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Hardware

4.8
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1785 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
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • 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 1785 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
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4.7
service
4.8
ambience
4.5
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipjrlookalke
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service is always amazing here. Went with friends. Between us we had the fish and chips, bison burger, skirt steak and ravioli. All meals were awesome! We started with the large charcuterie board, which was also amazing. Thanks for a great meal with fabulous service and a wonderful atmosphere. We will be back soon!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing and tasty as always. The staff was super friendly and attentive.

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LindaO
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Food was very good, though a bit pricey. Entrees run about $20-25, but everything is very fresh and food combinations are interesting and different. We had the Mahi, the Brisket [burnt ends] and the Chicken Roulade. Also Brisket Tacos, Poutine and Beer Cheese soup. All was excellent.

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VanessaC
Chicago
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing drinks, food, service! Very pleased!

MJ
vipMaryJ
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

A fun afternoon lunch with friends. The beer snickerbock was delicious as well as the food.

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CAGIII
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service, ambiance, and food are spectacular. Perfect place to try something a bit different.

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Etc4
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I love all the sustainable elements in this restaurant from the food to the construction. Their black salt butter is incredible. I had the shrimp Caesar and it was delicious. All their in house grown lettuces are so tender and fresh. They even gave me a birthday hoho with bourbon! Yum!

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AngelicaS
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing. Sustainable concept was what I was looking for, but was EXTREMELY delighted with the quality of the food & drink options. Super cool atmosphere as well. Highly recommend!

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ParthuP
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Great place !!
Wish they had more options for vegetarians.

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TracyT
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were so happy to stumble upon this place! Our server was very nice and educated us about everything they grow on property. The food was outstanding and the drinks were "figgin awesome" (highly recommend that cocktail)! I wish we lived closer... this would be a regular place for us to visit.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal and great patio!

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vipDrEsox
Chicago
22 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Other than the fact that it got cold and windy our experience was outstanding. The food was tremendous and the selection of whiskey was unreal. It would be ideal if they could implement wind screens and heaters outside.

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vipRobertS
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, has the city menu and vibe in the burbs

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and an amazing food!

MA
vipMeeraA
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Drinks are great (but pricey!) and appetizers are better than the entree choices. We go back bc of the large outdoor patio and the drinks and appetizers. Usually regret ordering an entree bc it’s just okay.

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elbowes
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time to Hardware and I will be back and bring more and more friends. Loved the ambience, the service was incredible, food and drink devine. Sitting outside on the patio on one of the last warm fall evenings was a delight.

MJ
MikeJ
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding covid-friendly, gluten free lunch on the beautiful patio!

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DonnaM
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. 2 ppl in our party dined here for the 1st time. They're foodies and loved it! They were especially impressed that when they asked our server's recommendation for drinks, the server was able to give a clear recommendation. Server was present yet unobtrusive. I hope Hardware is able to keep outdoor dining accessible as long as possible for those of us not comfortable dining indoors!

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BrianD
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Believe they did an excellent job protecting everyone from Germs. The craft beer was excellent. Brisket was OK but a little dry.

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Golffan
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always enjoy Hardware. The food is excellent and I love the whiskey flights.

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KellyQ
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Service was spectacular. Our server was very knowledgeable. Definitely recommended

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Lisa was amazing! Gave great suggestions and we loved our meal!

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DebbieL
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A memorable experience, the entire meal was fabulous. And a greater focus on safety protocols than we've seen elsewhere.

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vipSara
Chicago
22 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappointed! Very Covid19-safe with new social distancing measures added between all tables. Quality food with quality ingredients. Great staff, always feel welcomed back!

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vipDebbieB
Detroit
23 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Service gets A+. Chad was knowledgeable about the menu, making his own person favorite suggestions and steering us from things he felt we would not enjoy. Really appreciated that! Brussels Sprout appetizer was delicious. Soup fantastic. Disappointed in temperatures of some entrees. Brisket was really good, but lukewarm. Hot dog was best tasting, but served almost cold the first time. Manager immediately come over to apologize and start another. It was delivered and was still not hot. It was really good, just needs to be served hot.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing !!! Super clean and fantastic food and service . Definitely will be coming back .

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Neighbors
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is unique and high quality. You get just enough to satisfy.

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JeffJ
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to eat. Awesome growing wall and hops garden, plus a greenhouse for microgreens. Food was outstanding. Service was exceptional. Staff was very friendly. Great atmosphere.

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JuliaH
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always have a great experience at Hardware. Brought my parents there for their 45th anniversary.

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JPattyNF
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Impressed by most ingredients sourced by them or locally. Gourmet, artisanal and great quality! Great customer service from beginning to end!! Also family friendly:)

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DonnaY
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for lunch or dinner and they make great beer!

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DianeK
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our second visit to Hardware. We really enjoy the atmosphere at in the outdoor dining area. Looking forward to eating inside one of these days. All of the food is great and the service is top notch!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Wonderful outdoor patio! Inventive and interesting menu.

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was wonderful. Bar staff was outstanding. We loved it and will be back soon.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service!! We will be returning.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely one of our favorite places to eat. The food is phenomenal, and the service is excellent. Just make a reservation, we’re not the only ones who feel this way!

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vipKelleyB
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The patio is beautiful. Our server, Melissa was knowledgeable, engaging and adorable! The food wars outstanding. Great overall experience!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hardware is one of our all time favorite places for dinner!
We are looking forward to the winter menu.

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MarkC
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Menu was definitely different than most restaurants. I went with the Brisket and thought it was just okay but not worth the price. The mashed potatoes were decent as well, quite creamy. Wife had the Chicken Roulade and she thought is was just okay as well. I tried it, and it was not really that great. Best things we had were the Wood Grilled Bread and the Bourbon maple ice cream. The 2 beers I had were really good the Uncle Joes and Wild Bill. I would come back just for maybe the apps and the beer, but not the dinner entres.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Umm. This place is amazing.... food is simple and flavorful. This place was just... wow.

FAQs

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

Hardware is rated 4.8 stars by 1785 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.