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28 E Center Ave, Lake Bluff, IL 60044-2565
+1 847-295-1000
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good26%
  • Average14%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible2%
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“quinoa” (6 reviews)
“trout” (5 reviews)
“burger” (10 reviews)
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American, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
28 E Center Ave, Lake Bluff, IL 60044-2565
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I stopped in for a Friday dinner. Inovasi fits our tastes as we prefer smaller plates and often split dishes. This time we had the bread and butter which is very tasty. I had the corn chowder which was superb. My wife...More

Thank Anthony D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I've been going to Inovasi since they opened years ago and it continues to be the best restaurant in the area in my opinion. The menu sources local produce and the meals are fresh and constantly changing based on seasonality. Everything from the burgers, fish,...More

Thank ParkNG O
Reviewed 26 May 2017 via mobile

I like very much this restaurant. Food is incredibly tasty!!! And my favorite part of it - it's desert!!!! The desert - lady - Carol did incredible cake with pear and blue cheese and caramel and nuts. It was very moisture and taste yummy, even...More

1  Thank Artem L
Reviewed 19 April 2017

My wife and I and another couple dined at Inovasi last evening. We had a very good wine as well as excellent food. I had two huge appetizers, one was a short rib dish with polenta. The other was a pork dish. Both were excellent...More

Thank Toby W
Reviewed 23 March 2017

We and another couple had the good fortune of going here during Customer Appreciation Week - all food and drinks were half price! Easier to tell you what we didn't order ;) ... we had the Cauliflower, Brussels Sprouts, Mussels, Fried Oysters (x2) the Short...More

Thank smdds
Reviewed 15 March 2017

Such a great, unique menu. Everything is a win. The only complaint I have is it just seems overpriced., Yes, it's all local farm fresh food, but it does seem like a lot to pay for the meals.

Thank Ashley E
Reviewed 26 February 2017

So glad we have Inovasi in the town close to us. Staff was good. Loved the wine. I had the oysters - yummy. My husband had the steak - he was in love. We had a great evening.

Thank sdoddsayers
Reviewed 17 February 2017

And I’ve had a lot of mussels in different cities and countries. But never prepared with this type of sauce. Not a fan of sea food? Menu selection offers enough choices of veggies and meats as well. For 4 adults, we got a bunch of...More

Thank lovetotravelIl
Reviewed 4 February 2017

We've enjoyed meals here from a casual lunch after a bike ride, sitting at outdoor tables, to celebratory birthday dinners with wine. The food is consistently good, with locally sourced ingredients and helpful waitstaff.

Thank Fran S
Reviewed 29 January 2017

went with group of 10 people. No one complained about meal. Service was fast. Good selection of items to choose from. parking on street. Quiet neighborhood.

Thank Tom H
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$17
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:30 - 00:00
17:30 - 00:00
17:30 - 00:00
17:30 - 00:00
17:30 - 00:00
17:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 28 E Center Ave, Lake Bluff, IL 60044-2565
    (Route 176)
  • Public Transportation: Metra Rail stop Lake Bluff, 200 ft from the front door
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Lake County  >  Lake Bluff
  • Phone Number: +1 847-295-1000
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We're a casual, contemporary American restaurant. The focus is on fresh, local and often organic ingredients and products on an ever-changing menu. Inovasi's menu is similarly portioned veggie, meat and seafood dishes. Smaller than full-size entrees but larger than tapas or small plates, Inovasi's menu ranges from $8-$16, with most dishes hovering around the $10 mark. Everything is designed so people can try multiple dishes.
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