Market House on the Square

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$30 and under
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Bustling neighborhood gem. Serving seasonal farm to table dishes in a lively setting either the cozy bar, dining room with fireplace or porch which in summer is open air. Whenever possible we open our beautiful patio adjacent to the town square. The beverage program features classic and craft cocktails, extensive wine by the quartino and locally focused craft beer.

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.

Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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American, Contemporary American, Farm-to-table
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Hours of operation
We are open for lunch Monday-Friday from 11:00 am-2:30 pm. We reopen Monday-Thursday for dinner from 5:00 pm-8:00 pm. Friday and Saturday we reopen for cocktails at 4:30 pm and dinner from 5:00 pm to 9:00. Saturday we serve our lunch menu with brunch specialties from 11:00 am- 2:30 pm. Sundays we are closed, however we will be open Mothers Day and Easter Sunday. Check our website for special holiday hours.
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Phone number
(847) 234-8800
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Dan Marquis
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Private party facilities
In the heart of downtown Lake Forest, overlooking historic Market Square, The Market House offers many private dining spaces which can accommodate groups from 6 to as large as 70. We provide the perfect ambiance for your next event, business or social, informal or elegant.
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Private party contact
Nina Abuja: (855) 401-6926
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Cross street
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Parking details
Parking is available across the street from the restaurant.
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Public transit
Lake Forest Metra
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine