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For 2
7:00 PM
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Booked 12 times today
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733 reviews
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$30 and under
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Top Tags:
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Comfort Food
“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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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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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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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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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 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 733 People Are Saying
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4.2  based on recent ratings
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83% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined a day ago

Terrific food and service!

4.0  Dined 5 days ago

Food is consistently good. A solid variety of choices throughout the menu. Service is good, not great. Outdoor eating in the summer is awesome.

3.0  Dined 5 days 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.

OpenTable Diner 
3.0  Dined 6 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.

5.0  Dined 6 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

5.0  Dined 7 days ago

We enjoyed a nice birthday celebration.

4.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

We went to MLG for Valentine’s Day. The room was very festive as it had red heart-shaped Mylar balloons with ribbons filling the ceiling. There was a fixed price menu which included two glasses of Champagne, crab stuffed mushrooms, a salad with a Champagne vinaigrette, choice of 3 entrees and a heart shaped red velvet cake covered in a chocolate ganache. The food was very good and the tables were far enough away from each other that it seemed fairly private. My biggest complaint was the location of our table. It was next to an open door which led to a hallway where servers entered and exited and where the bathrooms were. I sat with my back to the hallway but I was always aware of the traffic going through. Otherwise, it was a perfect dining experience.

vipOpenTable Diner 
2.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

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.

5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

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

vipOpenTable Diner 
2.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Valentine’s Day