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About Hearth

Welcome to Hearth, a warmly rustic restaurant favoring sustainability, classic pairings, and simple seasonal ingredients from around the world.

Hearth Restaurant is an inviting option for casual gatherings, libations with friends, and group events of any variety! With five spaces to suit your needs, Hearth provides the perfect venue to share time, enjoy ambiance, and delight in delicious cuisine and good company.

Our team is a fusion of the best in the industry, and we are looking forward to providing you with elevated service and warm hospitality.

1625 Hinman Ave
Evanston, IL 60201
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Global, International

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday:5:00pm - 9:30pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 9:30am - 1:30pm, 5:00pm-9:30pm

Cross Street:
Btwn. Church and Davis

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(847) 570-8400

Website:
http://hearthrestaurant.net/

Entertainment:
The Lounge: Hearth now has a cozy, cocktail lounge. Sit up at the bar for cocktails and casual yet elegant bar food or relax by the fire this winter in a leather club chair and enjoy the full Hearth dinner experience.

Parking Details:
Valet parking is available on Fridays and Saturdays

Public Transit:
Davis Street CTA Purple Line, Davis Street Metra Union Pacific

Executive Chef:
Michael Elliott

Additional:
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
http://hearthrestaurant.net/special-events.html

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Details

We are offering a Four Course Prix Fixe Menu for $65, Wine Pairings for $25 with optional side plates. The menu can be viewed at Hearthrestaurant.net.

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Details

Full A La Carte Menu as well as a 3 course Set Prix Fixe Christmas menu.

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Details

We will be offering a limited a la carte menu as well as a special New Years Eve Pre Fixe

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Private Dining

Hearth offers its spaces for private parties and group events of all kinds including friendly gatherings, formal events, receptions, luncheons and brunches, graduation celebrations, wedding or baby showers, wine club dinners, wine tastings, Northwestern faculty and staff entertaining, and more.

Hearth Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.6

ambience

4.4

value

4.1

Noise

Quiet

95% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (37)
Creative Cuisine (33)
Quiet Conversation (32)
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Neighborhood Gem (32)
Special Occasion (28)
Cozy (28)
Fit for Foodies (27)
Romantic (25)
Good for Anniversaries (19)
Worth the Drive (17)
Good for Birthdays (15)
Handcrafted Cocktails (13)
Local Ingredients (13)
Business Meals (11)
Good Vegetarian Options (11)
Authentic (10)
Pre/post Theatre (10)
Casual (9)
Gluten Free Options (9)
Good for Groups (9)
Healthy (8)
Seasonal (8)
Comfort Food (6)
Notable Wine List (6)
Fun (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Great for Brunch (4)
Great for Lunch (4)
Vegan (4)
Afternoon Tea (3)
People Watching (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Great Beer (2)
Organic (2)
Bar Seating (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Tapas (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 14 hours ago

lovely, homey spot. excellent attentive service

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Nice place. Cozy. Food is worth the drive north to Evanston from Chicago as long as meeting friends is the objective.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Great food though we would like a little less salt to experience the subtle flavors.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on November 12, 2017

We were incredibly impressed with our experience are Hearth for my birthday tonight. Our meal was SCRUMPTIOUS, the service was impeccable, and the restaurant was perfect for a special occasion. They even wrote me a card from the staff!! We'll surely be back.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Very warm setting. Delicious food. We had duck and sea bass which were both outstanding

Tags: Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Wonderful food!

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Cozy ambiance albeit a bit loud. We were there for an early Saturday dinner. I had butternut squash gnocchi which was very tasty and my hubby had the duck which was excellent. Parking is tough in this area. Be prepared to pay the $7 valet fee. Overall, a nice dinner.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Always enjoy the food. This late time the waiter was average. Makes such a difference when you get a really good one.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Nashville)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Nice atmosphere great on a quiet street. Service was good. Food was average for this type of restaurant. A bit disappointed in the dessert, banana caramelized mousse. Thought prices were reasonable,

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Lovely , warm , cozy place with very good food and drinks . Will definitely go there again

Tags: Healthy, Good Vegetarian Options, Gluten Free Options, Seasonal, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Romantic, Great Beer, Good for Anniversaries, Organic, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

We enjoyed our evening with two friends and we were staying at hotel .

All staff very friendly and personable and helpful. Our server was very good and took good care of us. We loved the delicious food and and wine list and cocktails. Only complaint was the portion one our friends got when he order the Gnocchi. He felt should have been more especially compared with the amounts that were in our different dishes.
Especially liked the warmth of the fireplace and the cozy and warm ambiance of the restaurant. We will go again when we visit Evanston .

Tags: Healthy, Romantic, Special Occasion, Authentic, Cozy, Local Ingredients
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Wonderful meal - we were well taken care of the entire time we were there. It was a birthday celebration for 3 of us so they put a candle on our apple dessert and gave us a birthday card signed by the entire staff! So fun!

Tags: Comfort Food, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

Delicious food, interesting combinations, quality plating.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Vegan, Local Ingredients, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Gluten Free Options
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Finally a restaurant quiet enough to have a conversation! Excellent food. We shared because there were so many delicious options.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 1, 2017

What a great surprise, this place was an absolutely fantastic meal- affordable and delicious.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Fun
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 1, 2017

I have enjoyed many meals at Hearth, but had not been there for several months. When I returned, I found that the menu had changed entirely, and that most of the dishes that I particularly enjoyed were gone-a big problem as I didn't find the current offerings particularly to my liking. I was also quite disappointed in the quality. The carrot soup was overly peppery, though I had been warned that it was not a creamed soup and was somewhat spicy. I had short ribs as a main course and found the serving small with rather skimpy side dishes. The dish was OK but nothing special. We passed on dessert since we found little of interest.

The restaurant, though not prohibitively expensive, is not cheap either. I found the ratio of food to cost to be quite low. I don't plan to go there again. Too bad-the room is beautiful with a comfortable feel and a pleasant noise level. If the food was as it used to be, it would be one of my local favorites.

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·Dined on October 29, 2017

This used to be our “go to” restaurant for special occasions, but we won’t go back. They have a new chef who started four weeks ago and the menu is totally changed. We generally share tastes when we’re with family and close friends, so we all tasted four appetizers, entrees and desserts. None were up to the previous standards. Service and ambience are still excellent, but the food is ordinary and portions are generally small. Prices are unchanged but the decline in food makes Hearth a poor value.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 28, 2017

The only negative thing was our server did not tell us that service was included as we had 6 people. We were going to leave another tip, when one of our diners realized it. We think it is a nice thing to point out to diners

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Casual
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 (Dallas)·Dined on October 23, 2017

We had a lovely meal at Hearth. The setting is lovely - a cozy little space in a classic hotel. We really liked the ability to order a smaller portion of some of the entrees because then we had enough room to get dessert. The s'mores dessert was a little disappointing, but everything else was very good. I especially enjoyed the sweet potato gnocchi! For as nice as the atmosphere is and the level of service we received, the prices were pretty reasonable. Not a cheap meal, but a nice way to celebrate a special occasion without breaking the bank.

Tags: Cozy, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Hearth's Fall menu is immaginative with well-balanced combinations. The updated cocktail menu is equally innovatve and "smooth." Hearth is a great place for a quiet dinner with friends or just a good meal with prices reasonable for the level of food services.

Tags: People Watching, Cozy, Quiet Conversation
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 (Dallas)·Dined on October 14, 2017

The atmosphere is very cozy and refined - a good spot for a special evening. Service was outstanding. The whipped gorgonzola appetizer was good, and the bread was delicious. Unfortunately, I was disappointed by the short rib - the accompaniments of polenta and greens were both heavily salted, more so than the rib itself, when they needed to provide relief and counterpoint. Hard to get through, sadly.

Tags: Romantic, Quiet Conversation
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Always a pleasure to dine here. A gem in Evanston from the wait staff to the food, its always a top quality experience.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Authentic, Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 10, 2017

Very refined food and a compact but creative menu. Spare rib and duck breast both very good, and risotto for a starter was excellent. The Gorgonzola starter is a bit overpowering; the carrot soup, rather spicy, came with too many garnishes. Sorbets were both lovely, but the mint in the chocolate mint ice cream was very faint. Attentive service, nicely paced. It's a rather dark restaurant and the bare tabletops are not really welcoming. There is a bit too much packed into or stacked onto each dish, and the plates seem busy, even fussy. On the whole, Hearth manages a nice balance between an informal atmosphere, right for the neighborhood, and an ambitious vision of carefully-executed food.

