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Moderno - CLOSED

1850 2nd St, Highland Park, IL 60035-3158
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  • Excellent8%
  • Very good43%
  • Average41%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible0%
2 Dec 2012
“Yummy food in great location.”
29 Nov 2012
“In a word: uneven.”
Restaurant Hours Closed
Italian, Spanish
$$ - $$$
1850 2nd St, Highland Park, IL 60035-3158
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Reviewed 3 December 2012

We arrived early for our reservation and decided to have drinks at the bar. The drink menu was inventive and had a nice variety. My husband inquired about a few wines and they offered to give him tastes. When we were seated at our table...More

Thank Shampeu
Reviewed 29 November 2012

After two visits, I'm left with the word "uneven" to describe the food and service. First the food: the quality, I must say, is terrific. Each supplier is clearly named. But the preparations range from very good to average, the latter particularly in the pasta...More

Thank 1gudriter
Reviewed 11 October 2012

We enjoy inspired, yet approachable food and Moderno delivered on all counts. Our server was smart and savvy and anxious to have us sample some wines before selecting. We started with two salads that will ruin me for run of the mill spinach for life!...More

Thank travelfiend1102
Reviewed 3 October 2012

After two visits, once for lunch and once for dinner I can honestly say that I think this restaurant needs to revisit the menu offerings and for sure concentrate on staff training (huge lags in service) and appearance (wrinkled, not so clean jeans - really?)...More

Thank travelchat
Reviewed 6 September 2012

My husband and I were excited to go to Moderno for the first time. When we were seated, we noticed that the chairs were very hard and not at all comfortable. The place tries to have a "city" vibe, but lacks the real ambiance of...More

Thank Josemike
Reviewed 6 August 2012

We dined in this restaurant twice within last 2 weeks. Most definitely will go again and will recommend it to the friends. Nice outside sitting, attentive personnel, good wine and beer selection and, of course, great food. For appetizer we had Antipasti – fresh, tasty...More

Thank lbtravel_09
Reviewed 18 July 2012

This restaurant needs a lot of work on it's staff. When asked what the fish of the day was we were told it was Coho "which is a very nice fish similar to salmon". Actually that night's fish was swordfish. After a few more questions...More

Thank DennisG-Owner
Reviewed 10 July 2012

Moderno was recommended by a friend who frequents it's sister restaurant Inovasi in Lake Bluff. We needed a private room for a party of 16 people. I worked with Margie who was wonderful; very helpful, attentive to all my questions, etc. I was shocked to...More

Thank detailsbybp
Reviewed 10 July 2012

The restaurant is next door to a movie theater, so very convenient to go to lunch or dinner and then see a movie. In the summer, can sit outside , very pleasant atmosphere. The menu is nothing special - typical Italian dishes, but served "tapas"...More

Thank honeycakes018
Reviewed 2 June 2012

Was there for dinner. Trendy vibe, sort of like eating at Abercrombie and Fitch. Chairs were uncomfortable, the silverware and plates were quirky but hard to use, even the handles on the faucets in the bathroom had to have printed instructions. The service had a...More

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Restaurant Details

Average prices
USD 30 - USD 30
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1850 2nd St, Highland Park, IL 60035-3158
    (Central Ave)
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Lake County  >  Highland Park
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