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The Grille on Laurel

181 E Laurel Ave, Lake Forest, IL 60045-1205
+1 847-234-9660
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  • Excellent28%
  • Very good34%
  • Average19%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible7%
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“steak” (11 reviews)
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American, Bar, Steakhouse
$$ - $$$
181 E Laurel Ave, Lake Forest, IL 60045-1205
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Reviewed 6 March 2017

Every since new ownership took over, the Grill is no longer a staple on our restaurant list. The prices were raised, the menu nightly specials were pulled and call it a coincidence, but in two visits three people took ill, one right in the restaurant.

Thank Vic R
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Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

The Restaurant is now renamed MLG. The food was Very good. Even though there was no official Sunday Brunch, they did have an order-off-the-menu for brunch. Again, the food was very good! Will definitely return.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Recently remodeled and menu upgraded, sleek and modern inside with expanded bar. Service is good but really expensive place if you're just stopping in for a beer or glass of wine

Thank 1Angus1
Reviewed 21 September 2016

Colleagues and I went for dinner. The service was EXTREMELY slow! There were only 4 other tables of people in the restaurant so was NOT busy. Drinks took 10 minutes! The food was not cooked properly, all steaks (ordered 3) came out under cooked and...More

Thank Dianne P
Reviewed 25 July 2016

This restaurant is owned by Marcus Lemonis whose TV show is focused on fixing bad businesses. He may want to spend more time at MLG the new name for The Grille. I was excited about the new ownership after a couple of disappointing experiences a...More

Thank TimeTraveler123
Reviewed 14 July 2016

The restaurant, according to our waiter, has only been open for less than two months. Our waiter was attentive; thanked us for returning to try their "new" menu. We dined on the patio. The inside has been totally redone with a lovely decor. Our party...More

Thank George-Patsy E
Reviewed 28 June 2016

The Grill finds its way to treat each customer with respect and well true midwestern values. I've enjoyed my several visits this year to the Grill and the staff is very nice and the food is as well.

Thank stalkinghorse
Reviewed 23 June 2016

Once upon a time, this was my favorite dinner spot in Lake Forest, however with the new ownership it has dropped of my list. The outdoor patio is still great, but the interior is now too "stuffy" and lost the cozy feel it had. They...More

Thank dadaman
Reviewed 16 June 2016

My husband and I ate at the newly renovated Grille/MLG last night. There were a few new items on the menu and some old favorites. The macadamia nut grouper has always been one of my favorite meals and it is still on the menu but...More

Thank paljoey1075BD
Reviewed 13 June 2016

Enjoyed a lunch with friends. Service was good. Homemade chips were awesome. Party had the Chicken Tortilla Soup which was very good; Also had Salmon Althenian, Salmon Wood Plank, and Pasta Vodka. Bill for 4 with 2 drinks $116.00 - which seems a bit much...More

Thank Ann W
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 30 - USD 30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Full Bar, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:30 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 181 E Laurel Ave, Lake Forest, IL 60045-1205
    (Western and Laurel)
  • Public Transportation: We are located right near the Lake Forest Metra train station.
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Lake County  >  Lake Forest
  • Phone Number: +1 847-234-9660
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