Complimentary Small Plate!
Join us a little later in the evening and receive a Complimentary Small Plate/Snack with any purchase of a Medium or Large Plate. (max 1 per table)
Terms and Conditions:
Valid For: 1 - 20 people
Starts: February 23, 2019
Ends: February 24, 2118
Availability: Fri-Sat 8:30PM-9:45PM
An excellent restaurant: serving food with great flavors. Also, the staff was very good with suggesting options to avoid food allergies.
Wonderful food. Fresh ingredients. Interesting recipes. And love that they offer small portion sizes so u can try more things!
Lisa went out of her way to accommodate us and ensure a great experience for us.
We again did a 4 course mystery tasting menu . The only negative was that the first course had much too much bread : bread and butter— Barada with toast— bruschetta— and breaded calamari. We were stuffed by the 2nd course. I was dying for a salad! It was all delicious but too much bread!!
Disappointing overall. Nothing is really great about this restaurant. Service, food and ambiance are just ok. We haven't gone in a few years and had hoped things had improved since we were last there, but no such luck. We won't be back. Surprisingly average.
Our waiter, Adam, explained the menu and where the restaurant gets it provisions (meats, cheeses, spices and vegetables). His recommendations were spot on and delicious. My next visit will be for lunch.
I ordered the poached Cod, a featured dish. It was watery and without flavor. The presentation was unappetizing. My wife ordered the butternut squash with was without flavor or distinction.
My wife and I went here for our 5 year wedding anniversary. We were greeted by the hostess with a “Happy Anniversary,” which made us both smile. Our waiter was the best waiter I’ve ever had at any restaurant! He was fun, very knowledgeable about all the food and drinks. The service from all the staff was excellent, and the food was even better. My wife and I both remarked as we were leaving that we’d like to make this apart of our yearly anniversary tradition. Thanks Inovasi!
Great food& service. Nice bar scene too. Great people watching inside & outside with windows in bar& dining room.
Order the burger and fries which was recommended by the waitress. Fries arrived cold, the burgers were not cooked to order. Finally got some warmer fries but were disappointed to be upcharged on the truffle fries after they arrived cold the first time and after we were done eating the second time. There are better options out there.
Food was outstanding and service was excellent. I had Salmon and it was fresh and perfect. Dessert was chocolate and delicious.
Another evening with excellent service, creative and flavorful food, including plenty of gluten free options. My only consistent complaint is the noise level which depending upon the spirits of other patrons can make conversation nearly impossible. Such was the case on this occasion.
Waiter messed up one of our orders so one persons entree never showed up. He was apologetic but it was disappointing at that price point.
Great restaurant to celebrate a special occasion!
We enjoyed trying some of the new dishes, including the trout and a selection from the Taco Tuesday menu. The burgers were really good as usual. Both desserts were nicely presented and delicious. We love the great beer selection.
This was our first visit to Inovasi and it won't be our last. Excellent food from appetizer to main dishes to dessert. Thoughtful and attentive service added to our experience. We also enjoyed the chance to walk around the little downtown area of Lake Bluff. A winner all around.
The food was excellent. I had the crunchy salmon roll and mushroom pasta and my mother had bruchetta and a fish dish. It was all very well prepared and the outdoor seating was very nice - and very much in demand! I'd like to see some more choices on the menu.
Inovasi continues to offer a exceptional food in a casual, hometown setting. Service was also strong.
Keys to a great night out for dinner with friends ....really creative menu, solid wine list and attentive service.
The staff; especially Adam, make Inovasi special again. If you don't go... someone else will be sitting in your seat tonight...its just that good. Great job John and thank you.
We had a great experience at Inovasi. The server was very knowledgeable and the food was delicious. Will definitely go back again.
A very nice, cozy restaurant with excellent food at reasonable prices. The menu is creative and well thought out, though small. The service was terrific - our waitress was attentive and knowledgeable about the food offerings, and it was nice to have the options of either a full entrée or a smaller size. Appetizers very good also.
Great food, great service!
I’m never disappointed when we dine here. It’s a special place. Five stars!
Outstanding dinner with 3 couples. The restaurant was very busy but the service, from Adam, was perfect ! He explained all the dishes and recommended the perfect wines to compliment our meal. The amount of food was enough to share for each dish. And the value of the dinner was spot on. Can't wait to go back. Soon !!!
Our first dining experience didn't disappoint. We sat at a window seat in the bar area which provided some Saturday football screens. We started with the bruschetta which was delicious but overpriced at $14. We chose the small plates which were very fresh, well prepared, and delicious. Again, I think they were overpriced based on the amount of food. The service was friendly, efficient, and professional. Overall, great food and service but overpriced.
New menu that is a little eclectic. Some items were overpriced compared to other area restaurants.
Lovely little spot in a beautiful area. We fullying enjoyed our service and meal. Highly recommended!
The main dishes came before the first course!! Food was just OK. Would never go back.
The menu was recently updated again and we were very happy with the new dishes! Great beer selection and service (as always) -- we continue to be regulars.
We wanted something different than our usual dining. As they are always changing the menu, we knew we would be in for a tasty surprise since we have eaten there before. We were not disappointed.
Went on a busy Friday night with my husband and another couple (my sister and her fiancé). I wrote on my reservation that my sister is celebrating her birthday. The server greeted her right away as soon as we were seated. Food was excellent - tasty, very fresh and true to the “farm to table” concept. Service was slow - as in we waited about 45 minutes for the entrees. But this is understandable, being that it was a warm, beautiful, Friday evening. I highly recommend Inovasi and we will be back
Truly ghastly food - my third visit and a similar experience every time
Always a good choice...service great. Food great.
Was a very nice place to go eat, I would come back again.
This was my second time at Inovasi, and boy, was I disappointed. My husband and I went for date night, who’s as most parents know is hard to come by. The meal stated off well enough, but soon after our cocktails were served, our server dumped an entire glass of water on my lap. Other than a few napkins from the server, there was no assistance from other staff members. I sat the entire rest of my meal with my left side soaked. Fair enough, I assumed they’d “take care” of us later with a comped meal or drink. My cauliflower risotto, which we waited close to 45 mins AFTER appetizers, was cold, unseasoned, and cheeseless. Simply gross. My husband’s meal of duck was fine, although uninspired.
When the check came, I was shocked that there was nothing comped on the bill for my mishap with the water. No further apologies, for either the dumped water or the lateness of the meal. Terrible customer service.
And while it wasn’t the restaurant’s fault, we sat right next to the most obnoxious group of four people. Using derogatory homophobic terms, etc.
I will NEVER go back. Take your hard earned dollars and precious time elsewhere.
Server very knowledgeable and clearly described not only the elements of tasting menu dishes but also their origin. Excellent wine pairings, too. Only complaint is noise level, especially sitting next to party of 15. Need a room divider.
Date with my husband. Great food, nice environment and wonderful time
Excellent, fun and professional service from Ryan. Food lovely - whitefish and pork ribs - wonderful. Rustic bread, and butter with sea salt - yum!
4 course Tasting menu for 2 was great. Wine pairing was supurb.