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“Excellent and Undiscovered” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Grille 43

Grille 43
28800 N Waukegan Rd, Lake Bluff, IL 60044
847-234-7643
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Ranked #6 of 27 Restaurants in Lake Bluff
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: Eclectic
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Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Rockland Rd.
Chicago
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248 reviews 248 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 116 cities Reviews in 116 cities
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
“Excellent and Undiscovered”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

The place is rarely filled to capacity. It should be with the quality of the menu. The entrees are well presented and more than ample. The spicing is pretty zesty.

Visited August 2013
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  • English first
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English first
Lake Bluff, Illinois
1 review
“My favorite.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2013 via mobile

Love this place..been there 10+ times now, and the only thing I ever disliked is no longer on the menu. The drunken shrimp, burgers, and steak sandwiches are all fantastic!

  • Visited June 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Chicago
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40 reviews 40 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Wonderful gem!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2013

Lake County needs more restaurants like this! Exceptional food, beautiful dining room. Always have exceptional service. When they are busy they have valet parking -- and it's needed. For lunch or dinner it's a great place. Excellent salads, appetizers, etc. Have never had a bad mean here! Can get a little loud at times.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Libertyville
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36 reviews 36 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
“Not a bad option”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2013

Had our first experience last night. The food was good (fish tacos, burgers and dinner special). The servers was on his game. It was a bit pricey, but we would come again. My wife found the atmosphere to be claustrophobic.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Vernon Hills, Illinois
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35 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Price gouging at it's best!”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013

We went here for Mother's Day Brunch and let me tell you the $40 we paid was NOT worth the food they provided - in quantity or quality!! I mean if I am paying $40 I would expect a seafood buffet or some really top notch items and a complimentary mimosa or a bloody Mary as well. This is what they had: a carving station with dry chewy leg of lamb, overcooked prime rib and beef tenderloin (which was the best of all), potstickers, fried rice, shrimp that was soft/mushy and fishy tasting, some kind of unidentifiable fish in a sauce, chicken alfredo (this wasn't too bad), brussel sprouts, undercooked hash browns, sausage, bacon that I am not quite what it was - almost looked like fried strips of peppered pastrami, french toast (this was good), salads, bagels, rolls, and then cheese and lunch meat that was sitting out (not on ice) and I wouldn't touch with a 10 foot pole! They also had eggs to order and 2 people in our party ordered eggs benedict. It came with salmon instead of Canadian bacon. Don't you think you might want to tell people that when they order? Then the desserts looked like they came right out of the box. Nothing to write home about. There were other places we could have and should have gone that cost less and gave you more bang for your buck or places that were equal to what we paid that had better food and included a drink or two. Lesson learned. I will not go back here again!

  • Visited May 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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