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Lavergne's Tavern

4.4
4.4
131 Reviews
$30 and under
American

Lavergne’s Tavern opened in June, 2016 at the corner of Windsor and East Avenues in the old Garv’s Inn location, a staple in Berwyn since the ’60s.

The tin ceiling and hardwood floors are restored, and the storied Garv’s Inn bar is rebuilt from scratch using reclaimed black walnut. A combination of high-top bar seating and lower tables help keep the atmosphere friendly to both families and those looking to join a date or friends for a night out.

Led by Executive Chef, Mark Downing, the menu is accessible but elevated. Items are priced from $6-$9 for shareable appetizers to entrées at around $14-$16. The Italian Beef Egg Roll, filled with Italian beef, giardiniera, spicy queso, Monterey jack cheese, and au jus dipping sauce is, in one customer’s words, “life changing.”

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Comfort Food, Beer Garden

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–12:00 am Fri, Sat 11:00 am–2:00 am Sun 11:00 am–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (708) 956-7405

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Neighborhood

    Berwyn

  • Cross street

    East Ave.

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Menu

Share

  • Egg Rolls$9.50

    Italian beef, giardiniera, queso, Monterey Jack and au jus.

    • Potstickers$8.00

      Crispy pork dumplings, slaw, Thai chili, sweet soy and cilantro.

      Salads

      • Tavern Salad$5.00

        Greens, tomato, onion, carrot, cucumber and house vinaigrette.

        • Spicy Thai Shrimp$14.50

          Grilled shrimp, greens, roasted corn, cucumbers, radish, carrots, toasted cashews, herbs, fried noodles, soy-ginger vinaigrette.

          Street Tacos

          • Pescado Tacos$14.00

            Mahi mahi, cabbage-jicama slaw, avocado and Baja sauce served on corn tortillas (3 per order).

            • Lamb Tacos$13.50

              Pickled onion, cilantro, queso fresco, salsa macha served on corn tortillas 3 per order.

              Bigs

              • Australian Sea Bass$16.50

                Herved jasmine rice, southern chow chow, cajun butter sauce.

                • Yakisoba$12.50

                  Stir-fry noodles, asparagus, sweet corn, tomato, shishito peppers, tofu, egg, yakisoba sauce, pickled ginger, herbs.

                  Sides

                  • Tots$5.00

                    • Asparagus$7.00

                      Last updated: February 3, 2022

                      What 131 people are saying

                      Overall ratings and reviews

                      Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

                      4.4
                      4.4 based on recent ratings
                      • 4.3Food
                      • 4.5Service
                      • 4.2Ambience
                      • 4.3Value

                      NoiseModerate

                      Loved For

                      • Near West

                        Fit for Foodies

                      • Near West

                        Good for Groups

                      • Near West

                        Healthy

                      • Near West

                        Vibrant Bar Scene

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                      1. JS

                        JanetS

                        Chicago

                        22 reviews

                        vip
                        5.0

                        22 reviews

                        Dined on May 8, 2022

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        Their food is definitely worth trying, very interesting and delicious dishes. The staff is friendly and helpful. The restaurant was renovated in the last couple years, so cute interior and outdoor patio. Went for Mother's Day brunch and the menu selection was great. Only negative was the music was really loud. We went 2 other times and didn't have that issue. So maybe they just did that for Mother's day with all the kids that were there (to cover up other noise).

                      2. OT

                        OpenTable Diner

                        1 review

                        5.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on April 17, 2022

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        Great food, Great beer selection, Friendly & Attentive Servers/Bartenders/Staff, Laid-back & inviting atmosphere. Your local watering hole UPGRADED. Check out their patio for some pleasant al fresco dining.

                      3. GY

                        GingerY

                        Chicago

                        16 reviews

                        vip
                        4.0

                        16 reviews

                        Dined on April 16, 2022

                        overall4food3service3ambience3

                        Burgers were above average, caesar salad with chicken was ample and fresh and the chicken was not overcooked! Cocktails--very good. The ambience is okay as long as you expect that you are going to be eating in a non-pretentious bar-like spot.

                      4. OT

                        OpenTable Diner

                        Chicago

                        20 reviews

                        vip
                        5.0

                        20 reviews

                        Dined on April 10, 2022

                        overall5food5service4ambience4

                        Italian Beef egg rolls are magnificent! Turkey Caprese sandwich is fantastic! Fish Tacos are scrumptious!

                      5. JK

                        JoeK

                        San Francisco

                        3 reviews

                        2.0

                        3 reviews

                        Dined on April 9, 2022

                        overall2food1service3ambience1

                        Very disappointed after reading all the previous reviews. The place was nearly empty, dirty, and the food was not good. Will not be coming back.

                      6. C

                        Cesar

                        1 review

                        5.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on March 25, 2022

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        Love the food service was great and Friendly cant wait to go back again

                      7. FL

                        FoodieLove

                        Chicago

                        35 reviews

                        4.0

                        35 reviews

                        Dined on March 8, 2022

                        overall4food4service5ambience4

                        The Italian Beef Egg rolls were awesome! We also had the steak sandwich and fish sandwich which were good. It was a bit loud but it was a good meal.

                      8. MM

                        MichaelM

                        Chicago

                        11 reviews

                        1.0

                        11 reviews

                        Dined on March 5, 2022

                        overall1food1service2ambience1

                        For a bar with a restaurant I at least expected a decent cocktail my table ordered simple drinks they were terrible. The food wasn't much better, salmon was overcooked and dry others in my party had ribs and greasy fries as well as the fried chicken. Our waitress was new and was trying her best. I definitely will not return or recommend to anyone else.

                      9. OT

                        OpenTable Diner

                        Chicago

                        13 reviews

                        5.0

                        13 reviews

                        Dined on February 27, 2022

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        Lavergne’s is awesome!! Everything we ordered was fantastic!! Fried Green Tomatoes, Wings, Italian Beef Egg Rolls, Carnitas Tacos, Brie Burger, and the Cucumber Mojito was so refreshing!! The atmosphere was upbeat and they play great music. Our server was very attentive. We will definitely be back!! Loved Lavergne’s!!

                      10. OT

                        OpenTable Diner

                        Chicago

                        7 reviews

                        5.0

                        7 reviews

                        Dined on February 23, 2022

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        The food was amazingly delicious

                      11. P

                        Peter

                        1 review

                        3.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on January 28, 2022

                        overall3food3service4ambience2

                        I love Lavergne's, but on a cold winter evening, the place was cold and drafty every time a patron entered. The food was tasty, but the burger I ordered cooked to medium came as medium rare. I got the impression everything was hurried. Finally the beer taps were not working, so we couldn't pick from their normally great selection.

                      12. OT

                        OpenTable Diner

                        Chicago

                        2 reviews

                        4.0

                        2 reviews

                        Dined on January 23, 2022

                        overall4food4service5ambience5

                        Service and server were great! Food came out in a timely manner, but it was a little cold for majority of us.

                      13. WM

                        WileyM

                        1 review

                        5.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on January 1, 2022

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        Everything was nice. My wife love it. Thanks & so did i

                      14. DO

                        DawnO

                        Chicago

                        6 reviews

                        3.0

                        6 reviews

                        Dined on December 24, 2021

                        overall3food3service3ambience3

                        The chicken was dry and both of our mash potatoes were cold.

                      15. RM

                        RosalisM

                        Chicago

                        1 review

                        1.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on November 7, 2020

                        overall1food5service1ambience4

                        No point of reserva

                      16. OT

                        OpenTable Diner

                        Chicago

                        1 review

                        5.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on October 18, 2020

                        overall5food5service5ambience4

                        Celebrating a birthday

                      17. TN

                        TonyN

                        Chicago

                        2 reviews

                        3.0

                        2 reviews

                        Dined on October 17, 2020

                        overall3food4service2ambience1

                        It was way over crowded and did not adhere to state COVID guidelines. The bar had every seat occupied, the eating area had nearly every table occupied and there was no social distancing at all. The music was loud and club-like, making eating and talking difficult so people were talking loudly, maskless in close proximity. Though the staff wore masks, patrons walked around freely without face coverings. If it weren't for the quality of the food, this would be a two star review. Perhaps it was a bad night but just not worth it for the $$ and distance traveled.

                      18. DT

                        DonnaT

                        1 review

                        5.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on October 10, 2020

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        Everything was perfect! Service, location, drinks, & especially their food! Felt very safe, everyone wore a mask. We sat outside.

                      19. I

                        Inarable

                        Chicago

                        15 reviews

                        3.0

                        15 reviews

                        Dined on September 13, 2020

                        overall3food3service2ambience4

                        Was seated on the Patio which was very nice. The bees loved my smoked salmon just as much as I did. Service was very slow. Not enough staff. Going inside to visit the restroom and considering all the "safety" procedures that were posted on line and in the restaurant I was shocked to see a group with two 8 - 10 top tables all occupied and the tables were very close to each other as were the customers seated. It was very congested I had to squeeze past the group to get to the restroom. It was weird that the rest of the restaurant was empty! Also, I thought as of last week Pritzker said patrons were to keep their masks at all times except when physically eating or drinking. ??

                      20. JM

                        JM22

                        Chicago

                        2 reviews

                        3.0

                        2 reviews

                        Dined on August 22, 2020

                        overall3food5service3ambience3

                        The food is excellent. Everything was super good. The service not so much and the drinks weren’t good for a tavern/bar type of place. Our party ordered a variety and majority of us weren’t that happy with how they were made and they didn’t even have basic beer that every place always has.

                      21. LA

                        LisaA

                        Chicago

                        48 reviews

                        vip
                        5.0

                        48 reviews

                        Dined on August 16, 2020

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        We were out on the patio - was a beautiful day and the food / service was great. We will definitely be back!

                      22. GJ

                        GJS185

                        Chicago

                        61 reviews

                        vip
                        5.0

                        61 reviews

                        Dined on March 15, 2020

                        overall5food5service5ambience4

                        Great food, good atmosphere and wonderful service

                      23. M

                        Mimi

                        Chicago

                        9 reviews

                        5.0

                        9 reviews

                        Dined on March 14, 2020

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        Perfect for a low key get together with friends. We always have great service— whether it’s a date night, a family dinner, or drinks with friends. Wonderful neighborhood spot!

                      24. DM

                        DebbieM

                        Chicago

                        2 reviews

                        5.0

                        2 reviews

                        Dined on March 8, 2020

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        Sunday brunch is great. Variety of items. Churro Sundae is delicious!!

                      25. HI

                        HoratioI

                        Chicago

                        1 review

                        4.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on March 7, 2020

                        overall4food4service4ambience4

                        The only issue I had was I requested I High top table and it was not reserved. Had to wait at the bar for about an hour which was wasn't terrible but was not expecting to have to wait.

                      26. i

                        illtexzona

                        Chicago

                        5 reviews

                        vip
                        5.0

                        5 reviews

                        Dined on February 28, 2020

                        overall5food4service5ambience5

                        Great fun night!

                      27. DM

                        DebbieM

                        Chicago

                        3 reviews

                        5.0

                        3 reviews

                        Dined on February 23, 2020

                        overall5food5service4ambience4

                        Great Sunday brunch menu! There were 4 in our group and we each ordered something different. Everyone enjoyed the food.

                      28. MH

                        MeganH

                        Chicago

                        5 reviews

                        4.0

                        5 reviews

                        Dined on February 1, 2020

                        overall4food4service4ambience4

                        This was our first time eating at Lavergne's and we will definitely return! I liked the variety the menu offered The chipotle chicken tinga tacos were delicious! My husband had the Nashville Hot Chicken sandwich and he thought it was very good. Drinks were spot on as well. My kids were happy with their kids meals too! This place was very busy on a Friday evening and I'm glad I made a reservation. I highly recommend making a reservation ahead of time if possible. This is a great neighborhood location!

                      29. CH

                        CarlH

                        Chicago

                        2 reviews

                        5.0

                        2 reviews

                        Dined on January 17, 2020

                        overall5food5service4ambience4

                        Great location and pub atmosphere. Place was hopping!

                      30. l

                        liketoeat

                        Chicago

                        16 reviews

                        vip
                        4.0

                        16 reviews

                        Dined on January 4, 2020

                        overall4food4service4ambience4

                        Friendly service and good food. Fish tacos and Cuban sandwich were very good. We had the brownie for dessert which was very good too!

                      31. P

                        Pegm

                        Chicago

                        4 reviews

                        5.0

                        4 reviews

                        Dined on November 26, 2019

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        Not your everyday pub burger - fun twists on classics- 6 of us enjoyed it all! Fun night!

                      32. OP

                        OakParkFoodie

                        Chicago

                        12 reviews

                        5.0

                        12 reviews

                        Dined on November 18, 2019

                        overall5food4service4ambience4

                        Aside from there being an error on our bill, it was a great meal. Attentive service, tasty food and beer.

