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MH Fish House

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670 N Bank Ln, Lake Forest, IL 60045-1808 (Deerpath and Bank Lane, One Block East of Forest)
+1 847-234-8802
17:30 - 22:00
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Tue - Thu 17:30 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 17:30 - 22:00
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Lake Forest, Illinois, United States
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2016

The food was ok not great, price was very high for what they offered. Have had much better food and service for 1/3 of the price.

Thank Jeff M
Vernon Hills, Illinois
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207 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2016

We have mixed feelings about this restaurant. This restaurant is located on the second floor of a building in the old, quaint downtown section of Lake Forest - part of Chicago's affluent North Shore suburbs. The restaurant's décor has a modern upscale feel - yet very relaxed, unpretentious and homey. The service is excellent. The small kitchen is open for... More 

Thank Parrot434
Chicago, Illinois
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2016

Four of us had dinner last night at at this restaurant. The place is lovely. Located right by Lake Forest's beautiful central square. The meal was tasty & the service was very good however, we found the menu quite limited, portions very small and very over-priced. (We were even charged $1 per person for tap water! I'm surprised there wasn't... More 

Thank MCB826
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137 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 December 2015 via mobile

MH was by far one of the best meals we've experienced while traveling. We had small plates. The octopus was heaven - grilled almost burned to perfection. The scallops yummy. The Brussels sprouts perfectly seared. The Viognier we chose from Italy was a perfect accompaniment to our dinner

Thank Ajoy2b
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 September 2015

We have been here 5 times in the past year and a half and have always had really good meals. They change the menu seasonally and have a very good wine list, both by the glass or bottle. We had great service 4 of those times and fairly good service on one. It is pricey, but we feel that the... More 

Thank Pam H
Chicago, Illinois
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155 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2015

Although we live in Lake Bluff, we had never visited MH Fish House. It seemed every time I tried to make reservations, always on short notice, they were always booked. Tried again for a Friday night and was successful. This is a very pleasant small restaurant which appeals to us. The food is excellent. We especially liked the idea of... More 

Thank Anthony D
Lake Forest, Illinois
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43 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 May 2015

This is a small and lovely place overlooking Market Square in Lake Forest. The menu is small but well-thought out. Everything we tried was marvelous. Perfectly plated and prepared with wonderful flavors. Can't Wait to go back

Thank sara c
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165 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2015 via mobile

We started out with a variety of the freshest oysters in the area. They were very very good. Even ordered more. They allow the mix and match of oysters from various regions....nice touch. We also shared the crab cake as an appetizer. It was great. My husband had the lobster risotto. They dont skimp on the lobster and it really... More 

3 Thank Spdpmd
Lake Forest, Illinois
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95 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2015

My husband and I both ordered the scallops. We were concerned when we saw how large they were when our server brought them to the table. Bigger is not always better when it comes to scallops. They had a spongy consistency as is often the case with "wet scallops". If you have ever had a "dry" scallop, you know that... More 

3 Thank MaryAnnBetz
Chicago, Illinois
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42 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2015

We just dined with friends at MH Fish House. The restaurant is small but clean and quiet. The service is excellent. We started at the bar where my husband enjoyed a "Russian Mule" served in a copper mug. He said it was excellent. At our table the waiter brought us an amuse bouche consisting of cream of mushroom soup in... More 

3 Thank Stacey C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings
Open Hours
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 670 N Bank Ln, Lake Forest, IL 60045-1808
    (Deerpath and Bank Lane, One Block East of Forest)
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Lake County  >  Lake Forest
  • Phone Number: +1 847-234-8802

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?