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“Not the best first impression”

545 North Bar & Grill
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Ranked #31 of 98 Restaurants in Libertyville
Price range: $10 - $50
Cuisines: American
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Dining options: Reservations
Description: Serving up comfort food with a twist, we are an American bar and grill with a distinct urban vibe located in the heart of historic downtown Libertyville.
Reviewed March 18, 2013

We visited with another couple this past weekend and were dissppointed. We had made a reservation for 7pm, and we got there on time and was told it would be a wait of about 10 minutes which was fine. We went to the bar and a half hour had gone by so we went back to the hostess to check. She said that the people that they were waiting on where just taking their time. We had been offered the patio, but where concerend about climate control. In the end we decide to go out there but had clearly let the hostess know that we wanted to be moved back in once the inside table was available. We did have climate control issues, after a couple a minutes we started to sweat as we were right by the main heater. We asked the waiter about the inside table as now it was 8:15pm, we found out that the table had been given away. My husband went and talked the Manager or Owner?, he did not even apologize. In the end the food was good, and they offered to pay for our desserts, but it felt like it all came to late as we were already pretty frustrated by that time. It is a small place which makes it hard to turn the tables, but they clearly knowingly gave our table away, very dissappointing....

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Reviewed March 7, 2013

As a restaurant this is not a great space - as a place for late night drinks at the bar - it is fun. Small, crowded bar - 1 or 2 guys strumming a guitar in the corner - a TV over the bar to check the scores - and a front window to check out the foot traffic outside. The restaurant space is narrow, feels cramped and is expensive. In the summer you can sit outside and appetizers and wine around a fireplace - I would op t for that if the the weather is right. Just not enough attraction to the restaurant to spend my meal dollars here.

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Reviewed February 15, 2013

This place is pretty good, the menu selection is excellent and the food quality is even better. There are some unique surprises on the menu that make this a real hit. Nice place for a date or to go with some friends.

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Reviewed January 23, 2013

The menu isn't extensive, but it doesn't have to be. My husband had the Wahu and I had the Tenderloin. The Tenderloin melted in my mouth. Service here is always top notch. We sat in a booth which is our preference, but there are also a small amount of tables. They have entertainment many evenings which is great if you want to hang around after dinner. Located in downtown Libertyville which has tons of cute shops to explore before or after dinner.

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Reviewed November 22, 2012

With an office that is just a block away, 545 has become a great place to catch lunch or grab dinner and/or a drink after work. Somewhat overpriced, but I don't mind paying a premium for the friendly atmosphere and strong likelyhood of bumping into someone I know when I go it alone. Dishes are very flavorful and the live music generally adds to the enjoyment in the evenings. You really can't go wrong at 545.

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