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210 Live

$$ - $$$American, ,
210 Green Bay Rd, Highwood, IL 60040-1703
+1 847-433-0304
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good45%
  • Average3%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible7%
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American, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
210 Green Bay Rd, Highwood, IL 60040-1703
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I just had one of the best Saturday nights I've had in a long time. Everything seemed right. The entertainment, food, service, atmosphere, pricing, sightlines, were as good as it gets. It's not easy to please me, and 210 did that tonight in every regard....More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great appetizers, good beer choices. Great live music for just a $10 cover Good wait staff. Very diverse age group

Thank Bonzarelli50
JudyShatkin, Owner at 210 Live, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for reviewing 210 Live! We're so glad you enjoyed the apps/beer/music. We are continuously working to improve everything, too. Come back soon!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice venue, personable owners, great live music, just ok food and unfortunately just about the worst service outside a drive through after midnight. Everything can be overcome by good acts, even so so food. But judging by our experience and those around us (communal seating)...More

Thank Ed B
JudyShatkin, Owner at 210 Live, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi, Ed B, I'm glad that you'll be coming back for the music. We are aware that our service has not been optimal we are excited that our new front-of-house manager is putting together a great team to provide our customers with great service. We...More

Reviewed April 28, 2018

210 Live is a spacious restaurant and bar with a large stage for bands, room for dancing, and the choice of tables, bar stools, or comfortable living-room type furniture for enjoying drinks and the show. The acoustics are excellent and the decor (complete with candles,...More

Thank Miriam S
JudyShatkin, Owner at 210 Live, responded to this reviewResponded April 29, 2018

Thank you, Miriam! We're so glad you enjoyed the food, ambience and music/sound. Yes we do have free valet but we're glad you were able to find parking. Hope to have you back soon!

Reviewed April 21, 2018 via mobile

Nice atmosphere, tables with tall candles. Romantic, yet lively, wonderful for a date ir with friends. Various types of Live music with room to dance the night away. Enjoy life in the burbs.

Thank Mikecohike
JudyShatkin, Owner at 210 Live, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you! Come back soon!

Reviewed April 6, 2018

I was in town visiting a friend and we planned to spend the evening listening to the soulful blues of The Smiley Tillmon Band (featuring Kate Moss, Tom Rezetko and George Baumann). What a great night! I've read some of the reviews below taking them...More

1  Thank Bob D
JudyShatkin, Owner at 210 Live, responded to this reviewResponded April 7, 2018

Thank you so much, Bob, for taking the time to submit your thoughts in this review. I'm so glad you enjoyed the music and food and sound quality and volume level. I do think you have completely nailed it with everything you've said, and you...More

Reviewed March 19, 2018 via mobile

We met some friends at this bar/ eatery/jazz club so that we could hear Michael Lerich, of orchestra fame. He was marvelous as was his group that even allowed owner Night Chatkin to play the piano . Interesting bar food menu. Nice way to spend...More

Thank Raphael L
JudyShatkin, Owner at 210 Live, responded to this reviewResponded March 20, 2018

Thank you for your review and pictures. FYI we have additional restrooms, both community as well as M/F, in the lower level. We hope to see you back soon! Sincerely, Judy Night (aka Judy Shatkin)

Reviewed February 16, 2018 via mobile

This place has some of the best, professional music groups in all of Chicagoland. The music consists of many different genres. The atmosphere is dazzling with eclectic decorating - chandeliers, pictures, fun items, a variety of tables, and couches. The staff is so friendly. They...More

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JudyShatkin, Owner at 210 Live, responded to this reviewResponded March 20, 2018

Thank you so much for reviewing 210 Live! We are delighted that you enjoyed the music, the ambience, the staff and the drinks. We hope to have you back soon! Judy

Reviewed February 14, 2018

Let's call this a followup review. I've been here a half-dozen times through its transition from "bowing alley with bands on weekends", to "specialty show bar", to music-forward venue booking name acts (a la Space in Evanston). Oh, Highwood, how your aspirations have grown! A...More

Thank HarryBGurnee_IL
JudyShatkin, Owner at 210 Live, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello! We heard you loud and clear, and we are so excited to have hired a new chef THIS WEEK! We also have a new manager as of a month ago who is shaping up our front-of-house staff. Everything is getting better at 210 Live,...More

Reviewed December 30, 2017 via mobile

My wife and daughter joined me in a visit to see American English, a Beatles tribute band. Got there a bit early so we obtained a great table, close to the stage. Gabby, our server, was friendly and attentive. We got a variety of choices...More

Thank Mike M
JudyShatkin, Owner at 210 Live, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello, Mike, Thank you for taking the time to review 210 back in December. I hope you were able to make it back to see American English again last week. We now have a new chef (starting this week!) so we hope you will come...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$11 - $30
Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Valet Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout
Good for
Large groups
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
5:00 PM - 1:00 AM
5:00 PM - 1:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 210 Green Bay Rd, Highwood, IL 60040-1703
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Lake County  >  Highwood
  • Phone Number: +1 847-433-0304
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MISSION: 210 Live - The North Shore's Premier Live Music Venue. MUSIC: We book a variety of music, but the bottom line is quality. Come see owner Judy Night (aka Shatkin) perform monthly with her quintet, or see top national acts, or great regional tribute and dance bands. THE FOOD: 210 serves high quality delicious fare to enjoy with a show, including appetizers, entrees, soups, salads and delicious desserts. We have live music nightly and people love out dance floor, typically full on the weekends. The AMBIENCE: It would be remiss not to mention the fantastic ambience at 210, an industrial chic yet warm and inviting atmosphere, with a large dance floor and big comfy sofa seating areas where you can hang out, eat and drink, and just take in the positive vibes.
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