MH Updates

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 eatmhk.com/taqueria.

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
pd@markethouseonthesquare.com

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!