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Oaken Bistro + Bar, Lake Forest, IL

Oaken Bistro + Bar

4.1
4.1
205 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Oaken is a modern, upscale American Bistro + Bar with a global influence. Enjoy all-day dining in Lake Forest with elevated burgers & salads as well as dishes with more unique, worldly flavor trends like our popular Barbacoa Rotini, Cubano with Roasted Pork Belly, or Braised Short Rib. When it’s time for Happy Hour, the sleek lounge features a craft cocktail menu with signature herbal-infused offerings as well as an eclectic wine list and local beers. Enjoy all day drinks and dining in the contemporary dining room, the inviting 25-seat outdoor patio, or order take-out or delivery. Branch out from your ordinary routine and unearth Oaken!

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 7 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American
  • Hours of operation
    Breakfast Mon–Fri 6:30 am–11:00 am Brunch Sat, Sun 6:30 am–3:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Daily 3:00 pm–10:00 pm Happy Hour Mon–Fri 3:00 pm–6:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (847) 582-6410
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Owned/operated by
    Latinx or Hispanic
  • Executive chef
    Christian Alejandro
  • Catering
    Oaken Bistro + Bar is happy to cater your next event!
  • Private party facilities
    Gather and entertain at Oaken Bistro + Bar, the only modern, upscale all day dining in Lake Forest, IL Enjoy a flexible American menu with a global influence. Complement your meal with a signature herbal-infused cocktail menu or a bottle from an extensive wine list. Reserve the outdoor patio, a private event room, or buy out the entire restaurant!
  • Neighborhood
    Lake Forest
  • Cross street
    Townline Rd and Field Dr
  • Parking details
    Complimentary parking in the hotel's adjacent parking lot.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 205 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.1
4.1 based on recent ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 3.8Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • North Suburbs

    Great for brunch

  • North Suburbs

    Good for business meals

  • North Suburbs

    Romantic

205 Reviews
  1. Luv2eat

    Chicago

    147 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    147 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, beautiful atmosphere and wonderful service!!

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  2. JoAnnL

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    The menu was a bit limited but the food was very good despite not a lot of interesting items.
    Oaken Bistro + BarResponded 4 days ago
    Thank you for the review. We appreciate all the feedback we can get. If there is anything you would like to add about service, please feel free to contact me. I want to ensure your next experience is a great one. Gabriel Boden General Manager

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  3. Advisor

    Chicago

    27 reviews

    4.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Nice place inside a new Hyatt brand hotel. Service team of manager, waitress and assistant kept things moving. Good selection to eat; reasonable quality and portions for prices. Interesting cocktails and wines (by glass and bottle) on menu.
    Oaken Bistro + BarResponded 4 days ago
    Thank you for your review. We appreciate the detailed response. We look forward to seeing you again Gabriel Boden General Manager

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  4. 2LBdining

    Chicago

    26 reviews

    3.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    I want to like Oaken. The food is good the atmosphere is modern and clean, but they are always understaffed and while the staff is nice the service needs to be better. Hard to get a server, drinks take too long coming out. The evening ends up not being as relaxing as it could be.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Horrible experience. Everyone was nice about it but had to wait 20 minutes to get water (even asked server for water). 30 minutes to get drinks. 90+ minutes to get food and one order was incorrect. My kids literally cried because they were so hungry. The place was appropriately staffed by looking around but I think they had a number of people who were not experienced and a severely understaffed kitchen. It kind of ruined our Mothers Day to be honest. They gave us a large discount on the bill but based on how expensive the food is normally, it didn’t feel like enough. We should walked out and eaten somewhere else. For the prices they charge, I’d expect much more attentive service and higher quality food.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    The food was wonderful! Service was extremely horrible. Beyond unacceptable for the price.  Music playing in the bar area was so loud people had to move their seat because they could not enjoy conversation at their table.
    Oaken Bistro + BarResponded 4 days ago
    Thank you for your review. I would love to get more information about your overall experience, if you have a moment, so that no one has the same experience. Feel free to contact me on this platform. Gabriel Boden General Manager

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    excellent venue for Mother's Day, lovely live music, wait staff was a little slow due to the crowd

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    Very nice server. Ambience was nice too. Food was mediocre and service took forever. We waited over 45min for our food.

