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28 E Center Ave, Lake Bluff, IL 60044-2565
+1 847-295-1000
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  • Very good24%
  • Average14%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible2%
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“beet salad” (7 reviews)
“trout” (6 reviews)
“mussels” (4 reviews)
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28 E Center Ave, Lake Bluff, IL 60044-2565
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We have eaten at Inovasi 3 times in the past 2 months. I have a few allergies and the Chef kindly addressed them all. Each time I had a delicious dish and finished my meal with tea and wonderful local honey.

Thank Cydney W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Inovasi has now revamped it small medium large plates menu and also added a sushi menu....one of the issues you will have though is determining what is the right mix of plates to order...some of the medium plates are rather small and also pricy for...More

Thank NatureEnthusiast7
Reviewed 29 November 2017

I have passed this establishment several times, and finally decided to enter and see what they have to offer. The restaurant is small and dark (I was there in the evening) which makes for a romantic environment. I opted to sit by the bar. The...More

Thank ProfessorOnzaga
Reviewed 24 November 2017

This restaurant in the heart of Lake Bluff is a buzzing place to be. The staff are friendly, helpful and responsive and the food is locally sourced and innovatively prepared. The menu changes with the seasons. The small plates are small, but the entrees are...More

Thank Janet H
Reviewed 19 November 2017

A group of 6 family members dined at Inovesi last night and we all had very good food, which included mussels, trout, steak, pasta, fried rice, pasta duck confit, and chocolate cake. The service was ok, but not friendly. We brought our own wine and...More

Thank Toby W
Reviewed 27 October 2017 via mobile

We were there October 27th. We had a great experience with our party planning. The GM was amazing and helpful planning our party. From start to finish it was excellent. Menu is amazing, staff is well trained, and very accommodating. Delicious wine was recommended for...More

Thank MaxiBD
Reviewed 26 October 2017

My friend and I went to Inovasi for lunch.. Service was outstanding. Food quality was exceptional.Plan to return for dinner.

Thank Stan K
Reviewed 12 October 2017

Inovasi is a great place to eat! My wife and I enjoy the concept of sharing plates around the table. Inovasi is great for that. We find the menu to be innovative with each item prepared with excellence.

Thank Harry N
Reviewed 22 September 2017 via mobile

Come-on girls get out of your house and go to Inovasi. Every Wednesday half off drinks and appetizers. Great service, great food and managed by a great gentlemen Mr.B. We had the most fun night out with friends. Now they serve sushi. Mr. B let...More

Thank MaxiBD
Reviewed 17 September 2017

We used to enjoy Inovasi when they opened a few years ago. Innovative menu, nice setting. But then it started to go down hill so we stopped going. We thought we'd give it another try. We were underwelmed to say the least. They seem to...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$17
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Romantic, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:30 - 13:30
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 13:30
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 13:30
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 13:30
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 13:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 28 E Center Ave, Lake Bluff, IL 60044-2565
    (Route 176)
  • Public Transportation: Metra Rail stop Lake Bluff, 200 ft from the front door
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Lake County  >  Lake Bluff
  • Phone Number: +1 847-295-1000
  • E-mail
We're a casual, contemporary American restaurant. The focus is on fresh, local and often organic ingredients and products on an ever-changing menu. Inovasi's menu is similarly portioned veggie, meat and seafood dishes. Smaller than full-size entrees but larger than tapas or small plates, Inovasi's menu ranges from $8-$16, with most dishes hovering around the $10 mark. Everything is designed so people can try multiple dishes.
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