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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:
Sun 5:00 pm–9:30 pm
Dinner
Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–9:30 pm
Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

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.

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

Executive Chef:
Michael Elliott

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

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

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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

4.5

service

4.6

ambience

4.5

value

4.3

Noise

Quiet

96% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (44)
Romantic (41)
Creative Cuisine (38)
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Quiet Conversation (37)
Neighborhood Gem (36)
Good for Anniversaries (36)
Good for a Date (34)
Cozy (33)
Good for Birthdays (25)
Fit for Foodies (25)
Worth the Drive (19)
Handcrafted Cocktails (18)
Authentic (15)
Local Ingredients (14)
Casual (13)
Notable Wine List (13)
Seasonal (13)
Pre/post Theatre (12)
Comfort Food (9)
Good Vegetarian Options (9)
Business Meals (8)
Gluten Free Options (7)
Good for Groups (7)
Bar Seating (5)
Healthy (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Vegan (5)
Great for Lunch (4)
Organic (4)
Great for Brunch (3)
Fun (3)
Great Beer (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
People Watching (1)
Quick Bite (1)
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 3 days ago

First time there with another couple. Very disappointed with the experience. First, they were out of the wine we wanted (St innocent Pinot Noir). Our server asked if we wanted bread and brought us each a delicious warm roll but never asked if we wanted more bread. The white bean soup and tuna tartare were very good, but the portion of the tuna was extremely small for the price. As for entrees, the portion of scallops was miniature, the steak mediocre, the venison tough and lacking flavor and the short ribs very good. For dessert, 3 of us ordered a scoop of ice cream which was a quarter scoop at best but delicious. The bread pudding was fine. All of us dine out frequently and all of us rated this restaurant as overly priced for uneven food and extremely small portions. A nice ambiance but we cannot recommendation Hearth st all.

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 (Chicago)·Dined 5 days ago

The service was excellent and the food was delicious. We were family celebrating a belated birthday. Our wishes for no fanfare were honored. We did not feel rushed. I assume no one else did either because most were there when we arrived and left just before we did near to closing time.

Tags: Good for Groups, Casual, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Bar Seating
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 (Chicago)·Dined 5 days ago

Wonderful dinner! Very cozy and the food great! They Did not rush us and let us stay as long as we wanted. Would highly recommend this place!

Tags: Seasonal, Casual, Romantic, Cozy, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation
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 (Chicago)·Dined 6 days ago

First time at Hearth. Exceeded expectations on every level. Will be back.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Cozy
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 14, 2018

We came here for Valentine's Day Prix Fixe. Usually, that's a challenging time to dine, and restaurants aren't at their best. But Hearth was amazing! Every course was a delight--taste, and appearance. The wine pairings went well with the food, and were at a good value. Service was outstanding--not just fast and friendly, but also very well informed about the food and wine, so very much a learning experience. Very pleasant ambiance...we were in a room with a view of a snow-covered yard. Wow. We will have to go again. (And again!) Our new "best in Evanston" restaurant.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 14, 2018

Terrific experience! Food was creative but not fussy. Beautiful presentations. The service was impeccable and their wine pairings were interesting/perfect. We will definitely return.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 14, 2018

We had the $65 prix fixe four course dinner on Valentine's Day.
Every course was delicious and interesting. This chef clearly knows how to combine flavors, textures and ingredients in a way that is both delicious and harmonious. Great food, service and ambience without costing a fortune. Highly recommended !

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on February 12, 2018

Valentines Day

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Fantastic! Loved getting drinks in the lounge by the fire. So cozy. The food was phenomenal!

Tags: Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 10, 2018

We loved everything from apps to dessert. Especially the orange sorbet with mint. The only (minor but it was noticed by all four of us)negative was it was a bit too warm in the dining room. We were furthest from the fire. It was Saturday February 10th. We will be back!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Quick Bite, Good for Groups, People Watching, Cozy
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Terrific food and Greg is a fantastic server. Wish we could have been in the main room, but the meal was so good it didn’t matter much.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Was really surprised because we’ve had so many good meals there, but we heard the chef had changed. The appetizer was very good, the mains were ridiculously salty, and the dessert was blah.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Delightful Restaurant Week meal; fine service, food excellent!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 8, 2018

The cozy low-lit dining room with fireplace was perfect on a cold, snowy evening. All dishes were delicious and well presented. The staff was attentive and friendly. First time here - will definitely be back and I've already recommended Hearth to friends and coworkers.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 7, 2018

Our waiter was great. The food was delicious. I would definitely recommend the cocktails and the restaurant week menu was awesome. I had the trout and it was so good my wife ordered a piece on the side of her meal. You can definitely tell the chef had a flavor profile/theme in mind, but everything was great!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Gluten Free Options, Vegan, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 6, 2018

The food is awesome!!!!!! Will definitely come back.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Excellent food (especially the duck breast), well presented, conversation friendly. Good value in Restaurant Week.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 4, 2018

I had the Norwegian trout, which was excellent. Service as outstanding, and the atmosphere was quiet and calm.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Authentic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Not sure how this restaurant has gotten so many good reviews. Terrible experience. The food was completely bland. The portion sizes were way too small. The service was extremely slow, and the waiter acted like he didn't even want to be there. The best thing eaten at this restaurant was the free bread. This place is super pretentious. I will never go back. Garbage!

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Hearth never disappoints; great spot for a date the quality of the food never disappoints.

Tags: Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Healthy, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 1, 2018

I came here with my partner during Restaurant Week. We chose Hearth because of all the Evanston restaurants participating in Restaurant Week, Hearth had the most interesting and varied menu offerings. The atmosphere is very warm and festive and elegant yet the service is down to earth and friendly without being stuffy. Loved each of the 3 courses we sampled and the service was top notch

Tags: Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 31, 2018

Hearth was a great Restaurant Week discovery for us.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 30, 2018

The perfect place to celebrate your birthday, the staff was great and the food!!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 30, 2018

Excellent location for a nice dinner in Evanston. Definitely recommend.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 27, 2018

We ate dinner here for Restaurant Week, and the menu had nice choices and was a good value. The food was good and the waiter was attentive, but the service was very SLOW. More that a 30 minute wait between each course.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Surprisingly good. Everything we ordered (from the Restaurant Week menu) looked and tasted great. Every course was fresh and interesting. I'm not a foodie, yet found myself talking about the food much of the night. It was our first visit - would definitely go back again.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Romantic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Hearth is Fantastic! The atmosphere, staff and food superb!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Authentic, Business Meals, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Heath was wonderful, as usual. Their new main dish, venison, was outstanding.

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 20, 2018

We had gone a few weeks back and enjoyed it so much that we decided to celebrate a birthday with 6 other friends. Nobody was disappointed, they handled our party of 8 without any problem. Our server was terrific and the food was outstanding. We started in the bar and met the GM who was very warm and friendly, we were then seated right on time and from there everything was perfect. Thanks for a wonderful evening.

Tags: Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Gluten Free Options, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Cozy
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Very poor menu choices. Overpriced for is offered. Very poor menu choices. Overpriced for is offered.

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 (New England)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Everything was very good but get the polenta appetizer, really great. We had a delightful delicious dinner. Definitely for foodies who can appreciate complex but not overly spiced, flavors expertly prepared and presented. Give yourself plenty of time to savor every bite.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Organic, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Gluten Free Options, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 19, 2018

One of the prettiest dining rooms on the North Shore. Had a cocktail before dinner in the lovely bar, then dinner in the dining room for a great dinner. We shared appetizers and I had duck breast as an entree. Excellent! Service was spot on. We'll be back.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 19, 2018

A first-class dinning experience without being the least bit ostentatious. Excellent taste without needing to show off. The food and the service are allowed to speak for themselves in quiet, very comfortable surroundings.

Tags: Vegan, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Organic, Casual
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Incredibly poor, inattentive service, very disappointing food quality -- fatty small lamb chop--??? We had to ask to get water & the basics..no one checked in with us about the meal; the server never thanked us for coming...no one noted that we left.
Way overpriced for the meal quality and service experience.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 10, 2018

Dinner at the Hearth was a birthday celebration. Our server was EXCELLENT; at our request he offered valuable advice re menu items and wines, balanced attentiveness with discretion, and at the end of the meal surprised us with a scrumptious birthday confection. Cannot say enough in support of this restaurant, that is such a valuable community asset.

Tags: Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu, Healthy
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 9, 2018

The ambience was not particularly cozy, modern or interesting - it definitely felt like the dining area of a hotel where you would go to get your free continental breakfast. That being said, the food was surprisingly delicious!

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 9, 2018

Service was wonderfully pleasant; server was not pretentious but very informative.
Food was over-the-top delicious, expertly prepared and perfectly presented. Hearth has become our go-to place when we dine in Evanston. Warm and relaxing.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 5, 2018

It all starts when you walk in, if the staff isn't friendly right from the beginning then it sets the tone for the rest of the meal. In the case of Hearth, the staff is great; they are welcoming and friendly. Our server, Robb, was the best. Very helpful, relaxed and friendly. He made several suggestions (at our request!) which turned out to be right on, the food and wine was great. We will be back, thank you.

Tags: Comfort Food, Romantic, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Great night out! Our waiter was awesome. Zack, the bartender was outstanding as well. The crispy polenta was amazing!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We went for New Year's Eve, and had the tasting menu with the matching wines. The food was exceptionally good (ceviche of mussels, ravioli with duck, wonderful rack of lamb, a chocolate mousse concoction); the wines, all Italian, were very good, and were poured generously. Chef adapted the dessert to needs of one diner who could not have chocolate, got excellent carrot cake instead. Service was efficient and friendly. We had a quiet, comfortable table in a corner. A memorable evening.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Tasting Menu, Romantic
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