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About The Tavern
Reservations are for the Formal Steakhouse Dining (upstairs), the Cocktail lounge is first-come, first-served.
From hanging glass beads to architectural artifacts and an original Brunswick bar painted in gold and turquoise, this is clearly not your father's steakhouse. The Tavern's menu features USDA prime beef, Australian Wagyu, organically raised Uruguayan beef, and organic free-range chicken, diver-caught Maine sea scallops, assorted fresh fish, cold water Rock Lobster Tails, and in season: oysters from both coasts, the Alaskan king salmon run, live Maryland soft shell crabs, morels, chanterelles, and porcini from hunters in Oregon and Washington, and fresh produce from local county farms. An award-winning wine list featuring over 1,200 selections, a great wine by the glass assortment, and an unusually well-stocked bar round out the Tavern's beverage program.
Libertyville, IL 60048
Steak, American, Fish
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm
Between Cook St. & Lake St.
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
The restaurant faces Milwaukee Ave., but entry is from the municipal parking lot behind the building. Access to the lot is on the north side of Cook Ave., west of Milwaukee.
The restaurant is one-and-a-half blocks south of the Libertyville station on the Metra Milwaukee District North Line: http://metrarail.com/Sched/md_n/md_n.shtml
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine
The Tavern Ratings and Reviews
My husband and I have been here many times with our parents for Tapas but this time we decided to do a date night and make reservations for upstairs seating. We had a great time and couldn't make a decision about what wine to choose, they sent someone over and explained the differences between them in order to make sure we got what we wanted! It was delicious!
We’ve been to the Tavern before but not in a few years, glad we went back - the food was quite good. Our waitress was excellent, gave us good recommendations and watched the table from a service perspective. One low spot was the bartender downstairs. We had a drink downstairs before heading up to our table and he was quite rude and off putting. Not sure what was up with him but it was a bummer. Back to the dinner, steaks were very good and the horseradish mashed potatoes were tasty.
This steak restaurant is a GEM! My wife and I are not steak eaters, but our boys are... and they devour the steaks!! They have great chicken and seafood options! The service is excellent... we have never gone with this place of choice for a dinner out.... love it.
My wife and son dined recently on a Saturday night. My wife enjoyed her Tavern salad. My Wedge salad was good, but underdressed. My wife had the only vegetarian item on the menu which was good, not great. I ordered the fig glazed duck... crispy and nicely flavored. My son had a steak and loved it. The brussel sprout side was underseasoned, a bit of salt (had to ask since it wasn't on the table) fixed it. The Parisian Potatoes (side) were nice. Overall, a good not great, experience.
We have dined here many times over the past 20 years and it has always been excellent. Cocktails, wine list, service, food, wine recommendations, only the best. We ordered the octopus, oysters, prime NY strip, Sirloin with mushrooms , spinach and asparagus. Could not have been better. Heather our server did a very good job. Thank you. Only one small misstep from the kitchen, they forgot the balsamic reduction with the asparagus.
We've been coming here for years and really enjoy it. Tavern is especially nice over the holidays as they decorate the room with pretty angels and lights. Service is excellent. Usually love their food, but this time our steak came out bleeding vs. medium as we requested, but the server apologized and comped our desserts. We still will return as that never happened before.
Of note, the only way to access the restaurant is up a big flight of stairs and has no elevator.
This place always does three things correctly, ALWAYS. The drinks, the food and the service. I had a fun meal with three docs over fifty and we all agreed we had never had anything we didn’t enjoy at the Tavern. That’s forty plus years at least of completely happy experiences. If you can find that somewhere else go there. Tavern has also helped me with business dinners and no one was ever disappointed then either. It’s not cheap, you get what you pay for. My most recent ocassion was a date and she was completely impressed, nuff said.
We believe The Tavern to be “ our Libertyville “
restaurant! However, this last visit was disappointing. Two of us ordered a pasta dish and asked for shrimp to top the pasta! We had too much pasta, not enough vegetables, and ONLY 4 SHRIMP which were very over-cooked! Not good! We didn’t ask how much extra the shrimp would be. But whatever it was, four over-cooked pasta was too expensive!!!!!
Skip the corporate and chain steakhouses and dine at Tavern. In contrast to the larger, familiar names in the steak world, Tavern does not train their servers to up-sell the customers through constant marketing. Rather, at Tavern we are always served professionally and attentively without being badgered to pad our bill. In addition the wine list is impressive, but unlike other steakhouses they are fairly priced. The decor is not the caricatured red leather seating often seen, but rather an eclectic setting conducive to conversation without shouting across the table. Finally, and most importantly, the steaks are fabulous. Go visit Tavern.
The Tavern is a great gem in Libertyville! The decor is eclectic and warm, the food is delicious and the cocktails are so good! My husband and I had date night here and loved every second of our experience! I would HIGHLY recommend the Tavern to all of my friends!
It's too expensive, even for libertyville, but it's good food. Downstairs is better than upstairs, more casual and still great food, but upstairs is great for a close by, 'high end' kind of date. For an American Bistro style restaurant like a date at a French restaraunt hit the Tavern's upstairs. For casual but nice fun hit the downstairs. The food is good no matter what.
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