Fountainhead

4.5
18 reviews
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At Fountainhead we strive to truly understand our food and beverage offerings from this perspective. We make it a point to get to know the producers of the products we serve – the brewers, the distillers, the farmers, both in our local community and beyond - and to present their products the way they are intended to be presented. This might mean something as simple as serving a drink in the proper glass, or offering food and drink in the appropriate season. It may mean pairing multiple items to explore the full realm of possibilities open to each of them. It may mean discussing a story about an item with a customer, or it may mean bringing a producer in for an event so they can speak to our customers directly and tell you their stories, from the source.
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KH
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I really enjoy my evening out at Fountainhead. They have one of the most extensive drink lists I have seen. I tried three new drinks and enjoyed each of them. Will definitely be back!

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a
Chicago
44 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Great find in the City. Very large selection of beers, scotch and bourbon. Food is very good with a wide selection.

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JR
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

This is a staple restaurant that I go to but they had an off night. Service was bad since the waitress had a big party to work with, our appetizers came out about 3 minutes before the main courses which was very rushed. The menu needs a considerable upgrade as well, very limited choices, little creativity and several items were sold out.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredibly accommodating! Thank you so much for making Erica’s birthday so special.

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OT
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, creative cocktail collection and a beer and whiskey list with a table of contents, what's not to like?

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TM
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Great drink options. Limited food menu but tasty. Dark interior but in a way that works.

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L
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

Unfortunately we were not able to dine with fountainhead. They do not have any high chairs :( Date night only

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W
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Always the top choice when I meet with friends who are SMWS members.

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DS
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Fountainhead was great! The cocktails were wonderful and the food was delicious. The restaurant was really pretty and cozy. Can't wait to check out their rooftop in the summer!

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BB
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Good food and ambiance; second time I've been here and definitely will be back.

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OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 4

Went out on date night. Took a while for someone to greet. Got drinks, ordered apps.... drank our drinks, ate our apps, stacked plates on the edge... no server since drinks came. Wanted to order entrees.... no server.... eventually got impatient and checked out. Went and ate dinner at Half Acre

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OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great brunch menu. Not overwhelming. Nice place to catch up on a Sunday!

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E
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

While the food menu is very limited, what they serve is excellent. Great ambience and even a fireplace. Everyone working there couldn't be nicer.

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S
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

The food and drinks were decent but we were largely disappointed when the bar staff “couldn’t find” the whiskey we ordered - one of the 5-6 “Fountainhead-recommended” whiskeys and they substituted it with something common.

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a
Chicago
55 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Good food, pretty good service

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a
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

A great spot for many years, but the food is always just a little off. Sounds great on the menu and then just doesn’t deliver. I’ve heard they’re struggling a bit, a new chef would help a lot.

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AS
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 2ambience 5

Loved the Shortrib Stew (seasonal). Great ambience. Great beer selection

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SH
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Bland food, limited menu. Disappointing, I was excited to try this place.

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