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Brass Heart

4.8
4.8
37 Reviews
$50 and over
Contemporary American

Fine dining restaurant located in the heart of Chicago's historic Uptown neighborhood. Brass Heart offers an eight course experience for both vegans and omnivores. Chef Matt Kerney's elegant and ambitious tasting menu is not to be missed.


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  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Spanish, French

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner
    Thu–Sun 6:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (773) 564-9680

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Matthew Kerney

  • Neighborhood

    Uptown

  • Cross street

    Leland and Broadway

  • Public transit

    Red line Metra

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Menu

10 Course Omni

  • Blini of Spanish Tortilla, Peekytoe Crab, Black Truffle

    • Scallop, Salsify, Grapefruit Sabayon

      • Maine Lobster Chowder, Bacon, Paprika Oyster Cracker

        • Coconut Bread, Braised Oxtail, Fried Plantain, Mango, Chili

          • Rice and Beans

            • Spaghetti alla Chitarra, Anchovy, Parmesan

              • Duck, Tzatziki, Pita

                • A5, Forbidden Black Rice, Broccoli

                  • Banana Sorbet, Banana Bread, Ricotta Salata

                    • Chocolate Semifreddo, Truffle, Green Apple

                      10 Course Vegan

                      • Bloody Mary Sorbet, Caper, Olive

                        • Salsify, Parsnip, Horchata

                          • Wild Mushroom Chowder, Yukon Gold, Paprika Oyster Cracker

                            • Coconut Bread, Heart of Palm, Fried Plantain, Mango, Chili

                              • Rice and Beans

                                • Tagliatelle alla Chitarra, Garlic, Yeast

                                  • Vegan Pot-Au-Feu

                                    • Sweet Potato Gnocchi, Hedgehog, Brussels Sprout

                                      • Banana Sorbet, Oatmeal Crumble

                                        • Carrot Coconut Semifreddo, Ginger Sorbet, Bergamot

                                          For menu edits, please contact SinglePlatform at (866) 237-4564.

                                          What 37 people are saying

                                          Overall ratings and reviews

                                          4.8
                                          4.8 based on all time ratings
                                          • 4.8Food
                                          • 4.9Service
                                          • 4.6Ambience
                                          • 4.2Value

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                                          1. B

                                            Bjorn

                                            Chicago

                                            2 reviews

                                            5.0

                                            2 reviews

                                            Dined on July 3, 2020

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            This restaurant does not play around. Food was ambitious and beautiful and I had several meals that had me tasting the umami for minutes after finishing the plates. If you really want to give your tastebuds a treat in an unpretentious environment, this is the place. Down to earth and intimate, you will feel immersed in what the chefs are doing and the server will make sure you have exactly the right drink at exactly the right time. They continue this way, and they’ll go to the moon and beyond. An Uptown gem!

                                          2. JM

                                            JessicaM

                                            Chicago

                                            2 reviews

                                            vip
                                            5.0

                                            2 reviews

                                            Dined on July 2, 2020

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Elegant, seasonal food-will definitely be going back!

                                          3. OT

                                            OpenTable Diner

                                            Chicago

                                            7 reviews

                                            vip
                                            1.0

                                            7 reviews

                                            Dined on June 17, 2020

                                            overall1food1service1ambience1

                                            Totally boarded up but still too a reservation!

                                          4. D

                                            Derpomic

                                            Chicago

                                            25 reviews

                                            vip
                                            5.0

                                            25 reviews

                                            Dined on February 29, 2020

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Excellent food in a perfect atmosphere with perfect service. Truly a unique dining experience. The value on the food is exceptionally great in my mind. Wine seemed rather costly. Anyways - in case you want to celebrate something, I can highly recommend the Brass Heart.

                                          5. m

                                            momcat

                                            Chicago

                                            6 reviews

                                            3.0

                                            6 reviews

                                            Dined on February 9, 2020

                                            overall3food5service5ambience3

                                            Let me start with this - the food was amazing and the service was very good. When confirming the reservation, we were asked about food allergies/aversions. Chef did make alterations to my dessert course to accommodate my palate. My reason for the low rating has to do with the experience. I booked this reservation several weeks in advance to celebrate my husband's birthday. We were expecting to have a 9 course meal with wine pairings. When we arrived and were seated, we found out the menu was a special 'restaurant week' menu with only three courses and wine/cocktails by the glass and off the special menu. There was no indication on the web site nor was this mentioned when making the reservation or confirming the reservation. Very disappointing when you expect to have a long wonderful meal to celebrate a special occasion.

                                          6. A

                                            Angie18

                                            Chicago

                                            61 reviews

                                            vip
                                            4.0

                                            61 reviews

                                            Dined on February 7, 2020

                                            overall4food5service5ambience4

                                            Food and service were excellent. The only complaint is there is no sign on the restaurant door and that made me look for a while.

                                          7. OT

                                            OpenTable Diner

                                            Chicago

                                            3 reviews

                                            vip
                                            5.0

                                            3 reviews

                                            Dined on January 30, 2020

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            My boyfriend and I went for restaurant week - he ordered the omnivore and I had the vegan. We both could not stop talking about how wonderful everything was! The service was fantastic as well, we can’t wait to go back for a date night to try their full tasting menu! Would strongly recommend!!

                                          8. JM

                                            JasonM

                                            Salt Lake City

                                            21 reviews

                                            vip
                                            4.0

                                            21 reviews

                                            Dined on January 23, 2020

                                            overall4food4service5ambience3

                                            I was visiting from out of town, and wanted to find a Michelin m-starred restaurant for a nice dinner with an old friend. Basically, the food was good, but hardly exceptional, and wildly expensive. And that’s coming from someone very accustomed to Michelin-star quality restaurants. The restaurant was almost completely deserted, with only one other couple present... which meant very good service. But, the overall ambience suffered for not having the feel of a thriving restaurant; it was chilly both literally and figuratively. Normally the ambiance alone would not deter me from a positive impression, but unfortunately the food did not make up for the overall experience. I applaud intrepid chefs and the investment in creating a new restaurant and earning a Star, but this meal fell far short of expectations.

                                          9. S

                                            Sparky

                                            Chicago

                                            17 reviews

                                            5.0

                                            17 reviews

                                            Dined on January 11, 2020

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Everything was outstanding.

                                          10. B

                                            Beric

                                            1 review

                                            5.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on January 4, 2020

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Wonderful first experience here. Knowledgeable, kind staff who really made our evening special. Food was absolutely excellent. Was impressed with the wine list as well.

                                          11. R

                                            Ryan

                                            1 review

                                            5.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on January 3, 2020

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Wonderful vegan tasting menu for a very reasonable price. Service was superb and the decor was charming. Looking forward to my next visit.

                                          12. m

                                            mmmmmmmmm

                                            1 review

                                            5.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on December 6, 2019

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            The perfect venue for a fine dinner and a surprise engagement.

                                          13. EM

                                            EmilyM

                                            Chicago

                                            1 review

                                            5.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on November 24, 2019

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            This was the perfect spot to celebrate my husband's birthday on a Saturday evening. Brass Heart thoughtfully offers 9 and 12-course tasting menus in both omnivore and vegan versions. We both had the 12-course omnivore menu. It was a flavorful and thoughtfully-curated celebration of tastes. Standouts were a tangy cheese tart with pear and plum, a delicious "bun" with ripe plantains and oxtail, and a Spanish-style risotto, and a chocolate semi-freddo with truffle ice cream. Service was excellent (friendly and helpful without being overbearing), and the setting was intimate and comfortable. A good wine list and a well-stocked bar enhanced the experience. It's not a place we can afford to go to everyday, but I hope to return soon.

                                          14. OT

                                            OpenTable Diner

                                            Chicago

                                            11 reviews

                                            vip
                                            5.0

                                            11 reviews

                                            Dined on November 23, 2019

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            It was a wonderful experience, from the great food, beautiful presentation, and thoughtful wine pairings, to a sophisticated and friendly staff that made you feel very special. I even got to talk to the chef. The space is classy and comfortable, with great photography adorning the walls, especially the Chicago policeman. All in all, this is a beautiful restaurant, and to have it in the neighborhood, is really special.

                                          15. MP

                                            MPFoodies

                                            Chicago

                                            19 reviews

                                            vip
                                            5.0

                                            19 reviews

                                            Dined on November 17, 2019

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            We had a lovely birthday celebration. We each had the 9 course omnivore, and it was just the right amount of food. Service was well paced. The restaurant is very intimate. We enjoyed all of our courses; the beans and rice course was a pleasant surprise.

                                          16. SR

                                            StephenR

                                            Chicago

                                            2 reviews

                                            vip
                                            5.0

                                            2 reviews

                                            Dined on November 10, 2019

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            This was our second time dining here and it was wonderful. The place is very small and intimate and great for conversation. The food is excellent but the wine pairings were among the best that we have had. The sommelier is just fabulous. Worth a trip for a special occasion.

                                          17. MG

                                            MaureenG

                                            Chicago

                                            5 reviews

                                            4.0

                                            5 reviews

                                            Dined on October 26, 2019

                                            overall4food3service5ambience4

                                            The service and wine were amazing. The ambience was perfect. Comfortable with perfect lighting and sound level. The food was good but I thought was over priced for the taste

                                          18. K

                                            Kate

                                            St. Louis

                                            10 reviews

                                            5.0

                                            10 reviews

                                            Dined on September 28, 2019

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Excellent service, delicious cocktails, wonderful wine pairings, knowledgeable staff, all our dishes were inventive and tasty. Would definitely return. Much more approachable than other tasting menu options in the city.

                                          19. BR

                                            BRUCEB

                                            Chicago

                                            13 reviews

                                            vip
                                            5.0

                                            13 reviews

                                            Dined on September 27, 2019

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Three short words: best meal ever. Shared the nine course omnivore and vegan menus with a shared wine pairing and not a single bad dish or wine. Truly memorable and can’t wait to return with others.

                                          20. N

                                            Niptuck

                                            Chicago

                                            2 reviews

                                            5.0

                                            2 reviews

                                            Dined on September 21, 2019

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Brass Heart is astounding. From the ambiance to the exceptional food and service, it is unbeatable in Chicago! The cordial and gracious staff are a sharp contrast to other acclaimed restaurants in our city. Very highly recommended !

                                          21. 6

                                            60611

                                            Chicago

                                            16 reviews

                                            5.0

                                            16 reviews

                                            Dined on September 14, 2019

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Normally there is one or two misses in a price fixe menu. Not here. The standout was the halibut poached in duck fat.

                                          22. KR

                                            KiraR

                                            1 review

                                            5.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on September 14, 2019

                                            overall5food5service5ambience4

                                            Fantastic overall experience. We are vegan so came for the vegan menu and it did not disappoint. Food was amazing, service/staff was great, all in all a great experience. Would definitely recommend. Thank you for having a vegan option!!

                                          23. A

                                            Abgoto

                                            Chicago

                                            12 reviews

                                            vip
                                            5.0

                                            12 reviews

                                            Dined on September 11, 2019

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Creative food, superb service, great wine matches.

                                          24. GG

                                            GlobalGourmet

                                            Chicago

                                            169 reviews

                                            vip
                                            5.0

                                            169 reviews

                                            Dined on September 7, 2019

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Creative. Depth of flavor. Superb. Worth a drive. Only (marginally) weak dish in the 9 course was the dessert. Palate cleanser was almost better.

                                          25. JS

                                            JohnS

                                            Chicago

                                            20 reviews

                                            vip
                                            5.0

                                            20 reviews

                                            Dined on September 7, 2019

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            What an incredible find! 12 course tasting with wine pairings was fantastic. Looking forward to our next visit!

                                          26. B

                                            Beth

                                            San Francisco

                                            22 reviews

                                            vip
                                            5.0

                                            22 reviews

                                            Dined on August 23, 2019

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Great dining experience. Warm and professional service. Elegant and comfortable space. Each course was beautifully presented. Delicious flavors. Talented chefs. They deserve Michelin stars. Chicago should be proud for having this caliber of restaurant. Highly recommended.

                                          27. AJ

                                            AndrewJ

                                            Chicago

                                            4 reviews

                                            5.0

                                            4 reviews

                                            Dined on August 4, 2019

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Amazing meal to celebrate my wife’s birthday. Friendly and expert service and the 9 courses with wine pairings were simply amazing.

                                          28. AW

                                            AlbertW

                                            Chicago

                                            4 reviews

                                            5.0

                                            4 reviews

                                            Dined on July 27, 2019

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Brass Heart offers a wonderful menu accompanied by a fine wine list, and, best of all, you were able to have a conversation without shouting.

                                          29. y

                                            yeahyeah

                                            Chicago

                                            23 reviews

                                            vip
                                            5.0

                                            23 reviews

                                            Dined on July 27, 2019

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Incredible! Can’t stop thinking about going back again, and soon!

                                          30. E

                                            Eljay

                                            1 review

                                            5.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on July 12, 2019

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            My daughter and I love this restaurant. It was our second time there and it did not disappoint. Food is great and the staff is friendly. The only complaint I have is that, when the bill came, I was told that an 18% tip was already added to the bill, so I didn't check the calculation (My bad). I added more to make it 20% but when I calculated it the next day, a 20% tip had actually been added, not the 18% as I had been told. Lesson learned

                                          31. EL

                                            EricL

                                            Western NC

                                            1 review

                                            vip
                                            5.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on July 10, 2019

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            The food at Brass Heart is imaginative and exquisite. One of the best restaurants were ever dined at.

                                          32. BZ

                                            BillZ

                                            Chicago

                                            2 reviews

                                            5.0

                                            2 reviews

                                            Dined on June 23, 2019

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Truly a first class dining experience! Get the 9 course meal or you'll be hungry. Service was spectacular. Try the different wines and talk to the sommelier, who picks interesting wines from small vineyards and knows the story behind every bottle.

                                          33. SE

                                            ShellyE

                                            Chicago

                                            20 reviews

                                            5.0

                                            20 reviews

                                            Dined on June 21, 2019

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            A fabulous 5 star dining experience. The service was top notch. Friendly without pretense. Every bite of the 5 star dinner was craveable. Can't wait to go back. We had both the ominivore and vegan tastings. The vegan food was truly inspired. The ominivore dishes were rich and creative without being overly heavy. The wine pairing was spot on. My favorite bites were the sweetbreads with cumquats and the vegan artichoke and spinage tart.

                                          34. SG

                                            SierraG

                                            San Diego

                                            2 reviews

                                            5.0

                                            2 reviews

                                            Dined on June 7, 2019

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Great place to try out! The waiter was very attentive and made wine suggestions with each course. There is a wine pairing option as well, but we opted to go by the glass when needed.

                                          35. DD

                                            DDubs

                                            Chicago

                                            58 reviews

                                            vip
                                            5.0

                                            58 reviews

                                            Dined on June 1, 2019

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            The entire staff from Chef Kerney’s kitchen A-team to the front of the house worked so well together to deliver a highly memorable, approachable and well curated tasting menu experience. The wine list is well curated with multiple price points if you opt out of the wine pairing. The vegan tasting menu looked as enviable, as our 9 course omnivore classic. It was at once unpretentious and Michelin Star worthy for the creative and beautifully plated courses, each one had memorable facets, so we look forward to the next menu change. Highly recommended for a special night out, or a night out to experience and experiment with fine dining.

                                          36. JG

                                            JohnGray

                                            1 review

                                            5.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on May 12, 2019

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            BEST Simply the best !! FOOD, service, accommodating team, Notice how I said TEAM not staff. HIGHKLY recommend to anyone. Whether aq group or romantic dinner I Will be back and back and back.

                                          37. SE

                                            SueE

                                            Los Angeles

                                            2 reviews

                                            5.0

                                            2 reviews

                                            Dined on May 1, 2019

                                            overall5food5service5ambience4

                                            This was perfect for our anniversary. We have been talking about it for the past week and reliving it. It was great fun!

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                                          Brass Heart is rated 4.8 stars by 37 OpenTable diners

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                                          • Cross street

                                            Leland and Broadway

                                          • Neighborhood

                                            Uptown

                                          • Hours of operation

                                            Dinner
                                            Thu–Sun 6:00 pm–11:00 pm

                                          • Cuisines

                                            Contemporary American, Spanish, French

                                          • Dining style

                                            Fine Dining

                                          • Dress code

                                            Business Casual

                                          • Public transit

                                            Red line Metra

                                          • Payment options

                                            AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

                                          • Executive chef

                                            Matthew Kerney

                                          • Additional

                                            Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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