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Cafe Pyrenees
Cafe Pyrenees
  • Address:
    1762 N Milwaukee Ave
    Libertyville, IL 60048-1317
    Neighborhood:
    Libertyville
  • Cuisine:
    French American
    Price: $30 and under

Cafe Pyrenees Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.cafepyrenees.com
  • Phone: (847) 362-2233
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 9:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: French American
  • Executive Chef: Jean-Marc Loustaunau
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: LUNCH & DINNER CATERING MENU
    10 PERSON MINIMUM
    Pick-up and delivery available
    Contact party@cafepyrenees.com to place your order or to create your own private party menu call us today! Phone: (847) 362-2233
  • Private Party Facilities: We are available 7 days a week for private parties. We have wonderful menus and space for birthdays, wedding rehearsal dinners, baby/bridal showers, business meetings, holiday gatherings and more... While we are always happy to assist you in creating a custom menu. We have a variety of set menus for your private party needs. Visit our website to view our party menus and options.
  • Private Party Contact: Mari (847) 362-2233
  • Entertainment: Seasonal Live Entertainment
    Check our online events on our website. http://www.cafepyrenees.com/calendar_of_events

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 137 and 21
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Parking is available in the Adler Square parking lot. The Walgreens and Holiday Inn parking lots are available as well for overflow parking.
A word from Cafe Pyrenees
Cafe Pyrenees is tucked inside the Adler Square Shopping Plaza in Libertyville, IL. Once you step inside you're treated to warm color tones, greenery, a myriad of wine bottles, hearty brick features, and fresh smells of the featured dishes. Customers rave about the mouth watering dessert delight Chocolate Feuilletine, A.k.a. “The Hockey Puck” which is a crispy praline topped with dark chocolate mousse and then covered with dark chocolate ganache. If you aren't ready to start your meal with a dessert customers suggest to begin with a simple order of Escargot drenched in herbed butter or give the Duck Quesadilla a try with it's blended flavors of melted cheese, duck confit and a homemade cherry mango chutney. Some of the traditional entree staples you will find are Steak Frites, Beef Bourguignon, Seafood Ravioli filled with shrimp, scallops, crab meat and lobster sauce, Chicken Paillarde and Sauteed Calves Liver. Weekly drink specials Wild Wine Wednesday, 1/2 price Martini Fridays!Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "Mari and Roland - owners/chef always inspire and exceed expectations. This is a wonderful country French bistro."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "I took my fiancé to Cafe Pyrenees for his birthday. We always go there for special occasions. The food is fabulous. We ate every bit. Our server knows his wines and we so very attentive to refilling our glasses. The ambience is wonderful and I would recommend it to anybody who is celebrating a special occasion or just wants a unique dining experience."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "Last minute decision paid off . Great food along with great service ."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Thoroughly enjoyed the dining experience. Truly gourmet food. Highly recommended."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Cafe Pyrenees earns a solid B grade. Time was this place was well-known as one of the best French restaurants in the northern suburbs. These days it's a good, reliable performer but it's not going to win any awards for authentic or creative cuisine—on our last visit, for example, there was some kind of crab quesadilla on the menu, and one of the specials had a sauce spiced with guajillo peppers. I'm sure they were delicious, but they were the kind of high-end French food I thought I could expect. In general, the food is just sort of dumbed down. I had a nice hanger steak, but I was disappointed to see the "frites" were obviously frozen French fries ordered from a supplier."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Consistently good food. For some reason we were seated in the ancillary dining room. Not even close to the same experience as the main room. This was the only disappointing aspect of the night. I would recommend the restaurant but specify on your reservation that you want to be in the main dining area, otherwise you'll feel like you're in a french restuarant sports bar."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Great to see old friends (guests and staff) after all of the construction challenges"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "We had dined at Cafe Pyrenees several times when it was located in Vernon Hills. This was our first experience at its Libertyville location. We went there to celebrate a special occasion. In general, the service was very good, but two of the four of us felt that the food was good enough, but not special - - maybe because it was a special occasion."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Cafe Pyrenees has been one of my favorite restaurants for more than 20 years. The food, wine, service and atmosphere are consistently excellent. Way to go Mari!"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Always very good .never been disappointed in over 25 years."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Good atmosphere but food was nothing special. There are many better places to get a good meal."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Always enjoy our visits here, high quality food prepared wonderfully! The service is spectacular, and the wine list is awesome."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Cafe Pyrenees, despite having been around for a long time, always feels new and fresh. They are always trying new things and the food is always good. They have an excellent wine list as well. Service is good and always friendly."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Half dinner with one of my friends. Waiter was great. He suggested a very good wine and one of the specials for the day. Dinner was excellent."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "Visiting from out of state. I'll dream about the French Pizza. I'll have to invent a reason to go back to michigan."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "I've been going for 20 years (including their previous location). The food and wine are always excellent."
