Found Kitchen and Social House
Found crafts its food and beverage menus with the New American palate in mind, sourcing from local ranches and farms. The eclectic and ever-evolving flexitarian menu reflects the season and best local ingredients.
Found conjures an atmosphere perfect for the most personal occasion or spirited soiree. The New York Times called Found "the most perfect dinner party between New York and LA...". It boasts multiple styles of seating and a variety of rooms for private events.
Making a difference in the community and being a partner to drive change is fundamental to our philosophy.
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.
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
crispy potato cake, crème fraîche, trout roe
Catalpa Grove Lamb Burger
cucumber, red onion, arugula, tzatziki
selection of three cheeses, spiced nuts, house jam, honey comb, seeded crackers
It is evident this restaurant strives to provide excellent food and service. The fries with aoli sauce, Brussels sprouts and trout were all excellent. Service was attentive and friendly. Outdoor seating is on sidewalk, though. Highly recommend.
Dear TerryB, Wow!! Thank you so very much!!! We are so grateful for your review and that you chose to spend your evening with us!!! We are thrilled you enjoyed!! Cheers!! -Amy Morton
The menu changed, the selection was poor, and new owner. We will not return there.
hi susan- i am sorry you didn't like your dining experience at found sunday night. i would be grateful if you could share what you had and what you meant by "poor selection". i did also want to mention that the ownership has not changed. i am the owner & the one who opened found 8 years ago. as i am always striving to make the restaurant the best it can be, i would love to talk further so if you would like connect my personal email follows. thanks so much! amy@foundkitchen.
I love Found kitchen! The cocktails are the best! And the food it’s fresh and delicious!
Dear IrmaJ, Wow!!! Thank you so much for such a great review!!! We are so happy that you love!!!!! Cheers! -Amy Morton
Awesome. Lala was amazing, too!
Dear Karla, We are so happy that you had a great time!!!! Thank you so much for taking the time tor review! Cheers!! -Amy Morton
Thank you so much Neil!!! So happy you alway enjoy!! Cheers!! -Amy Morton
Loved my avocado toast!!! Delicious meal in a stunning setting!
Yay!!!! Thank you so much!! So happy you enjoyed your meal and our space! Cheers -Amy Morton
The precautions to keep people socially distant was great. There was also hand sanitizer at every table. Food was delicious.
Dear 2yummy, Thank you so much for your review!!! We greatly appreciate it...we are so happy that you felt safe and enjoyed your dinner! -Amy Morton
As usual, a fine experiment. You have the right space arrangement to keep us safe and comfortable. Good job!!
Dear Neil, Thank you so much! So happy you felt safe during such a nutty time!! Cheers! -Amy Morton
Found has set up a very nice patio area with heaters for cooler days. As always, the menu offers interesting and delicious dishes.
Additional Note: Found has gone the extra mile to ensure a safe and comfortable dining experience indoors during the C19 pandemic! Well done!
Dear VioletPearl, Thank you so much! We are so happy that you felt safe during this nutty time!! -Amy Morton
Delicious drinks, great atmosphere. This is a nice restaurant to have for Evanston's dining community, especially now when so many restaurants are closing.
Dear Joshua, Thank you so much for your review...we are so grateful for your patronage!!! So happy you enjoyed!! -Amy Morton
The service and drinks were great! The food was also good but the burger and steak weren't cooked quite to ask.
Would recommend and definitely will be back.
Dear Hannah, Thank you so much! We are thrilled you enjoyed your drinks and service. We will definitely work on our temperatures for when you return!!! Cheers! -Amy Morton
We love this restaurant!
Amy made sure everyone is happy with the service.The bar tender is quick and attentive.
All the food is delicious! We loved every bite... including the plum tart for dessert that was the best tart you will ever have.
Dear Lorrie, Thank you so much!!! We are so grateful to have such lovely patrons as yourself! We are so happy you enjoyed!! Cheers -Amy Morton
I had a very nice date, the service was incredible and food tasted amazing. 5/5 stars
Thank you so much for your 5 star review!!! We are so happy you had a great evening!! Cheers! -Amy Morton
Fantastic Anniversary dinner! Sat comfortably outside - our waitress Christina was helpful and gracious. Great custom-make cocktails, Summer melon starter was delicious, trout chilaquiles were the highlight, although everything was perfectly prepared. Service was exceptional - we usually sit at a loveseat at the bar, but a covid-anniversary required a change and we weren't disappointed. Best food, drinks and ambiance in Evanston!
