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“This hidden gem, nestled along the tracks with a pretty flower-laden courtyard for dining, is one to put on regular rotation. Modern and chic, the dining room, with its rotating art selections, dark wood seating and black leather half-banquettes that sit below an inset circular ceiling, is a great place for power lunches and weekend dates. The lounge, which is separated from the dining room by a state of the art glass wine room, is perfect for grabbing quick bites and craft cocktails. As for the food, it's hard to lose. Among starters, the crab cakes and margherita flatbread are rivaled by a French onion soup that's better than what you find at most French bistros. An absolute must to follow is the cedar plank salmon, cloaked in a teriyaki glaze and served with grilled asparagus and shoestring potatoes. The steaks, ribs and bourbon-glazed pork chop are no slouches either, especially when paired with a glass of wine from the extensive but approachable wine list.”
Lake Forest, IL 60045
American, Steak, Seafood
Hours of Operation:
Mon–Thu 11:30 am–9:00 pm
Fri, Sat 11:30 am–10:30 pm
Western and Laurel
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Our comfortable bar becomes quite the meeting place on the weekends when our talented performers entertain in the lounge. Performers include, Marjorie Stroud, Predrag, Dave Allen and Warren Beck.
We prepare and serve food for all types of events, occasions and functions. From an up-scale lavish event to the more casual and less formal affairs, the food and service is a critical component to having a successful event, making our role very important. Let us bring the success to your next event.
Our corner location makes street parking a breeze; in addition we have garage parking available on nights and now offering valet parking friday and saturday on the weekends.
We are located right near the Lake Forest Metra train station.
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Please visit http://mlgchicago.com/specials/ for daily specials!
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MLG Ratings and Reviews
This was my first visit to MLG and will NOT be my last. Everything was perfect from start to finish!! The sweet potato chips were delicious and my lightly grilled grouper was a real treat as grouper isn't on to many restaurants menus. My friend who had dinned there many times suggested it. The service was great, the food was outstanding and I can't wait to return.
Food was amazing, loved the modern decor as well. Waitress was very prompt, and took great care of us..However, the hostess seemed like she hated her job...could have been more polite. Will return, although hostess did present a bad first impression.
The food is generally consistent, and good. Nice offerings, great flavor. Service can often use a bit of work. Our table was near(ish) the door, and every time the door opened we would get a cold rush of air - very unpleasant. We should have asked to be moved.
Everything was great except that it was way, way, way too loud for us. My husband was repeating an entire neighboring table’s conversation verbatim. Luckily they weren’t saying anything that strangers shouldn’t be privy to! The acoustics are such that we could even hear conversations not so close to our table.
I would not recommend this place for anyone who is gluten free and has celiac disease! When I asked about items on the menu that were gluten free, the server told me there were only two things. I asked to speak to the chef and he did come out and talk with me. I tried one of the other items on the menu because the chef assured me he would take extra care with my entree. Unfortunately, I don't think he understood my explanation of what gluten free means. I have been sick for two days and will never eat there again. So, BEWARE celiac disease people!!!
I was pleasantly surprised. I have thought about trying this place for a while . The reviews I read were less then stellar . The ambience is great , very high end look . There was no one present when I walked in . I did wait a couple minutes to be seated ,. Service could have been more attentive. The lunch crowd was not busy but I did see people seated in meeting space as well. I enjoyed the chips that were served rather then bread . We all enjoyed our entrees burgers , grouper etc... . I am planning on returning for dinner .
this restaurant as always was very good. we had the fish and brick chicken which was prepared very nicely. we use a 2 for 1 special deal which helped defray he cost. we have been there quite a few times and will go back for sure. it is also in a good location for us since we lie in highland park close to lake forest. the only thing negative was that we were seated close to some people who were very loud and drinking tooo much, but thtat is not the fauld to of the restaurant. i also really liked when you had the black female vocalist on the weekends what happened to her?
We keep returning to this restaurant, hoping its menu will improve, but we continue to be disappointed. All the wait staff are super friendly and the wine list is certainly impressive, but the food offered shows little creativity in either type or method of preparation. Prices are expensive for what is relatively mediocre cuisine.
We went with friends for dinner on a Tuesday night hoping for a quieter night, but this restaurant has a very loyal and animated following. We were able to move a corner table and that helped a great deal. The food was very good and all of us were most pleased. I had the shrimp and scallop risotto, a favorite of mine and my wife enjoyed her branzino.
Having moved from the city, I was excited to dine at MLG. Really a disappointing dinner. I must say the decor is pretty but being greeted by someone in jeans and tennis shoes with "HI"...was not what I was expecting.... ...the steaks were awful and the huge scoop of soggy vegetables on the plate left a lot to be desired. Their signature Bloody Mary had soggy shrimp and crab (it appeared to be frozen shrimp and crabmeat.)..... the server was nice but again not for the supposed caliber of this restaurant. I'm still trying to figure out what type of restaurant this is...so after $200.00.....I'm not going back.
Horrible experience. 80 minutes wait for fried chicken. They ran out, cut pieces in half and tried to pass it off as a full dinner. Deceitful. Server was apologetic, manager disappeared. Potatoes were dry and tasteless. Cornbread was crumbly and dry. Would not go back on a Wednesday night for the special.
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