Found Kitchen and Social House
Reservations are accepted and spontaneous dining is encouraged! Much of our dining room is held open for walk-ins. Please feel free to walk-in anytime.
Cool place. Very good food. Small portions, which we like. Our server Joshua was attentive and pleasant. Only minor complaint, no hot water when washing hands in the bathroom.
The food was delicious, service warm and authentic and we wanted to copy on Spotify the soundtrack to follow us home. Thank you for making a last minute decision to go out for dinner special!
The food is very interestingly and tastily prepared, and the service was perfect.
Good food and great service. Looking forward to our next visit!
We went on a very snowy day (in mid April!) and the place was nearly empty. Service was almost too much. To be fair, because of how few people were in the restaurant, our waiter was probably dying of boredom. Every person on the staff was very friendly. The decor is cute and eclectic. The food was pretty good. I got the lamb meatballs, and sheep's milk cheese (separate items). My friend ordered the kale salad, farmhouse steak, and pots de creme. We were both satisfied with our orders.
Two small things:
(1) Only one cheese per plate? It would be great if in addition to choosing only one cheese, they offered a cheese plate (or flight, if you will). It was my first time where when ordering a cheese at a restaurant that you were selecting only one, as opposed to being offered multiple cheeses in which to compare.
(2) Weird seating at the chef station. It's a high bar, and the seats are loveseat-ish. It's a bit awkward that two people are sharing a seat at the counter.
Overall, a good experience.
We've eaten at Found three times. It's a great place to spend time with friends. The staff is great, the food wonderful and the ambiance perfect.
Great place for Tuesday nights bring your own Vinyl
Through several stops for lunch and dinner beginning when Found opened, my fellow diners and I have never been anything but pleased with every element - ambience, attentiveness of service, quality of food. Superb experiences, all.
I went 2x in one week. I love the comfort and ambience of a restaurant- it is like a chef friend is cooking dinner, but has a large brick oven inside and restaurant quality kitchen in their home. The furnishings are eclectic and fun and the dining chairs are different. There is a lounge area for drinks and snacks and a dining area to sit and enjoy conversation with the meal. Meal for first time: Had the olives and cheese plate and both flat breads: squash and lamb: a nice start. Lamb was roasted and did not have "gamey" taste. The cheese platter had different cheeses and a honey comb that tasted good with the cheese. The salmon was delicious- had to come back again just for that: the skin was crisp- salmon cooked medium had fennel puree- I liked that spiciness (no a heat spicy) and the onions and mushrooms added an earthiness to dish and then the roasted grapes added a pop of sweetness. YUM! Dessert: flourless chocolate cake with chocolate ice cream: decadent without being heavy.
2nd time: got the salmon again- tasted just as good this time. My son had it too and ate everything.
We tried the beet saiad- wish I had more of the tofu dressing and the chicken wings-fried and coated with sauce: a ginger-orange BBQ sauce- well worth the mess on my fingers. I liked the mussels: green curry- herby, not spicy with the fries- double fried- very good. I enjoyed the roasted bone marrow- rich like butter and the onions and capers and arugula freshened the taste. My son enjoyed the chocolate ice cream and the peach sorbet was creamy (no milk). Would come again.
If you like the small plate concept you will love Found. Each plate was large enough for four people to share. The flavors were interesting and delicious. Only a $20 corkage fee so we paired everything with some great wine. Service was outstanding and our server was lovely. I are and will continue to be regular customers.
I always enjoy Found. I love the vibe and the creative food. Very few "loser" dishes in the meals that we've had at Found over the years.
Love the ambiance and the eclectic arrangement of food parings. Loved the squash flatbread.
Found is great. We always Enjoy the food, the ambience, the service and the conversation at our table
Food was excellent and fun; especially polenta! Got the feeling that they love what they are doing, creating dishes as per seasonal availability. Types of chairs and tables vary, so watch out for that; however, they kindly made a special effort to seat us in normal table and chairs, as we had disabled person with us.
Food was good. For sharing, salmon was quite small. More like 2 bites worth. But overall food was tasty. tapas like.
Food was good but not special, service was very good!
We chose not to share and both enjoyed our small dishes as mains: steak and salmon prepared exactly as asked. Lovely salad rounded out my meal while my friend enjoyed the deviled eggs.
Sunday brunch was excellent. Love the small plate choice to order many fir the table and share to enjoy
Great ambiance, but felt rushed. The waiter indicated that we needed to order oysters in three so he could not accept my order of 4, so i told him two orders of three. he then served us two oysters. so could not understand that situation. The salad came after the steak was served after the waiter insisted that we must hurry up and order the steak since it takes 20 minutes. We ordered the steak at his suggestion, medium rare but it came out medium.
