Four Farthings

Four Farthings

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://fourfarthings.biz/
  • Phone: 7739352060x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Sunday Brunch: 10:00am - 3:00pm; Lunch: Everyday: 11:30am - 4:00pm; Dinner; Sunday - Friday: 4:00pm - 10:30pm, Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Comfort Food, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Patricio Merchan
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine
  • Catering: We offer catering
  • Entertainment: Four Farthing"s features $10 OFF ALL BOTTLES OF WINE and live trivia Wednesday nights at 8:00 with a $30 gift certificate for the winner and prizes for 2ND and third. We have Karaoke on Thursday and Saturday nights with Louis. Get here early because he usually packs the place! Bring your best or worst singing voice for a guaranteed good time! We offer LIVE MUSIC FRIDAY EVENINGS with some of Chicago's favorite local singers/musicians! Don't forget to join us for a delicious brunch on Sundays starting at 10:00 am!

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Lincoln
  • Public Transit: The #22 Bus drops you at Dickens & Clark leaving you a short two block walk west on Dickens to Four Farthings. There is also a buss which runs on Lincoln Avenue. The closest train stop would be at Armitage & Sheffield leaving you a 20 min walk.
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Free street parking is available on Lincoln Avenue or the side streets prior to 6 pm. If you have a zone 143 sticker, side street parking is available 24/7. We offer valet service if neither of those options are available.
A word from Four Farthings
Welcome to Four Farthings Restaurant & Tavern! For more than 28 years. The Lincoln Park locals have known where to come for delicious food at reasonable prices! Steaks, fish, seafood, Italian, burgers, ribs or even our famous grilled chicken wings are sure to satisfy the most discerning taste buds!
Four Farthings was established as a small tavern in 1963 by the former Playboy Bunny Sue Gin. Bill and John Nordhem purchased the business in 1981 and added the dining area and kitchen in 1983 making Four Farthings what it is today. We have added some new life into an old favorite adding 12 new flat screen TVs, new bar stools Menu upgrades and new faces adding to the regular crowd. Come in for a visit with an old friend. See you soon! Onsite Manager Deb Rodriguiz
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Four Farthings reviews from OpenTable diners
29 reviews since May 22, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance3.8
    Noise LevelModerate
88% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (16)great for outdoor dining (14)great for brunch (7)good for groups (6)kid-friendly (6)great for lunch (6)vibrant bar scene (2)fit for foodies (2)special occasion (1)scenic view (1)late-night find (1)Show More
  • Great place!
    Keltoo
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    This is the second time we have been here (first time we sat on the patio and had drinks and appetizers). We sat inside this time and everything was great. The seafood pasta was a little on the spicy side, but good. We really liked that the chef's are visible (we saw customers talking to them like they were old friends) Very neighborhood feel. Think it was a manger or an owner that greeted us and explained some of the history of the place. We had no idea. Nice touch.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Food was great and our server was fantastic plus the restaurant was lovely. How much more could you want!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Perfect Start
    StephNEZ
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We came here for a relaxed feel to the beginning of my friend's bachelorette party. We had the veggie quesadillas and sausage and gnochhi as appetizers - both so delicious. The sandwiches were generous servings and very good as well. Our service was great. We had a nice outside patio seating and it was a perfect way to start our night.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Group Brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    I brought in a group of 15 for Brunch and it turned out amazing. Everyone was very friendly and the food was amazing ! The only thing I wish they would change is they currently don't have bottomless mimosas.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Neighborhood Institution
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    Always great when the sidewalk seating opens - it means summer has arrived in Chicago. Great for lunch, dinner or brunch outside.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 3 cheers for 4 Farthings
    ChicagoFoodieVIP
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    If you live in/near Lincoln Pk, this is a great neighborhood place, sort of upscale pub. Outdoor tables almost make you think you are on Champs d'Elysee.....ok a lot of imagination. The place is popular and given the many good places within a few minutes walk, that says something. I had the lamb, very generous 3 double ribs. All in all enjoyable neighborhood place, worth a try
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Alfresco Dining!
