro 108
Discover casual dining at BISTRO108 in Loves Park, IL. We offer Casual Fine Dining at a price that you can afford.

Relax and eat with friends while enjoying your meal or some time at our full service bar all in our warm and inviting dining room.
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Bistro 108 reviews from OpenTable diners
  • We will be returning to bistro
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/9/2013
    We will be returning to bistro 108. The food was good and the staff accommodating. The lamb chops were cooked perfectly and the bread was fresh. The drink specials were priced good. I would suggest making a reservation for big groups.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Charming small restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/8/2013
    We have eaten twice at Bistro 108. The first time our steak and lamb chops were perfect. The second time, my husband's steak was good, but my salmon was overcooked. I had asked for it to be rare. When I mentioned this to the server, he said that the chef could not make the salmon rare as it had been poached. I would have liked the opportunity to choose another item and would have done so if I'd been informed before the salmon was served. Aside from that issue, food, drinks, and dessert were good. We will dine there again.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Hot Food, Cool Jazz
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 1/19/2013
    Bistro 108 is a fine supporter of cool Jazz. The music makes the meal.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Bistro 108 is a great find.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/28/2012
    Bistro 108 is a great find. It's small enough to provide for a private conversation, but the menu is big enough to give a decent selection. Their wine selection was good for a smaller place, but the martini selection was large. We will return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great place
    taxlady
    Dined on 12/14/2012
    Been here several times with friends when the Harpest Nannette Felix-Remmers is playing and it is always a very special time. The staff and owners are friendly the food is great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • good was good, but my pasta
    ammdivaVIP
    Dined on 12/8/2012
    good was good, but my pasta chicken dish was so dry. Extremely dry, so much so i asked for more sauce, poured another cup of sauce on my dish and it was still extremely dry, and my husbands dish was under cooked.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food was good, waiter was
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/17/2012
    Food was good, waiter was very knowledgable and professional. Had a well known local musician playing. Food was moderately priced. Overall very good. We'll go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • My new favorote restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/10/2012
    My new favorote restaurant in Rockford. So glad I had a groupon to discover this gem!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The food was excellent and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 11/9/2012
    The food was excellent and the ambiance superb! The harpist added an extra special touch to our dining experience.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food and fabulous wait
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 11/3/2012
    Great food and fabulous wait staff. There was a live musician which made it pretty fantastic as well. Overall really great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Attended primarily for beer
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/23/2012
    Attended primarily for beer tasting and dinner. Generous beer samples, which there were five total, and not just once, we were allowed to re-taste, unlike the previous wine tasting, one sample and your done. :( Hor de vores that were part of the beer tasting are great, as well was dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Bistro 108 6164 East Riverside
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/9/2012
    Nice small restaurant tucked away in a mini strip mall. Meals are small potions, perfect for the normal sized person, very popular with female diners. In fact I have witnessed many times that females out number males. Wine tasting was good, with excellent hors d'oeuvres . Good wine and beer list, with excellent food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great place that I found while
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 10/6/2012
    Great place that I found while visiting Rockford. The place was rather slow on a Saturday Night on 7 but it was a nice small intimate place on the interior. Bottom line is they had great quality food with good fresh ingredients. There were good portions and sides, for a great value. The special was chicken + pesto tortellini and it was excellent was as was the fried shrimp. Joseph was our server and he was extremely quick to take care of anything we asked for and left us alone when appropriate, he was one of the best servers I have had. Between two of us we had appetizer, two entrees with soup/salad, five drinks, and a desert came to like $65 + tip. That is excellent. We were shocked that this place isn't busier than it is.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • As always, the food was delicious;
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/27/2012
    As always, the food was delicious; the occasion was my husband's birthday; they had a cake for us after dinner; also balloon at the table
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • We loved the food as it was
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/22/2012
    We loved the food as it was freshly made and tasty. Wouldn't hesitate to go there again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great food. Service was fabulous.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/16/2012
    Great food. Service was fabulous. The interior could be updated. Menu was perfect for Rockford. It was affordable.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Our meal was very good. The
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/1/2012
    Our meal was very good. The wine list is limited but the wine we selected was very good. We ate with another couple and the atmospher was very conducive for a conversation.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • As a Rockford resident, this
    RachelVIP
    Dined on 8/31/2012
    As a Rockford resident, this restaurant is a rare find in the area!! The food is excellent, wine list good, the service is great and the staff is welcoming. I hope they continue to prosper and provide a much needed local establishment in the sea of chains. I would recommend Friday and Saturday as they have Great local music in a variety of styles.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nothing Special
    SueM
    Dined on 8/29/2012
    Food was alright, nothing special. I ordered the special barbecue sandwich and the chili. The bread was soaked in buttery grease that overpowered the sandwich. Chili seemed like it needed more time to cook. Some of the beans were rather sturdy. Others in my party had burgers, which they said were okay, again nothing special, and one had a salad, which she liked. No one else eating when we arrived, on other couple came while we were there. I wish them well. It is tough to have an independent restaurant, but this place didn't do it for me.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good Concept, But Missing the Mark
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/24/2012
    We were disappointed a bit in Bistro 108. We love that they're trying to bring this kind of restaurant to Rockford, but they've missed the mark a bit. The food is only average - totally under-spiced and under-salted (we aren't big salt users, but you need enough salt in dishes to bring up the flavors). Our drinks had too much alcohol in them (!) to the point that one member of our party sent a drink back. The service was great though. We were there on a Friday night with a 7:30 reservation, and the band was already playing. Unfortunately they were so loud that we couldn't converse at the table. The band was good, but maybe starting them a little later or having dinner music earlier might be a good idea.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The food was good, but not
    Lilypad
    Dined on 8/3/2012
    The food was good, but not to die for. The steak sliders were good, and I liked "Tom's special salad". They slice the pork chops in half horizontally, thus overcooking. I'd recommend telling them how you want it cooked, because they do not ask. Nice atmosphere - not too loud or too quiet. Cute bar that you could sit at for a drink. I'd go back.
