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“Reliable lunch option in a lovely setting”

Market House on the Square
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Ranked #7 of 64 Restaurants in Lake Forest
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: American
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Description: 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.
Reviewed June 4, 2014

Market House is a reliably good place for lunch; nice setting, good atmosphere, attentive service and good food. They've recently changed chefs, and so the menu has changed somewhat - my current favorites are the vegetable ravioli and asparagus risotto, both excellent. Worth a trip when you are visiting lovely Market Square in Lake Forest...and be sure to stop at Amidei Mercatino, the charming European produce market across from The Market, in the alley behind the old Marshall Field's building.

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Reviewed June 1, 2014 via mobile

A delicious mistake it was. Had a wonderful dinner on 30 May 14. Had 3 chip and dip appetizer. House salad, and shrimp linguini very tasty. Fast service and more affordable than I thought. Please take the time to go. I enjoyed it. Next time will sit outside on their patio.

Thank Joe S
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Reviewed May 28, 2014

We really enjoy the food and atmosphere as well as the excellent drinks. The outside dinning area is the best during the outdoor live music in the summers.

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Reviewed April 27, 2014

I went to a bridal shower there and we had a private room upstairs......we had drinks and appetizer, salad, and entree, the worst was the entree, I had the Chicken Paillard, the chicken was so dry that I can't even cut it and it tasted like burnt chicken and I couldn't even swallow it, I had to wash it down with water.

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Thank 2bumdrifters
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Reviewed April 15, 2014

This restaurant has come a long way since it first opened. The atmosphere is pleasant with seating choices in several different areas to suit any diner. There is an area that is more formal in nature, like a dining room, and there is an area that is more casual section with booths and brick walls. During nicer weather, one may choose to eat outside on the terrace. The food is above average, and I highly recommend any of the salads for lunch, but for dinner the pot roast is a must. There is nothing more flavorful than the savory taste of this dish with mashed potatoes-real homestyle cooking. Prices are reasonable for the area.

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Thank maggie1953mae
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