Dear EvanstonLocal, So amazing! Thank you so much....we are thrilled you had such a great anniversary!!! -Amy Morton
You can count on FOUND for flavorful, unique dishes with local sourcing. Everthing I've ordered has always been well thought out and delicious.
Dear BarbC, Thank you so much for your lovely review!!! We are so happy you enjoyed!!! Cheers! -Amy Morton
Great service. Nice menu - evolving with new chef. Restaurant is being very careful with social distancing. Good bar Will be back.
Dear judithm, Thank you so very much!! So glad you enjoyed and that you felt safe in such a nutty time!!! -Amy Morton
The lamb burger as a menu item is welcome, I just wish it were better.
One dish was very nice (melon appetizer) although the flavor was simple and based just on the wonderful melon. The second (trout appetizer) was mediocre as the quite dry fish was set atop the potato cake and it was generally lacking in flavor due to the combination. Decent value for some more inventive dishes than most restaurants offer!
Our server was excellent but we weren't told ahead (online nor by server) there was a time limit. It's understandable there could be one, yet it was only shared by the owner/mgr once the mystery time had expired, leaving us feeling needlessly awkward. Would return again and try some entrees.
Thank you so much for your review!!! We are so sorry that you felt rushed in anyway.....we will definitely improve in the future online and in person..thank you so much!! -Amy Morton
Our first return under the new chef, it was excellent. While we've always enjoyed the restaurant, occasionally the small menu left me with a challenge finding items I'd enjoy.
NO such issues with the new menu and chef, we left looking forward to returning and trying the items we didn't have room for. And those we choose we exceptionally well done. We enjoyed every bite.
Dear wsttrade, We are thrilled you enjoyed!!! We are so excited to have Chef Debbie Gold on our team, and to see what new items are to come in the future!! Thank you so much for taking the time to review, we really appreciate it!! -Amy Morton
No offense, Found, but the food was not very good at all. I ordered one appetizer that was so over-salted as to be inedible. I sent it back with no fuss at all and wasn't charged. I ordered another appetizer, which was only marginally better, still over-salted but palatable (barely). I ate it and lost interest in ordering anything else. The service was good and accommodating, but I won't go back.
Excellent restaurant! The service was impeccable, made me feel like family. The food was great, and the setting is both chic and romantic. You can’t go to Evanston and skip Found!
Dear Art, Wow!!! Thank you so very much for your amazing review!...We are so happy you enjoyed and cant wait to see you again!! -Amy Morton
Our first time dining at Found. The food and service was great. We will definitely go back!
Thank you so very much!!!! So happy that you enjoyed!!! Cant wait to have you back!! -Amy Morton
Wow! What a change on the menu. Chef Debbie stepped up the game for competing restaurants. I have to admit I was only disap[pointed in going with one other person because we could only eat 4 things on the menu. Next time I will go back with a bigger group because I HAVE to get the short rib tostada dish again, and need to try all the new things! Our server, Abra, was knowledgeable, friendly, prompt, and was supported by a great crew who were always happy to stop by see how we were doing, add silverware, take away a used plate or empty dish. My sazurac from the bar was ice cold and as good or better than any in town. Definitely will be returning!
Dear JeremyV, Thank you so very much!!!! So glad you love the changes!!! We love Debbie, and can't wait for more dishes to come!! Cheers! -Amy Morton
We had a really nice dinner with wonderful service and great food and drinks. We will be back soon!
Dear Dppep, We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed!!! Thank you so much for taking the time to review!!! See you soon!! Cheers! Amy Morton
We enjoyed our lovely outside dinner. The smoked trout was delicious as an appetizer and I had the lamb burger, which was juicy and meaty. DH had the pork shank, which made him very happy, and DS had the farm steak which he jealously guarded, so I have no idea what it tasted like, but again, it made him happy. The waitress was friendly and professional. What a fun evening!
