Hardware

4.8
2479 Reviews
$30 and under
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
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
What 2479 people are saying
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pam525
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one “hardware” store that my wife enjoyed! Everything was super and we will be back…

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great server & even better food.

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JMNIII
Chicago
30 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoy Hardware. They have unique menu choices and everything that we've tried has been great. The service was and always is awesome.

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jeff
New England
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Definitely our favorite place to go for any special meals and for a nice lunch out.

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melissac
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything, literally EVERYTHING is wonderful. Never disappointed and it is always a great experience.

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AnthonyF
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always excellent! Unique menu yet very tasty!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was lovely

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience as always. Absolutely phenomenal service!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great brunch! Server named Chad is always helpful and quick. We love this place. Cinnamon rolls are huge and extra gooey with caramel and pecans.

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MaryW
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Very good experience - food, service, atmosphere (a little dark but not too bad)

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Dono
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was excellent. Food was delicious. I look forward to returning here sometime soon.

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Kristina
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First visit and will definitely not be the last. This place is incredible and the food is absolutely delicious.

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vipBrianG
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Seated on time. Great sustainable and organic whiskey, beer and wine selection. Fun desserts!

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vipBigcordo
Chicago
73 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food options are outstanding. Whiskey menu is flat out impressive. Always an enjoyable dining experience. Highly recommended.

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JasonT
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was really great and our server Tara was fantastic.

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familydinner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

busy but nice atmosphere and food was great, we enjoyed ourselves

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vipJandB
Chicago
291 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The brisket tacos were great. The gluten free bbq sauce was too salty for me. The beet salad was very good. The quinoa salad lacked flavor. The Manhattan was as I would make at home; yummy.

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KristinaJ
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful time, the staff at Hardware made a point to acknowledge our anniversary with a champagne toast which was such a nice touch. Our server was knowledgeable and super helpful with menu recommendations that were absolutely delicious. The house selected charcuterie board was a perfect start to the meal and the small plates were fantastic. The cocktails were wonderful, I’m not usually a bourbon or whiskey drinker but both the Local Brown Mule and the Figgin Awesome were so so good. Overall, we had a fabulous time and can’t wait to come back with friends and family to enjoy!

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MicheleN
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was awesome. Portions are small as are the drink pours. And when the tables are full, it's a little loud. But I can't wait to go back to try more items on their menu.

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vipRalphy
Chicago
29 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My first trip and left really excited to come back for more. The menu is great and beer fun. Looking forward to the next trip.

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tdp1
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved everything about this place. Will absolutely go again

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Scrapperjgm
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

During our first visit we had a very gregarious waiter that really made our anniversary meal special. Our waitress on Sunday was blah.

The appetiser tacos are outstanding, the house salad delicious, my hubby's fish and chips yummy, my beef pot pie was ok. I will not order it again. The meaty part was tasty but the biscuit on top was raw, runny dough where it sat on top of the meat mixture. I think the biscuit should be fully baked so the bottom is a beautiful crust then added to the meaty part.

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DaveB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best charcuterie plate ever. I want a vat of those pickled jalapeño peppers to put on everything. Duck bacon? Heck yeah. We split the duck cassoulet and it was equally as good as the plate.

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KelleyK
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual, we had an amazing time at Hardware. Always they best service, food and overall experience. We get the charcuterie board every time we go. We were sat in the 3 season room for the first time at this visit. Loved the fireplace! While it was a bit warm in there and noisier than in the main restaurant area, we still enjoyed it and would happily dine in that part of the restaurant again.

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jake
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to enjoy wonderful food & drink with friends in a very carefully laid out, COVID safe environment.

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vipNickD
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, fun atmosphere and great Service!

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BobM
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We absolutely enjoyed our dining experience at Hardware. The food was amazing and the drinks were perfect. Love the variety of food and cocktail selections. We will definitely be going back again! Cant wait for the weather to get nicer to experience the outdoor area!

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CandaceS
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, our waiter was very informative since it was our first time there. He was also attentive and willing to answer all our questions.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great restaurant with awesome food and ambience. Love that they grow their own lettuce and herbs on-site. 🥬 🌿

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vipLaura
Des Moines
5 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great first time experience. Food and drinks were outstanding, service was fantastic.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friends reunion

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Erin
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was great and so was service. Unique menu offerings and high equality food and drinks.

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vipMelissaN
Chicago
26 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is such a great restaurant. Knowledgeable waiters. Great cocktails. Scratch made and home grown ingredients. I just love everything about this place!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I have been coming here for years. We always have a great experience. Love the charcuterie boards and aged manhattans.

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Anne
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been to Hardware multiple times and each time it delicious, pleasant experience! Looking forward to returning once more!

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SophiaC
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing place! Loved the atmosphere, the table setting, the decorations, the authenticity of a place. My lavender drink and brisket was out of this world delicious!! Definitely one of the best restaurants I been!

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AaronT
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Arrived on time, but table not ready. A bit noisy but the service and the food were top tier! Great menu and very well made cocktails.

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DougC
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Tasty and good value. Food was good and setup was nice

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vipjrlookalke
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great time. Brought friends that had never been there and they immediately loved the atmosphere. They loved their food and drinks and will be returning soon. Thanks for always making our visit here a great one!

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vipBrew2go
Chicago
66 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Charcuterie board is a must! Great sword fish. Tasty Manhattans.

FAQs

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

Hardware is rated 4.8 stars by 2479 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.