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  9. JenniferP

    Minneapolis

    28 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    I went here for a girls night out dinner with a friend. It was an unexpectedly good meal in an off the beaten trail Location. The food was very good but the service was a little slow at a time when the restaurant was not very busy. Had to ask multiple times for a refill of my drink before it actually came.
    Oaken Bistro + BarResponded 4 days ago
    Thank you for taking time to give us a review, and thank you for the positive and constructive feedback. We will make sure your next visit has spectacular service. Gabriel Boden General Manager

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and service were excellent. It was a Sunday evening and very quiet but we would definitely return for a meal anytime.
    Oaken Bistro + BarResponded on April 30, 2024
    Thank you for taking time to write a review, and thank you for the positive feedback. We hope to see soon. Gabriel Boden General Manager

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  11. JacalynR

    Chicago

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, very tasty and fresh. Will return soon!
    Oaken Bistro + BarResponded on April 30, 2024
    Jacalyn, Thank you so much for taking time to give us a review. We appreciate the kind words, and hope to see you soon! Gabriel Boden General Manager

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    We had a very nice dinner here with a party of 7. Food was great, our server was excellent. The only thing that we would have changed would be more lighting in the area that we were dining in. Some areas had adequate lighting, but it was difficult for us to read the menus at our table.
    Oaken Bistro + BarResponded on April 30, 2024
    Thank you for the review. While we love the good, we appreciate all feedback. Yours is especially helpful! We have been experimenting with some lower lighting in our dining room this past week. This truly helps inform our decisions. So, thank you again, and we hope to see you soon. Gabriel Boden General Manager

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  13. HollyG

    Chicago

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on April 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Loved the food. Everything delicious. Presentation very good. Our server was very efficient and friendly and nice. Would definitely return
    Oaken Bistro + BarResponded on April 21, 2024
    Thank you for taking time to give us a review. We appreciate the kind words, and hope we get a chance to see you again. Gabriel Boden General Manager

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    We enjoyed our dinner very much. The service was outstanding and the food was very good. I had the chicken breast with risotto. It tasted great, but the breast was very small and the amount of risotto was a bit overwhelming.
    Oaken Bistro + BarResponded on April 16, 2024
    Thank you for taking time to give us a review. We appreciate your feedback about our Roasted Chicken Breast and Charred Scallion Risotto. I will make sure to share this information with our Chef and kitchen team. We look forward to seeing you again. Sincerely, Gabriel Boden General Manager.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time in this restaurant. The food was really good and delicious. Pleasant atmosphere and stylish interior design. Our waitress was attentive and polite. Prices are a bit high, but not too expensive. The only con was the size of one of our dishes, I ordered chicken and it was a bit small, but other than that everything was good.
    Oaken Bistro + BarResponded on April 8, 2024
    Thank you for taking time go give us a review. We appreciate your feedback and are always looking for ways to improve and hope we get the chance to serve you again. Gabriel Boden General Manager

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The staff was amazing. I look forward to my next visit.
    Oaken Bistro + BarResponded on March 18, 2024
    Thank you so much for taking time to review our restaurant. We look forward to your next visit as well. Gabriel Boden General Manager

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  17. Disappointed

    Chicago

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 1
    We are Lake Forest Residents and like to support local Restaurants, however, we will not be returning to Oaken Bistro. There was a large group of people who were quite loud, so it was very difficult for us to hear each other. I think the design of the room with dining tables in the bar, which is where we were seated, is a problem. The tall ceilings also add to the noise problem. My husband ordered the Smash Burger, which he enjoyed, however, the Fries were not hot or crispy. I ordered the steak and would be hard pressed to say it was 10 ounces. It was cooked medium rare as requested, but I was disappointed that even though the menu stated that is came with Bearnaise Sauce, there was none available.
    Oaken Bistro + BarResponded on March 18, 2024
    Thank you for taking time to give us a review. We did have a large group of local parents gathering in our bar area that evening. I can understand how a group that size could raise the volume. We also take your food concerns seriously. We'd love to have you back and show you a better experience. Let us know you are coming, and we'll make sure you have a quiet table and are well taken care of. Gabriel Boden General Manager

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  18. IngaG

    Chicago

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    This is my second time in this restaurant and I came back to celebrate my birthday however, the food and service was much better the first time. I was not impressed with the food or the service last night. The food order was wrong, the drinks were to sweet. I liked the place the first visit but got really disappointed last night
    Oaken Bistro + BarResponded on March 18, 2024
    Thank you for taking time to give us a review. We are always trying to get better, so it pains us to hear that we missed some steps at your table. We'd love to make your next visit even better that the first. If you do choose to visit again, I will see to it personally. Gabriel Boden General Manager

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  19. Ilovetoeat

    Chicago

    57 reviews

    5.0

    57 reviews

    Dined on March 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved this restaurant in the Forester Hotel. Delicious food, great service, lovely atmosphere. We shall return soon.
    Oaken Bistro + BarResponded on March 18, 2024
    Thank you for taking time to give us a review. We look forward to seeing you again. Gabriel Boden General Manager

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was delicious and the presentation was beautiful. The chef was very accommodating of the substitution requests. Portions were a little smaller than expected, but the quality was excellent.
    Oaken Bistro + BarResponded on February 29, 2024
    Thank you for taking time to give us a review. We are always happy to make accommodations. We hope to see you again soon.

