Market House on the Square
The dining room has a warm clubby vibe while the bar is welcoming and cozy. In warm weather there is no place as beautiful as the 80 seat patio that also offers comfortable lounge seating to enjoy a cocktail.
The five private dining spaces are the ideal location for business meetings and dinners, family celebrations, rehearsal dinners and showers.
Monthly special dinners include summer Pig Roasts and wine dinners.
Mother's Day Menus & Specials
We honor Mothers with a special three course fixed price brunch as well as early dinner. Please call the restaurant if you are a larger party or if you do not see the time you prefer.
Sunday, May 12, 2019
They have changed the menu. With limited offerings, check the updates before you book.
We had a reservation, but the high school-ish hostess seated us in the bar by the bathroom because the dining room had reservations (note again, we had a reservation). We found out later through this app she didn't check us in through our reservation. They corrected the booking after I called later.
We were seated promptly. Our waitress was attentive without being obtrusive and the food was delicious.
Great service, food quality is also great. Love to sit outside when it’s nice at this restaurant when it’s warm enough.
The food was excellent and the service even better. Amazing dirty martinis with blue cheese olives. The shaved brussel sprouts are delicious especially with the filet. We love this place and the people who work here!!!
This is a charming restaurant in a lovely area. The staff was very accommodating, the noise level was very low the wait staff was efficient and friendly and the food was delicious.
Restaurant is in a convenient location. Orders initially were improperly fulfilled (wrong side dishes, etc.) but that was corrected, after dishes were delivered to the wrong guests at the table. Noise level was high at first, but abated as the lunch hour came to an end. Food was good. $100 with tip for 4 at lunch (2 had burgers), no alcohol.
I had the Salmon salad. The salmon was good but the salad was boring. It was mainly cabbage. The carrot cake was not moist. We shared it and even so we all left most of the small piece we had.
Fantastic lunch with a good friend! They're really getting it right in the kitchen--excellent crab cake and fish tacos. And the service was perfect--attentive but lenient (we just about closed the place!) Happy to make this our go-to-place in Lake Forest once again.
Beat service I have experienced in recent memory!!
Nice evening - good meal - nice service and atmosphere.
Delicious food and amazing staff!
Love the inviting cozy decor.
The service was great... Ready with options. And the food was delicious... Made as ordered... Well done!!!
The occasion was Valentine’s dinner with my husband of 30+y. Our server Elisa (I hope I have the right person; she is Latina) was the best part of the evening; she was attentive and personable! My meal: lobster bisque was too salty; lobster pot pie was salty, lean on vegetables, pie crust was thick and hard; hand-made vanilla bean ice cream needed more vanilla. My husband enjoyed his meal: crab cake, open-faced reuben, hand-made maple bourbon ice cream. I have had better meals at this restaurant when it involved a catered holiday meal.
Hamburger was way overpriced. First time I had unidentifiable chewy stuff on top a burger
Great service, nice and varied menu lovely environment . I highly recommend this restaurant.
Feedback from our group was that the menu was limited. This was of particular issue when the fish that two people in our party were planning to get was out.
This is our new Go-To place when visiting our son at college! Great service, fantastic food, quiet with perfect ambiance!
Tracy was a fantastic server! Both entrees (swordfish and salmon) exceeded expectations. Shrimp appetizer was light and perfect. Good cocktails.
3rd time here since we moved to the area. I love supporting local restaurants but this place is just bad.
Failed on many levels and won’t be back.
Last night's dinner at Market House was perfection. The goat cheese brûlée was inspired-- can't recommend it highly enough. The peppercorn swordfish, topped with onion rings, was delicious. The salmon, my go-to main course, never disappoints. We ate in the bar room, where the atmosphere is lively and casual but the noise level is low enough to carry on a conversation. Once again, we left the Market House happy and well fed.
This place is consistant with food and service. Menu is creative and had many options. One of our favorites!
This is a special place. Great people and food.
Celebrated a Birthday- had 5:00 pm reservations on a Sat. night. What a wonderful time we
had!! Our server "Tina" was awesome and made our experience so nice. The food was
delish and we were easily accommodated when making a few changes to our entrees.
We will be returning soon.
Always a reliable quality experience. The Amish Chicken was great
The experience is always good at the Market House. Portions are reserved, but appropriate. The engagement is positive. It is worth your time to visit.
Wonderful menu with great healthy selections. Excellent service and always a beautiful atmosphere!
All good except crab cake was cold. Had to send back. Next one that came out was just ok.
Very accommodating to our requests. Food and service were great.
Market House is very convenient in downtown Lake Forest. We've eaten there numerous times, and will go back again. It's good - not great - but usually very reliable. Good idea to have reservations - other people seem to like it, too!
We have been coming to Market House since it opened. Friday, we had the best dining experience. Our server was knowledge and engaging. Seriously the best Manhattan ever. My guest had the chicken pot pie and I had a new menu item.. braised beef with pappardelle. Finished with carrot cake. Thank you Market House...we will be back!
Between work lunches and family dinners, I’m there quite often, and they’ve never disappointed. See you again soon!
Cocktails , coffee and the service were exceptional. The food was very good. Would recommend!!
Our party of 4 decided to try and make reservations for New Years Eve at a close location in Lake Forest. We felt lucky to get one for 7:00pm. A perfect time to enjoy a nice meal, and enjoy each other's company not too far from home. The cozy atmosphere was perfect. Wait staff did pretty well. Food was just okay for what they charge. I would recommend trying their Lunch, maybe it would be less costly. After our waitress told us their specials, we were surprised how extremely expensive prices they were!! (Maybe it was because it was NYE, not sure). But after ing hearing that, we decided to order off the regular menu. Like I said, our meals were okay. Nothing special for the price.
This restaurant is a regular of ours! We have always enjoyed it! Tonight, New Years Eve, service and food was a disaster! Two of us ordered from the specials, two from the regular menu! The entrees came about 20 minutes longer than normal. The special Prime Rib which was ordered medium rare, came out medium to well done. When one party asked to return it, they came back and said it was sold out. This is after the hostess seating us shared that they had 20 cancellations in the last hour???? Yes they comped a meal and a round of drinks, but that doesn't matter to us, money is AND was not the issue tonight, enjoying a delicious meal and celebrating the new year was what we hoped for!!! I think it will be a long time before we return 😕
Wonderful local ambience serving delicious, fresh food!
Great food, got there early but it does fill up fast. A bit hard to find on the GPS, but plenty of parking.
The Market House has consistently good food and service, an interesting menu and an awesome Cowboy buger. Excellent wine list and well done bar drinks.
Excellent quality food and a nice range of choices. The Amish chicken and the BBQ meatloaf were wonderful -- we would order these again. Very good salad (fig and pear) too. We also enjoyed the relaxed and elegant atmosphere.
We had Christmas Eve lunchtime reservations. The food was BETTER than I remembered!! Everyone had different entrees. The Crabcake was delicious. It came with a nice little salad. My husband had the Meatloaf sandwich and LOVED it! My sister had the quiche, with Zuchinni fritters ~ So Yummy!!