    Special Features:
    romantic, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This was not our first visit
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/17/2012
    This was not our first visit to Bistro 108 the food is delish! Our server however; was only okay. There is a cucumber martini on the drink specials list. When I inquired what was in it, he said "well, it's a martini, so vodka and I'm guessing cucumber juice". He did not offer to check with the bartender. We then asked what the soup of the day was and his response was "I don't know the name, but it's tomatoey,and Mediterranean". While he would not prevent me from returning, he left something to be desired.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food, service a bit
    FathersDay
    Dined on 6/22/2012
    Great food, service a bit disorganized, but overall we would go back
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • What salad?
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/21/2012
    The ambience was nice. The food was excellent. Service was good... except they forgot to serve our dinner salads. It was a romantic occasion so we didn't notice the missing salads until the next day when we both realized that they were not served even after we ordered them with dressing and ingredient choices. This was our second visit to this restaurant. Further, we would return there, but not anytime soon. It is a nice place with the exception of the absent minded server who was otherwise good.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent once again. Smokey
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/16/2012
    Excellent once again. Smokey Mozzarella appetizer is too good! Steaks have always been perfectly cooked.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Orange roughy was tasty, served
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 5/17/2012
    Orange roughy was tasty, served on risotto. Chef sent out variety of desserts for us to try. All we delicious...especially the small cheesecakes with white chocolate dipped strawberries on top...and buttercream filling! yum!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The experience made lunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/13/2012
    The experience made lunch on Mother's Day was very special. Thank you!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • This place was exceptional!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 4/27/2012
    This place was exceptional! Great food at great prices w/great quality and taste. Moderate drink prices with good beer selections. Happened to be there when After 5 Jazz was playing and ran into a good friend I hadn't seen in years who played with them (mellow/older jazz but GREAT!!). Gotta stop in.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 4/24/2012
    My friend and I thoroughly enjoyed Bistro 108. Nice, quiet, and food was great.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A great lunch between soccer games
    ChaucersdogVIP
    Dined on 4/21/2012
    We had lunch at Bistro 108 during a soccer tournament down the street. Our lunch was great and relaxed. I never would have discovered Bistro 108 without Open Table. We will return again when we are in the area.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Everything was really nice.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/6/2012
    Everything was really nice. Our only complaint, and the one thing could prevent us from coming back, was the entertainment. We were there on a Friday night for fish fry with some friends and there was a singer who started performing sometime around 7:00. Luckily we were sitting on the other side of the restaurant because it made it difficult to carry on a conversation. He was very good, but also loud and since it's not a big place it was a distraction for us. Maybe if he had started his performance later in the evening after most people were finished with their meals it would have been better. Other than that we were impressed and would definitely come back again
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Main course was poor to OK
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 3/31/2012
    Main course was poor to OK at best. Wine was good and they were out of the dessert ordered. Nice waitress.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • So good!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/31/2012
    One of the best restaurants in Rockford and definately a hidden gem! Highly recommended. The smokey mozzarella cheese appetizer is too good! I've been at least 4 times now in last 6 months and had a steak each time. Always cooked to perfection and great flavor. Wife has tried most of the pasta dishes now and loved every one of them - especially the cheese tortellini. Very quaint and relaxing atmosphere, with good service.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Awesome Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/16/2012
    My wife and a few friends went to Bistro 108 to celebrate her 40th birthday. It was great! The atmospher was very nice. My wife really had a good time and wants to come back. It's a great place to have dinner & relax. Thank you so much Bistro 108 for the kind service.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Need to try more from menu
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 3/7/2012
    Had the steak which was done as requested but it was on the thin side. Service was very friendly and neighborly for an out-of-towner. Will probably try again since they were so friendly and want to try a differnt variety on their menu. Wish they were more adventurous with their menu but may have to limit due to location.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • food was great. atmosphere
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/3/2012
    food was great. atmosphere was great. the only complaint is i waited 15 mins at a table before someone serviced us.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Change of pace .Friendly
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 1/28/2012
    Great Change of pace .Friendly service & good food.We will be back.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • There were 8 in our party
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 12/30/2011
    There were 8 in our party and all said they thought the food and drinks were great. The three piece combo added to the evening's ambience. We'll be back. Thanks.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent Food and the live
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 12/30/2011
    Excellent Food and the live jazz band on Friday night was a treat.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Our first time at Bistro 108.
    Debbie
    Dined on 12/29/2011
    Our first time at Bistro 108. Food, wine and service wee great. Will definetly return.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate