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Date
Thu, 4/26
Time
11:00 PM
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The Tavern

4.7
982 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Steak
Perfect For:
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Romantic
  • Special Occasion
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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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Cross street
Between Cook St. & Lake St.
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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

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What 982 People Are Saying
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4.7
food
4.7
service
4.8
ambience
4.3
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

We went here for my husband's Navy Bootcamp graduation. Our meal was incredible and they treat navy personnel very well.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Always a joy to return to Libertyville's Tavern in the Town. The upstairs restaurant (no elevator), has a number of well spaced tables. Excellent selection of wines by the glass and bottle. Food is excellent, particularly the steaks. Sides are ala carte. Service is friendly and knowledgeable. Specials are truly special. Setting allows for conversation as a normal volume.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Great food! Rachel our server was excellent!

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

We have been here a number of times. The ambiance upstairs is why we come. At least in the main dining area. The food is always delicious and service is A+. Downstairs is a cool little bar and food area. Great top shelf alcohol. Especially the bourbon choices

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4.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Let me start by saying the space itself is exceptional ! Unique and whimsical at the same time . We started with a very slow start. The room was not full when we arrived . It took sometime for our server to come up to our table . After a awkward beginning things improved . The food is classic, old school steakhouse . Everything we ate was delicious. Was nice to be at a restaurant where you could hear what people were saying . Will return !

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Wonderful! We had the best dinner. Service excellent food was delicious. I can’t wait to go back.

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Great service. Food and drinks were very good. Will definitely come back!!

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

We celebrated our 34th wedding anniversary here, as we have in the past. One of our favorite restaurants of all time.

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5.0Dined on March 21, 2018

Absolutely amazing food and ambiance! I can't wait to go back!

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

The Tavern is one of, if not, the best restaurants we have ever been to. Everything was excellent. The staff is friendly, professional and attentive. They pace the dinner perfectly. The atmosphere is cozy and relaxing. Love the decorations. Last, and by no way least, is the food. Truly exceptional. Every time we have been there, it is always exceptional. Highly recommend!

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Wanted a special place for a ~fancy~ date, and this place delivered! Food was delicious, service was great, all around a beautiful place. We ordered primarily off the specials menu for great value and amazing combinations. Would definitely go back for a big celebration!

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5.0Dined on March 12, 2018

Great as alway!

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Amazing! Food high quality, especially their rib-eye steak!!!! Very original interior design and pleasant environment.

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5.0Dined on March 6, 2018

Great table and great food and staff is very helpful

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4.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Our waitress was terrific. Very attentive and helpful. The Tavern has wonderful traditional steakhouse food. Best steaks in Lake County

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

We started coming here over 13 years & have only been less than impressed once! The food, service, ambiance & wine list are a treat. The calamari is exceptional! We've brought friends here for years & have had many great times & meals! The expanded menu is wonderful!

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Always great steaks

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5.0Dined on February 16, 2018

Great as always. Worth the cost for a nice meal and evening out.

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2.0Dined on February 16, 2018

Been here may time and had great food and service. Not this time.

1) Ordered a 12 year old whiskey, and asked for another, sorry we are out. Nice warning. Could have offered a 15.

2) We all ordered porterhouse, medium rare. Arrived well done. Server did not come back to ask until we decided we had better eat before they got cold.

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

That's meals were fabulous and the service was spectacular. I highly recommend this restaurant.

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5.0Dined on February 3, 2018

Love the restaurant. Food and ambiance was great. Wine is pricey for the amount you get. Either offer a more generous pour or lower your prices.

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5.0Dined on February 1, 2018

The service was excellent. Our party selected 4 different entrees and each excellent. Nice touch with a candle in one of the desserts since our dinner was a celebration.

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5.0Dined on January 30, 2018

Great Steak house.

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5.0Dined on January 27, 2018

This is my wife’s and my favorite restaurant. Great atmosphere, food and excellent service.

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5.0Dined on January 27, 2018

Wonderful service. Delicious food. As always, an incredible experience.

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5.0Dined on January 26, 2018

Wonderful
Delicious food and terrific service

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5.0Dined on January 26, 2018

Beautiful, great food and drinks ; tad pricy. Limited access for accessibility at back entrance. Excellent service!

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5.0Dined on January 25, 2018

Lovely evening out with friends; ask for Rachel, she was our server, she was terrific.

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5.0Dined on January 20, 2018

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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4.0Dined on January 13, 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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5.0Dined on January 13, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on January 12, 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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5.0Dined on January 5, 2018

Great wine selection
Prawns are amazing

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5.0Dined on December 30, 2017

Amazing food and service!

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5.0Dined on December 26, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on December 23, 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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4.0Dined on December 23, 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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5.0Dined on December 20, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on December 8, 2017

Great place. Steaks are awesomeNavy boot camp graduation.

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5.0Dined on December 8, 2017

We went there for an Anniversary dinner and it was incredible! The staff was amazing and helpful. Food was phenomenal! I’d recommend the Tavern to anyone!

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