Found Kitchen and Social House

4.7
1215 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
James Beard awarded Chef Debbie Gold is turning out whimsical fare at Amy Morton's "farm to table" restaurant 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.

Support Found Kitchen and Social House during COVID-19

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1215 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.7
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vipTerryB
Chicago
95 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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.

Found Kitchen and Social House
Responded on November 10, 2020

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

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vipSusanS
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience1

The menu changed, the selection was poor, and new owner. We will not return there.

Found Kitchen and Social House
Responded on October 21, 2020

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.

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IrmaJ
Miami
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love Found kitchen! The cocktails are the best! And the food it’s fresh and delicious!

Found Kitchen and Social House
Responded on October 20, 2020

Dear IrmaJ, Wow!!! Thank you so much for such a great review!!! We are so happy that you love!!!!! Cheers! -Amy Morton

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KarlaB
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome. Lala was amazing, too!

Found Kitchen and Social House
Responded on October 20, 2020

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

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Neil
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappoints!

Found Kitchen and Social House
Responded on September 29, 2020

Thank you so much Neil!!! So happy you alway enjoy!! Cheers!! -Amy Morton

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vipJacquelineH
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved my avocado toast!!! Delicious meal in a stunning setting!

Found Kitchen and Social House
Responded on September 23, 2020

Yay!!!! Thank you so much!! So happy you enjoyed your meal and our space! Cheers -Amy Morton

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2yummy
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The precautions to keep people socially distant was great. There was also hand sanitizer at every table. Food was delicious.

Found Kitchen and Social House
Responded on September 23, 2020

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

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Neil
Chicago
22 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual, a fine experiment. You have the right space arrangement to keep us safe and comfortable. Good job!!

Found Kitchen and Social House
Responded on September 23, 2020

Dear Neil, Thank you so much! So happy you felt safe during such a nutty time!! Cheers! -Amy Morton

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DavidS
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Found has set up a very nice patio area with heaters for cooler days. As always, the menu offers interesting and delicious dishes.

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VioletPearl
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Additional Note: Found has gone the extra mile to ensure a safe and comfortable dining experience indoors during the C19 pandemic! Well done!

Found Kitchen and Social House
Responded on September 15, 2020

Dear VioletPearl, Thank you so much! We are so happy that you felt safe during this nutty time!! -Amy Morton

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JoshuaW
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Delicious drinks, great atmosphere. This is a nice restaurant to have for Evanston's dining community, especially now when so many restaurants are closing.

Found Kitchen and Social House
Responded on September 15, 2020

Dear Joshua, Thank you so much for your review...we are so grateful for your patronage!!! So happy you enjoyed!! -Amy Morton

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Hannah
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

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.

Found Kitchen and Social House
Responded on September 15, 2020

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

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vipLorrieH
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

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.

Found Kitchen and Social House
Responded on September 8, 2020

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

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a very nice date, the service was incredible and food tasted amazing. 5/5 stars

Found Kitchen and Social House
Responded on September 11, 2020

Thank you so much for your 5 star review!!! We are so happy you had a great evening!! Cheers! -Amy Morton

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vipEvanstonLocal
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

Found Kitchen and Social House
Responded on September 1, 2020

Dear EvanstonLocal, So amazing! Thank you so much....we are thrilled you had such a great anniversary!!! -Amy Morton

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BarbC
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You can count on FOUND for flavorful, unique dishes with local sourcing. Everthing I've ordered has always been well thought out and delicious.

Found Kitchen and Social House
Responded on September 2, 2020

Dear BarbC, Thank you so much for your lovely review!!! We are so happy you enjoyed!!! Cheers! -Amy Morton

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judithm
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great service. Nice menu - evolving with new chef. Restaurant is being very careful with social distancing. Good bar Will be back.

