Verdurous Vegetarian Specials Served on Lake County Restaurant Week

“Nothing will benefit human health and increase the chances for survival of life on Earth as much as the evolution to a vegetarian diet.” – Albert Einstein.

Eating less from a box and more from the earth is difficult to navigate when many Lake County Restaurant Week main courses involve meat or fish. That’s why we’re showcasing the restaurateurs that are providing verdurous vegetarian specials served on Lake County Restaurant Week.


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As the Ten Days to Savor event winds down, we want to remind you that if you check in at three or more restaurants, you can win an overnight stay at the Lincolnshire Marriott Resort that includes a golf package and/or yummy fare prizes from select restaurants. Continue here to see how you check-in.

Here are your verdurous vegetarian cuisines served on Lake County Restaurant Week.

Note: There are other participating Lake County Restaurant Week eateries providing vegetarian options. This blog denotes restaurateurs with an appetizer and entrée on their special menus. 

Big Bowl in Lincolnshire


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Lake County Restaurant Week (LCRW) Apps (Choice of one):

  • Chinese Hot & Sour Soup.
  • House Mixed Greens Salad*.

LCRW Main Dish:

  • Spicy Thai Green Vegetable Curry with Tofu*: Seasonal vegetables, baby bok choy, green beans, peas and green curry sauce.

Items with (*) denote cuisines can be served as gluten-free.

Café Pomigliano in Libertyville


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LCRW Apps (Choice of one): 

  • Bruschetta: Tomato, garlic basil and fresh mozzarella cheese.
  • House Salad: Mixed greens, cherry tomato, red onion, parmesan cheese, pepperoncini and cucumbers.

LCRW Entrées (Choice of one):

  • Ravioli Al Forno: Baked with mozzarella cheese.
  • Gnocchi: Choice of marinara, vodka or carbonara sauce.

Casa Bonita Restaurant & Tequila Bar in Libertyville

LCRW Apps:

  • Chips, Salsa and Guacamole.

LCRW Entrée: 

  • Large Combo Veggie Fajita Platter.

Fat Rosie’s Taco and Tequila Bar in Lincolnshire

LCRW Lunch and Dinner Apps (Choose One):

  • Taquitos de Papa Con Queso: Deep-fried corn tortillas filled with cheese and mashed potatoes (Dinner and Lunch).
  • Ensalada a La Parrilla: Mixed greens, tomato, cucumber, red onion, avocado and chipotle-honey vinaigrette (Lunch Only).

LCRW Dinner Entrée:

  • Enchiladas Suizas: Three Corn Tortillas filled with melted queso chihuahua, served with rice and beans (Dinner only).

Francesca’s Intimo Restaurant in Lake Forest

LCRW First Course Dinner:

  • Risotto con Fagioli: Italian rice, baby green beans, pine nuts and sun-dried tomato pesto.

LCRW Second Course Dinner:

  • Rigatoni Alla Palermitana: Sautéed with eggplant, zucchini, bell peppers, onion, tomato sauce, basil and mozzarella.

Kuma’s Corner in Vernon Hills

LCRW Lunch App Special: 

  • Fried Pickle or Edamame.

LCRW Dinner App Special: 

  • Fried Pickle or Edamame.

LCRW Lunch Course Two Special: 

  • Five-Ounce Veggie Patty with Grilled Pineapple, Pineapple BBQ Sauce.
  • Five-Ounce Veggie Patty with Smoked Gouda Cheese and Topped with Fried Jalapeños.

LCRW Dinner Course Two Special: 

  • 10-Ounce Veggie Patty with Grilled Pineapple, Pineapple BBQ Sauce.
  • 10-Ounce Veggie Patty with Smoked Gouda Cheese and Topped with Fried Jalapeños.

Main Street Social in Libertyville


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LCRW Course One:

  • Burrata di Stefano: Tomato-apple jam, eight-year balsamic and grilled ciabatta.

LCRW Course Two:

  • Crispy Brussel Sprout Salad: Radicchio, sweet peppers, green onions, carrots, crispy shallots and agrodolce vinaigrette.
  • Chop Salad: Romaine, avocado, radicchio, red onion, cucumber, garbanzo, beans, red peppers, pepperoncini, salami, parmesan and mustard-caper vinaigrette.

LCRW Course Three: 

  • Garlic & Mushroom Flatbread: Roasted garlic fondue, fontina, mozzarella and wild mushrooms.

Maggiano’s Little Italy in Vernon Hills

LCRW Starters:

  • Stuffed Mushrooms.
  • Crispy Zucchini Fritté.

LCRW Vegetarian Pastas:

  • Spaghetti with Marinara Sauce.
  • Four-Cheese Ravioli with Pesto Alfredo Sauce.

Oaken Bistro + Bar inside The Forester in Lake Forest


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LCRW Salad:

  • Oaken Salad: Baby oak leaf lettuce, ricotta, seasonal fruit, lavender-vanilla dressing and focaccia toast.

LCRW Entrée:

  • White Bean & Artichoke Barigoule: Served with preserved tomato beurre blanc.


Park Street Craft Kitchen and Bar in Mundelein

LCRW Vegetarian Cuisines: 

  • Naan Bruschette: Grilled naan bread topped with tomatoes, basil, onions, fresh mozzarella, EVOO and balsamic glaze.
  • Goat Cheese Salad (Gluten-Free): Spinach, arugula, goat cheese croutes, mandarins, strawberry, cucumber with pom poppyseed dressing.
  • Pesto Grilled Cheese: Grilled naan with pesto, goat cheese, mozzarella, sundried tomatoes, arugula and a side.

Slyce Coal Fired Pizza in Vernon Hills and Wauconda


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LCRW First Course:

  • Italian Stuffed Mushrooms or  Coal Fired Artichoke Dip.

LCRW Second Course:

  • May Farmer’s Market Salad

LCRW Third Course: 

  • Any Vegetarian Specialty Numbered Pizza


Wright’s Brew and Bistro inside Lincolnshire Marriott Resort


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LCRW First Course:

  • Cheese Curds: Served with herb ranch dipping sauce.
  • Red Pepper Hummus: Pita, carrot and celery.

LCRW Second Course:

  • Grilled Portobello Sandwich: Roasted red pepper, spinach, herbed mayo and french fries.

To learn about other verdurous vegetarian options during Lake County Restaurant Week, continue here. To see all of the Ten Days to Savor Scoops, click here. To view all of the land of lakes participating eateries, continue here.


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