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For 2
Date
Tue, 1/23
Time
10:30 PM
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The Tavern

4.6
954 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Steak
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Steak, American, Fish
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm
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Phone number
(847) 367-5755
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Cross street: Between Cook St. & Lake St.
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What 954 People Are Saying
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4.6
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4.6
food
4.7
service
4.7
ambience
4.3
value
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner 
5.0
Dined 3 days ago

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!

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vipOpenTable Diner (Chicago)
4.0
Dined on January 14, 2018

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.

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0
Dined on January 13, 2018

Great Food. Great Service. Superb Ambience. Interesting decor.

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vipTDiki (Chicago)
5.0
Dined on January 13, 2018

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.

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SustainableLou (Las Vegas)
5.0
Dined on January 5, 2018

Great wine selection
Prawns are amazing

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0
Dined on December 30, 2017

Amazing food and service!

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RJCJ (Chicago)
5.0
Dined on December 27, 2017

Wonderful food, generous portions, wonderful service. Quiet enough to be able to carry on a conversation.

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0
Dined on December 24, 2017

We have never been disappointed with our experiences at the Tavern. The steaks are absolute perfection. We try to get a spot on Christmas Eve and never call in time! So Christmas Eve eve works for us! Fantastic!

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vipMisterBeestie (Chicago)
4.0
Dined on December 24, 2017

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.

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RayM (Chicago)
5.0
Dined on December 21, 2017

Excellent food and decorated beautifully for Christmas. Our server was especially great.

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Hours, Transportation, and Details

Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Steak, American, Fish
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm
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Cross street
Between Cook St. & Lake St.
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Price range
$31 to $50
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Phone number
(847) 367-5755
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Parking details
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.
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Public transit
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
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine