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The English Room

255 East Illinois Road, The Deer Path Inn, Lake Forest, IL 60045-1953
+1 847-234-2280
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Overview
  • Excellent69%
  • Very good23%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (12 reviews)
“sea bass” (4 reviews)
Closed Now
11:00 - 21:00All hours
CUISINES
American, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
££££
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Service
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Atmosphere
LOCATION
255 East Illinois Road, The Deer Path Inn, Lake Forest, IL 60045-1953
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The Deerpath Inn, dating back to the 1920s and 1930s, was modeled on an English country inn. It was renovated in the 1970s and was ready for the major rehabilitation working with Mark Knauer completed on 2015. The main dining room is brighter but still...More

Thank Art169
DPI-Management, Guest Services Representative at The English Room, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for taking the time to write this lovely review of your recent visit to the Deer Path Inn! We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed every aspect of your experience. Please join us again soon! Cheers!

Reviewed 1 week ago

The English room is beautiful and the outdoor patio delightful. This is great food and service for a high end meal.

Thank MerryMar2015
DPI-Management, Guest Services Representative at The English Room, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to review your recent dining experience at the English Room! We are very pleased to hear that you enjoyed our Four Diamond menu and service. Please join us again soon! Cheers!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Deer Path Inn is a wonderful Old English building from the 1920s with a fine dining restaurant. We were tired from our day at the nearby Chicago Botanic Garden, so it was great to be able to eat at the inn. The view into...More

1  Thank L7619IQ
DPI-Management, Guest Services Representative at The English Room, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your dining experience in the English Room! Please join us again very soon. Cheers!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I went for our anniversary. They treated us like royalty and everything we ate was great. I had the grilled octopus, lobster bisque, iceberg salad, and strip steak. Everything was delicious and the staff were all great as well. I would highly...More

Thank msstrauss
DPI-Management, Guest Services Representative at The English Room, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

First of all, Happy Anniversary! Thank you for choosing to celebrate with the Deer Path Inn, and for the lovely recommendation. We are very glad that you enjoyed every aspect of your dining experience, and hope you will join us again very soon! Cheers!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Chicago is known for its good food, but not its great weather. We dined here on a perfect late spring evening. The dining room itself is charming, but eating outside in the beautiful courtyard made the very excellent meal even better. The service is top,...More

Thank Artsy12
DPI-Management, Guest Services Representative at The English Room, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for this lovely review! We are so glad that you had perfect weather for your dinner in the Garden of the English Room. We are very proud of our AAA Four Diamond rating, and love to hear from guests who have experienced and...More

Reviewed 13 May 2017 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.More

Thank Larry F
DPI-Management, Guest Services Representative at The English Room, responded to this reviewResponded 13 May 2017

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...More

Reviewed 10 May 2017

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...More

Thank jlschiavone
DPI-Management, Guest Services Representative at The English Room, responded to this reviewResponded 13 May 2017

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!

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.

Thank DeeJayKay
DPI-Management, Guest Services Representative at The English Room, responded to this reviewResponded 15 March 2017

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!

Reviewed 4 March 2017

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

Thank Dberry8488
DPI-Management, Guest Services Representative at The English Room, responded to this reviewResponded 6 March 2017

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!

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...More

Thank tells364
DPI-Management, Guest Services Representative at The English Room, responded to this reviewResponded 6 March 2017

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!

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Coyite54
1 June 2017|
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Response from DPI-Management | Property representative |
Thank you for your inquiry! Our Afternoon Tea at the Deer Path Inn is $45 for adults (including a glass of the house Champagne), and $25 for children 12 years and under. It is offered Tuesday through Saturday, with seatings... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Romantic
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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