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28800 N Waukegan Rd, Lake Bluff, IL 60044 (Rockland Rd.)
+1 847-234-7643
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun 11:00 - 21:00
Mon - Wed 11:00 - 22:00
Thu - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Chicago, Illinois
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165 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

All around pleasant experience. Attentive personal server. Enticing selections for both cocktails and food. Truly tasty treats in a well-kept architectural space at reasonable mid-range fine dining prices. Food offering is varied and the biggest difficulty was narrowing down what to order. Great spot for family, friends, business or a couples night out. It is easy to drive past (right... More 

Thank LadyLux86
Mobile, Alabama
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308 reviews
221 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Not impressed with my chicken parm. sandwich. Others liked the fish taco and the flatbread pizza. Not much around here so it gets slammed. The service and people were friendly. The prices are high( but so is the rent) but the area commands that. Would try something else next time, it's worth another shot.

Thank chucksierke
Winneconne, WI
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

Group of 9 went for dinner after Navy graduation. Restaurant is very modern and decorated nicely. Server was very friendly and gracious. Family ordered everything from entrees like duck and chicken parmesean to entree salads and delicious burgers. Our meal was around $250. One had wine, one had a beer and one had a couple of cocktails. Everyone else drank... More 

Thank Livinmydream
Level Contributor
14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

Both my chicken mole and spouses flatbread were dry. Charging $24 for the chicken and $8.50 for a bottled beer seems excessive for Lake Bluff. Wait staff was friendly and the place seemed fresh and clean.

Thank Tod G
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 January 2017

As a new couple in the neighborhood, we were excited to try out this restaurant as we had heard good things about the food and atmosphere. So when we arrived during the Happy Hours listed and sat at a table with a card that promoted Happy Hour reduced apps and drinks, we chose 3 appetizers and a drink each. The... More 

4 Thank Kate K
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792 reviews
549 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 392 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 November 2016

A few friends and I went to Grille 43 for dinner, and while the vibe was somewhat upscale, the food was a disappointment. We had a pretty large group, so we tried out a lot of different options. The calamari appetizer was probably the best thing we had – it had banana peppers and roasted bell peppers along with braised... More 

1 Thank jg325
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20 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

Been to this restaurant several times especially for delicious cucumber martini. This visit the martini couldn't make up for the poor food and service. Very nice server got my friends order completely wrong and had to be remade, so my food got cold while I waited for her to get her food. I ordered French onion soup which was ok,... More 

Thank vickifuka
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79 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

Went here to celebrate a friend's birthday. We all enjoyed ourselves. Had the best Moscato- Seven Sisters- I highly recommend it. I did make a reservation on open table. It doesn't appear that you really need to on a weeknight, but I was able to put on the reservation I was vegetarian. The server knew that and made some good... More 

2 Thank Lovethevacation
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San Francisco
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93 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 July 2016

The decor is quite nice, subdued. But it's completely defeated by the plethora of TV screens showing sports. Do you want to be a sports bar or a casual fine dining restaurant? It got worse. The french onion soup was devoid of flavor, and the cheese melted on top was mozzarella. Really? Mozzarella? It was nice and gooey, but devoid... More 

1 Thank joeblitzflick
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165 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 April 2016

This was our first visit. We started with the grouper ceviche appetizer. Although it seemed fresh it was very soupy. The other was a special with crab cake and shrimp on a bed of greens. The waitress said they were known for this app. The shrimp was good, but the crab cake was very bready, and just too much greens.... More 

1 Thank Spdpmd

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 30 - USD 30
American, International
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar Scene, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 28800 N Waukegan Rd, Lake Bluff, IL 60044
    (Rockland Rd.)
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Lake County  >  Lake Bluff
  • Phone Number: +1 847-234-7643

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?