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  1. Distance: 0.19mi
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  3. Distance: 0.74mi
  4. Distance: 0.78mi
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  2. Distance: 0.68mi
  3. Distance: 0.74mi
  4. Distance: 0.78mi

About Forbidden Root Restaurant and Brewery

At Forbidden Root Restaurant and Brewery, Chicago's first botanic brewery, we brew craft beer inspired by nature. We love barley, water, hops, and yeast, and use those as a base to explore a rich world of wild ingredients.
More than just a brewpub, our restaurant and brewery offers seasonal dishes to highlight our craft beers and elevate your over all experience.

1746 W Chicago Ave
Chicago, IL 60622
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American, Brewery, Beer Garden

Hours of Operation:
Brunch: Sunday: 11:00am - 3:00pm; Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 5:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 3:00pm - 9:00pm

Cross Street:
Wood

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(312) 929-2202

Website:
http://www.forbiddenroot.com/

Parking Details:
Bus- #66 Chicago, #50 Damen, #9 Ashland
Train- Blue Line at Division, Green Line at Ashland

Private Party Facilities:
Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate event, Forbidden Root can accommodate all of your special event needs.

Private Party Contact:
our Private Event Coordinator: (844) 335-2325

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Wine

Forbidden Root Restaurant and Brewery Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.7

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

100% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (8)
Casual (7)
Bar Seating (6)
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Fun (6)
Great Beer (6)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Fit for Foodies (4)
Good for Groups (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Good for Birthdays (3)
Cozy (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Neighborhood Gem (3)
Organic (3)
Scenic View (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Good for Anniversaries (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Special Occasion (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Comfort Food (1)
Seasonal (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Live Sports (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
People Watching (1)
Romantic (1)
Creative Cuisine (1)
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Seen on Check Please : food and ambiance lived up to the review : we will be back .

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Fun, Great Beer, Bar Seating, Good for a Date
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food5
ambience5
service3
value5

 
·Dined on October 15, 2017

Best beer in Chicago. Great staff and great food. Definitely going back.

Tags: Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Organic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Sunday Lunch, Live Sports
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food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 19, 2017

I LOVE Forbidden Roots! I come here quite often. The menu is always changing around; however, I usually have the same thing every time. My go-to is a beer, a salad to split and the burger. The burger is the best in the city in my opinion! This is one of my favorite restaurants - very relaxing and delicious food/drinks!

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Gluten Free Options, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Fun, Great Beer, Good Vegetarian Options, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour
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food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 3, 2017

We love the eggplant appetizer and whitefish dinner. The flavors and colors are delicious and enlivening. Great chef without paying downtown prices. Lots of beer types to choose from, sure to please everyone.

Tags: Scenic View, Good for a Date, Fun, Casual, Local Ingredients, Great Beer, Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine
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food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 3, 2017

This place is great for beer lovers (and food lovers). The menu is inventive and interesting. The hostess was a little weird to us; the place was empty and half the part was about 5 minutes early. I had a reservation (obvs) but she wouldn't seat us until the whole party came. It was EMPTY though, we may have been the only people there.

Tags: Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays
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food5
ambience4
service4
value3

 
·Dined on September 2, 2017

Food and service was incredible! You much have the burger!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, People Watching, Organic, Good for Anniversaries, Paleo Friendly, Great for Lunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Vibrant Bar Scene, Seasonal, Cozy
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food5
ambience5
service4
value5

vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on August 30, 2017

Forbidden Root is a rustic welcoming place for Foodies and Beer nerds alike. Each dish on the menu is seasonally crafted and comforting. The biggest hits are the burrata and the burger, but you can't go wrong with anything they are slinging. The beer is their pride and joy (and it delivers over and over ) but don't miss their cocktails. The UVA is a perfect palate cleanser after a superbly juicy IPA.

Tags: Hot Spot, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Late-night Find, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Organic, Casual, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Good for Groups, Romantic, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Great Beer, Fun, Happy Hour, Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene
1 person found this review helpful.
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food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Columbus)·Dined on June 6, 2017

Great beer, food, and fun for a get together with friends!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Organic, Happy Hour, Tapas, Great Beer, Fun
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food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Chicago)·Dined on May 28, 2017

I went here with friends for a delicious brunch! It was not crowded and the weather was nice, so we sat by the large open front windows. We all tried each others' food and beer and everything was amazing! The coconut milk french toast and savory pancake were my favorite food options, and the strawberry basil beer was a favorite of everyone at the table. Can't wait to go back and try their dinner! I've heard rave reviews about the brussel sprouts...

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good Vegetarian Options, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch
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food5
ambience5
service4
value4

 
 (Savannah)·Dined on May 4, 2017

Great lunch here with friends. The staff was friendly and very helpful when choosing beers. Got the lunch special with the Chicory Salad and Grilled Cheese. Very tasty and a perfect amount of food for lunch.

1 person found this review helpful.
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food5
ambience5
service5

 
 (Chicago)·Dined on April 26, 2017

Had an unbelievable burger (I eat a lot of these) and Death by Snu Snu IPA. A Chicago local's dream meal...

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Fun, Romantic, Hot Spot, Happy Hour
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food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Chicago)·Dined on April 22, 2017

Very good overall. If you have the culinary palate of a 12 year old like I do, you may have difficulties finding something that isn't mayonnaise based.

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food4
ambience5
service5
value4

 
 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on April 7, 2017

Great place although a bit on the loud side. The "root beer" is a must try.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Tapas
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food5
ambience3
service4
value4

 
 (Chicago)·Dined on April 5, 2017

Great local spot that I discovered when having dinner with my son.

Really friendly service, cool food options, and botanical libations.

Definitely going back soon. ..

Tags: Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Tasting Menu, Healthy, Organic, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Bar Seating, Fun, Local Ingredients, Great Beer
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food5
ambience4
service5
value4

 
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on March 31, 2017

I was a bit hesitant going there because the "botanic beers" label makes it sound like the beers are going to have many crazy flavors and not be drinkable as I've experienced at other breweries. Disclosure: I have a wide palette for beer but appreciate not drinking a glass of herbs when taking a sip. I was very pleasantly surprised by the great flavors and would happily go back for more tastings. My girlfriend's cocktails were excellent also.

The food was fantastic! We chose to stick with small plates and skipped the main courses, they just didn't stand out to us and I wanted a few more choices on the main courses. The preparation, flavor combinations, and presentation were top-notch.

It was slightly loud but not overbearing and we would happily go back.

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food4
ambience4
service5
value4

 
 (Chicago)·Dined on March 15, 2017

Great spot with eclectic but tasty beers, delicious food to accompany your beer tastings in a place where you can actually hear what your friends are saying.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Great Beer, Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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food5
ambience5
service5
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on March 5, 2017

Great beer, and brunch. Witch brunch menus items that took us out of our comfort zone, but proved to be delicious. The savory cheese curd pancake was out of this world.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Great for Brunch, Great Beer, Handcrafted Cocktails
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food5
ambience4
service4
value3

vip
 (Charlotte)·Dined on February 24, 2017

Very cool ambiance and great service. The food and device were fantastic. We had the burger and the schnitzel. Both were fantastic, as were the cheese and crackers. I will say that their menu is rather odd and limited, but everything we had was great.

We will definitely be back.

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food4
ambience5
service5
value3

 
 (Chicago)·Dined on February 20, 2017

I enjoyed it. I'll definitely do a flight next time I visit.

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food4
ambience4
service4

 
 (Chicago)·Dined on February 18, 2017

Overall it was a good experience with great beer! But the service was VERY slow and it was rather loud.

Tags: Casual, Special Occasion, Great Beer, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu
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food4
ambience3
service2
value3

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