Market House on the Square Restaurant | Bar | Private Events Fri, 25 Sep 2020 19:59:11 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Market House on the Square 32 32 Updated Mask Policy for Restaurants in Illinois Thu, 27 Aug 2020 03:16:01 +0000
Updated Mask Policy in Illinois

Dear friends and guests,

On Tuesday, Governor Pritzker announced revised mask guidelines for restaurants and bars statewide to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. These latest guidelines require guests to wear a mask during any interaction with wait staff, hosts, bussers, order takers, bartenders and other employees at bars and restaurants.

For the safety of our staff and our guests face coverings must be worn over the nose and mouth when being approached and served by staff, when employees take your orders, deliver food and beverages, and clear tables. These guidelines also pertain to Taqueria service. Please wear your mask when approaching the window. Once seated, our team will pause before serving your food and beverage or when clearing, giving you time to don your mask before they approach.

We are here to serve you and we appreciate your cooperation!

To see the entire statement regarding the changes made by the state, please click here.

Warm regards,
Carla, Dina and Team

MH Updates Thu, 27 Aug 2020 02:33:21 +0000

Thank you for your continued support of Market House. We are happy to report that our staff is healthy and happy to be welcoming you during this string of beautiful summer days!

While it has been a challenging time for us and our colleagues in Lake Forest and Lake Bluff, I know we all share one primary goal and that’s to keep you and our teams safe. The current climate has created new challenges, making some days downright hard – but the satisfaction of seeing you out with family and friends and our teams hard at work is very gratifying.

Market House Summer Staff

Sending off our summer hires

Our summer cohort of local high school and college students are making their way back to their studies, some away, some remote and we thank them, it was not quite the summer any of us expected but we were happy to welcome back many returning team members and bring on and train some new faces as well.

We look forward to seeing them again at the holidays and next summer.

Sending off MH Kitchen and Coffee

There were definitely some highs and lows this summer and we have learned to recognize when something is not quite working, that said we will pause service in MH Kitchen and Coffee effective August 25th. We truly loved creating the unique menu of healthy bowls and creating the visually delightful space with the help of Mark Knauer and collaborating on the beautiful mural hand painted by Carmen de la Mano. Our hope is to bring it back late fall with an expanded menu of healthful, fresh carryout choices of sandwiches, soups, and your favorite bowls.

Taqueria updates and hours

Our popular breakfast sandwiches will be available as an addition to the Taqueria menu (coffee drinks will remain available too). Taqueria hours 10:30 to 4:00, with evening hours Thursday through Saturday. Order online at

New curbside offerings and Sundays

We’ve been so happy with the response to our Chinese offering on Wednesdays and are developing a Chinese popup menu of carryout items to be offered Tuesdays through Thursdays starting September 1st. Watch for our MH Chinese menu on our Facebook and Instagram pages.

Additionally our full MH menu will be available for carryout Tuesday through Thursday for lunch 11:30 to 2:00 and dinner from 4:30 to 6:30. The menus will soon be available on our website and are attached here: Lunch | Dinner

For both Market House and Taqueria September 6th will be our last Sunday of the season. Sunday August 30th and September 5th Market House will serve from 11:30 to 2:30 and the Taqueria will serve from 10:30 to 4. Sunday September 6th both Market House and Taqueria will be open from 11 to 6:30 with a special Labor Day menu.

Indoor dining is now available for Market House guests, our new reservation system Resy allows you to indicate where you prefer to be seated.

Group events

We are starting to welcome group dining, which we love. As we understand it, the guidance allows for groups that can be seated at tables up to 10 and 6 feet apart. The patio and 670 Bank Lane (where we have the open air balcony) are two great choices for safe settings for your lunch or dinner events. The dining room also makes a dramatic setting with its high coffered ceilings, fireplace and French doors opening to a
private patio. Menus are easy to design from our regular menus and our entire craft cocktail and wine program are also available. Contact us at

Safety protocols

Lastly as mentioned above the following measures remain in place to keep you and our team safe!

  • Mask wearing for our entire team both in front of the guests and behind the scenes in the kitchens and offices
  • Cleaning high touch surfaces frequently
  • Glove use for our back of house team and frequent washing and hand sanitizing for our front of house team
  • Daily health evaluations of our team upon entering the restaurants including temperature taking
  • Solid 6 foot distancing between tables
  • Requiring staff to stay home for any health concerns
  • Limiting reservations to tables of 10 people maximum, for lengths of one and a half to two hours.

We look forward to welcoming you soon!

The Taqueria Now Open! Sun, 28 Jun 2020 16:53:34 +0000

Join us for tacos, margaritas and more!

Our new Taqueria is now open and offering some of your favorite Mexican food. Order online or swing by and pick up at the Taqueria window on South Gate. 

