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Unite Urban Grill
Unite Urban Grill

Unite Urban Grill Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://uniteurbangrill.com
  • Email: info@uniteurbangrill.com
  • Phone: (312) 455-8900
  • Hours of Operation: Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 10:00am - 2:00pm and 5:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Steak, Vegetarian
  • Executive Chef: Bradford Phillips
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Contact: Joe Krouse (312) 455-8900

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Bishop
  • Public Transit: Accessible Public Transit:
    Blue Line, Chicago
    #66 Chicago Bus
    #9 Ashland Bus
    #56 Milwaukee Bus
  • Parking: Valet
A word from Unite Urban Grill
Located in the heart of Chicago’s Noble Square, Unite Urban Grill is the creation of husband and wife team Joe and Megan Krouse. Inspiration for the restaurant comes from Joe and Megan’s love for diverse cuisines. As a health conscious yogi, Megan has a special place in her palete for fresh vegetables and grains. Joe is a meat lover; before he met Megan there were only two food groups, “meat and no thanks.” But through their love of food, the pair teamed up with renowned Executive Chef Bradford Phillips to Unite taste buds.

Unite Urban Grill offers an accessible menu with quality seasonal ingredients and fresh grilled items. From the contemporary dining room to the open-air lounge and patio, guests can enjoy their meal in a relaxed and comfortable environment. The full bar features local craft beers, wine and specialty cocktails.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
Diner Reviews
  • "I had been there before and really enjoyed it, and this visit was less than impressive. We were a party of four and the two men both ordered roast chicken and they liked it just fine, although, they thought it was perhaps a bit small. Anyway, after a few apps, my friend and I were not hungry and just split a burger. It was served 15 minuets after our husband's meals were and there was nothing on it. Very disappointing. Usually, if the waiter screws something up, like forgetting to put our order in, there is at least the offer of a dessert on the house. He didn't even appear to care, after he told us he forgot to put our order in."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "What a great find. Unite had the best veggie burger I've ever had and a fabulous meat burger too. The brussel sprouts were roasted with pistachios and super tasty. The people were nice, attentive without being overly present, and helpful. They want you to have a good time :) Quiet enough to have a conversation. Overall a great experience. Highly recommend."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "The food was excellent and the portions were hearty. The space is modern, but warm and inviting. The owners and waitstaff were very friendly and helpful throughout our dining experience. The salmon was fantastic."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Me and my wife decided to try out the spot after a few of are friends couldn't stop talking about the steaks. We also had the salmon crudo, and the lamb meatballs delicious. The rib eye steak was the big winner. Service was great."
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "Picked this due to the proximity to an event we were attending earlier in the evening. Walking through the door we found a vibrant and welcoming environment. Once seated, staff took us through their libations and starter offerings. Once settled in with drinks, staff takes us on a journey for our main course, so many incredible offerings. It's agreed that this dinner is the most memorable and satisfying in a long time. I highly recommend Unite Urban Grill. From the moment we walked though the door until we left Unite did not fail to surpass expectations. Upon leaving staff informed us that they would soon be open for bunch, looking forward for a return trip for brunch!"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Creative, delicious appetizers and entrees. Awesome desserts. Will be back"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "A hidden gem, Unite opened under the radar late last year and we stumbled upon it by accident. Interesting menu of simple, well-executed plates spanning myriad tastes to satisfy the meat-n-potatoes guy (yours truly -- Unite's hanger was the best steak I've had in a while... at an excellent price) and more eclectic eaters (the gf loved the salmon, cheeses, wines). To top off a great meal, the owners and staff were exceptionally welcoming, friendly and helpful. An excellent experience!"
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Really enjoyed everything. Food was very solid. A great mix meat and veg-friendly dishes. Staff was very friendly; the owner came by our table multiple times to both check on everything and just chat about the restaurant. Will definitely be back."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Wonderful personal service, menu to fit our family of half vegetarians half carnivores!"
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "The food was surprisingly good and well-priced. Our service was fantastic. We will definitely be coming back. It's a great place to meet up for a quick drink and a bite to eat in the lounge area, which is very nicely done."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "My friend and I had whitefish and salmon. both delicious. the Mushroom side dish was AMAZING ... can't wait to go again and taste more!"
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Delicious food. Great menu. Lovely ambiance. Will definitely go again."
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "Had a nice experience. Very attentive staff and owners. Everything presented was very high quality. The menu was a little small and I'd love to see more options."
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "They will cater to vegans and vegetarian. Many menu items to choose from. My group had 3 carnivores and me, a vegan. All were very happy. Service was fantastic. They will alter any dish to make it vegan or vege if possible. Owner came to our table to ask about our experience. Nice guy. I would def go back."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "The cocktails were amazing and I'm still fantasizing about the steaks we had. I cannot wait to find my next chance to celebrate over a pricey (but so worth it!) dinner. The service was fantastic. The only thing I wish I'd known ahead was to join the Spring Rewards loyalty program. The money spent on our first meal didn't apply and it would have brought me about halfway to a reward."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "Exquisite dining experience all around! Great for our mixed veggie/carnie party. We'll definitely be back!"
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "We enjoyed a festive and celebratory evening at Unite Grill. Four foodies excited to try a new place. The menu offered something for everyone. Favorite dishes include Hangar Steak, Pork Chops, Ribs, Lentil Salad, Lamb Meatballs, and anything on the dessert menu. Attentive and knowledgeable staff. This place is a keeper. We will return and recommend to others."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "Dined at Unite earlier this week and have no complaints. The personal service and people make this place stand out. Aaron was a great, enthusiastic waiter and really helped guide our selections and experience. Great flatbreads, salmon entree, and sides. Pretty good burger, which unexpectedly was a double-patty style, like a fancy Five Guys burger. Good wines also. We went early on a weeknight and the ambiance was great. Not too crowded, but also not dead. Would recommend to anyone in the area."
    Dined on 3/5/2014
  • "Tasty, well thought out combinations...across the board, from cocktails to eats. Everything was expertly prepared and well seasoned. And they care...you'll meet Joe and his wife. Can't wait to go back with a bigger appetite and dig into the grilled meats section of menu. Dessert also a perfect couple of bites. Atmosphere hip, yet still warm. And waitstaff gracious, know how to pace the meal and attentitive at right times. Another solid selection along that stretch of Chicago Ave."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "What a great place! The decor was clean and simple, yet warm and inviting. The manager was welcoming and our server pad the perfect amount of attention to us. Decent selections of wine and raft beers. Between the two of us we had the Berkshire Pork Chops & The Hanger Steak. Perfect portions of each meat. I wanted to order every side dish - they all sounded delicious! We had the fingerling potatoes and the brussel sprouts. I can not wait to get back there to try the carrots and the spaghetti squash. The owner came and asked how everything was and asked if they can improve on anything - which I thought was great and nice that he was looking for some honest feedback. Definitely worth going out of your way to try Unite Urban Grill."
    Dined on 2/26/2014
  • "Went there for dinner and just filled up on awesome appetizers and sides, because they sounded so good. Didn't even get to the ,aim. Will return for some Whitefish, Ribs and Pork chops. Don't miss the brussell sprouts, chicken wings, salmon sashimi and quinoa salad."
    Dined on 2/25/2014
  • "We came here on Valentine's Day for the first time. Unite is new to our neighborhood and the online menu sounded delicious. We were not disappointed! We chose to sit at the bar, had lovely service, recommendations, and conversation with our bartender/server and overall, was very impressed with the quality of food and customer service of this place. The menu has something for everyone, and we thoroughly enjoyed the small plate dining experience. We definitely will be returning for "full plate" dinner, because the main entrees looked incredible and smelled amazing. One final touch: there was complimentary coat check and the front of house anticipated exiting guests and had their coats ready and waiting. It was a nice detail of care."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "My husband and I loved it so much we can't wait to go back. from the time we walked in until the check arrived everything was darn near perfect."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Our food was fantastic, drinks were fantastic, and waitress was fantastic. We had drinks at the bar, appetizers, main dish, dessert and after dinner drinks. All were great. The only issue we had at the Unite was the bartender when we arrived. We got there 10 minutes before our reservation, so went to the bar for a beer and cocktail. The bartender was unpleasant to us, but full on rude to her fellow bartender. She yelled at him on multiple occasions and created a sense of tension that was not only felt by us, but by a few surrounding couples. I didn't catch her name, but this was the blonde working on Valentines day along with the verbally abused Carlos. Other than her, it was fantastic!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Very nice atmosphere. The owners came out and introduced themselves. They even cleaned tables. Awesome food and service!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Came here fro Valentine's dinner, and was not disappointed. It's a husband and wife team, and they really nail the menu. Great cocktail list, killer beer selection, friendly and attentive staff, and a very cool vibe. Highly recommend!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Many interesting offerings. I like the combination of traditional" meat and potatoes " dishes that have been updated and healthy vegetable and grain side dishes. Something for everyone. Warm and cozy atmosphere, due to wait staff and owners. They are doing everything to give one a great dining experience. Innovative cocktail list and good wines for the price. Ambience is retro urban. Reminds me of lounge restaurants of the 50's."
