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28 E Center Ave, Lake Bluff, IL 60044-2565 (Route 176)
+1 847-295-1000
17:30 - 00:00
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319 reviews
257 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We and another couple had the good fortune of going here during Customer Appreciation Week - all food and drinks were half price! Easier to tell you what we didn't order ;) ... we had the Cauliflower, Brussels Sprouts, Mussels, Fried Oysters (x2) the Short Rib, the Chicken, the Burger and the Chocolate Banana Bread Pudding!!!!. Everything was great, including... More 

Thank smdds
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33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Such a great, unique menu. Everything is a win. The only complaint I have is it just seems overpriced., Yes, it's all local farm fresh food, but it does seem like a lot to pay for the meals.

Thank Ashley E
Lake Forest, Illinois
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261 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

So glad we have Inovasi in the town close to us. Staff was good. Loved the wine. I had the oysters - yummy. My husband had the steak - he was in love. We had a great evening.

Thank sdoddsayers
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62 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017

And I’ve had a lot of mussels in different cities and countries. But never prepared with this type of sauce. Not a fan of sea food? Menu selection offers enough choices of veggies and meats as well. For 4 adults, we got a bunch of appetizers (the mussels , pork belly, bone marrow, roasted cauliflower) and big entrees (salmon and... More 

Thank lovetotravelIl
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29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2017

We've enjoyed meals here from a casual lunch after a bike ride, sitting at outdoor tables, to celebratory birthday dinners with wine. The food is consistently good, with locally sourced ingredients and helpful waitstaff.

Thank Fran S
Calgary, Canada
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100 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017

went with group of 10 people. No one complained about meal. Service was fast. Good selection of items to choose from. parking on street. Quiet neighborhood.

Thank Tom H
Chicago, Illinois
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41 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

Had a very nice dinner with the family at this coazy restaurant right in the center town of Lake Bluff. We had great apettizers with mushroom risotto and sprouts, and main dishes of trout, ribs, steak and salmon. All dishes were freshly prepared and exquisitely presented. Portions are good and very tasty, with creative flavors and a great variety of... More 

Thank Ramon N
Chicago, Illinois
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47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016 via mobile

Cute little place in downtown Lake Bluff. Nice wine, beer, cocktails selection. Our waitress was adequate although a little chilly. We would go again.

Thank Gemini5930
Lake Bluff, Illinois
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

The menu is very good and the prices aren't expensive. The squash soup was excellent. The entres were good and the dessert were fair. I better effort from the waiters wouldn't hurt.

Thank guillermoluis2013
Greater London, United Kingdom
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

I'd highly recommend Inovasi, especially for special occasions and if you are looking for a place to impress a foodie! We had our rehearsal dinner for our wedding here and it was amazing: service, food, atmosphere, all of it. I arrived early and realised that there had been a miscount in how many people were in our party (my mistake!)--despite... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$17
American, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Parking Available
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:30 - 00:00
17:30 - 00:00
17:30 - 00:00
17:30 - 00:00
17:30 - 00:00
17:30 - 00:00
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?