O'Toole's Libertyville

4.4
152 reviews
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$30 and under
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Gastro Pub
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  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Casual
  • Neighborhood Gem
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!
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Gastro Pub, American, Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Business Hours:
Sunday - Tuesday: 11am - 9pm
Wednesday - Thursday: 11am -11pm
Friday & Saturday: 11am - 2am

BRUNCH SATURDAY & SUNDAY UNTIL 3PM

Kitchen Hours:
Sunday - Wednesday: 11am - 9pm
Thursday - Saturday: 11am - 10pm
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Phone number
(847) 984-2599
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Corey Grupe
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Private party facilities
When it comes to private events, O’Toole’s of Libertyville can accommodate groups of any size, from an intimate gathering to a large guest reception and everything in between. Our goal is to assure that your event at O’Toole’s of Libertyville surpasses all of your expectations, and assist with everything from entertainment, linens, décor, floral, signature cocktail creations and more. Our culinary and events team and our servers are dedicated to ensure that no detail is overlooked when it comes to planning and executing your special event. We look forward to collaborating with you, our guest, to make your event memorable.
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Private party contact
Cally Monroy: (847) 984-2599
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Cross street
W. Church St.
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Parking details
Parking is available in our back parking lot (East of Milwaukee Ave. between Church and Cook Street). Complimentary valet parking is available Friday and Saturday nights.
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Public transit
Metra Milwaukee District North Line - Libertyville Stop
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Entertainment
Trivia in the 412 every Thursday
Weekend DJ and Bands in our 412 Lounge

Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 152 People Are Saying
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Toronto
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 3

Seating outside way too cold. They didn’t turn the heating on until everyone was freezing. Fish and chips was below average with the fish being over-fried in over-used oil (by the taste of it).

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b
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the Napa salad!!

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OT
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Appetizer: caprese flatbread delicious
Cobb salad wrap good could be more flavorful

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HF
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a nice family dinner at O’Toole’s-everything about the experience was great!

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EM
Las Vegas
14 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Very nice pu setting. Wonderful patio. Decent food.

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k
Washington DC
121 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Interesting menu items, great variety
the signature salmon and quinoa were great
onion soup was good as well

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DZ
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Great outdoor patio & yummy lunch menu. Would definitely go back.

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v
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 3ambience 5

Food was delicious. I had the quiche, it was good but would have liked more quiche than salad.

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CM
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

We sat outside for a “Ladies Night Out” Birthday celebration. The outdoor patio is fantastic!
It’s a bit noisy, but very enjoyable.

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SW
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Monday’s are very family oriented and my family LOVED it. First off the kids eat free on Monday so the value was outstanding. Second there was a balloon artist on hand that made some amazing balloon animals for my kids. The service was prompt and I love the atmosphere at this O’Tooles. It’s quickly becoming my favorite restaurant in town for pub fare. But to say it’s just pub food would be an understatement. It’s a pretty diverse menu and both my wife and I loved our dishes. She had a salad of some sort and I tried the Korean bowl. It was great. Certainly not something you find everywhere.

Great place. Great food, awesome beer menu and they know how to treat the family to a great dining experience.

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DB
Chicago
27 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food as always! Many local beers on tap. Always a good experience.

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Salt Lake City
3 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Always a nice place to go!
But did not appreciated that we got our starters at the same time as our entrees!
Tables on the patio are really small so was not pleasant.
Asked the waitress if they could guet back with entrée later but she told us that they had no room under the pass anymore....
Was not such a pleasant evening....

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D
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I was pleasantly surprised to see that O'Tooles' outdoor area had been redone. We really wanted to be outside, but it was going to rain. However, with the new roof on the patio, it didn't matter! Also, the menu has changed by adding several interesting appetizers and meals. Our server was really nice and helpful, as was the rest of the staff. I've been going to O'Tooles for a long time & will continue to do so.

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OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Huge wait for our food and not that good

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DC
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

Disappointed overall. The Charcuterie board (1/2) was scanty and nothing like the previous one I posted on Instagram. I did not post this picture because it looked pretty aweful with a whole dish of mustard (really? whose suppose to eat that? There was more mustard than cheese or charcuterie). The Boar Meatloaf was over salty, not as good as previously. The mashed potatoes were good and the vegetables too salty, but fairly good. I took a friend here to celebrate her birthday because I used to have a good experience. I will not be coming back.

