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The Grille on Laurel

181 E. Laurel Ave. (Woodland Rd.) Send to Phone
847-234-9660 | Make Restaurant Reservations | Menu
North suburban steak and seafood spot that satisfies --- and saves a trip downtown.
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Lunch & Dinner daily, Brunch Sun.

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Dining room at The Grille on Laurel, Lake Forest, IL

The Grille on Laurel Restaurant Review

: This hidden gem, which is nestled along the tracks with a pretty flower-laden courtyard for dining, is one to put on regular rotation. Modern and chic, the dining room, with its black and white photos, dark wood seating and black leather half-banquettes that sit below an inset circular ceiling, is a good place for local power lunches and weekend munchies. The lounge, separated from the dining room by a two-sided flagstone fireplace, is an ideal spot for grabbing a quick bite while catching a game. As for the food, it's hard to lose. Among starters, the fried calamari is rivaled by sweet-but-savory French onion soup that's better than what you find at most French bistros. An absolute must to follow is the macadamia nut-crusted grouper, which is cloaked in Greek-inspired herbs and served with a creamy lemon-butter sauce. The Prime filet is no slouch either, especially when it's paired with grilled, still-crispy vegetables and zesty mac 'n' cheese. For something more casual, you'll find plenty of sandwiches. The brunch buffet is a steal at $14.95, with all the morning requisites --- biscuits and gravy, fresh toast, eggs --- and more.

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