So the waiter was a nice guy and we got a great table, but feeling a bit rushed when we go there as this is the third time we have gone. The owner came by as well, and did not seem interested to rectify the situation and knowing that we were there for the third time did not feel the need to learn our name or make us feel important even though we spent about $300 for the dinner for two.
Best service! Great menu. We even tried the bone marrow, which sounded weird but was delicious. Our table included a vegetarian, and she loved the selection too (but of course, not the bone marrow. LOL). Only disappointment is the the bar ran out of the house rye whiskey--duh--and we were charged for more expensive brand! Not a biggie--we will go back soon.
LOVE this place. Outstanding food, service and ambiance. we were lucky to come early on a Saturday night to celebrate my birthday and catch a seat at the Chef's counter so we could chat with the oven man and he kindly gave us a snack to taste. Our server was charming and kind. Learning about the ingredients and how the food was prepared was a real treat.
Our kind of music too, and sound level just right. We have walked out of restaurants (or not stepped in) if the music was racket and too loud for conversation.
I try to make a trip here if I have time while in Evanston and wanted my husband to experience it too.
Jordan was great - friendly, knowledgeable and funny. Female bartender was great too. Will be back!
The food was excellent. John was our waiter and not only did he give great service but he was funny! I had the mussels (delicious) and after I was done he asked me if I went "shopping" for the ones at the bottom. He made us laugh! The desserts looked amazing but I was too full to try. Maybe next time. The ambiance was wonderful and we had a great time! I would definitely recommend Found Kitchen and Social House.
I have been to Found on several occasions and have always enjoyed my experience. My best friend and I went to Found this time, and had a good experience but were surprised that their portions became much smaller and they didn't have a fully stacked bar. My friend had ordered a Paloma and tehy were not able to make it because they didn't have grapefruit juice! She ordered salmon for her main entree and the portion was minuscule.
This is our second time visiting Found since moving back to Evanston. I LOVE this restaurant!!! The food is outstanding and so is the service. We typically will eat at Gibson’s, Morton’s, Steak 48 etc, but all of those places are boring compared to Found. It’s my new favorite. I would highly recommend it. The staff make it a wonderful dining experience as well!
Found is unique, vintage, warm, cozy in atmosphere — our waiter was attentive and wry — the food was delicious (loved the spicy roasted vegetables) and presumably the owner or manager greeted us on our way in and out. I look forward to another gathering of friends there.
Great food. Portions allow for sharing and tasting different things. Friendly service.
The plant-based food selection is wide and astonishingly delicious!
I had salmon. It was perfectly executed-flesh was tender; skin was crisp. Waiter paired a Cotes du Rhone to it. Nice vibe to the room
A great evening
We will be back!
We celebrated a birthday over dinner at Found Kitchen and Social House on March 10. It was a delightful meal with fantastic food and exceptional service. Upon checking in the person at the desk wished me a warm happy birthday and escorted us to a table with two high-back chairs that were pretty and comfortable. Our server John came over to introduce himself and brought two small glasses of champagne compliments of the bartender. We shared a number of dishes including the spicy roasted vegetables with harissa, creamy polenta, lamb meatballs, deviled eggs and country steak. Everything was just delicious, perfectly prepared and beautifully presented. I have been to Found a number of times in the past and have never been disappointed. I am looking forward to another dinner at Found soon. Highly recommended for the delicious seasonal menu and excellent service, not to mention the tasty drinks!
Bartender Jordan made us feel welcome and listened to our requests. Order the daily special, highly recommended. Sat at chef's table to watch meal prep and chat with the sous chefs. Our server was attentive, enthusiastic and well versed on what to order. She made sure our dining experience was enjoyable!
Wonderful service. The food was delicious. We liked it so much we returned 2 nights later.
4 TIMES THERE, 4 TIMES OF TOTAL SATISFACTION IN EVERY ASPECT OF THE EXPERIENCE
Outstanding food. Flavors unlike any other. My new favorite restaurant.
We are regulars- Poor night of service and over 45 minutes to get our “ main steak dish “. - apologies extended - however they blamed a new cook team . They are better than this experience
Yum!! Great food, great space, great service. We’ll go back.
This is my 3rd visit to Found Kitchen - our waiter was unbelievable. The food was amazing - and our waiter's recommendations were spot on. Mussels in coconut curry with fresh crunchy bread, flat breads, nice wine list. Highly recommend as a spot to go to.
We were celebrating a friend's birthday at lunch. Our waiter went above board to make certain it was a
delightful and memorable experience.