    Rocky
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    A perfect spot for summer outdoor dining. Relaxing atmosphere, great food and attentive service. Quickly becoming one of our favorite neighborhood spots to dine (inside or out)!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Disappointed in Service
    robmct
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    How do you hire a waiter that hates seafood and then have 25% of your menu seafood? Waiter wasn't very attentive and disappeared for long periods of time. The food was probably better than I rated but the poor service jaded my opinion.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Not as good as we expected
    JazzyartVIP
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    We chosen this restaurant as it was near to where we needed to pick someone up. From the outside it looks pleasant. It was a chilly night so we decided to eat inside. We were placed near a window which we would normally like but it was chilly there too. The floor was uneven so my chair was wobbling around. The menu looked nice. We ordered an appetizer which came reasonably quickly but then it took a while for the server to come back to us to take our order for our main. Then we were sort of left in the corner really most of the night. We could see our waiter but he was folding napkins and near the kitchen. Okay it might have been near the end of his shift we they were still serving others. The food was average at best.
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  • Hugh
    foodiehugh
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    Best food for the price in the City! The salmon is fresher and cheaper than the best fish houses in town.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • AnonymousVIP
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    Zach was fantastic and very considerate. (He is the reason for the service stars) Busser was rude and unprofessional. He sat us at a dirty table, smacked things down, said "you have 30 min " then pulled the umbrella out of the table when we're sitting there, so he could finish sidework.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 18 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 22, 2014
    • Overall Rating4
    • Food4.1
    • Ambiance3.8
    • Service4.1
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 118 reviews are from the Four Farthings reviews archive.
  • Lifesaver
    Dined on 5/14/2014
    We go to Four Farthings quite often and always find it to be very welcoming. The food is great and we like the atmosphere. Great bar area.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Mothers Day
    VacaVIP
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    This is an anuual event for our group and is always good. Our favorite place in the neighborhood !!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Neighborhood standby
    Dontreview2much
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Great neighborhood restaurant and bar. Many places have come and gone, not for the best at times so it's great to still have the lovely vintage upscale pub and restaurant of Four Farthings.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous Find!
    Rocky
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    Just moving into the neighborhood and were delighted to find this great dining spit. The food and service were excellent and we can't wait to go back.
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Late-Night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding Comfort Food
    diner4life
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    I went to Four Farthings for dinner on a recent Saturday evening with a friend. I have been there several times before, but had forgotten what a wonderful neighborhood restaurant this is. The food was outstanding - the lamb shank was "to die for". The service was excellent: attentive, responsive and very courteous. Incredible value for the money! Will definitely return again, again and again.
    Special Features:
    Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good time
    Rach
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    Had a great time and enjoyed the ahi tuna. Friends loved the filet.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Portions quite large, actually
    pjones
    Dined on 4/8/2014
    Portions quite large, actually too big for the serving plates. However, the fish was cooked perfectly as were the vegetable. All in all, a try nice evening
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Back to Four Farthings
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    I have always liked Four Farthings. It's a comfortable place to dine, with good food. The menu if diverse, so there is something for everyone. Good service adds to the experience. They have been in this location for years, with a solid following.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome dinner, start to finish!
    Gigi21VIP
    Dined on 2/21/2014
    I found Four Farthings on Yelp while visiting Chicago for a convention. They hyped reviews did not lie. From cocktails to dessert, my dinner was awesome. They offered a lot of specials and my table indulged in several. We had a delicious baked brie appetizer, I had fall off the bones ribs and my friend had a steak that was amazing. We finished with a piece of coconut lemon cake. Yum! I would definitely recommend this little gem of a restaurant. Our food was great and the service was top-notch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful family meal
    Kate
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    Our first time here, we had a tasty meal with generous portions. Loved the oversized boothes! Many large parties, but very comfortable atmosphere. Nice variety on menu. Fish and pastas were a big hit. Would go again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • "Good" about covers it.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    There was nothing here that tipped the scales to great. Our waiter was nice, but harried. The room was nicely lit, but a bit crowded and over-warm. The food was cooked well if a bit bland and underwhelming. The bill was just over what it felt the dinner warranted. With a cheaper price tag and a bit more flavor, this might be a great neighborhood gem ... but not yet.
