O'Toole's Libertyville

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Gastro Pub
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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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Love their patio! Great ambiance and dog friendly!

RF
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

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
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Family in town from the Netherlands

GC
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 4

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
4 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 3

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
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

OT
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

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
39 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Always great! Good choices and service. Welcoming space.

OT
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was really good ! The food and the service

J
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

TJ
Chicago
29 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

l
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

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

LK
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Old friends get together

b
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

DK
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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
17 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

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

JW
Chicago
34 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

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.

ML
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Seated promptly and greeted warmly, with a reservation. Nice table and fun, knowledgeable waitstaff. Responsive and not annoying service. Good variety on the menu: corn beef egg rolls were delicious, kids loved the pretzels. Extensive drinks and craft beers menus to compliment a delicious dinner.

Birthday desserts were generous and fun. (We probably over-indulged.) Loved it, can always count on TO’T for a great night out.

GB
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 3

Our group of 8 was seated in a separate party room with two other large tables. This used to be the brewing room of the former restaurant; you could tell because the acoustics were horrible. So loud I couldn’t hear the person sitting next to me. Asked to relocate; server and hostess graciously accommodated us.

C
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Came here with family members coming to town to help celebrate my husband’s birthday. We love this place. Our waitress was really attentive and sweet about my husband’s birthday. One of our go to places to eat and celebrate. Food was perfect, as usual. Thanks!

OT
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food and good service!

AT
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Good food and Turnbull wine was very good. I would avoid the mixed drinks. This is a beer and wine place. Service was excellent. Wings were awesome.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

It was fine thank you

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

We both had stomach pain for almost two days.

VM
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 2

My family and I usually enjoy our experience at O'Toole's however this time we went for my daughter's 14th birthday. It was a Friday night around 8pm. I had reservations, got there just on time. They told us to have a seat and we would be called in 15-20 mins. 20 mins passed by and we weren't called. I went to the hostess stand to ask how much longer and was told "Sorry I didn't realize you were already here, we will seat you right away." Lack of communication between the hostess and whoever was covering the front while she sat people I suppose. So we waited 20 minutes when there really were open tables. THEN, they sat us on the second floor where the bar is, it was pretty packed, very loud, and the lighting was so dim we could barely read our menus. The food was great, just wish we could've been seated on the first floor where we could talk with my daughter and her friend on her birthday. Now we know to request to NOT be seated on the second floor, especially on a weekend when it's full of a young crowd up there drinking and being very loud.

VP
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

We made reservations so got seated right away. They asked if we wanted to sit outside on the heated patio which was delightful. We ordered the fish and chips with a side of the Irish ghost sauce and tried the Korean bowl. The Korean bowl tasted amazing especially the house kimchi. Fish and chips were good but one of the fish filets was over cooked. Still a good dish.

Overall good experience, good service and food.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Bad experience..daddy daughter night plus sat for 15 mins and no one came. Waitress made an excuse she didn't know this was her table. Food below average. We returned because previous experience was great. Left my left overs on the table. Not coming back. Noise was crazy with the little girls running around.

b
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Spaghetti Hey-Os were delicious and served in the cutest 'soup can' dish!

AA
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My group had a great time! Making reservations was easy, changing the number in our party was easy, paying the bill for a large group was easy. Our waiter was very patient with us and all of our orders were correct. The dance club upstairs was awesome, good music and scene.

OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Made reservation for 8 people at 7 pm, requested upstairs... table was ready, service was great, fish fry, mahi mahi and pretzel bites were a big hit!

GC
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great spot sitting on the patio! Warm heaters and great ambiance. Servers are knowledgeable & friendly.

BK
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Overall, we enjoyed our experience at O'Toole's. The staff is very nice--friendly and polite. The one thing that would have improved our visit is better timing of our meal, i.e. the service was very slow--too much time between courses. It was apparent that there was a shortage of waiters/waitresses. If I had been on a lunch break from work, I would have to have left before main course.

Thank you.

OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Love this place!

JJ
Indiana
10 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Otooles is our go to place in the Ville. Great food in a fun and casual environment.

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