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MLG

4.1
729 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
Top Tags:
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Comfort Food
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
“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 mixed veggies 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.”
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American, Steak, Seafood
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Hours of operation
Mon–Thu 11:30 am–9:00 pm
Fri, Sat 11:30 am–10:30 pm
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Phone number
(847) 234-9660
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Pete Svachula
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Catering
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.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Western and Laurel
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Parking details
Our corner location makes street parking a breeze; in addition we have garage parking available during evening hours.
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Public transit
We are located right near the Lake Forest Metra train station.
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Entertainment
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.
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Special events & promotions
Please visit http://mlgchicago.com/specials/ for daily specials!
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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

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Sun 11:00AM - 2:00PM 5:00PM - 5:30PM 7:45PM - 9:30PM
Mon - Thu 11:30AM - 11:45AM 12:00PM - 1:00PM 5:00PM - 5:30PM 7:45PM - 9:30PM
Fri 11:30AM - 11:45AM 12:00PM - 1:00PM 5:00PM - 5:30PM 8:00PM - 9:30PM
Sat 11:00AM - 2:00PM 5:00PM - 5:30PM 8:00PM - 9:30PM

What 729 People Are Saying
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4.1  based on recent ratings
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4.0
service
4.1
ambience
3.9
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83% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipMichaelV (Chicago)
3.0  Dined 20 hours ago

We were never greeted by a server so we had to go to the hostess and tell her. From then on, service was extremely slow and minimal, but the waitress was very pleasant. Level of noise was so high that we almost gave up on conversation. I really like this place during the weekdays, but they cannot handle the busy times on the weekends.

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OpenTable Diner (Key West)
3.0  Dined 2 days ago

Ordered gluten free lobster mac and cheese and filet with potatoes and brussel sprouts.

Pasta was excellent. Steak lacked flavor. Potatoes were good, sprouts could have used a few more minutes in the oven.

Service was excellent.

Prices weren’t horrible, but it wasn’t a bargain either.

Overall would recommend giving the place a try and seeing for yourself.

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vipEatingout (Chicago)
5.0  Dined 2 days ago

Great dinner
Our server was excellent. We were not rushed.
A wonderful Valentines Day Dinner tonight (2 days late but so nice)
We will go back

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Intangible (Chicago)
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

We enjoyed a nice birthday celebration.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Chicago)
2.0  Dined 4 days ago

I had the 22 oz bone in Rib eye. It was a cheap steak and tasted ok but was obviously low quality. Chewy and under seasoned.
Grilled calamari was awesome. Brussels spouts awesome. The steak was a huge disappointment. Sorry Marcus. You need to kick up the quality.

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foodiefavorite (Chicago)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

My wife and I had planned a Valentine's Day dinner, and booked through Open Table. We got the reservation at the time we wanted, and arrived to find the restaurant decorated in Red Hearts, which was very thoughtful and welcoming. We had a lovely, un-rushed dinner, and enjoyed our meal tremendously. Love the veggie chips, too. This was our 5th visit

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vipOpenTable Diner (Chicago)
2.0  Dined 4 days ago

Valentine’s Day

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Care (Chicago)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

Love this restaurant. The menu features a great variety of items - something for everyone.
The service is always outstanding. Summer is really special - sitting outside on comfortable chairs and basking in the warm summer air.

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Josie (Chicago)
5.0  Dined 7 days ago

Definitely a fine place to meet with friends and enjoy with family as well. It was a bit noisy but is was a birthday celebration so that was understandable. Will return for lunch with friends soonl

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KCB72817 (Chicago)
3.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

Love the overall vibe but service was quite disappointing. We waited several minutes at our table before server ever acknowledged we were there, and we seemed to wait longer at each course than others around us.

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Charcharcoco (Chicago)
3.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

Food was good. Not great.
Service was excellent.

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vipBailey (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

It was packed and the service was very slow. Luckily we weren’t in a hurry.

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stevenf (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

Service was great, very professional, nicely timed. apps were all excellent, 2 of us had the whitefish and did not care for it. Replaced with Salmon that was excellent.

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HeatherL 
3.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

I had the crunchy Asisan salad with shrimp. The ingredients were too few. The dressings was too sparse and not very flavorful. It had two pieces of shrimp in it. Pretty disappointing TBH.

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RoniF 
4.0  Dined on February 8, 2018

Nothing bad to say about the food, but it took so long to be served that we almost walked out. Waitress was nice. Atmosphere is so so. Used to cone a lot more. Really liked the guitar player and other casual entertainment.

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vipTHS1960 (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on February 4, 2018

I have eaten at MLG several times and really enjoyed it. However, tonight the T Bone steak I ordered was sub-par. It has a odd oder and was undercooked. I’ll give the place another try but tonight was a disappointing experience.

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Diner (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on February 4, 2018

MLG is beautifully decorated, with warm colors. The atmosphere is a little loud, but feels welcoming. The hostess is cold and unpleasant. We had reservations and she acted like we were unwelcome. Our server was super friendly and warm. Our food was good, especially the risotto!! We will be back, hoping the hostess is replaced!!

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vipOpenTable Diner (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on February 4, 2018

Had steak filet tasteless
Not great quality
Otherwise ok soup and entree came at the same time
Everyone was nice
Could have used steak sauce to disguise the lack of taste

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vipfoodwineDvine (Chicago)
2.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

We were looking forward to finding a new place not far from home. Despite the fact we chose to eat early and the restaurant was nearly empty, we were seated at a table along the wine storage that kind of felt more like bar seating than a dining table. It wasn't great, but not horrible UNTIL the other diners started arriving and then we got the full draft from outside every single time someone walked in or out. Since the restaurant was getting busy, we ended up being very cold and uncomfortable.
My husband's shrimp and scallop risotto was okay, but not outstanding, especially for the price - $33. And, what a surprise to be charged $35 for it on the bill! We caught the mistake and the manager apologized, but it made us wonder how often it isn't caught and maybe it wasn't a mistake?
I ordered the pork chop and specifically asked them to not overcook it. It is perfectly fine to have a little pink in pork. Unfortunately, it arrived on the dry side due to being cooked just a little too long. The roasted vegetables and sauce were delicious, but the mashed potatoes...meh.
There are so many great options in the area so it's a shame this was so disappointing.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

We always love going there!

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