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  21. IngaG

    Chicago

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food and atmosphere! Service was great too. This is the llace to come anytime of the day for brunch, lunch or dinner to enjoy food and drink
    Oaken Bistro + BarResponded on March 18, 2024
    We appreciate your review. While we love this review, we do see that you have had experiences that were not up to our standards, and we invite you back to try us again. We really do appreciate the kind words, and hope to return the favor with great food and service. Gabriel Boden General Manager

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  22. Alex

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Did not expect this to be in a hotel… the atmosphere was nice, food was okay. Wings were okay, not the best, not the worst. Empanadas were very good, as well as the burger, Caesar salad was not the best. 
    Oaken Bistro + BarResponded on February 20, 2024
    Thank you for taking time to give us a review, we always appreciate feedback. We've recently made changes to our empanadas specifically because of guests like yourself. As for other the items you weren't impressed with, we're always happy to get direct feedback if you ever want to reach out. We welcome another opportunity to impress you with great food and service. Gabriel Boden General Manager

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  23. EssieS

    Chicago

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Oaken Bistro was our stop before a play at Citadel Theater. But what we thought would be a quick bite to eat with a cocktail turned out to be a really fantastic experience! Our server Dane was attentive and got our orders accurate as well as making some fabulous suggestions for food choices ... the honey/goat cheese app was out of this world and a generous portion as well. We happen to love a good old fashioned cheeseburger and this place did not disappoint with a nice slight char taste to it. Our cocktails, a Negroni and their special Oaken Old Fashioned were both yummy and well crafted. The manager was seen many times strolling thru the restaurant to be sure everything was top notch and the busser kept our water refilled. The ambience was a warm and inviting vibe despite having a modern appeal, which can be a tricky combination. We plan to return very soon!!
    Oaken Bistro + BarResponded on February 29, 2024
    Thank you for taking time to give us such a nice review. We love being part of a wonderful evening. We can't wait to see you again. Gabriel Boden General Manager

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Phenomenal food, service was great will definitely be back
    Oaken Bistro + BarResponded on February 20, 2024
    Thank you for taking time to give us a great review. We look forward to seeing you again. Gabriel Boden General Manager

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a wonderful experience for our first time. Loved that the manager came over to say hello! Definitely will be back.
    Oaken Bistro + BarResponded on February 29, 2024
    Thank you for taking time to give us a review. We love having the opportunity to meet our guests. Hope to see you soon. Gabriel Boden General Manger

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  26. HungryPeeps

    Exclusive

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Have had catering from restaurant, which was very good. We were very disappointed with the quality and taste in house.
    Oaken Bistro + BarResponded on February 5, 2024
    Hello Hungry Peeps, We appreciate feedback. I would love to hear more about your experience and how we can make it better. Gabriel Boden General Manger

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  27. MaryR

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was tasty, service - friendly and fast. Liked that is was quiet enough for conversation.
    Oaken Bistro + BarResponded on January 17, 2024
    Mary, Thank you for taking time to give us a review. We love that your food was tasty. We hope we get the chance to see you again soon.

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  28. SherrieL

    Chicago

    66 reviews

    5.0

    66 reviews

    Dined on January 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We did not realize it was in the Hyatt business area. We were pleasantly surprised how nice this place was with good food.
    Oaken Bistro + BarResponded on January 17, 2024
    Thank you Sherrie, We appreciate you taking time to give us a review. While we are located in The Forester Hotel, our intention is to stand alone for food, beverage and service. We are glad you found us and hope to see you again.

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  29. ExpertDiner

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 19, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Susie our waitress was wonderful-so attentive and has a great personality. The food did take over an hour to be brought out to us from when we ordered to when it came out which felt very long. The prices are fairly high for having to wait and the salmon which almost all 6 of us ordered was overcooked. I suppose it was because we had to wait so long and they were down some staff in the kitchen. Just a guess.
    Oaken Bistro + BarResponded on December 26, 2023
    Thank you for taking time to write a review. We agree that an hour is a long time to wait for your meal. Please know that we work hard to ensure that every plate comes out to our chef's expectations. From our chef and myself, we sincerely hope we get the opportunity to see you again and give you that experience you expect from Oaken Bistro.

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  30. anonymous

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great setting, food, service. Would recommend to anyone who wants a lovely dining experience.
    Oaken Bistro + BarResponded on December 26, 2023
    Thank you for the 5 stars. We hope to see you back soon.

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We were surprised to find Oaken Bistro Bar in a Hyatt Place, but decided to give it a try. It was a lovely setting and our server could not have been nicer. The kitchen was a bit slow, but our server kept us informed and we had lots to talk about, so it was no big deal. The Penne with Mushrooms, sausage and cheese was fantastic, the portion size perfect and the presentation in a skillet made for a fine meal.
    Oaken Bistro + BarResponded on December 26, 2023
    Thank you for taking time to give us a review. We appreciate all feedback. We think you will find the same attentive service along with food made to our chef's standards in a prompt manner the next time we see you. Thanks again!