Tags: Healthy, Cozy, Gluten Free Options, Creative Cuisine
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 8, 2017

My daughter absolutely loved the ambiance, starting with her noticing that the menu listed all the staff names. The service was great, and our waiter answered every question we had, including finding out what the ingredients we couldn't identify that gave the sauce served with the duck its flavor. Don't go too hungry, though, as the portions are definitely on the small side. First restaurant I have ever eater at where I had an appetizer, a main meal and a dessert and was not full.

Tags: Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 7, 2017

This is an overpriced, somewhat pretentious restaurant. The servings are super small..the starter gem salad was three bites, the scallop main course 4 small scallops. The food was average. I would not go back..

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Wonderful food! Their bread was special too. Service was superior. Not only were we given good advice as to what to choose for our meal, they rushed our food through since we were trying to catch an early movie.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 6, 2017

We had a fabulous time at Hearth! The staff are so helpful and the food is great! Really nice wine by the glass selections too. We never felt rushed and enjoyed a very special birthday dinner celebrating a dear friend.

Tags: Cozy, Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Love the place. Food ambiance service were super , but a little pricey

Tags: Cozy, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for a Date
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·Dined on September 30, 2017

A friend and I went to Hearth for a light meal. Our salads were the best! ( beet, fennel) soup was too Spicy.
My flan was very tasty but my friend’s brownie dessert was dry.

Tags: People Watching, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on September 30, 2017

I thought the interior design was cool and sophisticated. The food was great, especially the waiter's recommendations. We dined with 2 vegetarians and they were happy with the options. I especially enjoyed the avocado fries and the fried chicken special.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Gluten Free Options, Good for Groups
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Unfortunately I have to say that Hearth was an all-around disappointing experience for our entire party. The only item that stood out food wise was a squash risotto side dish. Our waiter recommended the duck, I absolutely adore duck. It was rubbery and improperly cooked. I have made duck, you need to score and sear the skin side of the breast. That was not done. It also was terribly underseasoned. The sea scallops were OK but also very underseasoned. We also had very underwhelming sea bass and a beef dish that was tough and served room temperature.
Loved the front porch and the ambience of the restaurant but boy the food needs work.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Fabulous food! Great atmosphere and very attentive staff.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 29, 2017

The Hearth never disappoints; in fact, the good is steadily improving and is increasingly innovative. We really enjoyed some of the new items on the menu, including the duck entree and the beef tartare. The endive salad is a nice, light selection, especially if you're thinking of having dessert. The octopus appetizer is delicious and can be ordered in a larger portion as an entree. The desserts looked great, and we'll leave room for them next time. This is a quiet neighborhood gem and I enjoy dining here.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date
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 (Birmingham)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Enjoyed our meal at Hearth! We (4 of us) tried a few small plates to get a better idea of the menu. Everything on the menu looked delicious and plenty of Veg / gluten free options. The only thing was the dessert menu wasn't very creative. Other than that, great meal out for a special occasion!

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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Lovely dinner. Food and service were wonderfuk

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·Dined on September 17, 2017

Food is always excellent. Chef came to say hello, which is always s nice touch. Waiter was VERY accommodating with feedback about specific dishes. Wine sampling is very generous! Can't wait to go back!

Tags: Romantic, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on September 10, 2017

We were dropping our freshman at NU and wanted a quiet place to meet with her new roommate and family. This was a lovely spot for this! Not too casual, not too fancy, but excellent food and quiet enough to have a conversation.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Wonderful food in a conversation-friendly environment. One of few restaurants where you can find that combination.

Tags: Business Meals, Casual, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Romantic
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·Dined on September 8, 2017

Felt atmosphere was not friendly,.especially hostess, service was slow and not attentive,. Food was good but descriptions are reviving. Desert is small,as is selection.
Bartender is good and very pleasant as is valet.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Anniversary dinner

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