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Date
Sun, 5/27
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9:00 PM
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The Tavern

4.8
994 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Steak
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Reservations are for the Formal Steakhouse Dining (upstairs), the Cocktail lounge is first-come, first-served.

From hanging glass beads to architectural artifacts and an original Brunswick bar painted in gold and turquoise, this is clearly not your father's steakhouse. The Tavern's menu features USDA prime beef, Australian Wagyu, organically raised Uruguayan beef, and organic free-range chicken, diver-caught Maine sea scallops, assorted fresh fish, cold water Rock Lobster Tails, and in season: oysters from both coasts, the Alaskan king salmon run, live Maryland soft shell crabs, morels, chanterelles, and porcini from hunters in Oregon and Washington, and fresh produce from local county farms. An award-winning wine list featuring over 1,200 selections, a great wine by the glass assortment, and an unusually well-stocked bar round out the Tavern's beverage program.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Steak, American, Fish
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm
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Phone number
(847) 367-5755
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Cross street
Between Cook St. & Lake St.
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Parking details
The restaurant faces Milwaukee Ave., but entry is from the municipal parking lot behind the building. Access to the lot is on the north side of Cook Ave., west of Milwaukee.
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Public transit
The restaurant is one-and-a-half blocks south of the Libertyville station on the Metra Milwaukee District North Line: http://metrarail.com/Sched/md_n/md_n.shtml
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine

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What 994 People Are Saying
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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Absolutely top notch service and food. We took our fresh out of US Navy bootcamp sailor there for dinner and the staff treated him like royalty. The atmosphere was wonderful and decor beautiful. Somehow the food was even better. Our server Rachel was great, friendly and on top of our every need. One of the best memories we will ever have, can't thank The Tavern enough for the service and respect we received.

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5.0Dined on May 19, 2018

Victoria our server was excellent, we never felt rushed and she was professional, courteous, friendly and did a great job explaining things we had questions regarding. She is an asset to your establishment.

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5.0Dined on May 17, 2018

Tavern never misses and when they do they make it right (the waiter, no manager required). It's pricey, but its an excellent special occasion treat. Food, service and setting is wonderful.

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5.0Dined on May 16, 2018

While the upstairs dining room of Tavern is not handicapped accessible, for those who can make the climb the food and setting are worth it. Wonderful service, excellent food, unrushed, conversational atmosphere are great accompaniments to delightful cuisine. My mussel appetizer provided more than enough for two. Simply prepared, the mussels were perfectly cooked, tender and tasty. My seasonally available soft-shelled crabs were, again, perfectly prepared. Lightly sauteed with a delightful sauce, they were a taste sensation. My guest's steak, the small filet, was perfectly cooked, simply prepared and very tasty. We shared the sauteed spinach which had mushrooms and onions mixed in. The Tavern's creme brulee is creamy with fresh fruit mixed into the serving. All in all, Tavern is a delight which I will enjoy again and again.

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

The wait staff was exceptional. Food was great. Not rushed out.

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Always a delicious meal and nice excuse to get dressed up.

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4.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Service was excellent, my surf and turf was great, my husbands duck was overlooked and therefore dry. Appetizers and dessert were good

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5.0Dined on May 9, 2018

Wow, 12 years of dining here and never disappoints! Great food, service and ambiance! We love it 😊

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4.0Dined on May 4, 2018

The service and food was excellent. Really enjoyed the decor and experience.

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4.0Dined on April 29, 2018

Great place. Love the atmosphere. 3 of us had The parmigiana encrusted halibut. It was amazing.

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5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

Date night with my wife, and we had a lovely evening. Service was great, wine and cocktails were wonderful, and the food was outstanding. Wife had fish and I had steak, both were perfectly done. Best steak I have had in a long time.

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4.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Steak was outstanding.
Chef cooked steak perfectly.
Server was very nice.
Hostess gave us a little bit of a hard time when we asked to switch to a nicer table, but this one minor inconvenience was offset by the wonderful dinner, and pleasant server.
Will definitely return.

