Lavergne's Tavern

4.5
117 Reviews
$30 and under
American

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Great Beer
Lavergne’s Tavern opened in June, 2016 at the corner of Windsor and East Avenues in the old Garv’s Inn location, a staple in Berwyn since the ’60s.

The tin ceiling and hardwood floors are restored, and the storied Garv’s Inn bar is rebuilt from scratch using reclaimed black walnut. A combination of high-top bar seating and lower tables help keep the atmosphere friendly to both families and those looking to join a date or friends for a night out.

Led by Executive Chef, Mark Downing, the menu is accessible but elevated. Items are priced from $6-$9 for shareable appetizers to entrées at around $14-$16. The Italian Beef Egg Roll, filled with Italian beef, giardiniera, spicy queso, Monterey jack cheese, and au jus dipping sauce is, in one customer’s words, “life changing.”

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 117 people are saying
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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RosalisM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall1food5service1ambience4

No point of reserva

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Celebrating a birthday

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TonyN
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience1

It was way over crowded and did not adhere to state COVID guidelines. The bar had every seat occupied, the eating area had nearly every table occupied and there was no social distancing at all. The music was loud and club-like, making eating and talking difficult so people were talking loudly, maskless in close proximity. Though the staff wore masks, patrons walked around freely without face coverings. If it weren't for the quality of the food, this would be a two star review. Perhaps it was a bad night but just not worth it for the $$ and distance traveled.

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DonnaT
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect! Service, location, drinks, & especially their food! Felt very safe, everyone wore a mask. We sat outside.

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Inarable
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Was seated on the Patio which was very nice. The bees loved my smoked salmon just as much as I did.
Service was very slow. Not enough staff.
Going inside to visit the restroom and considering all the "safety" procedures that were posted on line and in the restaurant I was shocked to see a group with two 8 - 10 top tables all occupied and the tables were very close to each other as were the customers seated. It was very congested I had to squeeze past the group to get to the restroom. It was weird that the rest of the restaurant was empty!
Also, I thought as of last week Pritzker said patrons were to keep their masks at all times except when physically eating or drinking. ??

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JM22
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience3

The food is excellent. Everything was super good. The service not so much and the drinks weren’t good for a tavern/bar type of place. Our party ordered a variety and majority of us weren’t that happy with how they were made and they didn’t even have basic beer that every place always has.

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vipLisaA
Chicago
28 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were out on the patio - was a beautiful day and the food / service was great.
We will definitely be back!

GJ
vipGJS185
Chicago
57 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, good atmosphere and wonderful service

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Mimi
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect for a low key get together with friends. We always have great service— whether it’s a date night, a family dinner, or drinks with friends. Wonderful neighborhood spot!

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DebbieM
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sunday brunch is great. Variety of items. Churro Sundae is delicious!!

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HoratioI
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The only issue I had was I requested I High top table and it was not reserved. Had to wait at the bar for about an hour which was wasn't terrible but was not expecting to have to wait.

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vipilltexzona
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great fun night!

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DebbieM
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great Sunday brunch menu! There were 4 in our group and we each ordered something different. Everyone enjoyed the food.

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MeganH
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This was our first time eating at Lavergne's and we will definitely return! I liked the variety the menu offered The chipotle chicken tinga tacos were delicious! My husband had the Nashville Hot Chicken sandwich and he thought it was very good. Drinks were spot on as well. My kids were happy with their kids meals too! This place was very busy on a Friday evening and I'm glad I made a reservation. I highly recommend making a reservation ahead of time if possible. This is a great neighborhood location!

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CarlH
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great location and pub atmosphere. Place was hopping!

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vipliketoeat
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Friendly service and good food. Fish tacos and Cuban sandwich were very good. We had the brownie for dessert which was very good too!

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Pegm
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Not your everyday pub burger - fun twists on classics- 6 of us enjoyed it all! Fun night!

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OakParkFoodie
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Aside from there being an error on our bill, it was a great meal. Attentive service, tasty food and beer.

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MargaretK
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Quick efficient service. Tasty food! Even my parents were happy and well fed!

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vipAmandaA
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

This is very family friendly and we are regulars at Laverne's! My children love eating dinner here, and the chef is always willing to modify meals from the regular menu to make it "picky eater" friendly for my kids. We love that we can support our neighborhood businesses. Food and cocktails are great! Wine choices not my favorites, but beer is great!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great staff, good food and reasonably price drinks.

