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Four Farthings

Four Farthings Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://fourfarthings.biz
  • Phone: (773) 935-2060
  • 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: Contemporary American, Comfort Food
  • 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. The Nordhems passed the torch to your current owners Dr. Dan Gabrielson and John Corry in 2010 and the proud tradition of Four Farthings lives on. Dan and John have breathed 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!
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Diner Reviews
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "Always great when the sidewalk seating opens - it means summer has arrived in Chicago. Great for lunch, dinner or brunch outside."
    Dined on 7/30/2014
  • "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"
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "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)!"
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Best food for the price in the City! The salmon is fresher and cheaper than the best fish houses in town."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 5/14/2014
  • "This is an anuual event for our group and is always good. Our favorite place in the neighborhood !!"
    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. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "Had a great time and enjoyed the ahi tuna. Friends loved the filet."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "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"
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "super friendly staff and attractive food presentation also very good and fresh"
    Dined on 2/3/2014
  • "Best Sunday brunch for a reasonable price in the area. They make the real Hollandaise sauce for their many styles of eggs benedicts."
    Dined on 2/2/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 12/24/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 12/7/2013
  • "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!"
    Dined on 11/30/2013
  • "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!"
    Dined on 11/24/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 11/23/2013
  • "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!!"
    Dined on 11/17/2013
  • "The waiter was the best I have ever seen. Really very good...very attentive....best waiter ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"
    Dined on 10/22/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 10/20/2013
  • "We love Four Farthings. The valet parking was a real plus. This is one of our very favorite restaurants. Really terrific food choices."
    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!"
    Dined on 10/17/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 10/13/2013
  • "A great place, with friendly staff and very good food. Good selection of beers and wines. One of my favorate places."
    Dined on 10/8/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 10/6/2013
  • "Food was outstanding. Service was good. Noise level permitted easy conversation."
    Dined on 9/25/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 9/20/2013
  • "Our first time here and it will definitely not be our last! Waited for an outdoor table at bar and our bartender "Debbie" was very pleasant. Not typical menu (plenty of healthy choices) I had the fish (recommended by server and it was very fresh) and my husband had pasta with shrimp and sausage. Great beer selection and a huge variety of wines to choose from. Great food, reasonable prices, knowledgable servers, and friendly atmosphere. Fantastic overall!"
    Dined on 9/12/2013
  • "Was seeking a neighborhood type establishment with a somewhat varied menu for my daughter's birthday dinner. Food was very good and Antonio provided ample service without be obtrusive. Eating outside was fun as this was in a area with lots of people strolling through a small park across the street. As my wife and I live in Milwaukee, we found this to be a fun place that we will come back to when visiting our daughter and her boyfriend."
    Dined on 9/1/2013