Market House will continue our tradition of offering a three course fixed price menu from 10:00am to 3:00pm on Mother's Day. Larger parties or those not seeing the times they prefer should inquire directly. A special a la carte dinner menu will be served from 4pm to 7pm.
Sunday, May 13, 2018
Market House will continue our tradition of offering a three course fixed price menu of Easter and brunch favorites serving from 10:00am to 4:00pm. Larger parties or those not seeing the times they prefer should inquire directly. There will be no dinner service. We look forward to welcoming you.
Sunday, April 1, 2018
Lunch with friend
Excellent food with service to match. Our waitress was great. The food was fresh and very tasty.
We so enjoyed our meal at the Market House. The food was excellent and they easily accommodated our party of 8 while we celebrated our daughter’s graduation from Navy Basic Training. The service was wonderful and attentive. My only issue was the fairly overpriced wine list. I am familiar with many of the selections and the pricing was some of the highest I’d ever seen. Otherwise, it was a wonderful experience that I’d recommend to anyone looking for a lovely meal.
Great place at the bar to ca ch up with old friends and conduct some casual business. The old fashion is amazing. I had the kale and pumpkin salad with chicken. Great! Also had the crispy shrimp as an app. Very good. I’ll be back!
Made reservation asking for quiet table by the fireplace. Came at 5pm and did not get closest table by the fire. Disappointed. Halfway through our meal, they seated a table of 6-8 women right next to us who were having a girls night out and we’re loud and obnoxious. It dampened our evening and caused us to leave early. Would have loved to have stayed for a dessert and after dinner drink, but the women were way too loud. I would have thought the restaurant would have respected our wishes for a quiet table by the fire. Not sure this will be the place we go next time to meet friends.
We sat in the bar area which is very quaint. The food was delicious and our server was great and had great suggestions. We would definitely go back!
It was another lovely evening at Market House. My date asked about a dish the waiter suggested, he said ‘its good, try it, if you don’t like it send it back’. I ordered another dish he spoke well of, the lobster shrimp scampi. In the end we both liked the scampi very much and had her order exchanged for that. No fuss at all and a great evening.
Wonderful lunch menu, great crab cakes, salmon salad. Great service and nice decor. Noise is a factor, but the food makes it worthwhile.
We waited 20 minutes to get asked if we would like something to drink and then another 20 minutes to get our drinks. We then waited 10-15 minutes to get our food order taken. He didn’t stop to ask us if we needed any other drinks nor did he refill our water. We’re not picky nor are we complainers but the service was very poor and it was unfortunate because the food was great.
Service was very friendly, but slow
Steak was extra peppery so be careful
Very good valentines day dinner. Very good food & service.
This is one of the very few nice restaurants in Lake Forest. Prices are not outlandish, the food is good and there is good value for what one gets. It is a good restaurant if one wants to sit down, be served and talk with your dining partner. Surprisingly, there is little else in this category in Lake Forest. The patio in the summer looks really great.
Restaurant was empty when we arrived, and we were told the kitchen would close at 2:30 (the time of our reservation which was made via Open Table). Nevertheless, we had a very nice time and the service was excellent. We'll call to confirm if we happen to schedule another late lunch. Thanks.
Great service, beautiful restaurant.
I cannot recall when I have ever experienced such poor service. I never, ever complain, but it was ridiculous. Our server never looked our way; he never turned his head to scan the room! Other service staff had to do extra work to tell him to refill Diet Coke, etc. I never was given a coffee refill. Spoke with hostess/manager, who was directing the room. She never once asked what was wrong and waved her hands and said, “It’s all good; it’s all good.” “Come again and it will be good.” I have been a good customer of Market House, but will not return.
Good food and excellent service! I always enjoy my meals at Market House and return often with friends and family.
Market House on the Square has a nice location relative to Lake Forest College and is well-liked by the locals. We took our son there for dinner while visiting. The interior is very nice and well layed out. The food was decent, not great. The Bistro Steak was not well prepared and was dry. I had the special which was Striped Bass. This was well prepared and tasty. Outside of the special I was having difficulty selecting off the menu. The service was thoughtful. That said, there was nothing outstanding about the restaurant and we will seek out other options next time we are in the area. As a matter of fact, we are taking the Metra to downtown Chicago for different options tonight.
