Hearth

4.6
692 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Welcome to Hearth, a warmly rustic restaurant favoring sustainability, classic pairings, local and seasonal ingredients from around the world.

Hearth Restaurant is an inviting option for casual gatherings, libations with friends, and group events of any variety! With five spaces to suit your needs, Hearth provides the perfect venue to share time, enjoy ambiance, and delight in delicious cuisine and good company.

Our team is a fusion of the best in the industry, and we are looking forward to providing you with elevated service and warm hospitality.
What 692 People Are Saying
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The atmosphere was incredible the architecture was stunning the staff is really tentative and friendly the food was just marvelous highly recommended!! 😊

O
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

I would definitely recommend Hearth. It is a lovely quiet restaurant and the food was superb. We all had drinks, appetizers and desert so I think the price was very fair. The only minor glitch was that there was an extremely long wait between the appetizers and the main course being served.

RB
Denver
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

My halibut was very nicely prepared, although the serving was a little small. The Earl Gray ice cream was good and interesting, but the saltiness was weird as I had no warning.

OT
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Still the best place to dine in Evanston, shame it will only be open through the end of the month.

M
Indiana
31 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, good food, nice surroundings

C
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food. Really interesting selection. Lovely atmosphere.

E
Chicago
30 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I celebrated our anniversary and Hearth exceeded every expectation for a perfect dining experience. Delicious food, candlelit ambience, and attentive service without being intrusive made for a very special celebration. Thank you, Hearth! We will be back.

MF
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We started with a drink outside, and ended up staying outside for dinner. The cold melon soup with coconut cream was spicy and delicious, as was the rest of our food. This is my favorite restaurant in Evanston by a considerable margin.

PB
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The chefs menu is interesting and innovative. The squash blossoms are delicious.Cant wait to go back again

N
Cleveland
5 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Food was good but not great. Service was slow, even though it wasn’t very crowded. With so many other restaurants in the area I would try somewhere else before going back.

e
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Hearth continues to deliver with creative, delicious food and one of the best bartenders in the Chicago area.

OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 5

Food was great service was bad.

J
Chicago
63 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I recommend Hearth to so many people. We love coming here for a great meal, changing menu, and wonderful ambiance and service. We sat on the front porch for the first time and it was a great date night for us! Corn fritters (elote fritters) were excellent as was the tomato tart for starters. I loved the halibut and hubs liked the salmon. Wine selections by our server were perfect. We just keeping coming back to Hearth over and over!

SM
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Each appetizer, entree, and dessert was beautifully plated and tasted as good as it looked--especially the elote corn fritters and the wagyu tri tips. Our server, Christopher, was present at all the right moments and was knowledgeable and personable. We were able to clearly hear our friends in conversation, which made the evening doubly enjoyable.

B
Chicago
28 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The menu offered diverse entrees with interesting, adventurous flavor combinations. Attentive service. Reasonable prices for the quality. We hadn’t been there in at least a few years. Enjoyed the dinner so much we won’t wait that long to return.

JG
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Probably the best restaurant in Evanston. A relatively small menu, but everything is creative and well prepared. It has a much appreciated quiet ambience, and we were lucky to be able to sit outside on the sheltered terrace.

R
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

3rd time eating here and one of my favorite restaurants anywhere.

MS
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 3

Been a couple years since I've been back. Menu is vastly different. It was interesting, cocktails were great. Waiter had absolutely NO personality, stiff and wooden, made us very uncomfortable. Pretty expensive for a Wednesday night out with a friend. . . . . Probably won't return anytime soon.

NS
Chicago
26 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always an excellent meal with good wine and gracious service. A total gem!

V
Chicago
27 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always amazing food and service!

MM
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sit out on the front porch if you can, it’s the nicest outdoor spot in Evanston.

CE
Chicago
53 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We have dined at the Hearth before and have always enjoyed the high quality food and the relaxed atmosphere. A fine restaurant that we highly recommend.

n
Little Rock
11 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We started with a drink on the Homestead’s delightful porch on a cool summer evening. Dinner was in the handsome, cozy dining room. Slow baked halibut and braised rabbit with airy gnocchi followed tasty appetizers. A half bottle of Duckhorn Sauvignon Blanc was just right. Service was friendly and professional.

DZ
Phoenix
7 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This was our first visit to Hearth and it will not be our last. Food and service were excellent. I hope other individuals try this restaurant because its an excellent place for food and service. It is NOT A CHAIN restaurant.

CF
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dinner at Hearth is always a treat. Last night we enjoyed a lovely Talking Farm (Skokie) Salad and the lamb. Two vegetarians at the table found plenty of delicious and creative items to walk away thoroughly sated. Thank you for featuring locale produce and for featuring a solid planet-based menu.

VZ
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 1

We were seated next to a loud foursome and asked to be relocated however the greeter wouldn’t relocate us even though the restaurant was near empty and there were many tables for two available.
The biggest disappointment were the entrees. The tri-tip was chewy and minimal and the slow roasted halibut was salty and mushy. Take the salt away from the chef.
The service, other than the maitre’de, was outstanding.
The ambiance was non existent. We were really looking forward to eating here. Probably won’t be back.

HB
San Diego
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I tried this place for a date night, and absolutely loved it! The food was incredible, atmosphere was relaxing and service was excellent! We will definitely be returning!

L
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Comfortable and relax. Service attentive. Food ok. Duck breast and Lamb very good but halibut was mushy and tasteless. The restaurant is convenient for the hotel guests but there are plenty of restaurants around that are as good or better.

KD
New England
41 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Nice spot in Evanston. It's located inside a little inn and is a teeny bit off of the beaten path which makes it cozy. We started with the Mediterranean spread and it was delicious. All entrees were delicious and the cocktails did not disappoint. This is a nice spot for dinner with your NU student for some comfort food that will leave all feeling happy and satiated!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The chef here is outstanding and the service is unbeatable. My go to when I’m in Evanston!

MR
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My only criticism about the place was their hesitancy to seat my husband and I when we arrived before our daughters and their spouses. The table was set and waiting for us. There were other open tables in the room. They were just following some rule set by the restaurant rather than using good judgment. We were just a few minutes early for our reserved time.

l
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Usually out bi-monthly ladies dinner is so special that food service and ambiance are secondary to our time to catch up and spend time together. But when a server acts unhappy and at times outright rude while serving....well I gotta say....unfortunately, it made for a so-so experience.

m
Chicago
22 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was grand for our celebratory meal at Hearth! Service was superb; menu was broad enough to satisfy everyone's tastes; food was prepared and presented beautifully and everything was delicious; desserts were creative and just right for the meals; cocktails were excellent; and did I mention, the service was superb. Added to all that the space was full and yet it was easy to carry on quiet conversations. Five stars across the board!

OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a special menu and awesome! Chef put together wonderful tastes. Such a fine dining experience. We love Hearth!

CN
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hearth is arguably the best restaurant in Evanston. The location is impeccable (even free parking is generally available) and the service is top-notch. The servers are attentive without being intrusive and we never felt rushed in any way. We were there for a wedding anniversary (mentioned in our Open Table reservation), which was acknowledged by the staff with a complimentary glass of bubbly (cava if my taste bud are right). We had the zucchini fritter for an open, which I liked quite a lot and would get again. And for our mains, my wife got the duck breast and I got the pork collar, both of which were cooked to perfection. These are both cuts that can be overcooked but that was absolutely not done here. The plating and flavors were outstanding. Please understand that while this is not full-on "fine dinning" (like the other restaurants that preceded them in this location) it is still "high end" and you pay for that. You most certainly get value, but it will not be a moderately priced meal.

Definitely a "special occasion" place, but we will be back.

BR
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and presentation was top notch. Charming and cozy room in an historic building. Will definitely return soon.

D
Chicago
78 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I took my wife to Hearth for her birthday. The staff was very friendly. The service was excellent and very attentive but not obtrusive. Our waiter was quite knowledgeable about the menu and helpful. The food was served promptly, but we were not rushed at all. Each dish was quite good. My wife had wild mushroom soup and duck for a main course. I had a beet salad and skate wing. Everything was very well prepared. We shared a dessert and the staff remembered to bring it out with a candle as we celebrated. There was one group which was fairly loud, but my wife and I could carry on a conversation with no problem hearing. The ambiance is quite warm and friendly. I would definitely recommend and return to Hearth.

JS
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was superb as always and service was extremely attentive. Best part is that the 4 of us could converse and hear each other.

g
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service were excellent. We also liked that fact that, though the restaurant was crowded, we could talk to each other without having to shout. We will definitely return.

P
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Innovative food. Well prepared. Quiet atmosphere but not romantic. Nice porch for pre- or post-dinner meal.

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