Inovasi

4.7
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Inovasi is a contemporary american restaurant that blurs the lines between casual and upscale dining. We believe in a natural harmony and honesty in every dish we prepare and work with local farms in our community to hand-select the freshest of sustainable ingredients to be used at our restaurant. Our wish is for you to experience the uncompromised quality of these ingredients that help create a layered depth and richness of flavors in the food we serve.

Specials

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

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

We are featuring an a la carte menu with some special New Year's Eve offerings.

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

What 1466 People Are Saying
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4.7
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4.6
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OT
Las Vegas
27 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Amazing restaurant, impeccable service by our waitstaff Juan.Wine list very good .Food excellent!

EK
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We come back to Inovasi frequently for good food, prepared as ordered! Servers are courteous, knowledgeable and deferential.

L
London
31 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific delicious lovely menu in a great surrounding. Creative and just scrumptious

LF
Chicago
35 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We eat at a lot of well-regarded restaurants throughout the North Shore, and we've concluded that Inovasi has the most consistently excellent food. On our most recent visit, my wife - who's very fussy about her fish - absolutely raved about her mahi mahi, and I loved my tri-tip in a bed of light mashed potatoes. We shared the beet salad, which was outstanding. And our waiter, Juan, could not have been more personable. Before dinner, we had a drink in the bar, where the bartender was very pleasant and made an excellent dirty Bombay Sapphire martini. On top of all that, the rest of the staff, including the hostess, were very warm and made us feel very welcome.

DV
Boise
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service

EK
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Efficient and knowledgeable staff, excellent food, nice ambience. Will definitely return!!

DV
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food and great wine list. The waiter really knew a lot about how everything was prepared, and was very friendly and helpful.

LP
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service! Highly recommend!

AM
Minneapolis
23 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful restaurant with above average food. Such a gem in Lake Bluff. Chef John has done a wonderful job. Adam our server was amazing too! Hope to plan another visit soon!

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

It was great. Realized they did not acknowledge it was an anniversary til we left. I wish I would have said something. It was our guests not ours.

PS
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Michelin level dining without needing to go into a big city. I don’t know why Chef John des Rosiers chooses to grace the Northern Chicago suburbs with his brilliance but I’m thankful he does.


If you are a North shore foodie, look no further.

I have never walked out of Inovasi disappointed, unless being sad the meal inevitability had to end counts!

B
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Four of us had a very nice dinner on Wednesday evening. The squash soup was excellent. I had the crunchy salmon roll which was very good. One of us had the calamari which was also good. Please add chocolate gelato or ice cream to the menu.

BL
Chicago
33 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

local/neighborhood "gem"..........i think i would eat everything on the menu........great Chef cooking with good ingredients...........one of the best restaurants in the far north suburbs/lake county.....

BS
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love trying different dishes every time we come here!

OT
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had 10 people for dinner. Service and food all great.

T
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very interesting and healthy food selections, compared to what is available locally. The food quality and choices are like city dining in the suburbs

CD
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An excellent restaurant: serving food with great flavors. Also, the staff was very good with suggesting options to avoid food allergies.

MJ
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food. Fresh ingredients. Interesting recipes. And love that they offer small portion sizes so u can try more things!

AF
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lisa went out of her way to accommodate us and ensure a great experience for us.

MY
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food1service5ambience3

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!!

N
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

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.

ME
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

E
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

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.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

b
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food& service. Nice bar scene too. Great people watching inside & outside with windows in bar& dining room.

S
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall2food1service2ambience1

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.

F
Chicago
26 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was outstanding and service was excellent. I had Salmon and it was fresh and perfect. Dessert was chocolate and delicious.

WA
Chicago
200 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience3

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.

l
Chicago
29 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

NR
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

B
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

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.

OT
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner!

WA
Chicago
200 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Inovasi continues to offer a exceptional food in a casual, hometown setting. Service was also strong.

GK
Chicago
119 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

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.

RM
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great experience at Inovasi. The server was very knowledgeable and the food was delicious. Will definitely go back again.

RC
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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.

F
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service!

K
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’m never disappointed when we dine here. It’s a special place. Five stars!

F
Vancouver
13 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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 !!!