Found Kitchen and Social House

4.4
826 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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  • Fit for Foodies
  • Local Ingredients
  • Creative Cuisine
Found, “where Jackie O’ meets the Beatles”, boasts a shared plate, farm-to-table menu owned by Amy Morton and cheffed by Bradford Phillips. The flexitarian menu is ever-evolving so our exact menu may be different when you dine.

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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American, Organic, Lounge
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Tuesday - Saturday: 11:30am - 2:30pm

Sunday Brunch 10:30am - 2:30pm

Dinner: Dinner service begins at 5:30pm Tuesday through Friday; and 5pm on Saturday & Sunday

Happy Hour Tuesday-Friday 4pm - 6pm
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Phone number
(847) 868-8945
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Bradford Phillips
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Private party facilities
We offer multiple private dining options from a cool private library to the full restaurant; seating from 10-200.
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Private party contact
Danielle Daniot : (586) 436-9965
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Church
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Parking details
Street parking is available as well as public garage parking located at the corner of Church and Chicago.
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Public transit
We are located 4 blocks from the Davis/Evanston METRA Stop and the CTA Davis Purple line stop.
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Entertainment
Found's Salon Series highlights music, burlesque and wine, beer and spirit dinners. Call for upcoming events.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 826 People Are Saying
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4.3
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4.2
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4.5
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3.9
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80% of people would recommend it to a friend
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3.0Dined 7 days ago

3 of us had your salad. I had it with salmon. The lettuce was fresh, but I expected the salmon to be grilled, not breaded and deep fried. Also, it was too small. The dressing was excellent. As usual there was no bread or rolls brought to the table. One person had your special sandwich, but didn't finish it. It sounded delicious but I don't know why he didn't finish it. He's a hearty eater. This was the second time we went to Found for lunch. It was all right, but not good enough to return to. I think if you'd kick it up a couple of notches, it would be a destination restaurant. ELB

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4.0Dined on August 9, 2018

Great bar and entrees. Appetizers a little more hit & miss.

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5.0Dined on August 9, 2018

Amazing food, i loved the avocado toast. The pot de creme dessert was outstanding!

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5.0Dined on August 4, 2018

The waitstaff was wonderful ! We loved the ambiance and will go back for date night!

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3.0Dined on August 2, 2018

Big disappointment. Ridiculously slow service. Two hours for lunch to get all the food. Almost ran out of coins for the parking meter. $18 for cheese and crackers as an appetizer for 4. Very small potion. Hamburgers good but ice cream took 30minutes to arrive. We were comped for two ice creams by management. They say they are a sharing menu but choices are few. C rating overall at best. Won’t be back. Not worth the trip.

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5.0Dined on August 2, 2018

David, our server, was amazing. We were on a tight schedule, and he made sure that we had plenty of time to enjoy a great meal. We are so happy that we found Found!

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5.0Dined on August 2, 2018

Found is still my favorite restaurant in Evanston.

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5.0Dined on July 28, 2018

Unique dishes. A place to go when you have time to eat and enjoy the menu

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3.0Dined on July 27, 2018

The restaurant specializes in small plates that are meant to be shared. The food was good but not special, as I think small plates should be.

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5.0Dined on July 26, 2018

Great vibe and terrific food all based on local ingredients. The restaurant's philosophy is the food is served when it's ready so dishes come to the table at different times which was more fun than I thought it would be. Dishes are also meant to be shared even though they are "small plates." I was a little worried we would run up quite a bill with sharing because our "order" averaged more than one plate per person, but it worked out to be an excellent value. The blueberry shortcake dessert was unforgettable with flecks of fresh mint in the whipped cream that added a refreshing element. Service is laid back and friendly, but efficient. I wish this restaurant were closer to where we live because I would want to go once a month.

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5.0Dined on July 26, 2018

In town to visit graduate student son and daughter-in law. had eaten there several years ago. Good then, great now. Loved the small plates, variety, etc.

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5.0Dined on July 22, 2018

A lovely place for shared plates in a relaxed atmosphere.

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5.0Dined on July 21, 2018

The food was fabulous! It was great to share a lot of different plates with our table.
The restaurant itself is just a fun space and eclectic.
We will definitely return.

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5.0Dined on July 21, 2018

The food was superb - every order we consumed. And they provided my birthday gal wife her favorite couch in the entire place. Absolutely superb seasoning and presentation every course!

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5.0Dined on July 20, 2018

Fantastic locally sourced food, even better service. Will be back soon!

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5.0Dined on July 20, 2018

We met to celebrate a successful fundraising event. The service was great, and the food was delicious and presented beautifully. Found is a feast for the eyes as well as the nose and tongue; the pot for my Earl Grey tea was eclectic and tall, and the men's room is beautifully decorated with whimsical animals. The crispy chicken thighs with chickpeas was delicious, and my wife and I swapped plates so I could have some of her killer BLT. Awesome desserts. It's one of those menus that you want to work your way through over many visits. Our server was very attentive without being intrusive. I'll be back.

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5.0Dined on July 15, 2018

Wonderful ambiance and food.

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3.0Dined on July 14, 2018

Service and ambience met our expectations. The food and drinks were good, just not as inventive or exciting as we had hoped.

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4.0Dined on July 13, 2018

Inventive food; lovely, quirky decor; creative vegetables

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1.0Dined on July 11, 2018

Too few choices, high prices for amount of food, bland food. Loved Found prior to this visit.

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5.0Dined on July 8, 2018

I chose it because I thought it was gluten-free. it offered some options for gluten-free foodies. Would like to see more like subs for bread and pasta.