I want to like this place . Great location fun outdoor space goregous indoor space but food is why we come and.... every time
I come I say never again . $24 for a piece of sole, quiche was a runny mess . Salmon salad was good and service attentive . If they can improve food it will be a hit by food just isn’t good.
So nice to be back at my favorite table in the bar. The cozy atmosphere was perfect for a winters night.
My guest is from Austria, and he ordered the pate. He absolutely loved it and made it his main course!
As for me, that kale and pumpkin salad with a chicken breast added is hands down a favorite!
Oh! And Caymus by the glass....yes please
Burger didn't taste good at all, fries good. Need better menu
Great food, great wine and excellent service. Our go-to place for dinner. Great service as usual. Will be back again this week.
Great salmon salad! Beautiful ambiance sitting next to the warm fire....
The food was delicious. The staff was very friendly. The portion sizes were great.
Food is delicious and creative seasonal selections; great cocktails; excellent wines by the glass and Wednesday are half price bottles (great selection); staff is wonderful.
Market House is our go-to local restaurant -- always good, always comfy, always classy. I do wish it would stay open an hour later than it does on weeknights.
Love your expanded new menu!
We made our res several wks prior to new year. We arrived promptly at 6pm. The main dining room was nearly empty yet we were taken into the far back room & seated in a cramped corner. We asked to be moved to the main dining room but were told the room was reserved for reservations which reminded hostess we did have. Finally moved into main dining room & once again moved into tight corner. The main dining room was still only about 1/2 way filled when we left. Food was great but we felt that we were being punished - seated in the corners;)
Market House on the Square is a great restaurant for getting together with family and friends to celebrate a special occasion, or no occasion at all! Service was prompt and professional and the food very tasty. We didn't feel rushed at all. Great atmosphere, especially around the winter holidays.
Great food and amazing service. Love this place. Food is tasty. Had the pork belly schnitzel. It was a surprise and delicious.
Great service, great food and terrific ambiance. Highly recommended.
I am a lifelong resident of the area and have visited this restaurant several times and under various owners. My last experience a year ago was mediocre at best, but, like many others who've recently reviewed this restaurant, my recent visit was even more disappointing. While the service was swift and cordial, our food was awful and, for what it was, very overpriced. My popcorn shrimp appetizer was greasy and tasteless, although the spicy mayo dip did give it a little zip. The club sandwich I ordered was horribly dry and almost inedible: the toast was so hard I had to dismantle the sandwich and try to get at least a little nourishment from the meat. The kettle chips that came with my sandwich were very ordinary, and the rest of our party gave similar thumbs-down ratings to their meals.... This location remains one of the most charming in all of greater Chicago, during the holidays and in summer as well. PLEASE, can't someone improve the cuisine ??!!
Great experience, as always! Nice new menu, but Please bring back the bread pudding 😊
Disappointing experience. Normally food and service is good, however, our server was very slow and even forgot to bring a drink order. Food was average at best. I'll give it another shot, but if we have the same experience, probably won't come back for dinner.
Waited excessively for drinks. Received salads before drinks were ready. Two waiters for at least 15 tables was insufficient staffing for a Friday night. Food was good, but given price point, we expected better service.
Everything was fantastic. First time here for brunch. Started with the bloody mary. It was tasty with a scrumptious piece of bacon. For appetizers we chose the liver pate and the crispy shrimp. The liver pate was amazing as always. Our 2 year old grandson loved it. Our first time with the crispy shrimp and it was great. We will be ordering that again for sure. I had the chicken hash which was delicious. All in all this was an amazing brunch and we are planning on taking more of our friends for the experience.
Food was average but setting and service were wonderful. If they would improve the food then this place would be stellar.
We love this place. Food is great and our waitress (wish I knew her name) was also great.
One of the consistently best restaurants on the North Shore. Great summer outdoor dining!
Really enjoyed all of our dishes with their unique tastes prepared to perfection. I also appreciated their having a large cube for my Glenfedich.
Our service was attentive without any hovering.
Lunch was delicious, as usual. This is definitely my go-to neighborhood place for a meal with a friend. Lots of healthy options, plus irresistible everything else if you’re looking to indulge. Menu changes seasonally and the chef gets his produce from his own local ILLINOIS farm. Staff is nice and helpful. Very welcoming.