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "We dined frequently at Cafe Pyrenees when they were located on HWY 60 and Milwaukee Ave. When they moved further north to their current location, we found the noise level intolerable and the ambiance less than warm and welcoming. Accordingly, we had not dined at Cafe Pyrenees in several years, until the other evening. Things have changed there! Even though the restaurant was fairly full, including the bar area where Blackhawks fans were watching the playoff game, the noise level was not at all bad, and the layout was much improved. The food, as always, was terrific. "
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "Great food. Great service. Libertyville could end the construction on Milwaukee avenue to make the place a little easier to get to."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Always busy. Need reservations. I had the salmon confit (good, a bit bland) and the lobster ravioli ( ok, the cauliflower pure was interesting) appetizers. My husband's house salad was ok. His Grilled hanger steak was tasty, but presentation was just too plain for a french restaurant. We shared the 'hokey puck' choc, and it was very good. Last time we had the creme brule which I loved. For wine, we had 2 white flights of wine ( Saturday special has 2nd one half off)."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "My wife and I always enjoy the food, service and ambience at this restaurant. We welcome the opportunity to visit more often once the awful construction is completed. A fine dining experience, as always."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "We met friends here for the second time and again, everything was wonderful. The service was very good, not intrusive or too slow. I would have given the food an excellent rating, but the chocolate trio dessert was only average at best. The selection of appetizers is large -- I wish the entree selection was as big! And the wine was a generous pour."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "My husband and I took a party of 5 out to Cafe Pyrenees last weekend. The food was outstanding, particularly the French Onion soup, the Hanger Steak, and the Seafood Ravioli special. The wine was wonderful as well, particularly the Riesling. The service was acceptable, but did not rise to the quality of the food. Over all, though Cafe Pyrenees is not an inexpensive restaurant (with entrees in the $20-$30 range), the total bill came to less than $300, very reasonable considering the excellence of the meal."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "If you're looking for a hidden gem in which every item is homemade and of the highest quality, this is it! Don't let the small, corner front door fool you. The place is huge with a very pleasant atmosphere, e.g., great for a date night or with another couple. The evening started with a warm, sincere greeting by one of the owners. Our dinner selections of duck (one of the chef's favorites) and chicken were prepared and presented in traditional French style. The homemade dressing on the dinner salad was delicious. Great wine list and beer selections too. A "must eat" place. Look forward to going back!"
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Food was bland and far from a French restaurant... We won't be back."
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "Everything about the evening was great, the food , the wine , the service. Only drawback is the parking. "
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "This place is a neighborhood gem. Don't be fooled by its location in a strip mall. The food is always very good and the price points won't break your budget. The one variable over time has been quality and consistency of service. We still keep returning, though; the bistro-like experience and the interesting variety in the menu transport you somewhere else far away, but you're only a short drive from home."
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "We have frequented this restaurant over the two locations it has been at in Libertyville area. We always come back because of the excellent food and I can actually hear my wife when she talks to me (not the case any many restaurants these days)"
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "We were very pleasently surprised. I was looking for a decent, moderately priced restaurant to celebrate a family birthday. This was way more than we expected. The food was delicious and the service was fantastic. We've been to far more expensive restaurants and not had as nice of a dining experience."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Wonderful menu done very well. Will definitely visit again"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "This was our first time at Cafe Pyrenees. We liked it a lot and intend to return."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "The food was delicious , and the service was excellent. I hope to return soon."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Cafe Pyrenees was a great date night spot! The restaurant is in a strip mall, but the inside is anything but. We had the duck and the beef bourguignon. Both were fabulous!! The bar area is large and they have a periodic wine wholesale event."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "We were celebrating 2 birthdays. Our table was ready upon arrival. Our waiter Alex was friendly, shared specials and described some of the menu we had questions about. He didn't rush us but gave us attentive service. The food was delicious and 3 out of 5 had not been before and are already looking forward to their second visit."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Made 7 pm reservation. We were not seated unitl after 745."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "We have been going to Cafe Pyrenees for more than a decade. We continue to enjoy the original nightly specials, the wine flights, and the wonderful desserts. Keep up the good work."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Cafe Pryrenees never makes me disappointed. Very welcoming atmosphere by all the staff. We were the last to leave the restaurant, but they never pushed us out! Tasty as usual. Highly recommended if you are looking for a slightly upscale restaurant. Oh, on Tuesday, they offers half price for all the bottles in a list. We took the advantage of it!"
    Dined on 2/25/2014
  • "Our dinner was exceptional. Food options from each course are interesting and different. Not the same old that many restaurants have. Our meals were delicious and the service was spot on!"
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Cafe Pyrenees made our night out a very special evening. It was my wife's birthday, and they handled it beautifully. The food was outrageously great. The atmosphere extremely romatic.The BEST EXPERIENCE. Thank you,Cafe Pyrenees."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Every time we have dined here the food has been outstanding. Love the rack of lamb and the beef bourgugion. The bread pudding for dessert is delicious!!"
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "Even though the menu is small, this has allowed for a mastery of each dish that leads to a great eating experience! The waitstaff Rolando was very attentive and welcoming. This is a great place to bring your date or significant other."
    Dined on 2/15/2014