O'Toole's Libertyville

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$30 and under
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O’Toole’s of Libertyville, located in the historic downtown Libertyville district is a perfect destination for farm-to-table cuisine in a casual environment. We offer a truly unique, locally- and seasonally-influenced menu, as well as the largest craft beer selection in town. The long awaited gastropub boasts 48 beers on tap, private party rooms and an extensive wine and craft cocktail menu to compliment the chef driven menu concept. We also offer a full menu for Gluten-Free guests!
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EL
Phoenix
16 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great neighbor gem for brunch, lunch or dinner. Sunroom with fire pit is an added bonus to the fun atmosphere herein. Highly recommend this restaurant for your every day meals or special occasions.

FJ
Chicago
47 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

One of our favorite restaurant / pubs in Northwest suburban area. Went for large family event to celebrate 2 birthdays. Bar menu and craft beer offerings excellent, as always. However, I don't like the new menu as much as prior. Large entrees like meatloaf and chicken cutlet have been replaced by bowls. My Korean bowl and friends Buddha bowl were good. Yet two beef stews we ordered had almost no beef. Another tuna bowl ordered was so spicy, my friend almost couldn't finish. Sending this critique, so chef and kitchen staff can get feedback to re-think new menu.

M
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We were seated on the patio and initially it was a little cool, but they turned up the heater and it was fine. Our server was Mitchell and he was great. He didn't hover, but was periodically checking to make sure we had everything we needed. He has a great sense of humor and is very engaging. Our drinks and food were delivered fairly quickly and were warm and flavorful. We went to the bar after dinner to have a drink and received free Stella glasses from a promo that was going on. All in all, it was a very good evening.

AH
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Food was fine, service was fine, ambiance was nice. However, my wife is very allergic to dogs. We were seated in the closed in tented area (fully enclosed as it is winter) and they allowed a huge fluffy dog in. Not a service dog, just someone's dog. We had to leave within 10 minutes, ruining our night out as my wife was instantly sick. This was a bummer, and I don't think should be allowed. I love dogs, this was just not the place. Maybe in the summer when it is actually open air, but this was like being inside, seated next to a 100lb husky.

KS
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love that they are dog friendly on the patio even in winter and have a dog menu!!

J
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

My food was mediocre. I had the fish taco which was a first time for me so maybe I didn’t know what to expect but hot fish on a cold taco did not work well.

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite place for Sunday brunch. Even my dog can tag along!

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Dinner with my brother, sister-in-law, and nephew who were in town from Florida. Good quality time in our own private room. Very nice.

CR
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love their enclosed outside patio and decorated great for the holidays. Their menu has great selections and unique, tasty items especially for a pub type place. And the noise level on the patio is really nice -- much better than Mickey Finns and other Libertyville choices.

WH
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience5

Our family frequents O’Tooles and this was by far our worst experience. The chicken breast in the quinoa bowl was extremely dry. Made the dish inedible. The burger was burnt and was asked to be cooked to medium. We had to ask other servers to get our server for us twice. He never came back to ask how the food was or if we needed more drinks. I hope this isn’t a trend!

JM
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Michael is always very attentive and has a great attitude. Our meals were all delicious. We love visiting O'Toole's.

NW
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mitchell was amazing

K
Chicago
106 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

THEY have a great menu and the service was excellent. This restaurant is great for quite dinners and business meetings

M
Chicago
22 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food3service4ambience5

We met up with some friends for a quick meal. My Husband had the salmon burger, which was delish and our friends had the Cobb salad and Burrito bowl and both were very happy with the meal. We would definitely recommend and go back.

D
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Our waiter, Mitchell, was phenomenal!

LM
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food was delicious.
Always enjoy our visits to O'Toole's. Never disappointed.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I bring my parents for the first time, everything was excellent

OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My sons 14th Birthday! He picked the restaurant and lob

OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Love their patio! Great ambiance and dog friendly!

RF
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Menu selections and food taste is average, but the prices are far too high for what you get.

TB
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Family in town from the Netherlands

GC
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall3food3service1ambience4

O'Toole's has always been one of our "go to" places, but this visit paled in comparison to our normal five star service that we receive. First reason for the poor review is that out of the seven of us at our table, three didn't receive the meat with their bowls/salads! It was just left off completely. When the meat was brought, it wasn't the quality we typically receive at O'Toole's. The second reason for the poor review is that the waiter was not very attentive - we waited a long while to actually get to order and then after the food was brought we were left waiting before he came back.

OT
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall3food5service3ambience3

This was an off night for O’Tooles. They didn’t honor my request for outdoor seating via Open Table. I learned that walk-ins take priority to Open Table reservations (even if your reservation is made well in advance). The hostess made no effort to honor the request, she was really just incredibly rude and I’m pretty sure customer service isn’t her strong suit. I was also unimpressed with the manager. I brought my out-of-town friend here to show off the place but tonight was a bust. Usually consistent with food and service, I was disappointed tonight. Mike the server tried to help turn the experience around, I appreciate his effort. In the end I’m local; I’ll return.

B
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We really enjoy their outdoor space. One reason is that there are no TVs! You can actually have a conversation. The tables are a little small, so sometimes you feel a little squeezed in, but I appreciate their trying to accommodate more people outside. Menu does change fairly often and usually interesting specials. Good value as many selections in the $12-15 price range. Great beer selection.

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, drinks, location and atmosphere are great every visit!

OT
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our table of four included 3 generations, and we were grateful that we were seated in a quieter corner of the restaurant. This wasn't our first visit to O'Toole's, and it won't be our last. Our server was wonderful. The beer list is amazing, and the atmosphere very upbeat. Happy campers!

c
Chicago
40 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Always great! Good choices and service. Welcoming space.

OT
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was really good ! The food and the service

J
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love love love the outdoor patio! We had a server, Lexi, who said she was new, but she was excellent!

TJ
Chicago
30 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pleasant outdoor dinner, all food very consistent and service very prompt

l
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always good. We were there for a celebration and enjoyed ourselves. Our server was terrific.

IW
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious. Started out with fried calamari. Had also their flatbread which I enjoyed. The chairs out on the patio could be a little more comfortable.

GT
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Great Comfort Food although my fish and chips was not bad it also was not great.

LK
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

we had a wonderful meal, served quickly and we had plenty of time to get to Margarita 101. I have been gluten free for about a year and this was the first time I've had a GF Reuben! It was great!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Old friends get together

b
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food! The staff at Libertyville is the best!

DK
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our go-to place on Friday nights. Great bottle of wine. Our friends had the boar meatloaf which is always a stand-by favorite. And my wife and I split the steak sandwich which was superb. Love it! Sat n the patio with the heaters.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The service and consideration of the staff was excellent. One of our party has food allergies and the waiter went out of his way to verify food content to our satisfaction. Easy parking. Clean, nicely decorated restrooms. Food was delicious and served quickly. Fantastic experience for us. We’ll be back!

EE
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food as usual. Good for groups. Huge beer menu and great cocktails. Good service.

JW
Chicago
40 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Our waiter, Mitchell was excellent. Our hostess was very quick and efficient.
Service was excellent. The fish fry was over cooked and greasy. The batter needs to be changed. Our beverages were excellent.
The soup and sides were very good. We eating here before and the food was excellent.
We will definitely go back.

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