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3.0Dined on July 3, 2018

Though the food is quite tasty, once again another small plates restaurant with ridiculous small servings/high prices! Though your new menu is much better as well as the interior vibe I still can’t get over your pricing. $16 for the smallest piece of salmon!!!! Really even to share it was unimpressive! $1 per deviled egg..Our server was very disoriented & took forever to get drinks & food. Had a hard time getting his attention! Very erratic even though I get whole timing issue on small plates. Not sure if I’ll give u one more try!

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4.0Dined on July 1, 2018

Really laidback, enjoyable place to eat. Had brunch for first time. Delicious doughnuts. Quiche was light and fluffy. French toast with peaches were delightful. Would definitely come back.

What's odd is all the plates are meant to be shared, but dishes are plated as if they're for one person. The sandwich is split into two, when they could have sliced it for the three of us in our party. And servers still asked us if we needed side plates. Seems that should be a given.

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4.0Dined on June 30, 2018

We love Found and enjoyed our selections from the new menu. Would love to see Lamb Meatballs return to the menu!

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5.0Dined on June 30, 2018

A delicious lunch with a good friend. Our waitperson was attentive without making us feel at all rushed. A terrific lunch experience. We will be back.

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5.0Dined on June 29, 2018

Our waiter, Rod, was awesome… As it was the rest of the waitstaff! The food was terrific… And the attention to detail was spot on… Thanks for a great afternoon

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4.0Dined on June 28, 2018

Birthday with friends...very nice atmosphere and very good service

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2.0Dined on June 28, 2018

We've been eating at Found for several years. Typically the Food and Service are good. However, the menu has changed drastically, not for the better. And it took a long time for someone to come by to just take our drink order. We had to go ask for assistance. The food is now subpar, the selection not pleasing and the portion size (which was already small) was cut to even smaller. It was horrible that we highly recommended this to our friends who are new to town and we had such a bad experience. Even one of the servers made a comment that the menu has changed and the "portion sizes are even smaller". Unfortunately, after years of eating here and celebrating with friends here, we will not be back.

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3.0Dined on June 27, 2018

I had been looking forward to finally trying Found after many times unable to get a table. The decor and atmosphere are comfortable and beautiful. The staff was friendly and helpful. My companions had both lunch and dinners there previously and said the menu was very different. We were disappointed. The food was fresh and colorful but was bland and tried too hard to combine trendy food items "of the moment". I will try it again but hopefully the menu concept will change again.

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4.0Dined on June 27, 2018

This restaurant has a nice outdoor patio (the main reason we chose it.) The food was fresh, inventive, and of high quality, but the lunch menu choices were limited. We were served by multiple staff members, but - particularly considering that we were eating past the height of the lunch period, and the restaurant was not overly crowded - service was a bit too leisurely. Nonetheless, we found it to be a very pleasant dining experience.

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5.0Dined on June 27, 2018

New interior and menu are great! Curry sauce for the clams was delicious and so was the flourless chocolate cake.

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5.0Dined on June 26, 2018

Love the new decor! Food was delicious and service was excellent!

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3.0Dined on June 26, 2018

Haven’t been for a year plus and the vibe has changed. The bartender was condescending as was the hostess. I was meeting a new friend and the place was empty. The sign out front says parking reserved for valet, but NO valet during summer I was told - not a big deal but, the monsoon rain storm soaked my clothes and dampened the evening after I had to park a couple blocks away.
The alcohol selections used to be more localized and off brand, that has changed. The menu for appetizers is very limited if you are just trying to have a drink and an app. We ordered a flatbread but it was dry, lacked flavor and over cooked.
Overall, a disappointment. Nobody thanked us on our way out and after dropping close to $100, were it not for this being an Amy Morton place, I wouldn’t head back. I’m hoping it was merely an off night...

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1.0Dined on June 24, 2018

We arrived for a 10am brunch reservation before 10am. The restaurant was empty. We weren't served for more than 30 minutes (though the restaurant remained mostly empty), and the service was so slow and staggered that between the first fruit salad served to one at our table and the avocado toasts served to another at our table was more than 45 minutes. In between, we had to get up to ask for (terrible tasting!) coffee. All around very disappointing experience. The food was tasty, but such small portions we felt ripped off. I recommend you avoid this place for brunch.

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3.0Dined on June 23, 2018

Found is not a bad restaurant..its just that when we booked our table, we weren't told that we need to order from the prix fixe menu as opposed to a la carte. They did let us order a la carte, but it caused a little embarrassment. The food ws adequate--nothing out of the ordinary.

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3.0Dined on June 22, 2018

I hate to leave negative reviews, and I have loved Found in the past, but their change in concept seems to be creating some struggles. Although creative, the food was lackluster. Hard pasta is never a good thing. The more open concept for the dining room seems to create more noise, and it just wasn't as cozy as before. Kind of a bummer.

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4.0Dined on June 21, 2018

Didn't realize this place served mostly small plates when I booked the reservation. Would have preferred larger portions, but none of the options disappointed. Went with a group of 5, and we ended up ordering almost everything on the menu - portions were enough so that each of us could have a taste. Everything we ordered was absolutely delicious!

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5.0Dined on June 21, 2018

I’ve been going to Found for some time and like it a lot. I like the new look, but missed some of the dishes from the earlier menu— lamb meatballs, polenta, three grain salad. Please bring those back!

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3.0Dined on June 21, 2018

We did not love this highly recommended restaurant. They need a more varied menu. My husband ordered a prosciutto and cheese sandwich, and there was one tiny piece of prosciutto on it. I had a salad which was tasty. Our server was delightful!

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5.0Dined on June 21, 2018

We had a great time at Found. Food was delicious (a couple of burgers, salmon salad, and avocado toast was ordered). We all cleaned our plates and asked for extra chips!
We were there for lunch, so not the tapas available at dinner, but a la carte menu. Really nice waiter, owner, etc.

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