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Lunch / Brunch restaurants in Laguna Beach -- gluten-free/vegetarian options (Mother's Day)

Ocshooter - wow! A lot of good suggestions - thank you so much! That is so helpful!!

Das - I'll check out Break of Dawn -- sounds great!

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Break of Dawn
24351 Avenida De La Carlota Ste N6, Laguna Hills, CA 92653

Apr 16, 2010
orchid1 in Los Angeles Area

Lunch / Brunch restaurants in Laguna Beach -- gluten-free/vegetarian options (Mother's Day)

Emme -

Thank you for the suggestions! Yes - an omelette station is exactly what we're looking for, since you are right - most fixed menus will be an issue.

I will look into the restaurants you mentioned -- thanks again! Much appreciated...

Apr 14, 2010
orchid1 in Los Angeles Area

Lunch / Brunch restaurants in Laguna Beach -- gluten-free/vegetarian options (Mother's Day)

Hi -

We will be in Laguna Beach over Mother's Day and wonder if you have any suggestions for lunch or brunch in that area? We will have my mother with us (and some children) so nothing too pricey or stuffy.

My husband and I are gluten-free/vegetarian so it makes things a little more difficult for us, although we try to make do with most menus...

Also - do you have any good recommendations for lunch places in Laguna? We'll be there for about 5 days and want to stay put (not drive too far).

Thanks for any and all help!

Apr 13, 2010
orchid1 in Los Angeles Area

Outdoor dining in Lake County / North Shore?

Thanks, nsxtasy!! Sorry it took so long for me to reply. I really appreciate all of the good suggestions. Just what I'm looking for! We might try that first one - sounds wonderful!

May 18, 2009
orchid1 in Chicago Area

Outdoor dining in Lake County / North Shore?

Hi,

Just looking for some ideas for outdoor dining in Lake County (Libertyville, Lincolnshire, etc) or along the North Shore (Wilmette, Evanston, Highland Park, etc)

As the weather gets nicer, we love to eat outdoors as much as possible. As anyone from Chicago knows -- we need to take advantage of those nice, warm days that come far and few between! For our anniversary in May, I'm hoping the weather will be a bit nicer and we can find a cute restaurant...

Any ideas? Looking for a little bistro or italian restaurant with a nice atmosphere and/or view (no parking lots!)

Thanks!

Apr 29, 2009
orchid1 in Chicago Area

Looking for any unturned stones in or near Gurnee

I just read in the paper that the Half Day Inn is closing. They're knocking it down to build another strip mall or something. Apparently it doesn't matter that it's "the oldest building in Lake County" because we all know we need another strip mall complex!!!! We used to eat there sometimes, years ago. The upstairs was nicer than the downstairs - the food was ok, but we ordered a pizza once but they were so heavy on the garlic we couldn't eat it. Yuck - we haven't been back since.

Has anyone tried Holly's Bistro in Lake Bluff? I heard about it and drove past it once, while going to the beach there, but have never tried it. It looks kind of cute.

Jan 04, 2007
orchid1 in Chicago Area

Looking for any unturned stones in or near Gurnee

A few people have mentioned the Vine of Grayslake and I just wanted to give a brief review. We finally tried it this past weekend and I have to say I was kind of disappointed. Don't get me wrong - it is GREAT to finally have a more "upscale" restaurant in Grayslake but I felt the food was overpriced and the four of us tried quite a few menu items and nothing wowed me. Our waiter was pretty slow and not so friendly and at least 2 items from each course (cold plates - hot plates - drinks - desserts) were not available! I thought this was crazy considering it was a Saturday night and we were there at 6pm. I realize the restaurant is new so I'm hoping they improve these issues. I did really enjoy the feel of the place, the interior was really nice and cozy. I don't see myself returning anytime soon - at least not until they improve the menu/service.

Dec 13, 2006
orchid1 in Chicago Area

The Greenery - in Barrington?

Thanks for the update. I was wondering why I couldn't find anything about it. Savannahs looks really nice, too - I love southern food. I'm happy to see they offer afternoon tea also!

Oct 17, 2006
orchid1 in Chicago Area

A week in Chicago with a Vegetarian: the report

Thanks, Amata -- I realized that after I posted! Guess I won't get to try that one!

Oct 16, 2006
orchid1 in Chicago Area

A week in Chicago with a Vegetarian: the report

I look forward to trying some of these restaurants. We're not city people so we don't venture into Chicago too often (prefer the suburbs) but when we do, it's good to have some new options. Thanks for a good post!

Oct 16, 2006
orchid1 in Chicago Area

The Greenery - in Barrington?

Hello to everyone, I'm new here! I've been reading some of the boards and there is A LOT of good information here!

I read somewhere that The Greenery in Barrington is a nice restaurant. Anyone been there or know anything about the menu? We're always looking for new restaurants, but my husband and I are vegetarians so we kind of have to do our research before we go! I tried finding a website for the restaurant, but no luck

Thanks for any info

Oct 16, 2006
orchid1 in Chicago Area