Ward off the Winter Blues in Libertyville During Lake County Restaurant Week

By Jennifer Johnson, MainStreet Libertyville Volunteer

Go out and try something new at a MainStreet Libertyville restaurant during Lake County Restaurant Week. From March 1 through 10, 2019, participating restaurants will offer special menus and dining discounts.


Several Libertyville restaurants are participating in the ten-day, culinary celebration. If you’ve been looking for a reason to try a new restaurant, don’t overlook the special promotions offered by these Libertyville restaurants during Lake County Restaurant Week.

If authentic Italian food is at the top of your list, plan a visit to Café Pomigliano, where the menu is comprised of time-honored, traditional recipes as well as new takes on Italian classic cooking. Café Pomigliano is offering a three-course, prix fixe menu during Lake County Restaurant week.


Find Greek cuisine with a touch of modernism at Chrissoulas, the newest addition to restaurant row in downtown Libertyville. The chefs here are offering a four-course, prix fixe menu and an option for wine pairings in celebration of Lake County Restaurant Week.


If your heart is set on riffs on classic Italian-Mediterranean cooking, fine wine and craft libations, give Main Street Social a try. During Lake County Restaurant Week there is a prix fixe, three-course brunch menu and a four-course, prix fixe dinner menu to please your palate.


Mickey Finn’s, Illinois’ oldest brewpub, serves up classic pub fare such as burgers and fish and chips seven days a week in downtown Libertyville. A delectable brunch menu is offered on the weekends, too. Check the Lake County Restaurant Week website for specials at Mickey Finn’s during the first ten days of March.


O’Toole’s of Libertyville features 48 beers on tap and seasonal menus, and features brunch on Sundays. The chef at O’Toole’s is offering a three-course, prix fixe menu during Lake County Restaurant Week.


Don’t let the unassuming façade of Porto’s Peri Peri fool you. This cozy spot offers ultra-fresh poultry featuring peri-peri, African Bird’s Eye Chili pepper. In addition, you will find plenty of small bites, salads and vegetable dishes. Porto’s Peri Peri is offering a 20 percent discount (dine in or take-out), Monday through Thursday from 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., during Lake County Restaurant Week.


Townee Square Restaurant is a Libertyville institution, offering home-cooked breakfasts and lunches in what feels like the owners’ living room. From homemade Greek yogurt and soups to sandwiches, house special omelets and egg casseroles, the menu here has something for everyone. Be sure to check the Lake County Restaurant Week website for Townee Square Restaurant’s specials.

Does anyone really need an excuse to go out and try one of Libertyville’s great restaurants? No, but it sure is nice to have an incentive such as Lake County Restaurant Week to plan a night out on the town or a weekend brunch date. Make your reservations early, as the Lake County Restaurant Week specials are popular. Visit the Lake County Restaurant Week website for a complete listing of participating restaurants and details about the special menus. And have fun celebrating Lake County Restaurant Week!  MainStreet Libertyville is a not-for-profit, volunteer organization dedicated to preserving and promoting downtown Libertyville. Annually, MainStreet Libertyville provides over 50 days of events in downtown Libertyville and is supported 700 residential and 400 local business members. Volunteers log more than 4,000 hours each year planning and hosting MainStreet Libertyville activities

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