Lake Pointe Grill
Lake Pointe Grill

Lake Pointe Grill

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.lakepointegrill.com/
  • Phone: 2176793900x
  • Hours of Operation:


    Lunch & Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 11:00am - 9:30pm, Friday & Saturday: 11:00am - 10:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Comfort Food, Pizzeria
  • Executive Chef: Alex Ingram
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Private dining room can be made available Sunday through Thursday for business meetings, programs and or personal gatherings. We book parties of any size from the small birthday parties to the detail oriented business meetings.
  • Private Party Contact: Shanon 2176793900x

Getting there

  • Cross Street: N. Cotton Hill Road
  • Public Transit: Springfield Public Transit District provides bus service within a 1/2 block of our location at the corner of Toronto Road and East Lake Shore Drive.
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Large paved lot on site with plenty of parking. We provide complimentary valet parking during any of our regular business hours.
A word from Lake Pointe Grill
Lake Pointe Grill provides a relaxed feel featuring an imported wood fired oven specializing in authentic hand extended artisan pizzas. A diverse menu including comfort foods, American Southern cuisine and local regional favorites. A comfortable atmosphere where both the trendy meet and family's feel welcomed. Full service bar featuring a variety of wines and spirits and nightly featured cocktails.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeigborhood Gem
Lake Pointe Grill reviews from OpenTable diners
29 reviews since May 20, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.1
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance3.8
    Noise LevelModerate
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (13)good for groups (11)fit for foodies (8)great for lunch (7)special occasion (6)hot spot (6)kid-friendly (5)late-night find (2)romantic (1)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • Slow kitchen nice place
    DeeDee
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    The waiter was nice. I am so very glad we made reservations because we waited 50 minutes for our food! Only a party of 4.We arrived at 6 (seated immediately), did not order an appetizer, ordered entrées when the waiter brought out sodas and did not get them until 6:50! My boyfriend asked for more cornbread towards the end of the meal and it did not arrive until our table had been cleared.The waiter thanked us for our patience when he brought our checks.Food was good but our friend said enchiladas were a touch on the spicy side for him.The place was so crowded people kept bumping into my chair.Great spot to stop before a show at Sangamon Auditorium but risking late arrival..probably will not do that again.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service is lackluster!
    ShermanFoodie2x3Times
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Have eaten her 3-4 times in the past year and each time the service has gotten more unattentive and slower. As for the food, menu is in a serious need of revamping. It's essentially the same menu as when Lake Pointe opened several years ago.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A busy Friday night
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Had to wait 20 minutes even though we have a reservation. We were in the back room which was extremely noisy. The server was very attentive and did a good job. The food was good but pricey.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Something different.
    Yamahaz
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    My wife and I decided to try Lake Pointe Grill after seeing the menu on open table. When we arrived the dining room was just beginning to fill up. Very glad we had reservations as we were greeted and shown to our table right away. The food looked great and they had a pizza oven in the corner, so we ordered the steak and mushroom pizza as an appetizer. It was delicious. We do not like blue cheese and they were more than happy to customize the pizza for us. For dinner we had the pulled pork enchiladas and the shrimp and grits. Both dishes were fantastic. We will definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and service.
    luvthisplace
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    We were very pleased with the service and the food. We have eaten there several times and have always had good service and food. They are very friendly and courteous. We will definitely return and recommend it to others. They have a menu that has such a nice selection and items that you don't find at many restaurants. The stuffed meat loaf is delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    really enjoyed this restaurant - menu had many choices.... everything we had was very good !! will definitely be back !!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Very good food, but it is noisy due to the design of the dining area. Difficult for people with hearing aids. The outdoor dining is nice and quieter.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Dick
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Food was just OK to uneatable. That might be just me as I did not like the soup of the day. The pizza was just OK.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Loud, food wasn't impressive
    phonon
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Went here to celebrate my sister's birthday. Fries were absolutely disgusting and had a burnt flavor. Probably was my fault for picking an entrée with fries. My beef brisket sandwich was also pretty dry with barely any bbq sauce. Waiter was slow on getting check and dessert so we waited a while at the end.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • dining delight
    smilingface2
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    An enjoyable & friendly service for our group. adjusting the cool air over our table also. very accommodating. Food was delish. Let's do it again,soon! we all had something different-variety of pizza orders,etc...everyone very satisfied with their selection
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Satisfied Customer
    travelingseniorgolfers
    Dined on 5/22/2014
