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 2 per table)
Terms and Conditions:
Valid For: 1 - 20 people
Starts: February 7, 2019
Ends: February 8, 2118
Availability: Fri-Sat 8:15PM-9:30PM
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!
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.
Fantastic food creatively prepared. New additions to the menu often keeps things interesting. Wait staff is great...super great! My neighborhood place. Love it.
Always a fantastic experience! Great food and excellent selection of draft beers and wines.
Went to Innovasi on Saturday and was reminded yet again of why it has become our favorite restaurant. Every time we go, we are always even more impressed than the last time. We now exclusively order the tasting menu and have never been anything less than blown out of the water by the assortment of delicious dishes which we are given. The wine pairings are also just remarkable. Service is meticulous...all of the staff know their menu and the stories and ingredients behind the dishes from heart, and show such enthusiasm and love for the restaurant and food. We look forward to our visits eagerly because we know that every time we come, we will be surprised and pleased with perfectly balanced dishes, things we never thought of putting together but which mesh perfectly, and of course absolutely perfectly cooked food. If I could, I would absolutely have the Innovasi tasting menu every week. It could never get old!
I cannot recommend Innovasi more highly.
Food was good, but on the pricey side. Our waiter was great, however we were his last table of the night and he cut out as soon as we paid. We never got a receipt and nobody else was able to pull one up for us. As it was a business dinner, that was key.
This was truly a one of kind experience. Three of us ate and decided to order the chef special seven course meal. It was beyond excellent. The waiter Juan was spectacular. He was attentive and made the night amazing. One of the best servers we have ever had. The sushi is outstanding. It was the best we have ever eaten. Food is amazing. The owner/chef is unreal. He makes the best risotto. Food was bursting with flavor as well as drinks. The campfire drink comes with rosemary garnish that they burn in front of you. The manager delivers each dish and shares the ingredients so you are aware of all of the flavors. This restaurant experience is one of a kind. A night to remember. We will be back.
Recommend the chicken and the tri-tips, both of which were excellent! The shaved Brussels sprouts salad was huge - could be shared by at least two, maybe three. Very nice home-made ice creams for dessert.
Great food and atmosphere
We ate here about a year ago and it was excellent in every expect.... Second visit last week not so much. Hostess was preoccupied when we approached, she then took us to a smallest table possible. We noticed that most tables were open, she seemed bothered when we asked to be by the fireplace. Our waitress was not very good... She was not polite and took time to answer questions. She gave us the impression she was disturbed serving our table, odd personality. Food was good enough. Beer selection is great, good cocktails and wine. Compared to other restaurants they are marked higher-than-average. Restaurant is clean but no spirit and low energy. Didn't notice any bus help and the table was never cleared until we paid and asked. Overall, we felt slightly disappointed when we left and commented that we probably won't come back.
This is just a observation... It seems when you have an all around great experience at a restaurant, there is a visible manager checking and filling voids where needed. Things like... Bringing your drinks if the wait staff is backed up, taking plates away when walking by, asking how your meal tastes, helping wait staff when needed. I don't recall seeing anyone that resembled a manager at this restaurant. They might have been in another area, but I didn't notice them in our area which was the main dining area.
Ice tea was cloudy. We pointed it out. Server shrugged. After a taste sent ice tea back. It was bad....
Got a new glass of ice tea after it was brewed ... halfway thru meal. It was not complimentary.
My guest could not eat chicken on her cobb salad because it tasted funny. So $16 for lettuce and avacado...
Place was empty. No wonder. Will not be back
Always enjoy the ambiance, cocktails and food!
Inovasi is one of the best!
I think this is the best quality food and best menu in the area. The prices are very good. It is obvious that a Chef runs the show here.
An underrated restaurant year after year. Food is always good to great. Cocktail menu and offering is spot on. Just a good overall place. Ambience is good to great but not spectacular.
Overall a fine place to dine and catch up with friends after lots of family holiday gatherings.
I don't write restaurant reviews, but Inovasi is worth an exception.
After a couple of experiences with their tasting menu, I can say with confidence that the chef is creative, the food is delicious, and the waiter (Adam) is as knowledgeable and passionate about the food he's serving as any waiter I've met.
If you're considering it, this place is worth a try.
Pretty room in back, with a fireplace. Service was fine, the lunch crowd was thin, but he didn’t pester us. The kale pistachio salad was good, the fried calamari on top was dry and awful. Server didn’t question why it was all left in the bowl, nor did I volunteer my dissatisfaction, mostly because I was focused on conversation with my friend.
Soooooooo yummy and our favorite place to go for everything!!!!!
Excellent dinner with many exceptional entrees. Well worth our visit. Will return
Amazing service with Adam, great food and always a great atmosphere, especially around the holidays with the lights in Lake Bluff and within the restaurant.
We love Inovasi and were excited to bring out of town guests there. As always, the food was creative and delicious. Our one disappointment was our server. She was efficient but not at all helpful or engaging. Since they offer small plates and entrees, an explanation of this would have been helpful. We also would have appreciated suggestions.
We had tried their Mexican Restaurant next door and liked it so this time we hit the fancy side. We odered the bread and it was really good. For dinner we ordered the grouper, pasta and steak. All were pretty decent .
We had a bad experience last Friday 12/14. After corresponding with management we returned for another attempt. Adam, the server,a true professional, the appetizers and main courses were exceptional! The dining experience exceeded our expectations! Thank you!
I'm a regular, and always have a nice meal in a pleasant environment!
We love Inovasi. The food & ambience have always been wonderful. Our waiters have always been wonderful until our most recent visit. The waiter (she) disappeared for long stretches of time . She seemed scattered & fragmented. Perhaps she had too many tables? I'm not sure what the problem was. The experience was highly disconcerting.
My new favorite restaurant. The food is beyond amazing. And the service was wonderful too.
Great restaurant in the Lake Forest /Lake Bluff area. Situated in the Quaint Lake Bluff Down Town square. Wonderful menu extensive wine list. Across the street from the Lake Bluff Brew pub. A definite thumbs up
Lovely place to gather with friends. Highly recommend.
Offered bar top seating, noise level was extreme. If you like being in a high school cafeteria-noises level - rude management if you complain and depart then Inovasi is your place
We live walking distance away and dine at the restaurant 1 to 2 times a month. The food is good and the wait staff is normally professional and attentive. The bar seating can very loud, especially on weekend nights.
Awesome as always - the menu changes with the seasons so we stop by regularly :)