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255 East Illinois Road, The Deer Path Inn, Lake Forest, IL 60045-1953
+1 847-234-2280
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11:00 - 21:00
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Frankfort, Illinois, United States
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93 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely setting - table cloth setting for lunch - good service - plenty of varied and excellent lunch choices - high recommendations and great reviews are warranted - all 4 of us enjoyed our lunch.

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Thank Larry F
DPI-Management, Guest Services Representative at The English Room, responded to this review

We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed all aspects of your recent visit to the English Room at the Deer Path Inn! Your recommendations are much appreciated (as is the lovely review!), and we hope to welcome you back to the Inn in the very near future! Cheers! More 

Chicago, Illinois
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wonderful selection of teas, exquisite finger sandwiches and pastries, with superb service in a beautiful setting... it doesn't get better! Each sandwich and quiche was uniquely flavorful with very fresh ingredients. Service was attentive, friendly, and gracious. The garden and room are magnificent and music added to the elegance. But of course le pieces de resistance were the beautiful pastries,... More 

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Thank jlschiavone
DPI-Management, Guest Services Representative at The English Room, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to review your recent experience during our Afternoon Tea! We are so glad that you enjoyed every aspect of your visit, and hope you will join us again very soon! Cheers! More 

Lake Forest, Illinois
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Renovation of the entire facility, including the English room, was tastefully done. Decor is pleasant, food very good and service top drawer.

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Thank DeeJayKay
DPI-Management, Guest Services Representative at The English Room, responded to this review

Thank you for the lovely review! We are thrilled that you enjoyed your experience at the Deer Path Inn, and hope you will join us again very soon! Cheers! More 

Chicago, Illinois
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1 review
Reviewed 4 March 2017

We enjoyed a quiet easy dinner. The staff was friendly and accommodating. The food and service is consistently good.

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Thank Dberry8488
DPI-Management, Guest Services Representative at The English Room, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review your recent visit! We are so pleased to hear that your experience was enjoyable, and hope that you will join us again soon! Cheers! More 

Antioch, Illinois
1 review
Reviewed 14 February 2017

The English Room is probably the most beautiful dining venue in Lake Forest. You feel like royalty the moment you walk in the room. And the windows leading out to the courtyard make you feel like your in a small village somewhere away from all the hustle and bustle. Food is fabulous, and the servers are world class.

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Thank tells364
DPI-Management, Guest Services Representative at The English Room, responded to this review

Wow!! Thank you so much for the glowing review. We are thrilled to hear that you so thoroughly enjoyed all aspects of your recent visit to the English Room, and hope you will join us again very soon! Cheers! More 

El Paso, Texas
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Afternoon tea was amazing. Gorgeous atmosphere. Wedgewood china. Finger sandwiches, mini-quiches, petit fours, scones with Devonshire cream and jam. Several teas to choose from and a wait staff knowledgeable enough to help you choose. And if you don't like your choice, you can pick another. But I liked my choice. Finished a pot plus a refill.

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Thank Alexia G
DPI-Management, Guest Services Representative at The English Room, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful review! We are thrilled to know that you thoroughly enjoyed your Afternoon Tea experience, and hope you will join us again soon, perhaps to try another tea! Cheers! More 

Lake Forest, Illinois
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42 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

Went to the White Hart Pub area for late lunch/early dinner. Food was excellent. I had Welsh Lamb Stew. It was superb. Service, however, was slow and inattentive. Waited for the entire meal for some one to ask if we needed anything else, and there were only 3 parties for two waiters. Could not attract their attention. Felt ignored.

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Gurnee, Illinois
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405 reviews
294 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 February 2017 via mobile

I hadn't been here in a couple years and was very pleased with the experience. Met a friend for drinks and dinner on a Thursday night. The bar was full at 6pm so I had to stand for a few minutes until some folks moved to a table. There was a decent beer selection and nuts and snack mix to... More 

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Thank gondekp
Lake Forest, Illinois, United States
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89 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 November 2016

This Inn (hotel and restaurant) have been totally transformed and completely renovated under new ownership. I love the new Deerpath Inn. The service in the dining room is perfect-- so civilized-- so professional, accommodating and friendly. The new garden room is stunning. You truly feel as though you are in a beautiful European countryside inn. The food is creative and... More 

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Thank Michael B
DPI-Management, Guest Relations Manager at The English Room, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review...We are so glad you love visiting the Inn! We truly enjoy serving our guests and we are delighted to know you have such fond memories. We look forward to welcoming you back each time you are in Lake Forest! Cheers! More 

Boston
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39 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 October 2016

Had a delightful breakfast and dinner for 50 in the pub. Atmosphere is fun and the food and service was excellent. We ordered everything on the menu and guests thoroughly enjoyed their meals which were plentiful.

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Thank jeditaly
DPI-Management, Guest Services Representative at The English Room, responded to this review

We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your experiences in the White Hart Pub! The Pub does offer a wonderful atmosphere for large or small parties, and we are very proud of our menu offerings and service standards. Please join us again soon, no matter the size of your group! Cheers! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
American
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 21:00
Saturday
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 255 East Illinois Road, The Deer Path Inn, Lake Forest, IL 60045-1953
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Lake County  >  Lake Forest
  • Phone Number: +1 847-234-2280

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