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Valentine's Northern Lake County Style!

lawn boy Feb 12, 2008 12:22 PM

I'm looking for a NICE place up in northnern Lake County, that takes reservations. I looked at the board "Looking for any unturned stones in or near Gurnee". There are over 240 posts and many are about philly steak sandwiches and other fast food. Finding a nice restaurant was like looking for a needle in a haystack.

Please help me.

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  1. Chew on That RE: lawn boy Feb 12, 2008 12:34 PM

    Oooh I'm in the same boat so I'm curious to see what people come up with!

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      lawn boy RE: Chew on That Feb 13, 2008 12:42 PM

      Let's go Chicagoland Chowhounds! The sands of time are running out. Valentine's Day is tomorrow. Make my baby happy!

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      amoncada RE: lawn boy Feb 14, 2008 10:12 AM

      Hmmm, no help here huh? What did you decide?

      Why not drive up to Lake Geneva? There are quite a few "NICE" restaurants up there and it's not terribly far away from the Gurnee area. Just a thought.

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        lawn boy RE: amoncada Feb 14, 2008 11:21 AM

        That's a great idea! Actually, now that I think about it there are a couple of places just over the border, I think one is called the stage coach stop? I think it is in Wilmot? There is another restaurant there but it's been so long that I can't remember the name. Any help?

        In case you can't tell, I still have no set plans.

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          amoncada RE: lawn boy Feb 14, 2008 11:39 AM

          A couple of romantic / scenic spots for Valentines Day;

          http://www.gilbertsrestaurant.com/

          http://genevainn.com/Pages/Dining.html

          http://www.kirschs.com/

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        KateOC RE: lawn boy Feb 14, 2008 03:05 PM

        This is probably too late, but I think the other restaurant in Wilmot is Twin Oaks. Also, if you haven't been there yet, try The Tavern in Libertyville. Very romantic and great food.

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          lawn boy RE: KateOC Feb 15, 2008 08:00 AM

          Yes, the Twin Oaks. I was there a few years ago and really enjoyed it.

          Thanks to all for helping out.

        2. Chew on That RE: lawn boy Feb 15, 2008 02:22 PM

          How pathetic is it that you had to resolve to drive to Lake Geneva for a nice restaurant? Man we need better places around here! Hope you had a good Valentine's Day!

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            KateOC RE: lawn boy Feb 15, 2008 02:37 PM

            So where did you end up going? My DH and I postponed our V-Day dinner until tonight and are headed to Binanti's Taste of Italy in Antioch.

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              lawn boy RE: KateOC Feb 18, 2008 05:55 AM

              We went to the Stage Coach Stop in Wilmot. Good steaks. But the baked potato is ridiculous. I'm not exagerating when I say they put half a pound hunk of butter on top of it!

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