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  • super friendly staff and attractive
    Helen
    Dined on 2/3/2014
    super friendly staff and attractive food presentation also very good and fresh
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sunday Brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 2/2/2014
    Best Sunday brunch for a reasonable price in the area. They make the real Hollandaise sauce for their many styles of eggs benedicts.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Four Farthings has a great
    Lifesaver
    Dined on 1/18/2014
    Four Farthings has a great menu, with very tasty food choices. We go here quite often and have always been very satisfied with our service and menu selection.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • mellow
    mimee
    Dined on 12/24/2013
    Attentive service, employees went extra mile to get wheelchair in. Need to make wheelchair accessible with ramp. Entrees very good, sirloin was quite good, perfectly cooked, not too rare, not overcooked, with good flavor. Menu was extensive. lots of seafood choices. Bread was good with delicious sweet butter, but they ran out of bread. Desserts really disappointed --apple pie was soggy , crust wet, filling more like apples with bread filler--second visit where I mistakenly ordered this. Cheesecake portion was skimpy. Cozy, pleasant atmosphere with twinkling white lights, dark wood, but extremely noisy, couldn't hear others at table. Really like this place and will come back.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bar Review
    LocalNeighbor
    Dined on 12/7/2013
    Called to reserve a table in the bar, bartender said they didn't reserve tables in the bar. Went there later that night, had to squeeze 5 people at a 2 person table. A large table opened up, we decided to move over to it. While we were moving over to it, management came over and said the table was "RESERVED" Later that evening, that party had finished their meal and left the bar. We tried taking that table again and the workers stopped us again with the "RESERVED" table. Not sure what is going on here, but I do not appreciate being lied to. The bar tender changed the TV to a game I requested, but 20 minutes later "forgot" and changed it to another game. Waitress was extremely slow with service, and seemed to ignore the table at times.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always a Great Experience
    BillMVIP
    Dined on 11/30/2013
    We've been dining at the Four Farthings for 10 years. We have yet to have a disappointing experience. The new owners have even upped their game since taking over. ENJOY!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great resturant for large
    luytjese
    Dined on 11/24/2013
    Great resturant for large groups! I had a reservation for 12 for brunch and needed to add extra seats, the staff was very accommodating and wonderful!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was excellent!
    Nightout
    Dined on 11/23/2013
    We came here for it's proximity to the Park West Theater and we're glad we did. The food was excellent and our server was top notch. Next time we find ourselves in this area we will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • My Favorite Go To Place
    NOLASteelady
    Dined on 11/17/2013
    Four Farthings is one of those places I found when I first explored a move to Chicago. It has often been my 'go to' place when I'm introducing my out of town or new to Chicago friends to a great 'local' place. The restaurant is very classic and the food is consistently good. There's a wall between the restaurant and the bar, which is a great local hang out for sports fans - so the restaurant is nicely quiet though bustling. Love the lamb chop appetizer/small plate -- just enough if you're not starving! Brunch outside in the summer is so lovely! Have enjoyed many a meal here since that first one in 2003!! PS - the owner is very responsive so if you find fault with anything - don't hesitate to bring it to his attention!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The waiter was the best I
    donaldVIP
    Dined on 10/22/2013
    The waiter was the best I have ever seen. Really very good...very attentive....best waiter ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Added to our list of regulars
    easar57
    Dined on 10/20/2013
    Friendly from the moment we entered. Some at our table are fussy, yet everyone found something good on the menu. The waiter, (Joseph?) handled everyone and everything perfectly, making a good experience, exceptional. The prices are reasonable. Most importantly, we needed to eat early because of an early theater time, and they were able to seat us for dinner at 4:30. 5:00 would have cut it too close for us. We will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We love Four Farthings. The
    Lifesaver
    Dined on 10/17/2013
    We love Four Farthings. The valet parking was a real plus. This is one of our very favorite restaurants. Really terrific food choices.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding service
    Andrea81
    Dined on 10/17/2013
    The service was outstanding, very good food and wine recommandation and information on food! Our waiter Bill was fantastic, friendly and funny - he made our girls night out special! We'll definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bland & Boring
    PowerLunchGuruVIP
    Dined on 10/13/2013
    Super slow service and brunch was nothing to brag about. It took 15 minutes to order after sitting down and waiting and waiting; it took 20 minutes to get the bill after requesting it. No brunch drink / special offered with the high tab.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great place
    SharpieVIP
    Dined on 10/8/2013
    A great place, with friendly staff and very good food. Good selection of beers and wines. One of my favorate places.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pleasant Surprise
    Jane
    Dined on 10/6/2013
    We made reservations for Sunday brunch to celebrate a family birthday before attending a performance at a nearby theater. We had a tremendous experience. The food was excellent - surprisingly good for a neighborhood "bar." The bagel/muffin baskets were an unexpected treat, and the service was impeccable. In the dining room we were able to keep an eye on the football scores on the TV screens without all of the noise from the adjoining bar area. Overall, it was a delightful meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great evening with friends.
    Wazz
    Dined on 9/25/2013
    Food was outstanding. Service was good. Noise level permitted easy conversation.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The food was not only good,
    samwell
    Dined on 9/20/2013
    The food was not only good, but copious. The waiter was young but the best waiter I've had the pleasure to be served by in a very long time. There were six adults in our party and we were overjoyed with his table service.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate