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About 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!

1762 N Milwaukee Ave
Libertyville, IL 60048-1317
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
French, French American, Fusion / Eclectic

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 9:30pm

Cross Street:
137 and 21

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(847) 362-2233

Website:
http://www.cafepyrenees.com/

Entertainment:
Seasonal Live Entertainment

Check our online events on our website.
http://www.cafepyrenees.com/calendar_of_events

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

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.

Executive Chef:
Jean-Marc Loustaunau

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

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wine

Cafe Pyrenees Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.7

service

4.7

ambience

4.5

value

4.5

Noise

Quiet

95% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (20)
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Good for Anniversaries (16)
Authentic (12)
Cozy (11)
Creative Cuisine (11)
Neighborhood Gem (11)
Good for Birthdays (11)
Business Meals (10)
Bar Seating (10)
Good for Groups (9)
Fit for Foodies (9)
Casual (8)
Notable Wine List (8)
Romantic (8)
Worth the Drive (6)
Fun (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Healthy (3)
Live Music (3)
Comfort Food (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Organic (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Tapas (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 15 hours ago

One of my favorite restaurants. Great food, and the owner (Mari) is very accommodating.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 16 hours ago

Food is outstanding! Service is attentive and consistent, friendly/happy staff! Chef is talented and hard to find food of this quality and chef experience out of doentown Chicago.
Thank you for an amazing dinner from start to finish.
Recommend highly!

Tags: Casual, Cozy, Vibrant Bar Scene, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Vegan, Good Vegetarian Options, Local Ingredients, Handcrafted Cocktails, Happy Hour, Great Beer, Fit for Foodies, Paleo Friendly, Seasonal, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Live Music, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive
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·Dined 7 days ago

Food and service are top notch. Highly recommend this beautiful place!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 7 days ago

Another fine evening. The ceviche and the lamb shank were particularly noteworthy.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Had a great meal—first time diners. Will be back soon

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 6, 2017

Enjoyed another wonderful meal and wine at Cafe Pyrenees. The Pyrenees salad is quite tasty; not overdone and not too much. A good start to a fabulous meal. The Chicken Cordon Bleu was very good, served on a bed of mashed potatoes with assorted vegetables. Definitely recommend. The lemon mousse crepe with strawberry sauce was a perfect ending. Light, but oh so good. The wine selections are second to none. If you are not sure what to order, the servers are very helpful and knowledgeable. Five stars!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Good Vegetarian Options, Quiet Conversation, Cozy
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

The hanger steak was cooked perfectly, the frys were from a frozen bag.

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·Dined on December 2, 2017

We celebrated my husband's birthday with close family and had small kids as well. The setting was very nice, great ambience and most importantly the food was top notch and very delicious. It was our first time here and we liked it so much that we already booked a room for another family gathering.

Tags: Authentic, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly, Cozy, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 26, 2017

As usual, the food was excellent. The bartender suggested the wine. It was also great. We were disappointed with the waiter. He was paying more attention to another table and pretty much ignored us. I'm not used to a waiter in this restaurant to just do the minimum. He barely spoke to us. We've been there in many occasions when it's been quite busy and service has always been excellent. Not this time.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Kid-friendly, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Always excellent food, ambiance, and service! We always go for any occasion.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Cozy, Great for Lunch, Happy Hour, Good for Groups
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 19, 2017

I was disappointed in Cafe Pyrenees. For a French/Bistro restaurant, their wine list was really lacking in selections from France. A few bottles from the US, Argentina and the like, but almost nothing from France. Also, the list seemed to be populated with labels you'd find at Mariano's or Jewel. The price points were reasonable, though. I ordered their version of Steak Frites. The steak arrived cooked as ordered, but cold. The "frites" were just frozen bagged french fries. I asked the waiter for aioli instead of ketchup and he had no idea what I was talking about. I had to explain what it was, and he had absolutely no idea. The waiter also mentioned that he had been on staff for many years. Credit where it is due -- service was friendly, pricing was reasonable and ambiance was nice. Soups and starters were fine. Perhaps this is exactly perfect for the far suburbs of Chicago, but this place would die a quick death in the City.

Tags: Casual
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 11, 2017

We have returned to this Libertyville restaurant for special occasions, this time for a family birthday celebration. We could not be happier with the preparations made by the restaurant both before and during the event. While the restaurant was expectedly busy on a Saturday evening, our service remained excellent and the food outstanding. As we had a group, we selected one of the prix-fixed menu options ahead of time. All who attended were impressed with their food selections.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Tasting Menu, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Delicious food,nice presentation and great service

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Quiet Conversation
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 5, 2017

My wife and I were looking for a place we had not been to before and stumbled across Pyrenees. We couldn't believe we were so lucky - what a great find! We will be going back many times I am sure.
I have also recommended it to my friends and family members.

Tags: Casual, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on November 2, 2017

I really liked my meal--had the fish special, barramundi, and it was excellent! It's a little pricey, but if you aren't on a budget, it's a great atmosphere. Would like to come back in the summer & sit outside on the patio.

Tags: Good for Groups, Cozy, Good for a Date
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 (Dallas)·Dined on November 1, 2017

To me Cafe Pyrenees, is like going to the restaurant on a market place in a French village. I really recommend!

Tags: Healthy, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Absolutely Awesome meal. Great service, great atmosphere and wonderful people.

Tags: Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Top notch as always. This has become our special occassion place.

Tags: Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 14, 2017

We enjoyed our dinner at Café Pyrenees. The menu was impressive and the food was excellent. Everyone in our party loved their food and dessert. They were marvelous about the birthday celebration with their own little surprise. Our waiter treated our 7 year old with respect and he enjoyed what he special ordered as well. The room was full, but it was not so noisy that we couldn't carry on a nice conversation. I noticed a room for larger private parties, too. They had both Tapas night and allowed us to use the regular menu as well.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Organic, Kid-friendly, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Fun, Tapas, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Another fine evening at Cafe Pyrenees. Always consistently good - food, service. Beef bourguinon and sole were excellent.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 13, 2017

The restaurant was almost empty the day we went, granted it was a Thursday. We had to search out someone to seat us. The food we had was a very small portion size. It tasted ok, but for the money I expected much more. It just wasn't as good as years back. Maybe they have a different chef during the week.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 8, 2017

We always enjoy our meal and the experience. Everyone is so friendly.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Disabled Access, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Live Music
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Nathan provided great service and was friendly and knowledgeable. There were no duck breasts so I had 2 duck legs (confit) instead. They were so-so. The filets were great, the mussels were delightful and the pate was superior.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 22, 2017

A diner can always count on great food and experienced service at this lovely restaurant. The food is fresh, beautifully presented and consistently delicious. There is a reason they have been in business over 25 years.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Consistently fine flavors and friendly service. Another enjoyable dinner.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Crazy busy on "Retro Night" --- celebrating 27 years in business with 1990's menu options (brought back great memories) at 1900's prices. Ate at the bar and, as always, Rolando and crew took great care of us.

Tags: Live Music, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Bar Seating, Good for a Date
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 2, 2017

We needed to wait 30 minutes to be seated. They need to accept fewer reservations. Why have a reservation if the time is not honored ?! Also, there is not enough help to bus the tables. The table next to us was left unattended for 15 minutes with dirty napkins, glasses, and the spray bottle to wipe down the table on it. That was not good and it definitely what I didn't want to look at.
The food was good. The rack of lamb and dover sole was good.

Tags: Casual
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on September 2, 2017

We always enjoy going to the Cafe. It has exceptional food and great atmosphere! Everyone is very pleasant and accommodating!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Authentic, Fun
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 1, 2017

Our foursome was treated so warmly by hostess, bar and wait staff. Our table had a nice view of the room, yet private enough for conversation. Recommendations for food and champagne were much appreciated!

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on August 31, 2017

First time for us. Amazing food! We will definitely be back as there is a lot to try and just when you think you know what you want they tell you the specials.

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·Dined on August 25, 2017

Always reliably great good.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 25, 2017

Excellent as always.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on August 16, 2017

Food was good as always. My only issue was the couple of wines I wanted to order were no longer available. However, the manager offers one that was not on the list and it was thoroughly enjoyable. Have yet to have a bad meal here!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Romantic, Seasonal
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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 13, 2017

Really enjoyed our evening. Very relaxed. Not rushed at all. Would definitely recommend.

Tags: Fun, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on August 8, 2017

We celebrated our August birthdays this past Tuesday 8/8. Excellent service by Alex. Happy Birthday to Alex too! Alex suggested a great bottle of wine, an appetizer and we also had the daily special - Halibut. Also had an excellent dessert.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Authentic, Good for a Date, Healthy, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 2, 2017

Set in a shopping plaza this place surprises you when you step inside. Lovely decor with a feeling of old world charm. Very attentive staff that perceives your needs and truly wants you to have a wonderful experience. Our waiter Alejandro was an absolute gem. Wish he could be our waiter in every restaurant we go to. He could teach other people a thing or two. Plan to request him next time too! We celebrated our 30 wedding anniversary here and will definitely go back again.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Romantic, Casual, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 29, 2017

From the moment we walk in, we feel welcomed. We are remembered by the staff and feel at home. As for the food, absolutely wonderful. From the warm rolls to the Creme Brûlée, everything is top-notch. The wait staff are especially accommodating and do everything to make our visit special. Thanks being our place to celebrate.

Tags: Fun, Kid-friendly, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Vegan, Notable Wine List, Late-night Find, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, People Watching, Good for a Date, Comfort Food
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on July 27, 2017

Fine food, nicely prepared and presented. Indoor atmosphere is warm and inviting, conducive to quiet conversations. Or dine al fresco (although the view there is a parking lot). Polite and attentive service. Nice wine options.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Romantic
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on July 20, 2017

Always outstanding food and great service! Thanks!!

Tags: Bar Seating, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on July 15, 2017

As always a great meal at the café. been here many times and never been disappointed!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Fun, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries
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