                      33. MK

                        MargaretK

                        Chicago

                        1 review

                        5.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on October 26, 2019

                        overall5food5service5ambience4

                        Quick efficient service. Tasty food! Even my parents were happy and well fed!

                      34. AA

                        AmandaA

                        New Orleans

                        10 reviews

                        5.0

                        10 reviews

                        Dined on October 5, 2019

                        overall5food5service4ambience4

                        This is very family friendly and we are regulars at Laverne's! My children love eating dinner here, and the chef is always willing to modify meals from the regular menu to make it "picky eater" friendly for my kids. We love that we can support our neighborhood businesses. Food and cocktails are great! Wine choices not my favorites, but beer is great!

                      35. OT

                        OpenTable Diner

                        Chicago

                        1 review

                        5.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on October 5, 2019

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        Great staff, good food and reasonably price drinks.

                      36. JB

                        JackieB

                        Chicago

                        49 reviews

                        5.0

                        49 reviews

                        Dined on September 20, 2019

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        Oktoberfest menu is fun. Great beer. Big pretzel is delicious. ( with mustard & cheese). German Apple strudel with ice cream amazing. Good service. Right down the street from the fest

                      37. SH

                        StaceyH

                        1 review

                        3.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on September 8, 2019

                        overall3food4service4ambience2

                        I would recommend because the food was good and the waiter was excellent. The issue I had was with our seating. I have been here before and I dread these tables in the back that no one ever wants. Well we got one of these tables. They are horrible and cramped. You cant fit into it comfortably and you are almost sitting on the back of the person behind you. We had 5 and the table behind us had 6 people and 2 very young kids. The people refused to move in their chairs because they were there first and the woman made snide comments about our size. The tension made for a very uncomfortable situation. We tried to have our table moved to a more open space and we were told a party of 25 was coming in so we couldn’t move. I understand you have to set up for the 25 pp, but they arrived as we were leaving and we were there for a good 90 min. Only because we had to wait for the people at the other table to leave so we could spread out, finally catch up with each other and talk. I wouldn’t recommend this brunch over 2 people due to the noise level and those tables are ridiculous. Also being cramped into a corner with no air conditioning was the topper for this visit, I had to fan myself with the menu. It did kick on 15 min. Before we left.

                      38. R

                        Reets

                        Chicago

                        8 reviews

                        5.0

                        8 reviews

                        Dined on September 8, 2019

                        overall5food5service5ambience3

                        My hard to please vegan sister asked for her leftovers to be boxed. My corned beef skillet was superb. Service was attentive but unobtrusive.

                      39. BM

                        BrankaM

                        Chicago

                        1 review

                        3.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on August 24, 2019

                        overall3food3service3ambience3

                        I really want to support local businesses, but my last few times have been less than stellar at the restaurant. We were treated like we were having a favor bestowed on us for eating there. The food was ok, the service meh. This is quite a change from when they first opened.

                      40. AW

                        AaronW

                        Chicago

                        5 reviews

                        5.0

                        5 reviews

                        Dined on August 5, 2019

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        All around great experience, would definitely go back.

                      Safety precautions

                      • Cleaning & sanitizing

                        • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
                        • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
                        • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
                        • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
                        • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
                      • Physical distancing

                        • Limited number of seated diners
                        • Distancing maintained in common areas
                        • Extra space between tables
                      • Protective equipment

                        • Waitstaff wear masks
                        • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
                      • Screening

                        • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

                      FAQs

                      Lavergne's Tavern does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Lavergne's Tavern also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (708) 956-7405.

                      Lavergne's Tavern is rated 4.4 stars by 131 OpenTable diners.

                      Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

                      Make a reservation

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                      Google Map for Lavergne's Tavern

                      6546 W Windsor Ave Berwyn, IL 60402

                      Additional information

                      • Cross street

                        East Ave.

                      • Neighborhood

                        Berwyn

                      • Hours of operation

                        Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–12:00 am Fri, Sat 11:00 am–2:00 am Sun 11:00 am–11:00 pm

                      • Cuisines

                        American, Comfort Food, Beer Garden

                      • Dining style

                        Casual Dining

                      • Dress code

                        Casual Dress

                      • Parking details

                        Street Parking

                      • Payment options

                        AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

                      • Additional

                        Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

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