Fantastic, as always! And
Fantastic, as always! And a perfect stop before seeing a show at Strawdog Theatre.
3/14/2013 5:00:00 PM
I was part of a party of 8,
I was part of a party of 8, and we had the pleasure of being seated in the private room upstairs. It was so intimate and amazing! I felt like I was hosting friends in my own dining room (if I had one, haha).
I was lucky enough to try the sodabread french toast. Oh my gosh... I am actually glad it was a special of the day, otherwise I'd be too tempted to go back and order it for brunch every Sunday!
3/16/2013 5:00:00 PM
Jay Discover was our waiter
Jay Discover was our waiter and he was exceptional.
He was very attentive, but not hovering.
The food was absolutley phenominal.
The service was great, the food was great,
the atmosphere was very laid back and relaxing.
Great place for a romantic dinner. This is by far one
of the best restaruants I found through Opentable.
3/19/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great food, fun cocktails
We had the tasting menu with the cocktail pairings and it was wonderful.
3/21/2013 5:00:00 PM
I liked Hearty very much. The food was good, but want to go back to try their regular menu. (We were there for brunch) I would recommend Hearty in a heart beat. Warm cozy atmosphere and welcoming kind service. That was where they really shined.
3/23/2013 5:00:00 PM
My family and I visited for
My family and I visited for Easter Brunch and were very pleased! The food was very good and the service extremely helpful. There is a very quaint private space upstairs which would be perfect for a family event or a small party, as well as what appears to be a great patio for warm summer days. I will certainly plan to come back!
3/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
great brunch with one small irk
only been here a couple times for brunch but the food is great and very reasonable for the quality. my only complaint is that i arrived probably 10 minutes or so earlier than the rest of table and, while i was seated right away, it took longer than was comfortable for a waiter to acknowledge me. it took longer than it should have for me to even get water. being seated without the whole party there is fine but the waiter should be right on top of that, especially if it is one person. otherwise, the host should seat the person at the bar until the rest of the party arrives.
3/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
Awesome refresh/re-imagination of comfort food. It's like if our comfort foods were invtented today. Great service, tasty food, fair price, and we met one of the Hearty Boys (Sam)!
4/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Hearty has some comfort food
Hearty has some comfort food staples (pot roast, mac & cheese) while also having a very creative cooking staff (Root beer as an ingredient? Yum!).
The experience has always been tasty the three times I've visited with friends. The dining is a little close at times (neighboring conversations can be a little loud depending on who's next to you), but that's to be expected in Chicago.
4/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good food, attentive staff,
Good food, attentive staff, nice atmosphere, reasonable prices. We liked it!
4/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Our party had a fantastic
Our party had a fantastic time and thoroughly enjoyed the fantastic service, food and drinks at Hearty. Would love to do it every week!
4/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Super friendly and helpful
Super friendly and helpful staff. Food was delicious and there were some great, unexpected choices. Cocktails were a highlight! MANY fun choices. We will be back.
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Had a delicious brunch this
Had a delicious brunch this past Sunday. From the Bacon Bloody to the Morning Glory, the waffles, the corn cakes the bourbon bacon syrup - everything was fab! Chef Dan came out to say hello. That was v nice.
4/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Simply terrific and uniquely
Simply terrific and uniquely prepared "comfort food." My wife and I can't wait for a return visit.
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Very delicious brunch, the
Very delicious brunch, the place lives up to its name. The service is helpful and happy, the food is amazing. I'd either arrive a little ahead of time or make reservations as the place does tend to be crowded with short waits not being uncommon.
4/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
We've now been to Hearty twice
We've now been to Hearty twice and really enjoyed ourselves both times. I was worried about accommodating a larger group (7 people) for Sunday brunch - but it was no problem with a reservation, all of our food came quickly, and everything was delicious.
4/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
Fantastic find. Refered by
Fantastic find. Refered by a coworker and, when I arrived, found an intimate and welcoming space full of great energy. The server was prompt and attentive without hovering or being pushy, and the food was fantastic. Lobster pot pie was phenomenal and the fried chicken my friend had was perfectly cooked. Will definitely be back and recommend as much as possible.
4/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
One of our favorite restaurants
One of our favorite restaurants and thrilled it is in our neighborhood. The service is outstanding, the food is great, gets pretty loud and the chairs are uncomfortable, but booth very comfy. Highly recommend.
4/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
I loved my Pimm's cocktail -- the most refreshing thing I have had in a while. Food and dessert were lovely too, but a bit heavy. Go in with a large appetite.
5/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Best Place for Brunch
Hearty is by far the best place for brunch in Chicago.
6/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Delightful Patio Dinner
Doesn't get much better than Hearty's spacious patio on a summer evening with terrific service from server James. Four of us shared multiple dishes that were all hits, no misses: tasty chicken livers, plump mussels, awesome mac & cheese, fried green tomatoes with fresh soft cheese, and spot-on entrees: strip steak, veal, crab cakes, and a special crab pot pie. Great time!
