Lush Wine & Spirits - Evanston

2022 Central St, Evanston IL 60201

$50 - $75 Recommended New Editor's Pick

Our patio is open for RESERVATIONS ONLY, subject to dry weather. We also have two Bistro Tables on Central Street for walk-ins. We have a fire pit and gas heater for cool evenings. Please note that Face Masks are REQUIRED when you are being seated or when you are not at your table eating and drinking please and thank you. In order to minimize exposure, we ask reservations to be limited to 90 minutes as per covid guidelines. We are currently taking reservations from noon to 8:00 PM for days with a good weather forecast. Please bear with us as we dance with Mother Nature. Please note that we will require reservations whether online or by phone to ensure that there is no waiting inside. Also, we will have to close the Patio Dinning and settle checks/ distribute to go packaging if it begins to rain. By operating reservations only we will have time to sanitize tables, keep track of who has dined (in case this is needed for future communication) and sterilize water decanters between seating. With flexibility, creative solutions, and an open mind we look forward to bringing you comfort, safely gracious hospitality, and indulgent sustenance. NOTE: We are not taking Indoor Reservations until our full team is vaccinated.

Reservations


  Business Info

  • Address: 2022 Central St, Evanston IL 60201
  • Cross Street: Independence Park
  • Cuisine: French | International | New American | Vegetarian |
  • Cost: | Moderate
  • Category: Upscale Casual
  • Star Rating:
  • Reservations: Required
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Meals Served: Brunch | Lunch | Dinner | Late |
  • Parking: Street |
  • Payment Options: VISA | Amex | MasterCard | Discover | Diners Club | PayPal | Cash | Apple Pay | Debit |
  • Corkage Fee: 10.00 | Retail Mark-ups in a Restaurant - $10 Wine Service
  • Phone: (847) 475-6900
  • Features: Full Bar, Sunday Brunch, Late Dining, Organic Ingredients, Outdoor Seating, Takeout Available, Winning Wine List, Wheelchair Access, Happy Hours, Lounge / Bar, Cooking Classes, Chef’s Table, Free Wi-Fi, Gay / Lesbian, Farm-to-table,
  • Occasion: Dining Alone, Business Dining, Meet for a Drink, People Watching, Quick Bite, Date Night,

  Business Hours

Reservations Available

Monday
All Day - PATIO 12:30 p.m. - 7:15 p.m.  
Tuesday
All Day - PATIO 12:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.  
Wednesday
All Day - PATIO 12:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.  
Thursday
All Day - PATIO 12:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.  
Friday
All Day - PATIO 12:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.  
Saturday
All Day - PATIO 12:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.  
Sunday
All Day - PATIO 12:30 p.m. - 7 p.m.  

Customer Reviews & Ratings

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Mar 30, 2021
Michael G.

Such a wonderful place. Romantic and wonderful food and service.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Mar 16, 2021
Lauren C.

We absolutely love Lush! The ambience, the food, the wine, & the people are amazing. A must do in Evanston at least once and highly recommend you make it a weekly outing. Susan and Glen are the sweetest! Thanks for making our celebrations so special.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Mar 13, 2021
Julie R.

Loved the lobster sandwich, but it would have been even better without the sausage which I ended up scraping off.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Feb 04, 2021
Karen S.

First time there, loved everything. We will be back!


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Feb 02, 2021
Jeff K.

Great experience by the fire... covid safe!


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jan 27, 2021
Beth M.

owner and staff went out of their way to ensure we had a special evening. The food and service was top notch. This is especially difficult to do during a pandemic.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jan 13, 2021
Peggy K.

Wonderful experience in these difficult times


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jan 05, 2021
Lawrence M.

Great food, service, and ambiance. The food is delicious and the waiter steered us to some great choices - lobster roll, duck wings were particularly good. The French onion soup was excellent. The fire pit and heat lamps added warmth and atmosphere. Can’t wait to come back!


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Dec 24, 2020
Brittany F.

Amazing food! Love fen outdoor patio


Overall: 10/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 9/10
Dec 20, 2020
ANN C.

It was such a nice atmosphere to sit outside at Lush. The fires burning and the heat lamps made it really cozy on a late December evening. My husband loved his margarita and I enjoyed the “Boulevardier” whisky drink. The French bistro inspired food was a treat too.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Nov 20, 2020
Ralph B.

Wonderful experience, from the food, to the wine and even the surprise of roasting marshmallows over the fire pit - hatch chili ones too! This was a good place before the COVID, they have done a wonderful pivot, with a good setup outside.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 9/10
Nov 13, 2020
Joe B.