Found Kitchen and Social House
Responded on September 1, 2020

Dear judithm, Thank you so very much!! So glad you enjoyed and that you felt safe in such a nutty time!!! -Amy Morton

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vipSedurite
Chicago
63 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The lamb burger as a menu item is welcome, I just wish it were better.

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frenchcook440yrs
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience3

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.

Found Kitchen and Social House
Responded on September 4, 2020

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

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vipwsttrade
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

Found Kitchen and Social House
Responded on September 1, 2020

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

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vipEvelynF
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall3food1service4ambience2

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.

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vipArtRios
Tampa
91 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

Found Kitchen and Social House
Responded on September 8, 2020

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

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vipOpenTable Diner
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time dining at Found. The food and service was great. We will definitely go back!

Found Kitchen and Social House
Responded on September 1, 2020

Thank you so very much!!!! So happy that you enjoyed!!! Cant wait to have you back!! -Amy Morton

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JeremyV
Denver
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

Found Kitchen and Social House
Responded on September 1, 2020

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

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vipDppep
Chicago
29 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a really nice dinner with wonderful service and great food and drinks. We will be back soon!

Found Kitchen and Social House
Responded on August 21, 2020

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

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vipemilijalin
New York Area
57 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

Found Kitchen and Social House
Responded on September 1, 2020

Dear emilijalin, So happy you all enjoyed!!! Thank you so much for taking the time to review...we really appreciate it!!! Cheers -Amy Morton

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vipElizabethK
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yummy and did a great job social distancing

Found Kitchen and Social House
Responded on September 1, 2020

Dear ElizabethK, Thank you so much!! So happy you enjoyed and felt safe in such a nutty time!! -Amy Morton

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vipIronman
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

Found Kitchen and Social House
Responded on August 21, 2020

Dear Ironman, Thank you so much! We are so happy you enjoyed Chef Debbie Golds new dishes!!! -Amy Morton

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vipkarenf
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely evening at an outside table and the owner, Amy, was super attentive. Food delicious and cocktails outstanding!

Found Kitchen and Social House
Responded on August 18, 2020

Dear Karen, Thank you so much! Thrilled that you had a lovely evening with us!!! Cheers! -Amy Morton

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
156 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Terrific meal with an excellent bar menu.

Found Kitchen and Social House
Responded on August 14, 2020

Thank you so much for your support!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant and food is amazing!

Found Kitchen and Social House
Responded on August 14, 2020

Thank you so much!!!!

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DuaneChicago
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

Found Kitchen and Social House
Responded on August 18, 2020

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

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vipnickname
Chicago
77 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

Found Kitchen and Social House
Responded on August 14, 2020

Wow!!! Thank you so very much for your support!!! We are so grateful to have you as a patron!! Cheers!!!! -Amy Morton

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Met my forever partner here. What’s not to love. The food, ambience and memories are great!

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Neil
Chicago
22 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

Found Kitchen and Social House
Responded on August 12, 2020

Dear Neil, Thank you so much....so happy you felt safe in such a nutty time! -Amy Morton

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David
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

Found Kitchen and Social House
Responded on August 12, 2020

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

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vipChitownfoodie
Chicago
38 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun time for sure.
Drinks are pricey but fun to try!
Good neighborhood joint, lucky for me that I live in the hood!

Found Kitchen and Social House
Responded on October 20, 2020

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

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vipcathyd
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, got the stuffed zucchini blossoms and the panzanella. Sat outside, great atmosphere.
Highly recommend

Found Kitchen and Social House
Responded on August 12, 2020

Dear Cathy, Thank you so much for reviewing!! Love that you loved!! -Amy Morton

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vipAlex
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

Found Kitchen and Social House
Responded on August 7, 2020

Dear Alex1979, WOW!!! Thank you ... we are so thankful for your patronage!!!! Thank you for your support during this time!!!! -Amy Morton

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vipadvocatesmuse01
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

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.

Found Kitchen and Social House
Responded on August 4, 2020

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

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FAQs

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.

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