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Market House on the Square

655 Forest Ave, Lake Forest, IL 60045-1819
+1 847-234-8800
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  • Excellent28%
  • Very good43%
  • Average17%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“club sandwich” (4 reviews)
“mussels” (4 reviews)
“toasted bread” (2 reviews)
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American, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
655 Forest Ave, Lake Forest, IL 60045-1819
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Three couples went out for dinner just for fun, no special occasion. Each person got something different, and most of them were quite pleased with their meals. It's embarrassing to be the only one whose experience was less than excellent. For example, my wife had...More

Thank GerfnitAuthor
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Simply beautiful . How can it not be when the owner of the place is always there and greets everyone . The management makes sure you feel warm and home like!!! This restaurant offers warm welcoming and great menu along with the quality of the...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The outside patio is a wonderful spot for lunch in the summer. The salads are fresh, creative, and delicious.

Thank ltd1292
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What is going on in this place, it was our favorite place once. No one cares about their loyal customers here anymore. Rude and bad service all the way around. Food is boring and tasteless. We were there for a b- day dinner, we asked...More

Thank MaxiBD
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Have eaten here several times. Friendly service. Moderately priced. Good menu. Food very good. Also an excellent bar. Can accommodate private parties.

Thank DeeJayKay
Reviewed 31 August 2017 via mobile

I really think this restaurant wins the title of worst restaurant in Lake Forest. Oh no maybe in Illinois. After waiting over half an hour for our food. The salad was wilting on the plate because they served on a hot plate. My burger was...More

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Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

I took a friend out to a belated birthday lunch. We sat outside on the patio and it was lovely. The food was good. Great avocado cucumber soup and homemade fries though the taco shell for the fish taco was soggy. The complimentary birthday brownie...More

Thank BethfromA2
Reviewed 16 August 2017

You just don't come here for the food! Had drinks and dinner the other night ... started with octopus which was "popular" .... I sent it back. It was not cooked correctly, the octopus was not cut correctly and it was somehow sandy ... like...More

Thank PXG
Reviewed 3 August 2017

There is no lovelier setting on a summer's day or evening than the patio. Recently I had both lunch and dinner here. For lunch the avocado toast was good, although a much better version can be had a block away at half the price. The...More

Thank chr_8
Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

After Provence, we have been visiting Lake Forest more. It is a gorgeous suburb with a distinct European feel. Market House is a prefect fit for outdoor dining. Great ambiance. The food is very good for upscale casual food. Nice wine list. They did mess...More

Thank David_Morrison_1152
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Parking Available
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 8:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 655 Forest Ave, Lake Forest, IL 60045-1819
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Lake County  >  Lake Forest
  • Phone Number: +1 847-234-8800
Our new menu offers crafted food featuring the rich tradition of American Cooking we all grew up loving. These lunch and dinner items are rooted in our collective memories, made better than we remember through our commitment to the most current techniques and the best possible products we can source. We do everything from scratch. Our breads are baked on premise every day. We’ll make our own flatbreads, salad dressings, sauces, pastas, cheeses, sausages and the list goes on. We will source as much as we can locally (good tomatoes are tough in February) to bring you the best quality ingredients we can find. Finally, we believe Great Dining starts with Great Food, and ends with Great Hospitality. Hospitality is a dialogue.
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