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The Tavern

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519 N Milwaukee Ave, Libertyville, IL 60048-2018
+1 847-367-5755
16:30 - 22:00
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Mon - Thu 16:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 16:30 - 00:00
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Miramichi, Canada
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22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

We were in a business trip but ended up going out on Valentines Day. The menu was the special menu for the occasion. I had the scallops for appetizer, ribeye steak for entree. Both are great. For desert I had the raspberry cheesecake it was good but I wish I had scraped the raspberry "jam" off. The selection of wine... More 

Thank Chris D
Chicago, Illinois
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54 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

The Tavern is pricey but the food, drinks and service well worth the higher price. The fillet mignon and asparagus tender cooked to a perfect medium rare. The whiskey cocktails were excellent.

1 Thank ChicagoTrish_D
Libertyville, IL
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133 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

Love the Tavern's cocktail lounge. Great place for a drink and some light snacks. A good pre-dinner place (as there are so many awesome restaurants in Libertyville these days — it's nice to try a couple places in one night) I especially enjoy the Tavern when it's winter time. Very cozy and comfy.

Thank JPfromNJ
Los Angeles, California, United States
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

Just had dinner here to celebrate our son's graduation from Navy Bootcamp. The interior of the restaurant is really striking, decorations everywhere -- a lot of bling. But cool! We had a delicious dinner and at the end they comped our sons dinner. Wow!! It brought tears to my eyes. What a classy gesture!!

2 Thank MKS353
Libertyville, United States
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

The staff are very professional and the ambience seems suited to business dinners as well as special family occasions. The food is excellent - I would highly recommend the bone-in ribeye. Deserts are delicious.

1 Thank Ravi R
Kenosha, Wisconsin
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71 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

My boyfriend and I decided to try this restaurant because there was no wait. We were sat at a nice little table with water and a complimentary hard bread with spread. The service was lovely and very attentive. I ordered a chicken dish that came dry, but had good presentation. My boyfriend ordered the soft shell crab and to be... More 

1 Thank LindseyK8
Springfield, Illinois
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65 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2016 via mobile

This was our first experience eating at the Tavern. As we had reservations, we were seated upstairs in the quiet dining area. The decor is interesting. Very red. But I kind of liked it. The wine list is extensive and fairly priced overall. The food was really, really nicely prepared and delicious. Other than foie gras, which I happen to... More 

1 Thank Patty S
Cranbrook, United Kingdom
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150 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2016

We ate there with our son who lives in the area. A good atmosphere with friendly staff. The food was high quality US steakhouse fare. The steaks were tasty and well cooked, the wine list was also extensive with a good choice of domestic and imported wines.

1 Thank Andrew D H
Chicago, Illinois
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76 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2016

Same ownership as Firkin, The Tavern creates an environment and menu for a special occasion. Terrific steaks and other American fare served by a knowledgeable and experienced waitstaff, expect to pay for what you get. I did not leave with "buyers remorse" however as the experience was near perfection.

Thank John A
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52 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2016 via mobile

Yes, it's expensive, but The Tavern is easily my favorite place in downtown Libertyville. I'm a big fan of their cocktails. The wait staff are great. They will remember you, even if there's a few months between visits. I love the atmosphere. Great place for meeting up with friends, especially if you want to be able to have a conversation... More 

Thank Stephanie P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 41 - USD 80
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Business meetings
Open Hours
16:30 - 22:00
16:30 - 22:00
16:30 - 22:00
16:30 - 22:00
16:30 - 00:00
16:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 519 N Milwaukee Ave, Libertyville, IL 60048-2018
  • Public Transportation: The restaurant is one-and-a-half blocks south of the Libertyville station on the Metra Milwaukee District North Line: http://metrarail.com/Sched/md_n/md_n.shtml
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Lake County  >  Libertyville
  • Phone Number: +1 847-367-5755

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