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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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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good42%
  • Average17%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
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American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
655 Forest Ave, Lake Forest, IL 60045-1819
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My first visit to this restaurant was disappointing. Gluten free options are limited and the server could only recommend a salad. I ordered Caesar salad with grilled chicken. The salad was very visually appealing and tasted fine, but the chicken had a burnt smell and...More

1  Thank Disc29
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went as part of a group of 5 for a work lunch. The lunch menu is great with plenty of salad, sandwich, and entree options. Everyone had different salad or sandwich options and all were very good. I had the tuna tartar app and the...More

Thank gondekp
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great location, easy parking. Staff was friendly, restaurant was clean and inviting. Great food variety and options for adults and children alike (had 7 and 9yr old girls) Would highly recommend over any chain

Thank coreyw627
Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

The service was excellent - like fine dining. I really enjoyed the avocado toast. The atmosphere is inviting, warm, and cozy.

Thank Eden E
Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

Was in Lake Forest visiting my college roommate. We had a great lunch at Market House. I had the corn chowder and the spinach quiche. The quiche was great and the chowder was pretty good. My roommate had the soup and Half club sandwich combo....More

Thank John R
Reviewed 22 January 2018

This is a very cozy spot, great for a casual lunch or a nice dinner. The food is very good. Have been there several times, and the service has been hit or miss.

Thank 744garrys
Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

This is a traditional American restaurant with good choices of hearty dishes. It is not unique but the food is good fare and prices reasonable. The most fun aspect of this restaurant is the outdoor patio which is delightful when the weather is good. We...More

Thank MerryMar2015
Reviewed 7 January 2018

Was in Lake Forest looking for a lunch place and decided to them a try. Daughter and I walked in around 1 on a very cold Friday for lunch. The place was hopping but they were able to seat us right away. Our orders were...More

Thank Hpmicks
Reviewed 18 November 2017

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 13 November 2017 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

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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, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Business meetings, Romantic
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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