6/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Another perfect experience
Another perfect experience at Hearty! We especially enjoyed the fried green tomato caprese salad, and, of course, the barrel-aged manhattans. As always, the staff was friendly and attentive.
6/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Gem on Broadway
I had read some stellar reviews of Hearty which piqued my interest, then I read they did fried chicken so I had to go there. The staff was super friendly and helpful. Cool interior and a nice patio so you can't really go wrong wherever you sit.
The menu was simple, straightforward and didn't have too many options which I appreciated. Their fried green tomato caprese starter is delicious and the mozzarella is made in house. Highly recommend that as a starter. My group was there for the fried chicken so we got two of their fried chicken platters which were on special. The greens and mashed sweet potatoes were amazing and they put corn flakes in chicken dredge. Seriously good.
7/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Quiet spot near Wrigley Field
Nice meal and terrific find within a short few blocks walk from Wrigley.
We headed to HEARTY after a Friday game and were very comfortable there in casual (but not Cubs T-shirts) clothing.
Attentive staff and nice atmosphere...Outdoor area looked really nice too (but we opted for a table inside near front window.
We'll be back!
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
WE enjoyed our visit to Heartys.
WE enjoyed our visit to Heartys. It is especially good for Cubs fans as you can walk to the Resturant from the park. The chicken was as advertised-really good. We will come again.
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
We went to Hearty on a Wednesday, because they have all you can eat mussels and frites. We love mussels, and Hearty did not disappoint! The broth was light and herbaceous, the frites crisp, and the pre-prohibition cocktails were delish and went well with our dinner. We sat on the patio which has a great children's book mural on the wall. It was quiet, though on a busier night it might not be. For dessert we had a ginger snap s'more that was SO good! Highly recommended!
8/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Worth a try!
This place is a very quaint restaurant in the North Halstead area. The food was very good and definitely "hearty"! I had the braised short ribs and my partner had the corn flaked fried chicken....both were really good!
I would come back again when I visit Chicago.
8/23/2013 5:00:00 PM
Amazing Food, Great Service
Went on a date to Hearty and had a phenomenal experience. The server was attentive, friendly, and helpful! We were overly thrilled with his knowledge and repartee. Sadly I cannot recall his name. He went above and beyond for my guest and I and would like to commend him for his dedication to customer satisfaction. The food was wonderful and beautifully presented. I will certainly be a return customer.
9/5/2013 5:00:00 PM
Peasant food fit for a King
Hearty has re-imagined classic comfort foods and peasant dishes and made them fit for kings. They have a rotating/seasonal menu and craft beers so you will be tempted with something new each time you visit. Their wait staff is friendly and very knowledgeable about appropriate food/drink pairings. The only downside was that the tables are very cozy...meaning they are very close together. Don't expect a very private romantic evening. It was also a little loud. Still, I'd go back for more.
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is our go to restaurant for a nice night out. Tried the quail and it was amazing. Love our waitier, James, and our bartender Rachel. Recommend to anyone and everyone.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Solid spot, I'm a regular
Used to live near Hearty and went almost every week for Brunch. Service is always friendly and impeccable. The changing menu always keeps things interesting, so I've rarely ordered the same thing twice. Even though I live on the east coast now, I still eat there whenever I'm in Chicago. On this latest visit, I had a reservation for 8, 2 friends bailed, but someone else in the party had invited four more friends, making it a party of 10 on a busy Sunday morning brunch. The host and servers accommodated us easily and didn't drop a beat even though I had no clue what was going on.
9/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was ok....there was quite
Food was ok....there was quite a lot that we wanted to try but I don't know that I would order the Beefaroni again. We ordered the fried mac and cheese (cannot remember the exact name) and it was freezing cold on the inside. Service was good but if I went again, I would try something else.
9/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food/drinks and service!
I've been to Hearty a few times now, and every single experience has been enjoyable. The dishes are awesome, and I would highly recommend the fried chicken. There are also really good craft cocktails to try.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Hearty portions, Hearty welcome!
I hadn't been here for some time, but every time I'm here I think I need to come back again soon. Our waiter, James, was so personable and friendly and helpful. And when he needed to get advice from the bartender, we wasn't afraid to do so. Our entrees were wonderful (as always), my scotch and our wine choices were perfect. Gotta get back soon!
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food, service, and ambience!
I'm so glad a friend and I decided to meet up here for Sunday brunch. The food was delicious, the service was excellent, and the restaurant was full but not crowded. I like to make reservations for brunch when possible to avoid waiting but it wasn't even necessary!
11/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Love Hearty before a Strawdog show
We dine at Hearty before seeing performances at Strawdog Theatre (just a few doors to the north) and we always love it. James is a fantastic server and we'll be back.
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM