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
Always a great experience!
Nice place to grab a burger with a friend on a week night!
Anniversary dinner. Everything was great.
Had no idea what to expect, but were plesuntly surprised. Definately a headen jem of Northshore. Great food, service, ambiance. Very nicely picked wine list with moderate prices. We had testing menu, highly recommended, great culinary experience. Couldn't ask for better evening to celebrate my Bday with friends. Will return for more soon!
This is one of our favorite spots. We love the locally sourced, organically minded delicious and creative cuisine as well as the ambience and amazing service.
Delicious as always! The menu items constantly change which is wonderful!
Really enjoyed our meal; tried the tasting menu for our first visit. Started great with the BLT bruschetta. Foie and sea bass sushi, shrimp and grits in coconut broth, caico y Pepe, salmon con mole, lavender sous vide honey chicken, smoked pork and risotto, and a winter citrus cake with Marco a almonds. Nice selection of wines by the glass. Will definitely return.
Unfortunately, we were disappointed with the dining experience at Inovasi. From the greeting as we entered, to cocktails at the bar and dinner, the service "attitude" was not friendly and welcoming. When we arrived, we were greeted by the hostess or manager (she was definitely a person in authority) and when we explained being early for our reservation and preferring to have cocktails at the bar as we waited for the for one of our guests to arrive, she appeared somewhat inconvenienced and annoyed, however did accommodate us in the bar. The bartender proceeded to clean the area where we sat, knowing we were new customers, however neglected to ask for our order. After sitting for an extended amount of time as the bartender continued to fill orders for the servers and others at the bar, we had to call his attention to place an order. When our fourth guest arrived, the bartender acknowledged her, and explained he had other orders to fill and would return, missing the request for a glass of pinot wine. We again sat for an extended amount of time, until our guest called his attention to requesting a glass of wine. After cocktails at the bar, we relocated to our table in the dining room. The bus-person was the friendliest of all- greeting us with a friendly personality and providing water, we assumed he would be our server. Our server arrived and curtly asked for our order without allowing any time to review the menu. We responding not having time to look at the menu and asking if there were any specials, she responded again curtly, "Everything is on the menu!" When an order for tomato soup was returned because it was a bowl of marinara sauce, the hostess/manager returned with another soup option, again somewhat "put out" and never expressing apology for the customer's dissatisfaction. Although some of the items we ordered were delicious, the overall meal was unusually expensive "i.e. paying for bread & butter) and the service was disappointing.
Still one of my favorite restaurants. Inventive cuisine covers everything from sushi to burgers to steak. Great wine and beer lists, friendly and attentive staff. Always a treat.
We did the tasting and it was amazing! It was 8 courses and our server was incredibly knowledgeable about where the food was sourced as well as drink pairings. We had the best time!
Service issue at the beginning but was turned around quickly. Food was great as usual. Disappointed with Beet salad. It was literally only beets on a plate. Should have had some type of greens and more feta cheese. The shrimp dish had great flavor but needed something like some noodles or rice. Mussels and Sea bass were fantastic. Love this place! Must try.
Having one sever covering the entire front area on a Saturday night is not an efficient system.
This was a celebration of our friend's karate black belt achievement, and the restaurant was nice enough to honor my written request to have a special card honoring the achievement at the table for her. Our courses were all delicious (especially the bruschetta and the mole sauce), and our server and whole front staff were all impeccable and friendly. A great experience all around!
This is my third time entertaining international business guests at Inovasi. Each time the service, food and ambiance were outstanding and my guests commented as such
One of the best restaurants we've been to in a while. It's a bit of a drive for us but we will be returning.
I did not like the food. The pasta tasted like Ramen noodles. The risotto was more like a creamy rice soup. The steak was pretty good but everything else was not.
This was my first time dining at Inovasi, and I was very impressed. The atmosphere, service, food choices and quality were all excellent! I will be returning soon.
We have dined at Inovasi many times and have also been to Ladies Night and lunch during the summer months. This dining experience was only so so. The food was hit and miss, some dishes great, others not so much. Service was sporadic. We ordered cocktails (all good) hors d'ouvres, entrees and desserts. Some were good, some just weren't as good as in the past. Noise level was deafening by the end of our dinner so we fled.
Great food and service! Perfect portion sizes. Excellent wine list.
The menu is eclectic, and delicious. They have gluten free, and vegan options. Desserts sound very unusual, but so amazing. I do find it a little odd that you have to ask for salt and pepper though, there are none on any of the tables. The decor is beautiful, definitely a hidden gem in Lake Bluff
Inovasi was great! It was perfect for our work lunch celebration. The ambiance was beautiful and cozy with the fireplace on a snowy day, and the food options were eclectic, but not too exotic so there was something for everyone.
Food is on point and it goes a long way to cover the crappy service. If your goal is to be ignored and want to watch the chef / owner get drunk and make an idiot of himself this is the place for you! Just make sure you sit on the bar side so you can watch it all go down. With proper leadership this place could be so much more.
The food, presentation and service were exceptional! We will definitely be returning!
Food very good. Service too. Atmosphere very open and airy. Perfect for a Fri afternoon lunch.
Nashville Hot shrimp was tasty, but not spicy. Maybe there is a way to dial up/down the heat. I did not ask. Really like this place though.
Great food and great service.
As always amazing food and great atmosphere
Been a long time since last visit. This time was even better. Great experience and hope to be back soon.
Absolutely fantastic food
once again, inovasi outdoes itself with wonderful service and food that somehow is even better than the service. You feel like you're family. Even though it was crazy busy because of Valentine's Day, the staff was friendly, smiled, and make sure our experience was top-notch. When you visit, make sure to leave room for dessert!
We had such an amazing dining experience!!!! The food and the ambience was amazing and the best part was that the owner hosted us for dinner. THIS IS MY FAVORITE RESTAURANT AND WE ALWAYS GO THERE FOR SPECIAL OCCASIONS!!!
Everything was impeccable. The fact that it was Valentine's Day, I expected a little effort to show a hint of the special occasion in the decor.
Outstanding restaurant with great small plates. Service Was flawless. Mussels were to die for.
I never get tired of going to Inovasi. The food is wonderful and the staff is outstanding. Every single person I encounter makes me feel like I am the most important customer they have every served!
The staff at Inovasi are exceptional! This is my favorite spot to meet a friend for drinks. We often stop after work, sit in the bar and have a glass or two of wine and catch up. The servers are always attentive without being intrusive or pushy and are so extremely friendly. Thanks for always being so welcoming!!
As always we had an amazing dining experience at Inovasi. We were celebrating our friend being cancer free and John was so nice and he gave us all free desserts!!!
Inovasi offers various sized plates of delicious, locally sourced, mostly gluten free options. We always enjoy our visits.
Could not have the menu so ordered ala carte. Very loud. Service was pleasant but we had to ask to have our 1 water bottle filled several times. Food was very salty
Loved the Skuna Salmon with risotto and kale. Very mild, fresh tasting salmon. Wonderful upscale wine list, which works so well with chef's menu. Hard to find such great food and great wine pairings in any other suburban restaurant.