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.
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.
Amazing food and wonderful people. Thank you!
We love Bistro! Food is always fabulous, and you will not get better service anywhere.
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.
Food was great. Not one complaint
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!
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
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!
I would have given all 10s, but our bread was served almost as an afterthought, after we had almost finished our meal
Portions were a bit small but everything was cooked properly and tasted great! I recommend the Bistro to everyone.