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vipJackieB
Chicago
41 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Oktoberfest menu is fun. Great beer. Big pretzel is delicious. ( with mustard & cheese). German Apple strudel with ice cream amazing. Good service. Right down the street from the fest

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StaceyH
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience2

I would recommend because the food was good and the waiter was excellent. The issue I had was with our seating. I have been here before and I dread these tables in the back that no one ever wants. Well we got one of these tables. They are horrible and cramped. You cant fit into it comfortably and you are almost sitting on the back of the person behind you. We had 5 and the table behind us had 6 people and 2 very young kids. The people refused to move in their chairs because they were there first and the woman made snide comments about our size. The tension made for a very uncomfortable situation. We tried to have our table moved to a more open space and we were told a party of 25 was coming in so we couldn’t move. I understand you have to set up for the 25 pp, but they arrived as we were leaving and we were there for a good 90 min. Only because we had to wait for the people at the other table to leave so we could spread out, finally catch up with each other and talk. I wouldn’t recommend this brunch over 2 people due to the noise level and those tables are ridiculous. Also being cramped into a corner with no air conditioning was the topper for this visit, I had to fan myself with the menu. It did kick on 15 min. Before we left.

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Reets
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

My hard to please vegan sister asked for her leftovers to be boxed. My corned beef skillet was superb. Service was attentive but unobtrusive.

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BrankaM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

I really want to support local businesses, but my last few times have been less than stellar at the restaurant. We were treated like we were having a favor bestowed on us for eating there. The food was ok, the service meh. This is quite a change from when they first opened.

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AaronW
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All around great experience, would definitely go back.

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Beegee
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience2

We were with friends, and none will be returning due to the abysmal service. Other waiters had to step in twice, and this still left us wanting throughout our meal.

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auram
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff is great, the food is taste and the drinks are bomb what else can you ask for.

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vipMicheleR
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience3

The food was decent option for the area. The service needs to be tightened up. I have been there twice and its taken forever to get our order in including drinks (and this is bar so...come on). The wait staff didn't show up the last time when there were only 2 other guests in our section. Yet there were 10 people milling about that appeared to be employees. Seems ridiculous to have to walk over to the hostess to get served.

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RobertT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We enjoyed our evening at LaVergnes. Our waitress was very helpful and checked on us often to see if we needed anything.
The food was awesome. I had a most delicious steak salad while the others enjoyed their steak sandwiches.
The only downside to our visit was the noise level. It was ridiculous! There was a small baby shower in the other room and the table nearby was very loud!
I would come back however.

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vipConnoisseur78
Chicago
32 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Had another great experience at Lavergne's. My wife and I treated my best friend and his wife to dinner there, and it did not disappoint. The appetizers were great, including buffalo wings that, while a little overcooked, were delicious with the sauce. The shishito peppers were good, as well as the Italian beef egg rolls. Then our entrees were just as good, with us trying the steak, a burger, the fish, and a chicken sandwich. We ordered a bottle of wine and enjoyed it all. Can't wait to go back.

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KimberlyJ
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

took my girls there for the first time they loved it!! great service great food. a little too cold, but good times

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
28 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Went for early dinner; service was prompt and professional; menu had great variety; nice wine selection. We had potstickers, lamb tacos and Laverne burger - all really, really good!

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vipForester
Chicago
26 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Very loud. Hard to even hear waiter. They did turn down music at our request.

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SarahB
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is my favorite place. Everyone that works there is amazing! The food is delicious and we always feel welcomed!

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Linny
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and noisy enough to bring young kids with!

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
5 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good food and good service

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vipbettys
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went with my daughter, shares the avocado bruschetta which was outstanding!! Also had the warm brownie dessert which was fabolous!

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vipBerwynBungalow
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall2food2service5ambience2

Service takes forever, the food delivery is not timed, the servers are always in the weeds. Only go here if you want to have drinks.

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DanielH
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The El Diablo was spicy; loved it. For Mother's Day it was a hit. The Food and Service was excellent. We had quite a bit of the menu to share. Everyone loved the food.
Cheers,

FAQs

Lavergne's Tavern does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Lavergne's Tavern also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (708) 956-7405.

Lavergne's Tavern is rated 4.5 stars by 117 OpenTable diners.

Lavergne's Tavern does offer gift cards which you can purchase here http://lavergnes.com/shop/.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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