MH Fish House
A Real TreatFinally a north suburban fine fish restaurant. Great food, service and fair prices
that we will return to.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMWorth a visitFresh Seafood, very competent service and very nice atmosphere.5/15/2013 12:00:00 AMCity quality food at city pricesTucked away in a quaint setting off a square of little shops, MH Fish House offers high-quality food, great service and elegant ambiance. We sat upstairs on their enclosed, heated balcony. Everything was delicious: raw oysters, a perfectly cooked cod with scrumptious quinoa with vegetables, black olive and pesto (HIGHLY recommended). I had the scallops with pureed parsnips and we shared a side of decadent adult mac & cheese with braised short rib and chanterelle mushrooms -- yummy! Prices were comparable to city prices. Will definitely be back for a special occasion.5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat New PlaceWe have been to MH twice now, and had wonderful food and great service with each dinner. Their simply grilled optiond are delicious.5/8/2013 12:00:00 AMI love this place and itsI love this place and its food, Service and Owners. I will be back5/7/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing!We love MH Fish house. The menu changes frequently. This past visit I had the black cod.......OUTSTANDING! We will be back again and again.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMBeautiful evening with terrificBeautiful evening with terrific food.... very fresh and service was excellent.4/30/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was our first time hereThis was our first time here and we were so impressed! Everything was delicious and our server was amazing! My wife had 2 small plates, the crabcakes and the prawns, and I had the halibut. All were incredible. We will definitely be back.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMCrayfish and Grits?Third trip back and had thoroughly enjoyable meal. Had the crayfish with grits, not exactly what you'd expect in a white table cloth restaurant and they were great, ditto with braised of-tail Mac and Cheese. Looking forward to our next visit4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMSecond time dining at MH fishSecond time dining at MH fish and it was just as great as the first. Our table loved the mac and cheese with oxtail and laughing shrimp. Wine list is really remarkable and service was good. Felt like we were dining downtown!
Definitely will plan to bring all my out of town visitors here over the summer. Thank you for bringing us this new neighborhood gem!4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMA welcome addition to ourA welcome addition to our dining scene. Attentive service and excellent food.4/16/2013 12:00:00 AMThe MH Fish House is an excellentThe MH Fish House is an excellent restaurant. This was our first time and definitely would recommend it. My husband had the Sturgeon and I had the Scallops mixed with greens and potatoes and the food was made to perfection. The service is unbelievable, we both felt like Kings and Queens. We are planning to go back and bring friends with us. If you like seafood, then this is the place to go. The atmosphere was warm and relaxing, and the service is top of the line.4/16/2013 12:00:00 AMService was wonderful. FoodService was wonderful. Food was good but not great for the price. Creative offerings but a bit off in our opinion. Loved sitting on the outside porch.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMPerfect EveningDespite our sizable group (7)service, food, wine was perfect. Staff was always available, eager to assist and answer questions. Alex our waiter was superb, as was David the manager.
Owner, Carla, was so hospitable and treated the table to an appetizer and dessert celebrating the birthday. The food was beautifully presented and delicious. The champagne was affordable and properly served and chilled.