Dear emilijalin, So happy you all enjoyed!!! Thank you so much for taking the time to review...we really appreciate it!!! Cheers -Amy Morton
Yummy and did a great job social distancing
Dear ElizabethK, Thank you so much!! So happy you enjoyed and felt safe in such a nutty time!! -Amy Morton
We really enjoyed dinner here. The Summer salad and cheese board were great as starters and the burger and pork dish were excellent as entrees. Very prompt and attentive service as well.
Dear Ironman, Thank you so much! We are so happy you enjoyed Chef Debbie Golds new dishes!!! -Amy Morton
We had a lovely evening at an outside table and the owner, Amy, was super attentive. Food delicious and cocktails outstanding!
Dear Karen, Thank you so much! Thrilled that you had a lovely evening with us!!! Cheers! -Amy Morton
Terrific meal with an excellent bar menu.
Thank you so much for your support!!!
Great restaurant and food is amazing!
Thank you so much!!!!
We were promptly seated outside for an early dinner on a lovely evening. The server was very friendly and helpful with her menu suggestions. We enjoyed squash blossoms, Parker House rolls, and a delicious seasonal variation of a panzanella salad (it included watermelon) to start. Then we shared the lamb burger, sliced beef, and trout - all very good; I can't wait to go back and enjoy the trout entree all to myself! A very comfortable restaurant and a gem in Evanston's dining scene. Highly recommend.
Dear DuaneChicago, Thank you so much for your glowing review!!! We are so grateful for your patronage during such a nutty time!!! We can wait to have you back! -Amy Morton
Amy and team have done a terrific job to provide customers with an exceptional experience, under difficult health-related circumstances; and they do it all very thoughtfully and with grace. Found is a true gem that epitomizes why Evanston is such a great place to be.
Wow!!! Thank you so very much for your support!!! We are so grateful to have you as a patron!! Cheers!!!! -Amy Morton
Met my forever partner here. What’s not to love. The food, ambience and memories are great!
Food and service were excellent. In this time of social distancing and wearing masks, they have done a fine job. Having the entire front of the restaurant open to the fresh air gave us a solid sense of safety.
Dear Neil, Thank you so much....so happy you felt safe in such a nutty time! -Amy Morton
Really wonderful place for both food and drinks. An excellent place for a date! Chic, cozy, yet not too assuming. Sitting near the front of the place is effectively like being outside on a nice day, since they can open the entire front. That made us very comfortable with regard to ventilation and social distancing. The food was excellent, we ordered all vegetarian dishes. The cocktails were also extremely tasty! Will definitely come back!
Dear David, WOW! Thank you so soo much!!! So happy that you felt comfortable and that you enjoyed your night! Cant wait to see you again! -Amy Morton
Fun time for sure.
Drinks are pricey but fun to try!
Good neighborhood joint, lucky for me that I live in the hood!
Dear Chitownfoodie, We are so happy you enjoyed your time at Found!!! We are so happy to have you as a guest and neighbor!!! Cheers! -Amy Morton
Amazing food, got the stuffed zucchini blossoms and the panzanella. Sat outside, great atmosphere.
Dear Cathy, Thank you so much for reviewing!! Love that you loved!! -Amy Morton
All necessary measures for COVID were taken, including checking our temperatures. Hand sanitizer on the table and QR code menus, too. The staff remembered us from earlier visits and were very friendly and welcoming. Always a fantastic meal and experience.
Dear Alex1979, WOW!!! Thank you ... we are so thankful for your patronage!!!! Thank you for your support during this time!!!! -Amy Morton
Found is a special occasion place. The staff is high polish and the atmosphere is divine. In the era of this pandemic, the sourcing of food is a little off for restaurants. Unfortunately this was the case at Found. Their offerings this time were mostly red meat which I don't eat and there were only 2 fish dishes on the menu. When I ordered (the trout)- only one fish option (salmon) was available and it was not the best. Oh well- our appetizers, salad, drinks, and service were worth the high marks. I'm sure next time it will be better.
Dear Advocatesmuse01, We are sorry that we didn't meet the mark for you this time. Our new chef Debbie Gold is constantly coming up with new dishes and trying out a new menu. Thank you so much for your review as it will help us improve! Cheers -Amy Morton
Found Kitchen and Social House offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (847) 868-8945.
Found Kitchen and Social House is rated 4.7 stars by 1215 OpenTable diners.
Found Kitchen and Social House does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.foundkitchen.com.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.