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

We went here for my husband's Navy Bootcamp graduation. Our meal was incredible and they treat navy personnel very well.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Always a joy to return to Libertyville's Tavern in the Town. The upstairs restaurant (no elevator), has a number of well spaced tables. Excellent selection of wines by the glass and bottle. Food is excellent, particularly the steaks. Sides are ala carte. Service is friendly and knowledgeable. Specials are truly special. Setting allows for conversation as a normal volume.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Great food! Rachel our server was excellent!

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

We have been here a number of times. The ambiance upstairs is why we come. At least in the main dining area. The food is always delicious and service is A+. Downstairs is a cool little bar and food area. Great top shelf alcohol. Especially the bourbon choices

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4.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Let me start by saying the space itself is exceptional ! Unique and whimsical at the same time . We started with a very slow start. The room was not full when we arrived . It took sometime for our server to come up to our table . After a awkward beginning things improved . The food is classic, old school steakhouse . Everything we ate was delicious. Was nice to be at a restaurant where you could hear what people were saying . Will return !

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Wonderful! We had the best dinner. Service excellent food was delicious. I can’t wait to go back.

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Great service. Food and drinks were very good. Will definitely come back!!

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

We celebrated our 34th wedding anniversary here, as we have in the past. One of our favorite restaurants of all time.

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5.0Dined on March 21, 2018

Absolutely amazing food and ambiance! I can't wait to go back!

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

The Tavern is one of, if not, the best restaurants we have ever been to. Everything was excellent. The staff is friendly, professional and attentive. They pace the dinner perfectly. The atmosphere is cozy and relaxing. Love the decorations. Last, and by no way least, is the food. Truly exceptional. Every time we have been there, it is always exceptional. Highly recommend!

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Wanted a special place for a ~fancy~ date, and this place delivered! Food was delicious, service was great, all around a beautiful place. We ordered primarily off the specials menu for great value and amazing combinations. Would definitely go back for a big celebration!

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5.0Dined on March 12, 2018

Great as alway!

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Amazing! Food high quality, especially their rib-eye steak!!!! Very original interior design and pleasant environment.

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5.0Dined on March 6, 2018

Great table and great food and staff is very helpful

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4.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Our waitress was terrific. Very attentive and helpful. The Tavern has wonderful traditional steakhouse food. Best steaks in Lake County

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

We started coming here over 13 years & have only been less than impressed once! The food, service, ambiance & wine list are a treat. The calamari is exceptional! We've brought friends here for years & have had many great times & meals! The expanded menu is wonderful!

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Always great steaks

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5.0Dined on February 16, 2018

Great as always. Worth the cost for a nice meal and evening out.

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2.0Dined on February 16, 2018

Been here may time and had great food and service. Not this time.

1) Ordered a 12 year old whiskey, and asked for another, sorry we are out. Nice warning. Could have offered a 15.

2) We all ordered porterhouse, medium rare. Arrived well done. Server did not come back to ask until we decided we had better eat before they got cold.

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

That's meals were fabulous and the service was spectacular. I highly recommend this restaurant.

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5.0Dined on February 3, 2018

Love the restaurant. Food and ambiance was great. Wine is pricey for the amount you get. Either offer a more generous pour or lower your prices.

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5.0Dined on February 1, 2018

The service was excellent. Our party selected 4 different entrees and each excellent. Nice touch with a candle in one of the desserts since our dinner was a celebration.

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5.0Dined on January 30, 2018

Great Steak house.

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5.0Dined on January 27, 2018

This is my wife’s and my favorite restaurant. Great atmosphere, food and excellent service.

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5.0Dined on January 27, 2018

Wonderful service. Delicious food. As always, an incredible experience.

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5.0Dined on January 26, 2018

Wonderful
Delicious food and terrific service

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5.0Dined on January 26, 2018

Beautiful, great food and drinks ; tad pricy. Limited access for accessibility at back entrance. Excellent service!

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5.0Dined on January 25, 2018

Lovely evening out with friends; ask for Rachel, she was our server, she was terrific.

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