Wow - Lush in Evanston is now going to be our new home for COVID and beyond. Super great ambience and patio. Server was awesome and fun; food was really good and a wide ranging menu of things I'd like. On top of it; a sheltered, cozy patio with heaters in the back for COVID distancing. Top notch place and service!


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Nov 11, 2020
Ann M.

Lovely garden setting, good service, delicious food. We will be back!


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 9/10
Nov 06, 2020
Laurie D.

Delicious food, friendly service, lovely patio. A bit on the pricey side but worth it!


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Nov 06, 2020
Marilyn P.

We felt safe and well fed and very well served! Delicious!


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Nov 04, 2020
Mark F.

Loved the patio on a nice day!! The menu has something for everyone


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Oct 26, 2020
Erin L.

Our first visit and we loved it! Thank you!!


Overall: 10/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 9/10
Oct 22, 2020
Jamie T.

It was a lovely evening. Lush staff spoiled us rotten.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Oct 16, 2020
Kathleen H.

Had a wonderful evening at Lush. I highly recommend it!


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Oct 11, 2020
Lindsay F.

Wow! So Amazing! Great food and excellent service!


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Oct 03, 2020
Betsy B.

Great crisp Autumn evening eating on the Lush patio. Had the shrimp burger which was perfectly spiced and loved that they had a “skinny” option of one patty and half of a very good brioche bun. Perfect Friday evening meal paired with an awesome Chardonnay from Portugal! Service as always was excellent. We love the neighborhood vibe! Definitely one of our favorite places to eat!


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 28, 2020
Molly M.

The staff was welcoming and personable - Went above and beyond and made our anniversary dinner very special and memorable. The food is consistently delicious and the ambiance on the patio is charming. We are becoming regulars.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 24, 2020
Stacy C.

It was a great experience...food was delicious...and wine was great!


Overall: 10/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 9/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 24, 2020
Carol G.

Delightful patio dining experience. Limited menu but everyone in our party rated the food highly. Wines were excellent values. Excellent food, stellar wines, terrific atmosphere. We’ll definitely be back


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 9/10
Sep 20, 2020
Barb B.

Lush has a wonderful patio in the back which is completely enclosed. They have a heater and a firepit to ward off the cold in the evening. The food was outstanding and the waitstaff wonderful.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 9/10
Sep 19, 2020
Jennifer F.

We loved the patio with the fire pit -- the ambiance was great on a cool early fall evening. The food was delicious, with a great selection and interesting ingredients, and we appreciated the good service with safety protocols in place for both diners and employees. The market/wine shop is fun; we picked up some of their pre-mixed craft cocktails.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 15, 2020
Lisa F.

Lovely back-yard garden for outdoor eating and spaced far away from other tables. Fabulous selection of wine and spirits. Service was attentive. Food delicious - totally recommend and hope locals will patron this place so it stays in business. it's a gem and worth a visit.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 05, 2020
Mark S.

Excellent food and service. Our young waiter was excellent and also super smart. A biochemist at a large pharm company.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 17, 2020
Kathy C.

outstanding mussels, delicious burrata and tomatoes. excellent Rose, terrific service Henry was a great waiter. Very good value and wonderful evening. thanks!!!!


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 8/10
Aug 04, 2020
Sally M.

Had an excellent evening for one of our first outings in months. Devonte was so gracious, letting us order when we were ready but ready to take our order. He offered some advice on a nice rose. Handled dividing up the tab and added the bottles each of us ordered. Great experience. And, oh! meat and cheese plates delightfully presented and so very tasty!


Overall: 10/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 9/10
Jul 26, 2020
Deb N.

I had the pasta of the day... pappardelle with wild mushroom, garnished with a dollop of cream, a proscuitto crisp and a basil leaf. There were also peas and corn in the dish....the sauce was a light cream....all perfectly cooked....EXCEPT there was something in the sauce that was bitter.... Everything else was fine.... Octopus Conserva, Steamed Mussels and the Krabby Patty. Chocolate cake for dessert.....that might be interesting with a reduced Porter drizzle.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 20, 2020
Ralph B.

Even if it was not a Covid outdoor experience, the food and service were wonderful, the wine and atmosphere too. A perfect summer evening.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 8/10
Jul 13, 2020
Roxanne B.

Overall amazing experience. Henry is a keeper!! I would say that the cocktail prices are a bit high. Other than that, you have a unique concept. A bit of the city in the suburbs!


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 07, 2020
Fernanda G.