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  32. Lakshmi

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 5, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Very bad food
    Oaken Bistro + BarResponded on December 27, 2023
    Thank you for taking time to review us. We hate to hear about bad experiences, but if you have any specifics please feel free to contact us directly. We'd love to hear from you.

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  33. JWL6

    Chicago

    16 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    There was a wedding party having brunch in the restaurant - and they were quite lively and energetic. That was all fine and fun. Just know that the acoustics are such that the restaurant can get quite loud when there are more people or groups.
    Oaken Bistro + BarResponded on January 1, 2024
    Thank you for taking time to write a review, and we always appreciate feedback. While we do get occasional large groups, especially from The Forester Hotel, a group like that is not common. We hope that doesn't deter you from returning. You will find like many of our reviewers that we are typically a quiet restaurant.

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  34. KatieK

    Chicago

    34 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Service was very slow. My lunch was a small salad with very dry grilled chicken. With a glass of wine, my bill was $50. Little pricey!!

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Very lovely place to eat! The vibe was great, and the service was awesome she catered to us. We didn't wait long for the food. I had the applewood eggs Benedict with smoked salmon. It was not good at all. The biscuits were hard and dry like thick crackers and the overall dish had a very lemon taste but a bitter taste. The coffee was not good as well. I would say if it wasn't for the food they would have gotten a better rating.
    Oaken Bistro + BarResponded on November 13, 2023
    Thank you for taking time to write this review. While we take all reviews seriously, we have coincidentally made some new changes to our menu, that do address your comments directly, including adjustments to our benedicts. Also, while we are very proud to serve Big Shoulders coffee, and their Ethiopian Sidamo Natural is a wonderfully unique and special coffee, they are supplying us with a new blend for our house drip coffee that we plan to start serving next week. We hope you consider trying us again and letting us know what you think of the changes.

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  36. CatreseM

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We really enjoyed our evening and will definitely be back.
    Oaken Bistro + BarResponded on January 1, 2024
    Thank you for the wonderful review. We're looking forward to seeing you again in 2024. Happy New Year!

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  37. GoodMemories

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 13, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    If you are looking for a wonderful meal. This is the place. Everything we have had here has been great.
    Oaken Bistro + BarResponded on January 1, 2024
    Thank you for the wonderful review. As we look back on 2023, these reviews make us excited for the new year. We want you know we appreciate your feedback and hope to see you in 2024.

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 11, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Overall a solid meal. Salmon was excellent as were the short ribs. Server was super! A little noisy because of groups at bar but not too bad. Will come back!
    Oaken Bistro + BarResponded on October 31, 2023
    Thank you for taking time to give us a review, and the kind words about your server. We hope to see you soon.

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  39. LisaP

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and drinks were delicious. Both of our meals were messed up but we made it work. I recommend being much more careful as we had noted it on our reservation and when we ordered that we had a severe gluten allergy. Messing up food orders when you have a table like this can be terrifying.
    Oaken Bistro + BarResponded on October 16, 2023
    Lisa, Thank you for the kind words, but in our opinion there is no room for mistakes when handling food allergies. Please know we have heard your concerns and are taking steps to ensure this does not happen again.

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  40. Nananan

    Chicago

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Hamburgers were very good. The atmosphere was good and well as the keyboard player. Great find.
    Oaken Bistro + BarResponded on October 31, 2023
    Thank you for the kind words. We're keeping the music going every Friday from 7pm-10pm. We hope you come back to see us soon.

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You can order delivery directly from Oaken Bistro + Bar using the Order Online button. Oaken Bistro + Bar also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (847) 582-6410.

Oaken Bistro + Bar is rated 4.1 stars by 205 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 7 times today

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Google Map for Oaken Bistro + Bar

200 N Field Dr, Lake Forest, IL 60045-2513

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Townline Rd and Field Dr
  • Neighborhood
    Lake Forest
  • Hours of operation
    Breakfast Mon–Fri 6:30 am–11:00 am Brunch Sat, Sun 6:30 am–3:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Daily 3:00 pm–10:00 pm Happy Hour Mon–Fri 3:00 pm–6:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    Complimentary parking in the hotel's adjacent parking lot.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Owned/operated by
    Latinx or Hispanic
  • Executive chef
    Christian Alejandro
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (847) 582-6410
  • Catering
    Oaken Bistro + Bar is happy to cater your next event!
  • Private party facilities
    Gather and entertain at Oaken Bistro + Bar, the only modern, upscale all day dining in Lake Forest, IL Enjoy a flexible American menu with a global influence. Complement your meal with a signature herbal-infused cocktail menu or a bottle from an extensive wine list. Reserve the outdoor patio, a private event room, or buy out the entire restaurant!
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