Bistro Five Thirty Seven

1 College Park, Decatur IL 62521
$$ American Recommended New Editor's Pick

Bistro Five Thirty Seven is a full-service restaurant located within Richland Community College’s Shilling Education Center. It is operated by students in Richland’s Culinary Arts program and acts as a working laboratory that will provide hands-on experience in the day-to-day operations of a restaurant. The menu changes frequently to incorporate different styles of cuisine and cooking techniques. This entrepreneurial experience is the capstone of the culinary program and ensures that graduates have the credentials and skills necessary to be successful in the culinary field.

Reservations

Business Info

  • Address: 1 College Park, Decatur IL 62521
  • Cross Street: Brush College Rd
  • Location: Decatur
  • Cuisine: American | Desserts | International | Vegetarian |
  • Cost: | Inexpensive
  • Category: Upscale Casual
  • Star Rating:
  • Reservations: Available
  • Dress Code: Casual Elegant
  • Meals Served: Lunch | Dinner |
  • Parking: Public Lot |
  • Payment Options: VISA | MasterCard | Cash |
  • Corkage Fee: N/A
  • Phone: (217) 872-4055
  • Features: Wheelchair Access, Healthy Options,
  • Occasion: Romantic Dining, Dining Alone, Business Dining, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Vegetarian, Quick Bite, Date Night,

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Bistro Five Thirty Seven - Bistro Five Thirty Seven

Business Hours

Reservations Available
Monday
Closed - Main Dining Area
Tuesday
Lunch - Main Dining Area 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Dinner - Main Dining Area 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Wednesday
Closed - Main Dining Area
Thursday
Lunch - Main Dining Area 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Dinner - Main Dining Area 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Friday
Closed - Main Dining Area
Saturday
Closed - Main Dining Area
Sunday
Closed - Main Dining Area

Customer Reviews & Ratings

4.85 out of 5 stars based on 169 votes

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Sep 10, 2021
Barbara H.
Our food was served at a leisurely pace and was attractively presented. Needless to say, the food was delicious. So many interesting and exciting choices. Thanks to the RCC program that makes this experience possible.

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Sep 10, 2021
Benjamin G.
Everytime we go, the food is amazing, the service is amazing. It’s our favorite place!

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Sep 10, 2021
Judy H.
Can't wait to come back!

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Aug 25, 2021
Elizabeth J.
If I could give you more than 10 stars, I would! The food, the service, the presentation - - it was all wonderful!! Thank you so much!

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Jul 24, 2021
Dick F.
Enjoyable evening! No complaints. We’ll be back!

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Jul 19, 2021
Kim A.
The food and service were perfection! I will return many times I'm sure!

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Jul 14, 2021
Teena Z.
With only a 30-minute lunch break, I was able to have a quiet lunch and return to work on time. Great service and tasty sandwich. Of course, I took my dessert for later!

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Jul 02, 2021
Patricia W.
My friends and I loved our meals. Our waiter was friendly, informative and efficient. It was a lovely dining experience. We are so glad to have it as a dining option.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 8/10
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Jun 20, 2021
Evi O.
Excellent outdoor dining experience. Sauce on chicken with gnocchi was a little too salty but chicken well cooked otherwise. Goat cheese appetizer amazing!

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Jun 18, 2021
Cris V.
Excellent lunch atmosphere, great food, prompt service and attentive staff.

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Jun 11, 2021
Kathie W.
The pork belly was delicious. We had a lovely evening. The restaurant was full which provided a nice relaxing evening. The Chef and his team do an excellent job.

Overall: 10/10
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Apr 25, 2021
Gail H.
This is a wonderful training opportunity for your students. I hope they are also getting experience in fast paced, short order cooking and front of house management, just because there are more of that type restaurant in central Illinois.

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Apr 21, 2021
Abby K.
Amazing food and wonderful people. Thank you!

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Mar 26, 2021
Shara L.
We love Bistro! Food is always fabulous, and you will not get better service anywhere.

Overall: 10/10
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Mar 18, 2021
April C.
This was one of the best times I have ever spent at the Bistro. The food was exceptional and the service superb. I liked that they were able to be flexible and allow me to customize my order. I liked that my server asked for my feedback while I was there. I liked that my server asked if I wanted a drink refill. I liked that even though it was not busy, I never felt that the staff was frustrated. Everyone was very cheerful and helpful - that is not always easy.

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Mar 12, 2021
Kori R.
Food was great. Not one complaint

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Feb 21, 2021
Elizabeth J.
Our service was excellent, and the food tasted amazing! And the presentation was wonderful! Improvement - - the only thing I would suggest is that the students need to learn how to cook a steak so that it is done the way the customer ordered. I ordered my rib-eye Medium, and it came back pretty much Medium Rare, and actually Rare in a large part of it. I don't mind that because I have eaten steaks that way before, but another customer might not appreciate it. And even thought it was not cooked the way I ordered, the flavor of the steak was fantastic!

Overall: 10/10
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Feb 10, 2021
Beth D.
we always love going to the bistro to support the culinary program. Not to mention the food is always some of the best in town

Overall: 10/10
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Feb 07, 2021
Andrea C.
Unique flavors, excellent service, a great hidden gem in our town. Carrot hummus and pistachio salmon were perfection. When I didn’t finish all of the hummus, the waiter gave me a to go container and sent me home with another 1/2 pita to enjoy later. ❤️ I’d probably pass on the birthday cake roulade next time (a little too bland for my sweet tooth.) Husband enjoyed the steak. Great job everyone!

Overall: 9/10
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Jun 09, 2021
Susan M.
I think it will be straight 10s next visit. You were extremely busy but everyone was hustling to keep up. Great food and drinks!

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Apr 22, 2021
M. Cecelia H.
I would have given all 10s, but our bread was served almost as an afterthought, after we had almost finished our meal

Overall: 8/10
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Sep 10, 2021
Ronald H.
Enjoyed it and the food was good, prices very good. The rice needed something to give it a little "kick" and moisture to hold it together. It also was not warm when it came to the table. The steak was excellent. The asparagus was good but it also was not warm. The Brie was very good. The bread pudding was not totally cooked. This sounds negative but it was a good experience and we enjoyed it. What we got for the price was great. Service was good but slightly slow at times. If possible it might be nice to have a little soft background music. We will be back.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 7/10
Service: 6/10
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Aug 11, 2021
Jean S.
I had the poutine. It was dry, and once I got home, I realized that I think they forgot me to get me the gravy (if it was supposed to come in a separate dish). No, I didn't complain. Service was a little slow. Our drinks were forgotten until meal time. All that said, I would come back.

Overall: 8/10
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Jun 09, 2021
Tricia C.
Had a larger than expected crowd. This impacted service. Food was great. We still had a very nice evening.

Overall: 8/10
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Mar 04, 2021
Joseph Z.
Portions were a bit small but everything was cooked properly and tasted great! I recommend the Bistro to everyone.