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Market House on the Square

655 Forest Ave, Lake Forest, IL 60045-1819
+1 847-234-8800
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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good43%
  • Average16%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“soup” (8 reviews)
“club sandwich” (4 reviews)
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
655 Forest Ave, Lake Forest, IL 60045-1819
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If your looking for a great summer place to dine, The Market House on the Square is your place. They have a great quite patio for outdoor dining. The wait staff is great. The menu has a great choices. Prices are fair. Every night they...More

Thank robert j b
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I just had dinner at Market House early on a Sat evening and had a really nice experience. It was a pleasant evening, so we sat outside under the shade of a tree. The restaurant has a bar area, an inside pen...More

Thank Scohn
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Quickly becoming one of my favorite restaurants. The food is outstanding - locally sourced, fresh, great flavors. We shared several appetizers and sides along with our meal. My absolute favorites were the soft shell crab appetizer and the zucchini truffle fries. We ate in the...More

Thank Kathryn C
Reviewed May 6, 2018 via mobile

My first visit to this restaurant was disappointing. Gluten free options are limited and the server could only recommend a salad. I ordered Caesar salad with grilled chicken. The salad was very visually appealing and tasted fine, but the chicken had a burnt smell and...More

1  Thank Disc29
Reviewed April 26, 2018 via mobile

Went as part of a group of 5 for a work lunch. The lunch menu is great with plenty of salad, sandwich, and entree options. Everyone had different salad or sandwich options and all were very good. I had the tuna tartar app and the...More

Thank gondekp
Reviewed April 22, 2018 via mobile

Great location, easy parking. Staff was friendly, restaurant was clean and inviting. Great food variety and options for adults and children alike (had 7 and 9yr old girls) Would highly recommend over any chain

Thank coreyw627
Reviewed March 31, 2018 via mobile

The service was excellent - like fine dining. I really enjoyed the avocado toast. The atmosphere is inviting, warm, and cozy.

Thank Eden E
Reviewed March 3, 2018 via mobile

Was in Lake Forest visiting my college roommate. We had a great lunch at Market House. I had the corn chowder and the spinach quiche. The quiche was great and the chowder was pretty good. My roommate had the soup and Half club sandwich combo....More

Thank John R
Reviewed January 22, 2018

This is a very cozy spot, great for a casual lunch or a nice dinner. The food is very good. Have been there several times, and the service has been hit or miss.

Thank 744garrys
Reviewed January 21, 2018 via mobile

This is a traditional American restaurant with good choices of hearty dishes. It is not unique but the food is good fare and prices reasonable. The most fun aspect of this restaurant is the outdoor patio which is delightful when the weather is good. We...More

Thank MerryMar2015
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
11:30 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 655 Forest Ave, Lake Forest, IL 60045-1819
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Lake County  >  Lake Forest
  • Phone Number: +1 847-234-8800
Our new menu offers crafted food featuring the rich tradition of American Cooking we all grew up loving. These lunch and dinner items are rooted in our collective memories, made better than we remember through our commitment to the most current techniques and the best possible products we can source. We do everything from scratch. Our breads are baked on premise every day. We’ll make our own flatbreads, salad dressings, sauces, pastas, cheeses, sausages and the list goes on. We will source as much as we can locally (good tomatoes are tough in February) to bring you the best quality ingredients we can find. Finally, we believe Great Dining starts with Great Food, and ends with Great Hospitality. Hospitality is a dialogue.
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