    The food was very good, service was really quick, considering you had a large groups from State Troopers facility. No one complained about anything except that the blueberry bread pudding was not a great as expected. It perhaps could have been a little more gooey with some sauce. The dessert special recommended (berry cobbler with ice cream) was super. Good job. PS You may want to consider adding some cheese to your shrimp and grits.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 18 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 20, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.5
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance4.2
    • Service4.6
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 62 reviews are from the Lake Pointe Grill reviews archive.
  • reservation
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    Overall the visit was nice. We were not seated 15 minutes after our reservation was scheduled for
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I know they were busy.
    Momof3
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    It was Mother's day... so I know they were busy. But all of our food was NOT delivered to the table at the same time. It is our believe that you do not start eating until early everyone is served... so 4 of the 5 of us SAT AND WAITED FOR CLOSE TO 10 MINUTES... before my son received his kid meal mac & cheese! By the time he got it my dinner had cooled and his was way too hot. I don't know if there was an issue in the kitchen or if our server forgot to order his dinner.... but on Mother's Day... I was hoping for me to be served a hot meal. So I was a little disappointed. Lake Point was my choice... not sure I would go again with my family.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic
    Soundman2014
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    Had a really good dinner, I had shrimp & grits, and they were awesome. My wife had the white garlic pizza and couldn't stop saying how good it was. We are looking forward to taking are friends back with us
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • night out
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    My three best friends and I meet once a month for dinner. We have chose Lake Pointe Grill the last 2 months. We love the food, and the location.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Experience!
    Chris
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    Very good food with excellent service in a comfortable atmosphere. We had a table of five including two younger diners. there was something for everyone. The wood fired oven creates a very unique finish to the dough of the pizza.
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Fit For Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always Great
    blackcav
    Dined on 4/10/2014
    I found out about Lake Pointe just a few months ago. Since then it has become a regular spot for my wife and I. Whether it is dining in or take-out, Lake Pointe never misses. The food is great and when we dine in the service is great. The only problem is having to decide between all the awesome dishes.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Better every time
    CuuuVIP
    Dined on 4/9/2014
    Food. Just keeps getting better every time we go. Can be somewhat noisy at times. Wood fired pizzas are excellent!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, kid-friendly, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • reservations
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/8/2014
    The online reservation process was very efficient-very impressed! The only problem was the table-the very last table at the back of the room next to the hall way leading to the rest rooms & kitchen-I asked (before moving) to another table of which there were several available-my party of 4 was much happier
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding
    Huskers
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    Our dinners Saturday night were excellent. I had the special ... the 10 oz. sirloin steak with mashed potatoes and broccoli. It was terrific. My wife had a salad with shrimp, and our guests had the catfish sandwich and the pulled pork. Everyone was really pleased with their choice. The food was outstanding and so was the service. The only (slight) issue would be the noise level. There was a large table next to us that seemed to be competing to see who could talk the loudest. When the restaurant is full, it gets pretty loud in there.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cannot say more.....
    EDPartyof22
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    The Lake Pointe Grill has a fabulous selection of menu choices that will blow your socks off! No one can walk away without loving what they order! Everyone had a great time, and will be going again soon!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Dining Experience
    Custom300
    Dined on 3/30/2014
    We met friends there before a show. Great food and great service. The online reservations offered through the Lake Pointe Grill website was very convenient. I would highly recommend Lake Pointe.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not great but not bad.
    NorthofI80
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    Came in on a Friday. We had a reservation and the table was all set when we arrived. Drink service was a little slow for the initial order but once we were served they stayed on top of the refills. Food was good. Most of us ordered pizza. I had a chicken jalapeno pizza. Service was slow and I think they were a little understaffed. With all that said the place is still good and I would go back. It is the nicest place in the area.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Arrived minutes prior to reservatio
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/25/2014
    Arrived minutes prior to reservation & we were seated immediately. Service from the time we were seated until we left was excellent. Overall experience for my party of 4 was superior. I rate the food a 4.5 out 5.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Bad Table
    DateNightGoneBad
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    We made reservations and when we arrived, there were a whole bunch of open tables. I was out for a date night with my husband and we were set on the bar side with the big screen TVs and a whole lot of noise. They set in a back corner at the smallest table i have ever seen literally a foot away from the people next to us. So much for a romantic evening. At least the food was good.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Something for Everyone