We requested and were seated at a corner table. Perfect spot, no noise, very intimate -perfect for the occassion.4/11/2013 12:00:00 AMAn excellent dining choice.An excellent dining choice. The atmosphere of this place is an experience in itself...I felt like I was in a hip restaurant in Chicago... And you can see directly into the kitchen! I am not much of a seafood person but could not resist trying the mussels- and eventually ordering the red snapper! It was delicious. Per the server's suggestion we ordered the KeyLime dessert which was a great end to the meal. This restaurant would be a perfect environment for any occasion- date night or business meeting!4/4/2013 12:00:00 AMBest Seafood in the 'BurbsI came across this restaurant in my searching for seafood focused restaurants in the suburbs and noticed it had only been open 3 months. Thank goodness I came across the MH Fish House. This place is phenomenal. The service was great. Very attentive, informative and friendly. The decor is very nautical and made me feel like I was in Maine on vacation and not in Lake Forest so close to home. And then came the food. We tried two small plate dishes (fried oysters and the crab cake), the lobster bisque, the striped bass, the cioppino and the deconstructed key lime pie. Everything was simply awesome. Flavors were spot on and created succulent layers. Best seafood restaurant in the Chicago area for sure. We will be back soon and often!3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMLOVE the Fish House!I love the Fish House in Lake Forest! They have fantastic food and exceptional service. From the bartenders to the owners, everyone really cares about your dining experience. As a wine lover, I really appreciate that I can order any wine off of their extensive wine list by the glass. One of my favorite treats is to start with a glass of champagne and some oysters. As a frequent diner, I also enjoy the option to order entrees "Simply Grilled". One of the nicest dining experience you can have on the North Shore!3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful Dining Experience!From our immediate warm greeting as we walked in, wonderful bar service as we waited to be seated, to finally the chef himself approaching our table to see how we were enjoying the evening, this was a fantastic dining experience. The decor is bright and inviting, with white walls and a beautiful enclosed balcony . The open kitchen, ( you can watch the chef and kitchen staff prepare your entrees ) which gives this suburban eatery a very downtown feel. The wine list was very well composed, the menu was fresh and well planned. We decided to embark on a tasting experience ( picking various items on the menu to share ) I must say we were not disappointed. The food is AMAZING! The entire evening from start to finish was OUTSTANDING! A must try!3/27/2013 12:00:00 AMI love MH fish house- everythingI love MH fish house- everything is wonderful, from the staff to the food to the decor. It's great to have fresh seafood that's been prepared beautifully. The lobster risotto is by far my favorite- the crayfish was also outstanding. The great thing about the fish house menu is that it is constantly changing, you can order old favorites but try new things everytime you visit. I also like the fact you can order pretty much any wine by the quartino- a great way to try new things without having to buy entire bottle. The servers are really knowledgable which is great. I will warn future diners that since it's a small restaurant, if you must sit in a certain place, definitely let them know.3/26/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful dinner - excellentWonderful dinner - excellent service. Innovative menu. Excellent wines.
Thanks!3/20/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was our second visitThis was our second visit to MH Fish House and it was fabulous! Try the Mahi Mahi on grits and the small plate of laughing bird shrimp and escargot... amazing.3/19/2013 12:00:00 AMAll four of us really enjoyedAll four of us really enjoyed our dinner. I had the lobster risotto and it was delicious. My husband had the dover sole which the waiter promised would be wonderful and it was. Our waiter was nice and knowledgeable. The service was nicely paced and the room is lovely. I look forward to going back, especially in the summer.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food and great service.Great food and great service. Some of the best scallops i have ever had.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMFantastic Fish RestaurantMy wife and I had a great dinner at MH Fish House....the oysters and dover sole were outstanding...she had the flounder, also fantastic....the service was wonderful and all priced very fairly. We would definitely go again. A great dining experience.3/14/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful food in a beautifulWonderful food in a beautiful setting. Attentive service. The risotto was amazing.3/13/2013 12:00:00 AMAn unusually good restaurantAn unusually good restaurant for the suburbs. The price point is a bit too high to make it a frequent haunt. One wonders if the current level of enthusiasm for this level of dining will last in this location.3/2/2013 12:00:00 AMFinally a hidden gem close to homeSecond visit exceeded our expectations. Staff very accommodating, wanting to be certain that every thing was perfect. We had the scallop entrees which were done just right. They deserve top reviews but we worry word will get out and it will become more difficult to find an open table in the future.3/1/2013 12:00:00 AMWhat a pleasant surprise inWhat a pleasant surprise in downtown Lake Forest. My wife and I went to celebrate her birthday. The hostess, manager and waitstaff bent over backwards to try and make sure we were happy. The atmosphere reminded us of a nice New England seafood restaurant , with white table cloths and an excellent wine selection. Every bottle on the menu, was also available by the glass. Unusual and appreciated. Good luck in your new venture.1/25/2013 12:00:00 AMVery new restaurant, veryVery new restaurant, very unique fish and fish presentations.1/9/2013 12:00:00 AMWe were pleasantly surprisedWe were pleasantly surprised when we booked this newly opened restaurant. the food and menu variety are excellent and the server wadeswcribed the disher perfectly and also guided us to a perfect wine. A flawless experience with hands on from the owners.1/5/2013 12:00:00 AM