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The Tavern

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519 N Milwaukee Ave, Libertyville, IL 60048-2018
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Mon - Thu 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 4:30 pm - 12:00 am
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Libertyville, United States
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The staff are very professional and the ambience seems suited to business dinners as well as special family occasions. The food is excellent - I would highly recommend the bone-in ribeye. Deserts are delicious.

Thank Ravi R
Ingleside, Illinois
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48 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My boyfriend and I decided to try this restaurant because there was no wait. We were sat at a nice little table with water and a complimentary hard bread with spread. The service was lovely and very attentive. I ordered a chicken dish that came dry, but had good presentation. My boyfriend ordered the soft shell crab and to be... More 

Thank LindseyK8
Springfield, Illinois
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60 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2016 via mobile

This was our first experience eating at the Tavern. As we had reservations, we were seated upstairs in the quiet dining area. The decor is interesting. Very red. But I kind of liked it. The wine list is extensive and fairly priced overall. The food was really, really nicely prepared and delicious. Other than foie gras, which I happen to... More 

Thank Patty S
Cranbrook, United Kingdom
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146 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

We ate there with our son who lives in the area. A good atmosphere with friendly staff. The food was high quality US steakhouse fare. The steaks were tasty and well cooked, the wine list was also extensive with a good choice of domestic and imported wines.

Thank Andrew D H
Chicago, Illinois
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67 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016

Same ownership as Firkin, The Tavern creates an environment and menu for a special occasion. Terrific steaks and other American fare served by a knowledgeable and experienced waitstaff, expect to pay for what you get. I did not leave with "buyers remorse" however as the experience was near perfection.

Thank John A
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53 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016 via mobile

Yes, it's expensive, but The Tavern is easily my favorite place in downtown Libertyville. I'm a big fan of their cocktails. The wait staff are great. They will remember you, even if there's a few months between visits. I love the atmosphere. Great place for meeting up with friends, especially if you want to be able to have a conversation... More 

Thank Stephanie P
Cleveland, Ohio
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75 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2016 via mobile

There's nothing bad to possibly say. Absolutely fantastic across the board! The service was attentive and the staff terrific. Most importantly, the steaks were the best I've ever had! Of If you are in the area this is a must!

Thank Robert G
Gurnee, IL
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68 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016

Finally got the chance to slide in for an early supper - be aware, there's no elevator, a steep staircase to the dining area, and the restrooms are DOWNSTAIRS! Workout complete, the rest of the meal was fabulous, with an amicable server delivering a prompt and timely presentation of appetizer, salad, and entrees. While the price isn't for the faint... More 

Thank HarryBGurnee_IL
Libertyville, Illinois
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46 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2016

I normally thought of The Tavern as a very upscale restaurant with prices to match. I had been there a couple of times but on special occasions due to cost. A gift certificate opened my eyes. By going there a little earlier, we were able to sit in the lounge and enjoy the same ambiance for a more reasonable price.... More 

Thank Jack B
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2016 via mobile

Recently visited for a business dinner with a group if 8. Impeccable service and food. Without hesitation will return when in the area.

Thank Susan B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$41 - $80
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Full Bar, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special occasions, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
4:30 pm - 12:00 am
4:30 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 519 N Milwaukee Ave, Libertyville, IL 60048-2018
  • Public Transportation: The restaurant is one-and-a-half blocks south of the Libertyville station on the Metra Milwaukee District North Line: http://metrarail.com/Sched/md_n/md_n.shtml
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Lake County  >  Libertyville
  • Phone Number: 847-367-5755

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