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Hardware

4.7
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1564 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Hardware is a Sustainable Gastropub and Brewery, complete with greenhouse and Organic Hop Farm.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Clean menu provided to every guest
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 1564 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.7
service
4.7
ambience
4.4
value
Noise · Moderate
95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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RozH
Chicago
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another great dinner and lovely evening at one of my favorite local restaurants.

DK
DianeK
Chicago
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time visit. It was a wonderful menu the service was spot on and I can’t wait to return.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hardware is consistently great!

Great good, excellent service and a fantastic setting.
Every visit here has been a wonderful experience.

BH
BerhH
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing place! We just love it. Great service and unique, delicious food.

TC
TammaraC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

I did not care for the house salad as it tasted like you forgot to put any dressing on it.
The appetizers and Sticky Chicken however, were outstanding!

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rusty
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

date night classic! fantastic drink options, unique & FRESH food selections
outdoor seating - great sunset views

the menu always includes creative options, that taste great

you will not be disappointed at Hardware

LJ
vipLennyJ
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome, as always. Great service, drinks and food. Try the barrel-aged Manhattan or Earl the Pearl beer to go with your charcuterie board.

MD
MDMD
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food2service3ambience3

I love this place, but I don’t know it just was not the normal level of what I am used to here. Food was mediocre. Charged extra when i didn’t ask for said items. I likely will come back, but not for a while. Too many good places around

MO
MikeO
Chicago
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very good service and good food, outside seating was fine and in shade

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They are always so friendly and are always available if you need anything. The food is so fresh and creative. Love it!

BJ
BradJ
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as usual. We have been there several times.

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vipnas22
Chicago
39 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time eating here. Everything was perfect, from our server Jackson, sitting outdoors, the unique drinks and creative dishes!

J
vipJulie
Chicago
29 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and our waitress was so helpful and kind. We had a wonderful evening.

CK
CharlieK
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Interesting place and the food was quite good. Very few tables were filled so the noise level was very nice but the service was extremely slow which was very surprising considering how few diners there were. And somewhat overpriced. Their beer was very good (Uncle Joe’s IPA) and we sampled one bourbon from their huge list. But unless we’re in the area again we’re unlikely to go back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best meals I’ve had in years. Everything was amazing. 10/10!

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Ern3
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've been there 7 times now and it's always been a great experience. Phenomenal food and drinks and excellent service and atmosphere to go with it. HIGHLY recommend the chicken roulade.

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vipAllcoholTaster
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I come here often and have never been bored with the menu or drink selection and have NEVER been disappointed with the service.

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ChristinaV
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing. My favorite part was the patio. Drinks were great!! So many varieties. We had wonderful service.

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LisaF
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always prefer eating outside at Hardware because the inside is super loud. The menu still has amazing picks and the staff was great. I miss the bread though! Since the don't hand out the full menu during Covid, the whiskey must be accessed online without prices. So, caveat emptor, they can be expensive!

KC
KristiC
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Loved it! Great outdoor seating, very interesting menu, great drinks, great food!

EB
EmilyB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the place! I’ve been there a handful of times before and each time I’m not disappointed. Highly recommend but also recommend making a reservation.

CB
CraftBeerGeek
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and great service. Outside dining was very comfortable in the shade

LK
LindaK
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

We were really looking forward to our reservation and dining alfresco at Hardware. We had just been served cocktails and appetizers on the patio when a storm rolled in and we had to get out of the rain. The gentleman at the desk told us there were no tables inside, even though (fortunately) it was the first evening of indoor dining. After a frustrating few minutes, servers brought our food and drinks in and sat us at the bar in the back. We were able to finish a pleasant meal in bustling surroundings. We'll be back when weather assures outdoor dining.

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KatieS
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food, great atmosphere and unique menu! Highly recommend and look forward to going back.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food and atmosphere!

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vipjrlookalke
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were outside and the patio is amazing! Great food and service as well as reasonably priced food. Drinks were a bit expensive...but that holds true just about anywhere. We will definitely return!!

KL
KatL
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated our 43rd Anniversary here and it was fabulous! Our server was so attentive!

FK
vipFatKidProblems
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was excellent as always! Perfect day to dine outside as well.

DD
DrDave
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated our 42nd wedding anniversary and will certainly be back much sooner than our next anniversary!

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SueM
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve already recommended Hardware to friends! Great food and loved the outdoor seating. A garden setting!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an amazing experience!

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vipPrincipaledReviewer
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2020
Overall1food5service5ambience5

Loved this restaurant! I would have given it 5 stars... because the food was outstanding, our server was great... but the guy seating people and cleaning tables was not wearing a mask. I won't go back there because one person put my group at risk. I'd be willing to change my rating if I saw a change in their protection and following the law.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were wonderful. Beautiful outdoor patio seating area.

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Awesome
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful area for outdoor dining. Waiter very helpful. Food was great.

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TomO
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious

SB
vipSueB
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hardware never disappoints! Outdoor dining on the patio was simply perfect... food was amazing as always and Jackson, our server, was the best. Can’t wait for another visit!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Fathers Day even with a little rain. Food was fabulous and the hostess and seating was totally organized and communicated to us throughout the whole delay. Great experience!

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vipMulligan
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Fantastic find and loved the diversity of foods and creative takes on standards given their locally sourced foods. On-site brewed beers is also really good.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place - we go there all the time!

SK
SuzanneK
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s always awesome!!!

FAQs

Hardware offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (630) 299-3977.

Hardware is rated 4.7 stars by 1564 OpenTable diners.

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.