    Terry
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    Our party of 8 including 2 children ate here recently on a Saturday night. We had a reservation, booked through Open Table, and we were seated promptly. Our waitress was attentive and offered suggestions. The appetizers were wonderful. I think all 8 of us ordered something different, from pizza to salmon to pasta to meat loaf. it was all tasty. Would definitely eat here again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great dinner
    blackcav
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    Had a great dinner with friends. This was out first time at Lakepoint and we will definitely be going back. The food was very good and our waiter wad awesome.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fair
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    The only thing about the seating that I really don't care for is how close you are seated next the the other tables. It makes it difficult to have a private conversation. Our waitress was decent, she was friendly but did not check back on us enough to keep our drinks filled and half way through the dinner she disappeared and another waiter took over. She did reappear after we finished our meal and made sure we were given our check, maybe she had something personal she had to take care of, I am not sure but both were friendly.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We were disappointed in that
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    We were disappointed in that we had a reservation but it took 1/2 hour to seat us. Even worse was that they were seating walk-ins before us. The food was good and came out quickly but I would NOT recommend going here before a show. Again, we were very disappointed with the way out reservation was treated. We would have been better not making a reservation.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very glad we had reservations
    suzyQ
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    Very glad we had reservations as it was a very busy night and many people had to wait for a table. Glad we did not have a table by the door since so many people standing in close proximity to those tables. Food was great and we dined with friends.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful
    abeams
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    Everything about our visit was flawless. We made reservations, so no wait. We had quick service, a great waitress, and the food was amazing. Will definitely be returning!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, romantic, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always great!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/25/2014
    I've been here several times and never been disappointed. Variety and something for anyone! Wood fire pizzas are excellent.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    Huskers
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    We're always satisfied with Lake Pointe Grill. Great food and terrific service. See you again soon.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This is our second time choosing
    Occassion2
    Dined on 2/16/2014
    This is our second time choosing this spot for our February Birthdays. We love the food and the great service. The prices are right and it a fun time all around.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Went because they could accommodate
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    Went because they could accommodate a large group. Food and service was very good, however the noise level made it somewhat unenjoyable - could not talk to anyone and we had to park across the street due to the limited parking situation. Said they had valet - but nobody was working the valet!
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Awesome and unexpected!
    Jimnjacob
    Dined on 2/7/2014
    The food here is some of the best in down state Illinois! Nothing fancy about the place or the service, but it was clean and well staffed. Everything we ordered (pork enchiladas, stuffed meat loaf and pecan encrusted trout) was a culinary delight. We got blueberry bread pudding to go and had them later in the evening and the were also delicious. A MUST try is the Mac and cheese. Located in a small strip mall with a few other storefronts so parking is a premium. U will enjoy!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding choice
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 1/19/2014
    Food preparation was excellent, presentation was very of a very high quality. Several of our party had the meat loaf, it had been recommended to us. I would second that.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Unique Menu and Very Good Service
    Scott
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    Lake Pointe offers a wide variety of choices on their menu. From Asian-inspired to new American to wood fired pizza. My wife and kids love to go there. My favorite menu item is their beef and Italian sausage meatloaf that is stuffed with white cheddar and smoked gouda and wrapped in bacon. My wife loves their sesame crusted ahi tuna. The service has always been top notch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best grille around
    Rookie
    Dined on 12/20/2013
    What a great experience! Took my wife here because it was close to home. The place was full at 6:30 but they held a table per my reservation. Everything that came out of the kitchen looked amazing. We had salmon and meatloaf. Both were fantastic. The wait staff made special efforts to check on us. We seldom have dessert but this time we just couldn't help ourselves. The lava cake was the best I've ever had.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Quality with pizzaz!
    T4two
    Dined on 12/16/2013
    Took my wife here for pre concert dinner on our anniversary. We both loved the relaxed but classy atmosphere. But more importantly the food was extraordinary! Both the presentation of our meal and the taste assured we would be returning. Great wine selection along with a diverse menu sure to capture everyone's tastebuds. I highly recommend the ahi tuna entree as well as the blueberry bread pudding for dessert. This place is sure to please.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.