Hardware

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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
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4.6
service
4.7
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4.4
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing food and service. Very enjoyable

OT
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience! We brought new guests with us and they were blown away by the thoughtfulness of the staff and kitchen around the experience, food, and care of the restaurant.

OT
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hardware is one of our favorite places. This trip did not disappoint. Becca was an amazing waitress and we look forward to dining at Hardware again soon.

DS
Chicago
28 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall excellent. Already recommended the place to a friend. Food was delicious. Service excellent. Our waiter had excellent suggestions. We will be going back.

OT
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly, knowledgeable staff. Unique menu for special guests/occasions. Highly recommend.

J
Chicago
29 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredibly delicious food.

SK
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was fantastic. Our server Ryan was outstanding. He answered all of our questions and assisted us with his recommendations.
The whiskey selection was unbelievable.

g
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Treated my adult son to a birthday dinner with the family. The service was excellent. The cream of mushroom soup was delightful. The salads are never disappointing and we all cleaned our plates. Sad because we left no room for dessert but did enjoy some great beer and a cocktail. We'll be back again (and save room for dessert!)

FW
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Food and service were good. The restaurant is very dark, and we could not see our food very well. Noise level was extremely high. Conversations were difficult. Cocktails were crazy expensive.

PP
Chicago
185 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came for a late lunch. Started with a glass or beer and a glass of wine. We ordered the salmon salad and the vegan risotto-very interesting, loved it! Also had key lime ice cream, yum! As usual food and service were great, we will be back!

PJ
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed everything about this restaurant. The food selections are unique and flavorful. The service was friendly and superb. Their whiskey selection is second to none. The beer list includes their own brewed selections made with hops from their own hop farm just outside. Check out their website to read about this gem in the far west suburbs. This is not too close to where we live, but we cannot wait to return.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my 2nd time at Hardware, and it did not disappoint! We went with a flight of beer, wine, and the medium size meat and cheeseboard! It was nice to have the staff pick out the meats and cheese, and it was very unique! Will definitely come back soon.

CL
Edmonton
4 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome as always

MN
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

We went on a Sunday evening and it was very quiet. Our waiter had an excellent personality and was very knowledgeable. We just had to wait for a bit for him to return to the table. I am thinking that he was covering both the high top bar area and the restaurant as there were not that many people on this night.

The foot was really fantastic! My son is a vegetarian (plenty of choices), my husband doesn't eat red meat (plenty of choices), and I like everything so there were lots of different menu items for each of us. The wine was very good and my son & husband loved the beer.

Great time was had by all - and I don't think it was the waiter's fault, I think he was just spread thin.

KH
Louisville
9 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the mussels!!! The food was super fresh and my husband loved the beer!

OT
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Great food, service was a little eh she did her job well just seemed like a robot . I’ll be back for the food and drinks soon

L
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fresh and flavorful and Jackson was attentive, friendly and knowledgeable. Great interior and vibe.

JK
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Our server was great! Thanks!

PV
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Our table seating was not great but food was wonderful.

OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very accommodating to my food sensitivities. Good service and the noise level is much better during lunch. Highly recommend Hardware!

i
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first experience but we don’t think it will be our last.
We really enjoyed the entrees, service and experience. We would recommend to others.

RW
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Nothing great here. The brisket was dry, burger was ok, charcuterie wasn’t anything outstanding. I told the waitress the brisket wasn’t that great, she didn’t offer up anything.. it’s expensive for just ok. We won’t go back.

m
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Perfect afternoon great food great service only had half glass of wine my husband ordered they gave him what they had remaining and no charge they treat customers the right way

y
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The food was great as was the service and of course the company. My first time there and I would definitely go back!

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing waiter!

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HW
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and great food! I was happy to know that this restaurant does its absolute best when picking its ingredients and making as little of a footprint as possible! And the dog treats they send you home with are such a nice gesture and gave me a community feel of the place! We loved it and will be going again!

OT
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Tried the teriyaki bacon appetizer and chicken roulade entree this trip and they were both alright but probably wouldn't get then again. My husband loves the bison burger and we both love the brussel sprout and taco appetizers. Would recommend both to everyone. They do not have a full bar (not able to make a chocolate martini) which wasn't a big deal. If you like whiskey this is definitely the place to go.

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service2ambience5

The food and drinks here are amazing! I love the ambiance and the decor. My only complaint was the service was a bit slow.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrating Valentine’s Day with my husband.

KV
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food! Great service. Can’t wait to come back in the warm weather.

f
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Overall, a terrific experience! The food is interesting and worthy of a foodie. The "figgin' awesome" cocktail lives up to its name! My only complaint is the noise level, which was super high at one point, but it did get better. You want to talk there, it's a place where food and drink should be savored and discussed. I felt like I had to yell across the table.

RJ
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The wife and I went there on Valentine's Day. We were both very, very impressed by the entire experience.

The service was attentive without being intrusive. The menu is unique and eclectic; not the place for a chicken dinner or a variety of steaks. All the food was delicious and we are still discussing that two days later.

Hardware is our new favorite restaurant!

LN
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been there 3 times & always have enjoyed the food & service. Unique, interesting food ingredients & preparations. Environmentally sustainable farm to table ingredients are a favorite. We will be back.

OT
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall2food5service1ambience5

The food was amazing! I’ll be dreaming about that bison burger! But the service was awful. Our server was rude and pretty much non-existent. She made the whole experience half as fun as it should have been for a girls night.

DC
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall4food5service1ambience3

I love the food. This is the 4th time I have been here. Our bill was $292. You would think with that amount spent the server would have been more pleasant. She was not rude just not very engaging or pleasant. Kind of like she wished she wasn’t there. We still left her a nice tip because maybe she was having a bad day. The other times the servers were great. Maybe she needs some coaching.

M
Phoenix
42 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been back 3 times now. We cannot get enough of Hardware ! We have been bringing friends back. The food, the service and the atmosphere are so comfortable and top notch. We love the chef table. What a way to make the least attractive seats to be the most fun. Our server Neal was attentive and Ali from the kitchen a fun gal to hang with !

S
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had great service and the couple with us, who had never been to Hardware before, thoroughly enjoyed the great food and whiskey selection.

D
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always enjoy a good date night at Hardware! Amazing food and whiskey drinks - love the Manhattan!

DA
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My guests said they will definitely dine at Hardware again. I’ve had brunch, lunch, and dinner at Hardware and have nothing but praise to offer.

MD
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

THE best in the burbs’! Everything from food to drinks to environment, the place is a total win for any occasion