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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.
Evanston, IL 60201
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
Btwn. Church and Davis
$30 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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.
Valet parking is available on Fridays and Saturdays
Davis Street CTA Purple Line, Davis Street Metra Union Pacific
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine
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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
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.
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.
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 .
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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