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“Local-yokel, old time favorite burger joint”
Review of Lantern

Lantern
Ranked #8 of 66 Restaurants in Lake Forest
Cuisines: American
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Reviewed April 15, 2014

A nice place for casual drinks, watching sports (not a sports bar) and having ribs, burger, perch dinner, etc. All locals who have been going forever. Friday night is lively -- I wouldn't call it a bar scene in that it's beautiful people or a pick-up joint, however you can join in and talk to everybody -- very friendly.

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Reviewed March 24, 2014

Nice local place in downtown Lake Forest across from the Metra station. Had St. Patrick's specials- very good Shepherd's Pie and $1.50 glasses of Leinenkugel's on tap. Affordable local ambience in Lake Forest- nice surprise.

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Reviewed February 7, 2014

The Lantern has always been the place to go and hangout, while having a good meal. I can't imagine not going there! The owners have really stepped it up lately; They've added three new televisions in the two dining rooms. The trains are new, always running keeping the little ones occupied, and the servers are fantastic. Again, younger, fresher help is quite appealing these days. Our charming server Chase, was FANTASTIC - He was patient with our larger group too - All of our food came out in fifteen minutes, and he was quick to satisfy any need of ours; ask for him next time you're in this wonderful restaurant. Five Stars*****

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Reviewed December 13, 2013 via mobile

We regularly go to the Lantern for an early dinner with our children and grandchildren. The little ones really like the model trains that circle the restaurant and travel from room to room. The food is good bar fare. Burgers and ribs and chicken and salads.

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Reviewed September 21, 2013

Long story short our waitress didn't refill/stop and check our waters for an hour, the food took just as long. We had to flag down several other staff to get help. We were never given silverware, one of our party actually went to the host stand to get some. After we received our food we all wanted ranch(wings night), 9 of us, and the waitress brought one small plate and said we had to share since they were out of bowls. She never came back to check on us, and we had to get more ranch from other staff several times. After this we wanted to tell the manager about our experience and a woman pretending to be the manager came up and told us " we are busy" just excuses, when all we wanted was an apology. As we are talking, we see our waitress watching and clearly hear her saying " I'm going to smack them" and goes around bad mouthing our table. One of our party went to talk to the actual manager and was verbally attacked by her when she was simply describing the situation. When we paid we asked for a split check, and she just charged one card and wouldn't change it. Some change fell and she literally, not an exaggeration, threw the change at our table, actually hitting someone really hard. Once she gave us our receipt we were kicked out by the manager, in front of everyone. And the resturant began to clap, because the waitress has told them we were being rude. This was the worst experience I have ever had, do not go here.

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