To the wonderful Market House on the Square Community:


It is with the heaviest of hearts that I have decided to pause service and hibernate for the remainder of the winter and spring seasons.

While my concern for the safety of our team and our guests is paramount, our location and the size of our kitchens and patio has actually enabled us to trust that all have felt safe both working and dining. But as the temperatures dip, and the pandemic continues, I recognize that our brand of hospitality does not translate easily into the next few months. Jose cannot serve you the cocktail you need just now, Elisa cannot ask about your family, our pig roast or your rehearsal dinner is not the same without the lively unmasked banter of your fellow attendees.

Yes, the stimulus funds and the generosity of the city of Lake Forest helped get us this far, but the cold weather safety guidelines barring normal operations limit us significantly. Without full capacity indoor dining, without the holiday parties, business lunches and dinners and meet-ups with friends for a festive cocktail, we will not have what we need to get us through the long winter months.

Instead, we will hold onto the great memories, the friends made, the drinks poured, the hospitality served and look forward to seeing the patio buzzing again next summer.

Our last curbside service will be Wednesday, December 23rd.

Meanwhile, we are doing our best to help our team find employment. If you have any leads, please let me know. My team has become family to me and I care for them deeply.

Thank you again for your support through the pandemic, as well as your encouragement through the years. For me, one of the best parts of the last eight years has been getting to know all of you, watching your children grow, celebrating milestones with you, grieving with you, and learning from you. Closing Market House, even temporarily, will leave a void in my life.

I will continue my work with Beacon Place, and have begun working with others to help shape Market House on the Square as it moves into the future

Until we meet again, stay well and have a wonderful holiday season.

With optimism for 2021,


Market House will be closed for the remainder of the season. Thank you for your patronage. 

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News & Events

Curbside Hours

(Subject to change)

Tuesday – Saturday

3:00pm – 6:30pm

Sunday & Monday


Place your order by phone at


Our carryout process continues to be contactless


To comply with local mandates, Market House is not be taking reservations for dine-in service. 

Please consider curbside pickup or delivery. 


Taqueria Hours

The Taqueria is closed for the season. Please see Market House Online Ordering menu for taco entree availability




655 Forest Ave.
Lake Forest IL.



About Us


Located in the heart of historic Lake Forest, Market House on the Square utilizes the freshest ingredients. We strive to bring you a refined and exciting farm to table experience. In addition to an expertly designed menu, we carry a wide variety of craft beers and an extensive selection of wines.

In addition to our main restaurant, we offer a diverse set of options for planning private events.

Meet the Team




General Manager