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28 E Center Ave, Lake Bluff, IL 60044-2565
+1 847-295-1000
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good24%
  • Average13%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible2%
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“beet salad” (7 reviews)
“trout” (6 reviews)
“cake” (6 reviews)
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American, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
28 E Center Ave, Lake Bluff, IL 60044-2565
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1 - 10 of 141 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have passed this establishment several times, and finally decided to enter and see what they have to offer. The restaurant is small and dark (I was there in the evening) which makes for a romantic environment. I opted to sit by the bar. The...More

Thank ProfessorOnzaga
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant in the heart of Lake Bluff is a buzzing place to be. The staff are friendly, helpful and responsive and the food is locally sourced and innovatively prepared. The menu changes with the seasons. The small plates are small, but the entrees are...More

Thank Janet H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A group of 6 family members dined at Inovesi last night and we all had very good food, which included mussels, trout, steak, pasta, fried rice, pasta duck confit, and chocolate cake. The service was ok, but not friendly. We brought our own wine and...More

Thank Toby W
Reviewed 27 October 2017 via mobile

We were there October 27th. We had a great experience with our party planning. The GM was amazing and helpful planning our party. From start to finish it was excellent. Menu is amazing, staff is well trained, and very accommodating. Delicious wine was recommended for...More

Thank MaxiBD
Reviewed 27 October 2017

My friend and I went to Inovasi for lunch.. Service was outstanding. Food quality was exceptional.Plan to return for dinner.

Thank Stan K
Reviewed 12 October 2017

Inovasi is a great place to eat! My wife and I enjoy the concept of sharing plates around the table. Inovasi is great for that. We find the menu to be innovative with each item prepared with excellence.

Thank Harry N
Reviewed 22 September 2017 via mobile

Come-on girls get out of your house and go to Inovasi. Every Wednesday half off drinks and appetizers. Great service, great food and managed by a great gentlemen Mr.B. We had the most fun night out with friends. Now they serve sushi. Mr. B let...More

Thank MaxiBD
Reviewed 17 September 2017

We used to enjoy Inovasi when they opened a few years ago. Innovative menu, nice setting. But then it started to go down hill so we stopped going. We thought we'd give it another try. We were underwelmed to say the least. They seem to...More

1  Thank 854jeffa
Reviewed 15 September 2017

Went for early dinner, when there is a full dinner menu, and a happy hour menu in the bar (and a new sushi menu as well). We enjoyed the flatbread (shredded pork carnitas, pickled garlic, basil, oregano, tomatillo sauce, asiago cheese, chile - more interesting...More

Thank smdds
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Last October, I brought 8 guests for dinner on a Saturday night. We had dined here many times before and had enjoyed the experience. This time, service was non-existant, in spite of the lack of customers. Two people ordered the chicken entree and was returned...More

2  Thank lindatR7850GX
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22 September 2015|
Response from 4FunWeTravel | Reviewed this property |
yes, we have done it several times. However, I do not remember what the fee was.....
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 17
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 28 E Center Ave, Lake Bluff, IL 60044-2565
    (Route 176)
  • Public Transportation: Metra Rail stop Lake Bluff, 200 ft from the front door
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Lake County  >  Lake Bluff
  • Phone Number: +1 847-295-1000
  • E-mail
We're a casual, contemporary American restaurant. The focus is on fresh, local and often organic ingredients and products on an ever-changing menu. Inovasi's menu is similarly portioned veggie, meat and seafood dishes. Smaller than full-size entrees but larger than tapas or small plates, Inovasi's menu ranges from $8-$16, with most dishes hovering around the $10 mark. Everything is designed so people can try multiple dishes.
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