Permanently Closed - Cafe Pyrenees

4.5
499 reviews
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$30 and under
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French

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About

This restaurant is permanently closed. Cafe Pyrenees is tucked inside the Adler Square Shopping Plaza in Libertyville, IL. Once you step inside you're treated to warm color tones, greenery, a myriad of wine bottles, hearty brick features, and fresh smells of the featured dishes. Customers rave about the mouth watering dessert delight Chocolate Feuilletine, A.k.a. “The Hockey Puck” which is a crispy praline topped with dark chocolate mousse and then covered with dark chocolate ganache. If you aren't ready to start your meal with a dessert customers suggest to begin with a simple order of Escargot drenched in herbed butter or give the Duck Quesadilla a try with it's blended flavors of melted cheese, duck confit and a homemade cherry mango chutney. Some of the traditional entree staples you will find are Steak Frites, Beef Bourguignon, Seafood Ravioli filled with shrimp, scallops, crab meat and lobster sauce, Chicken Paillarde and Sauteed Calves Liver. Weekly drink specials Wild Wine Wednesday, 1/2 price Martini Fridays!
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
French, French American, Fusion / Eclectic
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 9:30pm
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Phone number
(847) 362-2233
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Jean-Marc Loustaunau
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Private party facilities
We are available 7 days a week for private parties.
We have wonderful menus and space for birthdays, wedding rehearsal dinners, baby/bridal showers, business meetings, holiday gatherings and more...
While we are always happy to assist you in creating a custom menu. We have a variety of set menus for your private party needs. Visit our website to view our party menus and options.
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Private party contact
Mari: (847) 362-2233
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Catering
LUNCH & DINNER CATERING MENU

10 PERSON MINIMUM

Pick-up and delivery available

Contact party@cafepyrenees.com to place your order or to create your own private party menu call us today!
Phone: (847) 362-2233
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Cross street
137 and 21
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Parking details
Parking is available in the Adler Square parking lot. The Walgreens and Holiday Inn parking lots are available as well for overflow parking.
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Entertainment
Seasonal Live Entertainment

Check our online events on our website.
http://www.cafepyrenees.com/calendar_of_events
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wine
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J
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

They are closed. This was their final night and it was a disaster. Ran out of food and liquor.

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SL
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was very nice

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DB
Chicago
28 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was excellent as always. A great place for a special occasion.

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LD
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Cafe Pyrenees has an excellent choice of foods (fish, vegetarian, meat). Was there on Tuesday and greatly enjoyed their pri fix menu which includes salad/appetizer, entree and dessert. Also, a large selection of wine choices.

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Des Moines
87 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

Each of our selections was very good. The value here can be better than others around town. Wine prices are reasonable. Need to hit the reservation time more accurately.

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MI
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 4

The overall food selection was good. Escargot was pretty good, but the appetizer of the day (mushroom/cheese) was just ok. Some of the dishes on the menu were pretty good (hanger steak and beef bourguignon). However, vegetable risotto was the consistency of an oatmeal with large chunks of flavorless vegetables.

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JL
Chicago
32 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious as always. A little sad they don't have their fantastic beef tenderloin entree anymore but the beef bouerginon was superb. My dad loved his salmon and the kids loved the hangar steak. My dad, who is a bit picky, says this is his new favorite restaurant in Libertyville.

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OT
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely peaceful and amazing flavors as usual.

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RJ
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

I didn’t give it more stars because the service was extremely slow. A number of times, it felt like we were completely forgotten by our waiter. Have been there many times before and it has not happened. Don’t know why that particular evening.

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OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

Bland and tough meat (duck)

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SC
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I arranged a large group (12 people) to come for dinner to take advantage of the special menu on offer. From the moment I walked in, I was made to feel at ease, and even with a large group, booked online and asking for separate checks, the welcome was very pleasant. The service by our waiter was exceptionally good too, attentive but not obtrusive, and very efficient. I would happily come back and will, at the first opportunity.

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HP
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Big taste, not too saucy!!
Cafe Pyrenees never disappoints. Lovely service, delicious food. Worth the drive and the slightly above average prices.

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SL
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

great dinner and the cost was amazingly low! we took advantage of the special 25 dollar menu..
we had escargo and cesar salad very good
salmon and mussels -- salmon was cooked perfect - no heavy sauce! was great!
mussels were very good - very fresh ..
finally - a banana ice cream that rocked... all home made..

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SB
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible food, superb service.

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CK
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Decent food, if you have two hours to expend in a meal. A delay is expected when waiting for an entree, but when you are not promptly greeted and then have to wait 20’ for the soup, 21’ for the entree and anther 15 for a pre-made dessert, another 15 for your check and an extra 10’ for the check to be pick up. You just feel neglected and the food experience in overrided but the uncomfortable feeling of been in a non efficient or caring production line.

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CM
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

As always, Cafe Pyrenees has great wines available and personable service. I appreciate that their meal portions aren't so huge that I can't finish and still have desserts and appetizers.

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CP
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Went during Restaurant Week; the $25 price fixed menu was a great deal. The restauarant is a little more expensive normally but reasonable given the quality of the food. Very good wine menu.

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KA
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Went for restaurant week. Enjoyed our meal. Good ambiance, service and great food. Bar is quite nice. Wish we had come earlier to listen to the live music before dinner. Creme brulee was amazing. My husband has escargot app and he lived it. Overall a great experience.

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EM
Las Vegas
15 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food, great service. will definitely come again.

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MO
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome as always. Great ambience, service and food. Incredible dining experience

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MW
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and ambience was outstanding...the little jewel we have been looking for in our area did not disappoint. Reasonable pricing especially in the bar. Next time we are going to enjoy the bar menu and the reasonably priced drink and wine offerings with friends in the bar area of the restaurant...wonderful quite space to enjoy appetizers and cocktails. Our new favorite French restaurant!

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OT
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing. The creme brulee is a MUST.

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B
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2018
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 1

They double charged my card for the meal now I have to go through the hassle of getting it reversed. Basic service, huge fail.

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LW
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a gem!! We have Ben patrons from the beginning on Rate 60. Made and Jean make one feel welcome. The holiday DJ certainly knows how to entertain an audience. We go often.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

too expensive for the quality and variety of food. Very loud, slow service.
Will not recommend for a small group, unless you get a separate room for a special occasion.

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CD
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

We always enjoy Café Pyrnees. Good food, good service.

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T
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Very authentic French restaurant with a great wine list. Food was very good!

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RS
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Valentine's night! My wife and I enjoyed the whole experience. Food was delicious (lamb shank) and the mushroom with brie app was amazing. Service was fantastic.

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GE
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

With exceptional service and very friendly staff and owners, this is a must go to restaurant for those who enjoy great food and excellent wine selections. The food selections is great with many dishes being over the top in taste and presentation. I recommend this to everyone who enjoys fine dining.

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OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were running late but we were graciously accommodated. Very well prepared and presented dishes all around.

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OT
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a wonderful Valentine's night dinner. The food was interesting & excellent quality & fairly priced. The wine list was nice & well priced. We will return.

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DM
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We have been to Cafe Pyrenees a number of times over the years and this was one of our best meals. Great service (thank you Nathan), great drinks, great Caesar and French Onion soup, and great entrees. No room for dessert. We will be back soon.

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m
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Charming French restaurant.
Meat and fish both excellent.
Portion size very good.
Recommend you try.

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G
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Went with friends and we chose the early bird special that offers appetizer,
entree and dessert for $20 on Tuesday-Thursday from 4-6pm.
Choices were good...food was delicious, especially the salmon. the wait staff was attentive and pleasant.
We will definitely return!

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JS
Chicago
145 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Another fine evening with Mari and her staff. Delicious traditional French preparations done to perfection.

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EP
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cafe Pyrenees is a tried and true destination for dinner. We have been eating at this restaurant beginning with their Vernon Hills location and then moving to their Libertyville location. It is authentic and delicious French food served by staff who are very well informed. The wine selection is excellent!

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Ambiance and food was wonderful. The service was initially good but once the restaurant got busy, the service became sparse. Would go again with that in mind.

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Charleston
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

We used to love this place. The menu has changed from being a french bistro type of restaurant to a more international fare. The food was good. I took over an hour to get our entrees. The $28 Beef Bourguignon is overpriced. With the beef you a dollop of mashed potatoes and three miniature carrots (the kind they sell in plastic bags in the grocery store). You can't peel and cut your own carrots? I don't think we will return.

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N
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Service was good but food was good but not exceptional.

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S
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very impressed. Authentic French cuisine. Very polite and friendly waiter.

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