Lake County Restaurant Week

Put down the hot mitts and put away the pots and pans. There’s no need to dirty this week. Lake County Restaurant Week Starts today, March 1 through March 10.Restaurants across Lake County will offer prix fixe menus and special dining deals — many of which are yet to be announced. But heed our advice and make your reservations early! Schedule in a date night, find a new family dinner favorite or try a new-to-you cuisine from the following list of participating restaurants.

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Lake County Restaurant Week Family-Friendly and Casual Dining

Take the whole family out to dinner in honor of Lake County Restaurant Week. But we think many restaurants listed below are also perfect for a casual date night, too.

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BBQ Chicken Sandwich at Half Day Brewing Company.

Lake County Resturant Week Date Night Picks:

If you are are in the mood for a more upscale night out, why not add one of these featured Lake County Restaurant Week venues to your evening agenda.

The Chocolate Sanctuary, Gurnee
The decadent Sanctuary Turtle Mousse Mist at The Chocolate Sanctuary.
  • Cadwell’s Grille at Embassy Suites Chicago North-Shore/Deerfield, Deerfield
    Don’t let the fact that it is located in a hotel keep you from putting this restaurant on your dining list. Explore a three-course prix fixe menu here and special wine pairings during restaurant week.
  • Café PomiglianoLibertyville
    Personally, we love taking the family to Cafe Pomigliano but the location is more upscale and perfect for a romantic date night. This restaurant gained notoriety by our readers in Fan Favorites: Local Italian Restaurants.
  • The Chocolate SanctuaryGurnee
    Little Lake County previewed The Chocolate Sanctuary, sampled winter menus and introduced you to weekend brunch here. It’s all good — no, wait, it’s more than good. Trust us on this one. They are featuring a $15 lunch menu and $25 dinner menu.
  • Disotto, Highwood
    Make time in your life for this restaurant and you will feel as if you are dining in a wine cellar of a dear friend, only better. With from-scratch Italian food, this place is the talk of the town with its homemade goodness and contemporary atmosphere.
  • Eddie Merlot’s, Lincolnshire
    Whether you enjoy steak or seafood, the sides here often take center stage. And good luck choosing just one! Enjoy dinner from a special three-course menu here during restaurant week.
  • Francesca’s Intimo, Lake Forest
    Simple, homemade Italian food is served here with white tablecloth service. Their restaurant week menu is $30 a person and features three decadent entrees to choose from.
  • Franco’s Pescheria, Lake Zurich
    This place is a fish market, restaurant and raw bar all rolled into one!
  • Jaxx Bistro and LoungeDeerfield
    We found many amazing reviews of this hidden-in-a-hotel treasure. Why not try it and let US know what you think? There are some great choices on the restaurant week prix fixe menu.
  • Karma PubMundelein
    We frequently feature Karma’s holiday brunches, but if you are looking for a less fancy but equally delicious date night check out their upscale pub. Their menu features two entrees, appetizer and dessert for $24 a person.
  • Main Street SocialLibertyville
    Little Lake County featured a sneak peek of Main Street Social before it opened. We’ve also heard it’s only grown better with time. What better time than restaurant week to see for yourself?
  • Stevens’ SteakhouseGurnee
    Stevens’ Steakhouse is a standout on Little Lake County’s list of Best Steaks in Lake County. During restaurant week you can choose from ribs, salmon, or the Tomahawk Pork Chop for $35 a person or $65 a couple.
  • The VineGrayslake
    The Vine is a personal favorite for a girls night out. They are featuring specials that include their Black & Brie Burger and Crab & Gruyere Mac n’ Cheese. Don’t worry calories don’t count this week.
  • Three EmbersLincolnshire
    The Lincolnshire Marriot Resort’s signature restaurant features an impressive wood burning store and serves a variety of dishes using locally-sourced ingredients. Enjoy a special three-course menu during restaurant week.
  • Wildfire, Lincolnshire
    This classic steakhouse is family friendly, but we think the white tablecloths here signal a great choice for date night. Enjoy special three-course menus during lunch and dinner to celebrate restaurant week.
  • 129 Center Cut, Grayslake
    One of the newer restaurants in downtown Grayslake their restaurant week special will feature their woodfire pizzas, small plates, and dessert for $35.95 a person.
  • Light the Lamp Grayslake
    Newly opened in a larger location this favorite local brewery is now serving food. For Fat Tuesday they will be featuring a Bourban-Street Style Pop-up restaurant. Print the restaurant Week Coupon to save 10% on food.

Strictly for Age 21 and Over:

Reserve the babysitter NOW if you want to take advantage of Lake County Restaurant Week specials at these local watering-holes.

  • Lynfred Winery, Wheeling
    Visit Lynfred Winery during restaurant week and enjoy a special wine tasting.
  • North Shore Distillery, Green Oaks
    Surround yourself with world-class artisan spirits made in a beautiful, handmade still named “Ethel.”

What restaurant are you going to try during Lake County Restaurant Week? Let us know in the comments section.

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Melissa is mom to 4. She used to dream of traveling the world, now she dreams of a clean kitchen. She can be found on most social media sites as @PBinmyHair because with this much hair and four kids, you're bound to find something in it.

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