Hardware

4.7
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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.
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.6
service
4.7
ambience
4.3
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Noise · Moderate
96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Hawaii
8 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice place

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M
Phoenix
40 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Seriously people. This little place is off the beaten path and worth the drive. They grow, cure and source food locally. You cannot get any better. The dishes are creative and inventive but farm to table goodness style. The staff couldn’t have been better when we got a call of someone in distress. She basically said Go!!!!! We through money down and ran. Run to this restaurant ASAP. It’s a fave.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

This was probably our fourth or fifth time dining at Hardware and it never disappoints. Love the atmosphere and everything we have tried here has been fantastic. A gem for the area!

OB
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and ambiance was wonderful. Can’t wait to come back and share the experience with more friends.

CP
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Can always count on delicious food made with responsibly farmed/grown ingredients! If you haven’t already tried Hardware, you must!

JB
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My wife and I really enjoyed this restaurant. She had the burnt beef tips with mashed potatoes and they were amazing. They were very tender and had a great flavor. I had the duck under glass. This was a very unique dish but I ate every bite. The flavors were very good and it had a very interesting presentation. We will definitely go back.

s
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful meal and selection! Had the perfect lunch!

DZ
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Starters and drinks are amazing. Entrees are hit or miss the two times we have been.

RD
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

We started with a board of meat and cheeses which were good. Our main courses were brought without the board being removed which was difficult with the small table. My wife did not receive new utensils for her main course. We had to ask while her food got cold. Her lamb shank was good. When I ordered the short rib pot pie, I expected bountiful meat as I always do when I order short ribs. It was difficult to find any meat. There were mostly raw cubes of potato. After several lunches there, it was our first dinner there (celebrating my birthday). Our after dinner coffee was comped for my B-Day, which was nice, but overall, it was not the kind of experience we expect for a B-Day celebration. We have decided we do not want to return which disappoints us as we did enjoy our lunches there.

JN
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

both food and drinks were outstanding... we went for lunch and had a great meal

JR
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall3food5service4ambience4

The food is unique, not the usual hamburgers and chicken wings, it is generally quiet, hate places with TV's going. You can have something to eat that you won't find anywhere else and enjoy the company of the people you're with.

LU
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Varied food and drink menus. We enjoyed everything we ordered. Our only complaint was the lighting was quite dim in the dining room and the print on the menus was small. Our server was very knowledgeable about the menu. We will definitely return and recommend Hardware to others.

SR
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an excellent 1st visit and cannot wait to return. Our server, Ryan was so fantastic. Professional, knowledgeable and an absolute expert at keeping all 10 of us happily refilled and fed throughout the evening. Food and drinks were insanely good and love the decor and vibe of the restaurant. Thank you!!

JR
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was absolutely fantastic. Would recommend making reservations, as it does get busy. We will def be back!

EB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience2

Food, etc. was great but what spoiled the visit - our first visit - was how dark our table was. I had reserved a high top and we were given a standard table at the edge of a dining room. The light was minimal. Seriously dark. Perhaps it would have been okay for 20 year olds but for middle aged people it meant flashlights on our phones for the menus AND to see our food. That's really annoying.

DS
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were not disappointed in our Hardware dinner. I ordered the cauliflower appetizer and risotto for dinner. Both were delicious and large quantities. Others at our table were also very satisfied with their choices. I do wish they had a few more vegan options. There are several vegetarian options however.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, drinks and service. Really neat spot!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I went for our 5 year anniversary and we couldn’t have had a better experience! Each and every person who visited our table,

JS
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was such a great find! The beer was fantastic, whiskey selection was unbelievable, and the food was absolutely delectable. We have already made a reservation to go back. Great service to boot!

J
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the decor and ambiance. Sat in bar area at a high top and it was very nice. Ordered Manhattan and it was sweet without being overly so. Very smooth. Loved it. Ordered fish stew and husband had bison burger. Both were very good. Fish stew has a little kick and spiciness to it just a warning. Had salmon poke with fried wontons and it was very good. Different with the presentation of it in a mason jar. Creamy avocado wit good sized chunks of salmon.
Will definitely go back.

D
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience1

Wait staff could be more knowledgeable about the food when it comes to dietary concerns. Very loud. Otherwise food quality is very good.

m
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food that is reasonably priced. Drink menu, wine list, beer list huge and very good!! Our server was very nice and very knowledgeable. We have been there a few times before never disappointed. Took friends their first time and they loved it too.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love the concept, the ambiance and the food. Everyone I take here does too. I have to have greens as part of my meal every time I go.

g
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Every time we come here we waver between tried and true favorites or trying something new. Invariably we mix and order some sure thing and something we haven't yet tried, eat most of our meal, then change plates to finish off the meal. The food is excellent no matter what we order an different from everywhere else. Service is always friendly and the drink menu is wonderful too. We'll keep coming back.

SB
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and waiter were both excellent! We don’t go back to many places because there are so many restaurants to try, but this is one we come back to. Menu changes and it’s always good. The fresh greens they grow there are an added bonus.

MA
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience3

2nd time there. Was much better 1st time. No impressed this time
Ordinary at best. Will not go back.

OT
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Restaurant was a little too dark. Hard to read the menu. Food was good but the Brussels sprouts and cauliflower salad were too salty. Vegan risotto was delicious. Our server was attentive and very personable

s
Chicago
37 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience4

I like Hardware - the food is good and different and the venue is lively. Don't let the out of the way location fool you - Its not inexpensive. Drinks and Wine prices are fairly high and so are many of the entrees. I enjoyed the Brisket Burnt Ends - excellent. However the Broccolini I substituted for the mashed potatoes was pretty flavorless. My friend got the potatoes and they were good - o should have stick with that. Her Brisket entrée was much smaller than mine for some reason and a bit fatty. The fish and chips that our spouses had was delicious. Overall a good visit.

s
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food was delicious! We shared two dishes and loved both. The fish n chips is made w swordfish which is unique and so yummy. A little crowded and loud and our waitress was scrambling so we had to catch her attention a couple times. But she was very friendly and helpful.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Oh yes, I would recommend Hardware to a friend for delectable, attractive food, for such wonderful farm-to-table and health conscious approaches to food preparation. What was unbearable was the noise level -- as the dining room filled up it got more and more unpleasant to try to enjoy dinner conversation. I believe I would suggest going for lunch no dinner.

CK
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, the service was excellent, the drink list extensive, and the food worth coming back for.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Interesting place with lots of choices especially the beer and bourbon

AM
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great food and impressed with the Waiters knowledge and recommendations. Only negative, the restaurant was very loud. We will go back but on a weekday in hopes that its not as loud.

RL
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We think this is our new "go to" place. A delightful, creative and environmentally friendly place with engaging staff. Noise level could be reduced a little.

E
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Nice restaurant, good food and service. Would not recommend sitting at a table by the bar. Noise level was a little loud and too many people needing to get by. The choices of entrees was good.

PD
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

4 of us met for dinner. Food and service were wonderful. I gave a 4 for ambiance simply because it was dim where we were seated so it was a little bit difficult to read the menu. Noise level was nice for conversation but not so quiet that you could hear other people’s conversations. Overall a great experience!

H
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Three friends with October birthdays planned a night out to celebrate. Hardware was a great choice. I had the chicken roulade, it was delicious with a great presentation. The cocktail choices were plentiful and worthy. We had the homemade hoho for dessert. It was a fun way to share an evening with friends.

MJ
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Extensive drink menu. Great food. Overall fantastic experience

CB
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Hardware - the menu has a wide variety of items and I have yet to have anything that was not outstanding. Great drink menu too! Love their efforts in sustainability too.

u
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From start to finish A+