Tuesday – Saturday: 11am – 6pm

Father’s Day Fiesta at the Taqueria Mon, 08 Jun 2020 19:15:04 +0000

Celebrate dad with a fiesta

Join us on Sunday June 21st for a Father’s Day fiesta. Our taqueria will be open with extended hours, Mariachi music and an expanded menu featuring your favorite tacos, Mexican beer and Alfontina’s Mole. Additional tables will be set up for you to enjoy the day with your family.

Order Online


Coffee & Breakfast Sandwiches available for a limited time Mon, 08 Jun 2020 19:06:21 +0000

Offering Coffee and Breakfast at MH Kitchen for a limited time!

If you have not heard, MH Kitchen now offers coffee, espresso drinks and breakfast sandwiches to help you start your day. Order online and pick them up on Bank Lane. Hurry in, these offerings are available for a limited time only.

Visit MH Kitchen & Coffee


Open for Patio & Indoor Seating Thu, 28 May 2020 15:43:23 +0000

Our Patio and Dining room is now open for seating, with a limited menu but limitless heart. Gleaming silverware, cloth napkins and polished plates included. The menus, will be disposable And yes there are a few rules.

Reservations will now be taken by a real person, and you will need your confirmation email to be seated. This tells us not only that you have a confirmed reservation. But that you have read the rules of engagement. Please review our seating guidelines for more information.

Please email Tina at to request a reservation. Your reservation is not made until confirmed. As you are all aware we have been required to remove many of our tables so we will not have the same occupancy as before.


Reservations available:
Tuesday through Thursday: 4:30 to 7:45
Friday and Saturday: 4:30 to 8:45
Sunday: 4:30 to 6:30

*All reservations are based on acceptable weather as there is very limited indoor seating.

A few more notes

  • Please bring a wrap.  If weather threatens we may take a credit card in advance so you can exit quickly.
  • Please respect the current circumstances and your fellow guests and our staff by wearing a mask when arriving, leaving or moving through the restaurant when using the restrooms.
  • There is open seating during the lunch hours and wearing masks is at your discretion, please be mindful of social distancing.
  • We may stay open later based on activity or close earlier due to weather so please call ahead.
  • Seating will only be outdoors on our back patio, front patio and on Southgate.
  • Please see the hostess at the corner of Southgate and Bank Lane.
  • Please do not seat yourself.
  • You must be wearing a mask on arrival if you are over 2 years old.
  • You may remove it when seated, but must again don your mask if you wish to use the restroom and then again as you leave.
  • Seatings will be for 90 minutes from your original reservation time, if you are late your available seating will be shortened.
  • Our menu will be limited to enable proper distancing in the kitchen, there will be limited if any substitutions. Our opening menu can be found above.
  • Servers will be wearing masks and gloves and will limit the time at your table, not the service we prefer to offer but necessary to keep all safe.
  • Please order timely and this can still be a relaxed enjoyable experience.
  • If weather threatens we may cancel reservations. If there is an unexpected turn of weather you will be provided with packaging to wrap up your meal to take home as there will be no inside seating in the restaurant or bar.
  • There will be no separate checks and we will not be accepting cash at this time.

See our Seating Guidelines for more information

Seating Guidelines

Graduation Celebrations Fri, 22 May 2020 18:32:33 +0000

Let us bring the party to you!

Market House has the perfect menu to celebrate your Grad in style!


Contact Nina for more information.

Nina Abuja,
Private Events Coordinator
847-234-8800 ext 218


MH Kitchen & Coffee Now Open Wed, 20 May 2020 19:10:19 +0000

MH Kitchen is back, now with coffee!

We are so excited to be back, open and serving you. Now serving specialty coffee drinks, breakfast sandwiches and more, to help you start your day! Order online and pickup at Bank Lane with our contactless pickup service. We look forward to seeing you!

Visit MH Kitchen & Coffee


Memorial Day Weekend Specials Mon, 18 May 2020 08:06:23 +0000

A Memorial Day Weekend Special

We’re kicking off Memorial Day weekend with a special BBQ Menu. Our special meal packages come with everything you need to celebrate, even dessert! 

This special menu is available Saturday and Sunday only. Market House will be closed Memorial Day. Order by phone, pre-orders are encouraged. 



Memorial Day Weekend Menu

Available Saturday and Sunday only, while quantities last.
Limited a la carte menu also available.


Fill the Fridge | $90

Full BBQ Chicken, plus choice of BBQ Pulled Pork or BBQ Brisket.
Comes with 6 sesame buns, sweet potato wedges, cole slaw, baked beans,
corn bread and family dessert. (limited quantities) 


BBQ Chicken Dinner | $42

Full BBQ Chicken, cole slaw, sweet potato wedges, & baked beans


Call to place your order



MH Kitchen Catering Mon, 18 May 2020 00:46:03 +0000

MH Kitchen Catering is back

Feed a large (responsibly distanced) crowd with our customizable catering packages. Order up to 20 bowl lunches, or pick your bases, proteins and sides for all to enjoy. 



Call to learn about
our Catering options