The server was very sweet and nice. The food and drinks were delicious!! Their back patio is very cute, I highly recommend going :)


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jun 30, 2020
Inga M.

Food is delicious and staff & owner are wonderful!!!


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jun 15, 2020
Jim L.

Most enjoyable evening on the patio, under a huge oak tree. Excellent tasty, cold melon soup, delicious walleye entree, and good wine. Felt very comfortable with tables spaced very comfortably apart.


Overall: 9/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Apr 01, 2021
Elisabetta C.

Only issues I ever have here are with the check out system. They are required to run the bill with your credit card first and then you get a chance to look at the check. We had a mistake on our check (2 added items that were not ordered by us) so the checkout was confusing because we couldn't tell if the credits were run or not. Eventually it was resolved via email and messages left later that evening but it will take 3 to 4 days to be refunded. Feel bad for them as this system makes them always have to apologize or comp the bill which I declined although that was nice of them to offer. Restaurants have it tough enough these days. Maybe they should just get a normal checkout system...


Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 8/10
Value: 10/10
Apr 01, 2021
Diane W.

The only reason I am giving Lush an 8 for ambiance is that I think the patio could use a few umbrellas! It was drizzling the evening we were there and umbrellas would have helped with the droplets. Otherwise, everything else was wonderful.


Overall: 9/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 9/10
Mar 19, 2021
Joan Q.

We were treated beautifully on a cold evening. Thanks to everyone for their expertise! Our first visit. We will be back.


Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 7/10
Value: 8/10
Mar 08, 2021
Grace S.

Fantastic service as always. They aim to please and go out of their way to be so wonderful. We enjoy meals there but would like to see better decor out in the patio especially as I was there for my birthday and the pictures in the patio against the wall don’t look inviting.


Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 9/10
Value: 10/10
Oct 14, 2020
Christina M.

Highly recommend! Excellent service, beautiful back patio, delicious food.


Overall: 9/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 9/10
Value: 9/10
Oct 13, 2020
Grace S.

Excellent! Everything especially the terrific service* They aim to please. That is so important to customers. They Care about your needs and your comfort!!! I keep coming back and will bring others....


Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 9/10
Ambiance: 7/10
Value: 9/10
Oct 10, 2020
Emily N.

Tomato and burata salad was superb. Croquet Monsieur was very good as were lush burger and fries. Burger not quite as good as one we had a couple of weeks ago at Valour in Glencoe. Nice outdoor patio. We really like this place.


Overall: 9/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 8/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 26, 2020
Andrea J.

Loved it. Will be back. Extensive menu and great food.


Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 8/10
Value: 8/10
Jul 14, 2020
Nancy S.

sitting on the patio was delightful; of course the weather was perfect. Tables were well spaced. The food was very good and we got an amazing deal on 3 bottles of wine (2 for the price of 1 plus no service charge on the third bottle we had with dinner). I had the octopus appetizer and gazpacho for my meal and both were outstanding.


Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 8/10
Jul 02, 2020
Judy S.

Fabulous outdoor dining. Food was delicious and service was very friendly. Can’t wait to get back there.


Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 9/10
Jun 25, 2020
Betsy P.

The back patio is a great find. While the menu is limited, everything is excellent!


Overall: 8/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 8/10
Ambiance: 8/10
Value: 5/10
Mar 30, 2021
Joyce P.

Enjoyed the place and will be back but when the wait person offered french fries to people who ordered burgers, she should have mentioned they came at extra charge. I thought the extra $14 for two orders of fries was a lot!


Overall: 8/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 6/10
Ambiance: 9/10
Value: 4/10
Mar 24, 2021
Elizabeth W.

Everything was lovely, the courtyard is cozy, and the waitstaff and the food are excellent. My only complaint was that the host, who was the one person I had contact with indoors, was wearing his mask below his nose and didn't maintain social distance.


Overall: 7/10
Food: 7/10
Service: 8/10
Ambiance: 6/10
Value: 7/10
Apr 11, 2021
Marie D.

We sat on the back patio (which is the main option for eating in) was nice, but kept getting wafts of garbage from neighboring dumpsters. They sat us at the worst table right by the busboy station, even though there were nicer two tops farther back on the patio that were never occupied during our meal. The waiter was very nice, but really didn’t know wine (was knowledgable about beer). For some reason, we found the online menu confusing and have used this format at other restaurants many times with no problem. The food was good, liked the portion sizes, and lots of healthy options. Lush definitely deserves a second look (or even third)! They might try offering flights of wines. That is why I like wine bars...curated wines, trying something new without committing to a whole bottle. (Maybe flights of wine were offered and I didn’t see it on the menu)