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About Boltwood

The food at Boltwood is seasonal and market driven.  Chef Brian Huston works closely with farmers and the local markets to develop his menu. The beverage program is focused on quality and value. The beer, cocktail, and the wine list is carefully curated to pair with Chef Huston's seasonal food.

804 Davis St.
Evanston, IL 60201
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Farm-to-table, American, Steak

Hours of Operation:
Lunch:
Tuesday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm

Afternoon Menu:
Tuesday - Friday: 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Dinner:
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday: 5:00pm - 9pm
Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 10pm
Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm

Brunch:
Saturday & Sunday: 10:00am - 2:00pm

Cross Street:
Sherman and Davis

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(847) 859-2880

Website:
http://www.boltwoodevanston.com/

Catering:
Casual elegant. brunch, lunch or dinner

Parking Details:
In addition to street parking, there is a public garage directly across the street from Boltwood.

Public Transit:
One block from the Davis Street Metra stop and Davis Purple Line stop.

Executive Chef:
Brian Huston

Additional:
Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Join us for New Years Eve dinner. We will be offering a 5+ course prix fixe menu for $65 per person with optional wine pairings. (not including tax and tip).

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Sun 5:00PM - 5:15PM 8:30PM - 9:00PM

Tue - Thu 5:00PM - 5:15PM 8:30PM - 9:00PM

Fri - Sat 5:00PM - 5:15PM 9:30PM - 10:00PM

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Boltwood Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

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food

4.4

service

4.3

ambience

4.1

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

88% would recommend it to a friend

Creative Cuisine (27)
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Neighborhood Gem (15)
Good for a Date (14)
Casual (14)
Seasonal (13)
Comfort Food (11)
Good for Groups (11)
Great for Lunch (10)
Special Occasion (10)
Good for Anniversaries (10)
Healthy (9)
Good for Birthdays (9)
Authentic (8)
Great for Brunch (7)
Fun (7)
Worth the Drive (7)
Business Meals (6)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
Cozy (5)
Organic (5)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Romantic (5)
Disabled Access (4)
Hot Spot (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Bar Seating (3)
Kid-friendly (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
People Watching (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Tapas (2)
Vegan (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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 (Chicago)·Dined 3 days ago

A very good place with wonderful food. A bit noisy, but the ceiling fabric tiles tamped it down a little. Wine list was a little sparse. Oysters were superior!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Organic, Comfort Food
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 3 days ago

Excellent and very casual atmosphere

Highly recommend the seafood and shared plates

Good menu for kids too

Tags: Quick Bite, Happy Hour, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Healthy
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 5 days ago

Boltwood is my go-to restaurant in Evanston. The chef cooks quality ingredients and his flavors can be robust to subtle, but lean towards creativity. I’ve eaten there several times these weeks and have another reservation for next week..... and likely again before I depart the winter Dec. 28. Oh, rarely I’d order a cocktail, but we did last time and the straight-up gin martini (2/3-1/3) was superb!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 7, 2017

Delicious and creative lunch dishes with attentive service.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 7, 2017

There was almost no one there the evening we went so the noise level was very low. Meal was good.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 7, 2017

Great food and great ambiance. $1 oyster night is awesome!

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 3, 2017

My Evanston go-to. I love the fried potatoes with garlic schmaltz! The entrees are all delicious.

Tags: Healthy, Special Occasion, Paleo Friendly, Tapas, Cozy, Good for Birthdays
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 2, 2017

The food is fine. The space is too noisy. The chairs are awful. Fine cushions for them.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Hands down my favorite spot in Evanston. Friendly staff. Great drinks and OMG the food. Every dish I’ve had has been awesome

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Business Meals
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Wonderful oysters, house crackers and salad. Grilled sea bream was wonderful. highly recommended

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (New England)·Dined on November 23, 2017

The food at Boltwood was good but not great. The Wednesday oyster special is a great value and the potato appetizer was excellent. Lamb Ragu was the best of the main courses we ordered. The pumpkin cheesecake was also a highlight. I had heard really wonderful things and the chef has impressive creditials but I didn’t think it quite lived up to what I was expecting.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Great lamb ragu pasta with excellent service.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 20, 2017

A pleasure to eat carefully prepared interesting food made by people who clearly care about what they do. In our case exceptional fresh soup, brisket, and mussels + cod. Five stars all around for this one.

Tags: Organic, Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Authentic
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Great experience. Highly recommend.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 19, 2017

It was nice, fresh and hip. Some of the food was really good other dishes were mediocre. The service was good.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Tasty and creative food, well served, in a nice atmosphere.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 14, 2017

Excellent food. Elegant room. Incredibly good value.

Tags: Good for a Date, Disabled Access, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 13, 2017

Very limited menu, sides were ordered extra, yet everything tasted delicious. Nice ambiance, a bit pricey however.

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Food was fabulous, tables were rather tight.
I️ sat in corner and there was a table so close behind me I️ had to ask the gentleman to move so I️ could get out
Service was rather slow, server forget my coffee .
Ok experience, I️ would give I️t another try.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Food was quite good but service was sooooo slow. And all the food came out at different times.

Tags: Casual, Great for Brunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 12, 2017

3 had hamburgers- OK
1 mussels and 1 halibut - very good
Casual, and vibrantly lively early on a Saturday evening
Good service and well priced

Tags: Casual, Bar Seating, Local Ingredients
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 11, 2017

We have loved Boltwood since it opened but I do feel the vibe in the place has changed in that it felt a little dull on our last visit. Food still primo supreme tasty and always well portioned (not too much- not too little).

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Cozy
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Service was wonderful. The meal was perfectly prepared. We greatly enjoyed our dinner here!

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·Dined on November 3, 2017

First time in
Plan on returning
Creative farm to table cuisine

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Very good food.

Staff was accommodating - I asked for a quieter table and got one in a corner. Wait staff was attentive but not over-bearing. First time I'd been there for week day lunch. I had been there before for Sunday brunch which was also very good and nicely relaxed.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Authentic, Hot Spot, Great for Lunch, Quick Bite, Great for Brunch, Afternoon Coffee, Casual, Good for Birthdays, People Watching, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Comfort Food
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Amazing food. Tasty and great selection!! We had a great time.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 29, 2017

We had been meaning to get to Boltwood for a while and finally made it last Saturday night. So glad we did! Everything we ordered from the beet salad to the hangar steak to the fish and chips was delicious. And the service was exceptional. I'm sorry I didn't get the name of our server because she was incredible - knowledgeable, attentive without intruding - couldn't have asked from better service.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 22, 2017

I left smelling like fry oil and greasy grill smoke. Too noisy to hear the person across the table. Couldn’t get the temperature right. Good food and wine, though.

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·Dined on October 20, 2017

This hidden gem that showed up on my "find me gluten free " app was an amazing find!! Not only was our server completely organized with our food sensitivities , she went back and spoke to the cook directly and they made a special potato dish that was outstanding!

My husband and I cannot wait to go back there!

Tags: Good for a Date, Business Meals, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Paleo Friendly, Organic, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Gluten Free Options, Healthy, Vegan
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 15, 2017

My spouse and I dine out often, and are constantly seeking new dining experiences. We selected Boltwood on a whim due mostly to its convenience from the theater and available reservation spot. What a wonderful surprise, from the fine service delivered by Lyndon (sp), the tasty cocktails (we tipped the bartender!), and a meal to die for. I had the perfectly-cooked grilled salmon, the chopped salad (enough for 2+) and crispy potatoes. It must be noted: It was the rare occasion where we consumed everything on our plates! Nice surprise, were served complimentary champagne in acknowledgement of our 2nd year wedding anniversary. It was a memorable dining experience.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Local Ingredients
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 14, 2017

I cannot get enough of those potatoes with schmalz. Great food. Right ambiance. Attentive staff. I love this place.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Food was okay but nothing special. They don’t really explain how they are farm to table so if you didn’t know you would never know. Service was okay but nothing special either. While we had a nice time there really wasn’t anything that would make me go back again. It was not very memorable.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Fantastic farm to table dining. I went to a week ago for the first time, already went back again. Loved it.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 9, 2017

Wonderfully fresh wholesome food. My boyfriend and I split the fresh bread, pretzel bites, beer and broccoli salad, and the burger. All we're delicious. Would definitely order all of it again. One regret was not getting the eggplant rigatoni but that is a reason to go back!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Delicious as always. Boltwood never fails to please.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Seasonal, Great for Brunch, Local Ingredients, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 4, 2017

The Black Sea Bass and vegetables was outstanding. Delicious and fun.
So glad to see you crowded on a Wednesday

Tags: Healthy, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 29, 2017

As always, a thoroughly positive dining experience. Had the "Friday night fish fry". Cod perfectly done. Slaw right on. Have the pickles as an appetizer and order up a draft IPA. Great stuff!!

Tags: Fun, Pre/post Theatre, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups, Casual
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 28, 2017

I sat at the bar, it was a Wed night so they had the Oyster special ($1 ea). Unfortunately they ran out right as I was ordering them. I had the best salad and the mussels which were both great! The bread served with the mussels was really good and great so sipping up the broth. Better value than some of the other well known restaurants in town.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 27, 2017

Boltwood is our favorite restaurant: we've become regulars. We love that they use wide variety of fresh organic ingredients from the Evanston Farmers Market, meat from nearby farms that pasture raise their livestock, many main dishes are light on carbs, that the menu varies from week to week with different variations on more-or-less the same protein item, prices are reasonable and dishes are reliably delicious. Their by-the-glass wines are a cut above the norm, and cocktails are creative. We haven't sampled the beers or the desserts to comment on them. Our favorite staff member is Becka: she'll take care of you. And Wednesday nights oysters are half price. Our only reservation is that the noise level is quite high, though greatly improved from what it was when they launched.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine
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 (New England)·Dined on September 24, 2017

The vibe is nice, and it seems like it's going to be a great experience based on ambiance, service, etc. But the menu and food are just not great. The menu felt like it was trying hard to be upscale/trendy but the quality of the food didn't match it.

Tags: Good for a Date
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