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OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

Our food was brought out wrong, we ended up having to pay through another waitress as ours disappeared for a half hour after giving us our check. Food was good though. It seems every time we are their one of our orders is brought incorrectly or not at all what was ordered. This is why we don't go very often. It's really a shame.

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful time made even better by our server Magdellen

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MC
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed the Jerk Chicken egg rolls, pork rib grilled cheese, and salmon burger, as well as the Libertyville Breeze cocktail and many samples of beer. Creative menu, delicious food, great drink menu, cozy patio - we will definitely be back!

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HP
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the outdoor patio, perfect for lunch or dinner out in warm months

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Very loud. Server was overwhelmed, not enough people working

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DK
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another great meal. The food is consistently good and the service superb. Love the renovated patio and the new summer menu! Thanks!

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LB
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were a tad early but seated right away. Fortunately we did not care to sit outside as it was over 90 degrees, because the outside was full (of crazy people who like it hot :))

Food was good, I enjoyed the Ribeye steak sandwich which came a little rarer than what I consider medium rare, but was still very good and very tender. My side was tator tots and they were quite good.

My cousin had the salmon with quinoa which she also enjoyed very much.

Server was attentive without being too intrusive. She filled up my empty glass of diet without me even asking. Payment was made easy by her quickness as well.

An enjoyable lunch to be sure.

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JR
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great gathering place. We had a great meal and conversation on the outdoor patio.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Our waiter was pretty absent. But other than that it was good.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

The food was great, place was a little chilly

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TG
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

There are a ton of choices for dining in downtown Libertyville and O'Tooles is usually a pretty good choice. I really think they are better for a microbrew with friends than for lunch / dinner. Last time we came in the wife had a craving for fish and chips and I was pretty open to to anything on the menu. The fish batter was pretty salty and my entree was luke warm. Sort of disappointing for a high end pub prices but I don't think it would stop us from stopping in again.

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NF
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 3ambience 3

They forgot our food and so it took almost a hour before we were served. They did try to make it right on the bill by comping us our drinks

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MC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious and service was amazing, despite the large Friday night crowd! We will be back!

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JP
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2018
Overall 4food 2service 5ambience 2

working on preparing patio seating the night we visited -- seems like that is something that could have been done during the daylight hours. Created noise and activities that made our table uncomfortable. Tried bison meatloaf for the first time there - not too good , large portion covered in gravy but way too spicy . The usual great service and drinks

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

My 11 year old has celiac disease and the waitress did a good job in communicating the safer options for her on the gluten-sensitive menu, as well as explained how she would ask the kitchen to be sure to clean off the prep area and grill for my daughter's meal.

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OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great menu, diverse choices, large on tap beer menu. Service was excellent.

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CL
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 2

Uncooked carrots, uncooked cabbage and dried out tough corned
beef. Worst ever St. Patrick's Day meal.

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BB
Chicago
63 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

O'Toole's has an authentic bar feel to it, but serves high quality food. It features an array of beer options and an abundance of TV screens.

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JC
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 3

Love O'Tooles! The food is great! We, on this occasion, made the mistake of sitting upstairs. Stage area where a small band of unattended children was running and screaming around all the tables. Parents of the kids didn't seem to care. O'Toole staff finally asked parents to control kids but it only lasted 10 minutes - then back to the screaming and running circles around our table.Staff did not return to ask them to stop again.

Will not eat upstairs again.

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CP
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Good food and great beer selection at reasonable price. Noise was good and could converse without shouting.

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E
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

It was a good dining experience. Good food. Lots of TV's. Went with my family on a Saturday evening.

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DB
Chicago
28 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food and a large beer selection.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was top notch.. surly darkness stout was on tap..Beer was awesome!! Bartenders and service is the best in Libertyville!!

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W
Chicago
30 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

O’Toole’s is one of regular spots. Decided last minute to go out on Valentine’s Day and was able to get in. Usually order regular pub fare but tonight tried a couple of the Valentine’s Day dinner specials. Very pleasantly surprised.

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JH
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great casual dining location with plenty of food choices.

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