    Dined on 2/12/2014
  • "We live walking distance from this fun place. My husband is a meat eater, I'm a vegan. The menu offers several options for each of us to enjoy. We decided unite urban grill is our new 'go to' neighborhood eatery! Thanks to the owner-Joe He always stops by out Table to chat. We'll be back!"
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "We went there Friday night (jan 30, 14) The owner asked us what we liked and disliked, let us know they opened in nov 13, waiter was on point, food was fantastic - pork chops cooked to perfection. No grey goose (booze is all local stuff which is solid - unless you like vodka) but kettle is on the menu. Steaks looked awesome, all in all the wife and I loved this place and we will be back. This place lives up to the hype that is coming."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "I enjoyed the salmon, but my husband didn't care for his urban burger. Lamb meatballs and spinach flatbread were very good. Pino Nior was delicious. Brandon was our server and he was excellent."
    Dined on 1/23/2014
  • "I invited 2 of my dear friends to join me for dinner. We were greatly satisfied with this new gem! The decor is soft and inviting, strikingly beautiful. Even the private washroom has little details. The food was really delicious, we shared the salmon which was cooked just past sushi, warm all through but still pink in the middle so it retained juiciness and texture. The appetizers, and the sides are delicious, and we also got a secret special veggie that was tremendous. The only comment outside of excellent was that my one friend thought that since the fingerling potatoes were in the veggie list that is was vegetarian, but they have bacon too. We were able to take our time to get in a nice long visit, not rushed at all. Fine service!"
    Dined on 1/16/2014
  • "Split a menu have great grilled meat and fish dishes, then do imaginative and yummy veggie/grain sides or main courses. Meatballs and short rib sliders nicely done and yummy, the brussel spouts and mushroom sides we had great flavors and texture. Excellent bar keep, good service. Walked out for 3 folks, wth tip for a very reasonable price. Will return again."
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "This was our second time at Unite and it was even better the second time. Four of us spread out over the menu and everyone loved their selections. The appetizers are wonderful as well. ..olives! little meatballs! They have some special cocktails that are outstanding..El Diablo! Service was very attentive. It's a neat local place in an up and coming area. Yet it took us less than ten minutes to be in our parking garage and on the way to see a play downtown. Hope they succeed. We'll be back."
    Dined on 1/15/2014
  • "great atmosphere. Amazing food. Loved it. Definitely going back again and again."
    Dined on 1/10/2014
  • "Creative takes on American comfort food in a great conversation-friendly space. Excellent service."
    Dined on 1/10/2014
  • "So happy to have found Unite--great food, cute space and absolutely wonderful service! You feel that you are being welcomed into a friend's kitchen and the food does not disappoint. Will definitely be back!"
    Dined on 1/8/2014
  • "The food was all served ala carte. Therefore, the 18 dollar salmon only came with a piece of salmon. In order to get sides, you had to order them for approximately 10 dollars. The food was not worth that much money at all. I would be willing to pay that much if the food was remarkable, but it was pretty standard. On the other hand, the service was very good. However, the overpriced food trumped the positive feeling I got from the service and I will not go here again."
    Dined on 1/3/2014
  • "We had a great time at unite for New Year's Eve. The food was excellent and we were not rushed at all. We did have a vegetarian with us and although the menu was excellent for the rest of us unite lacks options for those leaning towards vegan. Maybe one or two more such options and they will live up to their concept more fully."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "All of the staff were exceptional; gracious, knowledgeable, responsive, etc. I had the ribeye steak. It was an exceptional cut and expertly prepared. My companion had the organic salmon and she raved about it too. We both had the mushrooms and spaghetti squash which were excellent. We will definitely be coming back."
    Dined on 12/28/2013
  • "We were pleasantly surprised by both the room and the food. Great steak/frites,, and all of the additional sides were good as well. The staff including the GM was very attentive and knowledgeable. We will certainly be going back."
    Dined on 12/28/2013