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Hardware

4.8
4.8
2884 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Hardware is a Sustainable Gastropub and Brewery, complete with greenhouse and Organic Hop Farm.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 65 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Gastro Pub, Tapas / Small Plates

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Thu 12:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–12:00 am Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (630) 299-3977

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Alysemarie Warren

  • Neighborhood

    Aurora

  • Cross street

    Oak St

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 2,884 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • West Suburbs

    Best Ambiance

  • West Suburbs

    Best Value

  • West Suburbs

    Healthy

  • West Suburbs

    Outdoor Dining

  • West Suburbs

    Contemporary American

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  1. 2

    2lumpy4gravy

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always fresh, never disappoints
  2. MG

    MichaelG

    Chicago

    22 reviews

    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    As for an outdoor dining venue, the best in the western suburbs. Service was a bit off for our table compared to others around us. Pasta on the Ragu was extremely thick and not delicate. Sticky Chicken was good.
  3. MG

    MarilynG

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent as always! Can hardly wait to return for a wonderful meal.
  4. RE

    REZI

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great environment! We were early to our reservation and the host was very accommodating in sitting us early! The food and drink options were unique and everything we ordered was phenomenal.
  5. DK

    DavidK

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    1st time there, group of 6 grew to 7 as last-minute extra guest was in town. Food was excellent, drinks were very good with huge selection. we definitely will eat here again and bring friends.
  6. KW

    KennethW

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Every dish and drink was outstanding and inventive
  7. CJ

    CharlesJ

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Great place for outdoor dining with very good menu options and service. The food was prepared very well and the service outstanding.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always great. The waitress was great but the hostess was incredibly rude.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Loved everything! The outside needs more lighting.
  10. DS

    DianeS

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved it - so yummy from drinks to food plus gorgeous vibe
  11. AS

    AngelS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything that we ordered was amazing!! Definitely going back and back again.
  12. T

    Travelaholic

    Chicago

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Lovely environment sitting outside. The food was great! Too many wonderful options to choose from. It was quite noisy outside. Service was good, but not great.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Drinks are very expensive. Most dishes were excellent. The one chicken dish was very dry.
  14. D

    Debra

    Chicago

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Celebrated my wife's birthday and we all thoroughly enjoyed our dinner. Great venue, and foods.
  15. C

    Carl

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always an enjoyable evening especially outdoors in good weather. Introduced our friends to beer flight with Brussels sprouts and shishito pepper appetizers. Sticky chicken a bit like orange chicken and pork tenderloin has nice smoke flavor. Outstanding service from Chad. Quickly becoming one of our favorite spots.
  16. GG

    GreekGK

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Love the atmosphere and menu here. Sat in the patio and sunset was a bit blinding. Not sure if anything can be done about that. Burrata and bacon appetizers were outstanding!
  17. a

    anon

    Chicago

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Spectacular execution great food and service. One of the best dining options in the Fox Valley.
  18. P

    Peterh

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Becca are wait staff was very conscientious and helpful. The meals were very good. Our guests were delighted with their food.
  19. CM

    CesiaM

    Milwaukee

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always, it’s a great place to dine! Good and ambiance are great!
  20. MV

    MarnieV

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Hardware was an absolutely fantastic experience. We brought our son and his girlfriend, both students at the Culinary Institute of America, and they gave it high reviews as well. The food was outstanding and it is a culinary experience, with the micro greenhouse, the hops fields, and the architecture and decor of the restaurant itself. We had an outstanding experience. Highly recommend!
  21. MB

    MargieB

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome server and excellent food!
  22. RE

    RobertE

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Service, Great Food
  23. MH

    MikeH

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food is excellent. We’re repeat customers and make it a point to order something different each time. We have yet to be disappointed. The same is true of their specialty cocktails as well! Can’t wait to go back there again!
  24. l

    lovecoffee

    Chicago

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had an amazing experience there. You can try different food that you never had before. Service was outstanding and the food as well. The location is not important for this restaurant because everything else is something you never had before. Strongly recommend this place!
  25. LK

    LisaK

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great patio, farm to table, super fresh. Really enjoyed it. Will be back.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience4
    The food was okay. The staff was very nice. It was warm inside and we were put at a small table in the corner. It’s a unique dining experience, but the food was a disappointment.
  27. a

    angelar

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food, service and ambiance were outstanding. The only thing lacking was really good craft beer which was disappointing as they advertise themselves as being a brewery. Their beer aren’t balanced. Might be time to get help from an established brewmaster.
  28. MD

    MonicaD

    Chicago

    134 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    134 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a great restaurant! Worth the drive.
  29. D

    David

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible ambience, food, and music selection. Such a magical and thoughtful restaurant. The cocktails were amazing and the appetizers were memorable. Will definitely be returning with friends and family.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great! Love the food and ambiance
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Third time back and will make this a regular. Food and drinks are always good. The staff is always friendly and they seem to enjoy their job
  32. K

    Karl

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As Always enjoyed the staff, location, ambiance, food and drink selection for beer and whiskey.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great meal outside under the lights. Incredible food!
  34. GD

    GenevaDiner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Awesome experience! Our dinner guests said, "Why haven't you ever taken us here before?".
  35. MP

    MelissaP

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrated my husband’s birthday at Hardware. It was our first time and it was a very unique experience. Food was delicious, great menu and amazing whiskey selection! My husband is a whiskey lover, and was totally impressed with the option of over 400 whiskeys!
  36. DK

    DavidK

    Minneapolis

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, atmosphere and service. Rare to get it all right but they did. Thank you for a wonderful evening!
  37. BM

    BrendanM

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Another great dining experience at Hardware. The food was excellent and the service was top notch. Highly recommended and plan to return in the future.
  38. RB

    RadhaB

    Chicago

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, amazing staff, great location. worked out perfect for an awesome business meal!
  39. NN

    NcNAN

    Chicago

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Nearly everything was excellent! The only problem was when the sun began to go down there was an ~30 minutes timeframe where the sun was in some peoples eyes, and other outdoor tables had trees blocking out the sun. The food (Brisket Tacos, Teriyaki Bacon, Smoked Gouda Tart and Fried Brussels Sprout were a great start. This was followed with the Brisket and Brisket Burnt-ends (not on the menu - so ask your waiter) were melt in your mouth EXCELLENT! One dessert, the Ho Ho's, was enjoyed by all! Just an awesome experience and night out!
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful experience here. We wanted to try their patio since we had read about it on a list of Top 100 outdoor places to dine. We took our two children (16 months and 10 years old) for an early Sunday dinner. Food & service were wonderful even when our baby dropped a plate and it smashed. They were so nice and courteous to us. Highly recommend

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

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

Hardware is rated 4.8 stars by 2884 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 65 times today
Google Map for Hardware

2000 W Orchard Rd, North Aurora, IL 60542

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Oak St

  • Neighborhood

    Aurora

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Thu 12:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–12:00 am Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Gastro Pub, Tapas / Small Plates

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Alysemarie Warren

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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