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So many farm-to-table restaurants, zero farms around. Homestead changes that a bit by growing vegetation on site.

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About Homestead on the Roof

Homestead is a literal farm-to-table restaurant featuring rustic, yet elegant cuisine from chef Scott Shulman; specialty cocktails, wines, spirits, and beers, and artisan bread and pastry from executive pastry chef and James Beard Rising Star Chef Semi-finalist, Chris Teixeira.
The warm & cozy interior features a seasonally rotating tasting menus, which incorporates ingredients from our own farm and local vendors into our nationally recognized cuisine.
Our menus change at least weekly and our talented chefs are constantly pushing the envelope with high quality, unique and strongly value driven culinary meals.

In the summer, the rooftop patio of Homestead features 80 outdoor seats with full views of over 3,500-square ft. of organic rooftop and vertical hanging gardens, along with a retractable awning to protect from the elements.

1924 W Chicago Ave
Chicago, IL 60622
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Tapas / Small Plates, Farm-to-table

Hours of Operation:
Brunch: Saturday & Sunday
10AM to 2PM.

Dinner: Wednesday thru Sunday
5PM to 12AM.

Cross Street:
Winchester (entrance is through ROOTS HANDMADE PIZZA)

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

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

Phone Number:
(773) 332-2354

Website:
http://www.homesteadontheroof.com/

Entertainment:
None

Catering:
Homestead on the Roof does have the capabilities to cater outside events and venues. Please email Jacklyn Seaverns for more information.
Jacklyn@homsteadparties.com

Parking Details:
Metered parking available all along Chicago Avenue & Winchester.

Public Transit:
Damen Ave "50" CTA bus. Chicago Ave "66" CTA bus.

Executive Chef:
Scott Shulman (Savory) & Chris Teixiera (Pastry)

Private Party Facilities:
One of the city's best rooftops with a spectacular garden, cobblestone fireplace, rustic candlelit chandelier, & vine-climbing pergola with a retractable awning, Homestead is a premier year round destination for your most special events and corporate buyouts.

Private Party Contact:
Jacklyn Seaverns: (312) 479-2529

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
For special events, please email Jacklyn Seavern, Jacklyn@homesteadparties.com
Homestead is available for private dining and buyouts.
Our culinary team will work with you to craft menus to fit your specifications.
We do have catering menus for all types of price points and options that include chef stations, plated dinners, and open bar.
Please email Jacklyn for a copy of our menu and we will set a time to discuss a custom menu with our Chef Team.

Homestead on the Roof also caters for larger outside venues at The Bridgeport Art Center, Baderbrau, The Rookery and Studio Manarchy.

Additional information can be found on our website, www.homesteadontheroof.com

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Homestead on the Roof Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.4

ambience

4.7

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

88% would recommend it to a friend

Great for Outdoor Dining (23)
Fit for Foodies (14)
Local Ingredients (14)
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Special Occasion (13)
Romantic (13)
Neighborhood Gem (12)
Handcrafted Cocktails (12)
Seasonal (11)
Good for a Date (10)
Good Vegetarian Options (10)
Creative Cuisine (10)
Authentic (9)
Good for Birthdays (9)
Good for Anniversaries (9)
Casual (8)
Cozy (8)
Worth the Drive (8)
Organic (7)
Fun (6)
Quiet Conversation (6)
Scenic View (6)
Good for Groups (4)
Notable Wine List (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Healthy (4)
Bar Seating (3)
Great Beer (3)
Hot Spot (3)
People Watching (3)
Business Meals (2)
Comfort Food (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Vegan (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
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 (Oxford)·Dined on September 29, 2017

The food was amazing. I particularly loved the lobster, it didn't come in the shell, but the juice was literally oozing out of it. And when I bit into it it was so fresh and soft and juicy.

The waiter was also really attentive - when I said a cocktail was okay, he offered to switch it as I hadn't really drunk it and he could tell I didn't want it. And then made a suggestion for a cocktail I would prefer. It was a lot more fruity and I preferred it much more.

Definitely my favourite restaurant during my trip to Chicago.

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·Dined on September 24, 2017

Great value for money Food was good Quality and the rooftop dining area was very clean.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Scenic View
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·Dined on September 23, 2017

Just found this place of course right before they shut down for winter!
Great farm to table, service and atmosphere.
I am a vegan, my dish was decent but not stellar. My dates loved his steak, we also shared hummas which was also very good. Wine list was very fun.
We will definitely go back.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Vegan, Seasonal, Cozy, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Authentic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 23, 2017

The Entrees are delicious and the Small plates are perfect sizes. The wine is a little expensive.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Service was great and outdoor area is awesome. The donut French toast was burnt and the poached egg on my eggs Benedict was overcooked. Probably won't come here again.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Gave us the wrong appetizer. Ordered the egg plant but they were sold out so decided to give me the ratalouie without asking. Had a gift card but did not run the gift card and charged my cc full price.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 16, 2017

We found this to be an unexpected gem in the heart of the Ukrainian Village. It is an amazing place to sit outside and enjoy the farm to table fare. We were celebrating our 28th anniversary and sipped a smoky Mezcal cocktail that was delicious! The dining room shuts down for the winter. I will, like the leaves, will return in the spring. Bravo!

Tags: Great Beer, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, People Watching, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Outdoor Dining, Handcrafted Cocktails, Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on September 15, 2017

Everything was great except the pork chop entree. It was luke warm and the pork seemed like it was smoked which was not in the description.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on September 10, 2017

Our dinner on the roof was a unique, exceptional experience. The service was wonderful, from the persons I spoke with regarding the reservation for our group, to the mixologist, to the server. I have a restricted diet and they were very accommodating and attentive. It's a bit tricky to find through the pizza place, but well worth the hunt! I would definitely recommend this great find.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Organic, Good for Birthdays
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 9, 2017

I was a little skeptical after previewing the menu but now I'm a believer! We started with the Panzanela appetizer that was soooo good. For entrees we had the pork chop and a special short rib.
Both were outstanding! Finished dinner off with the key lime tart which resulted in two very content diners. Corin our server was terrific and could not have been better.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Seems on weekends West Town Bakery is there serving breakfast /brunch - we didn't expect that, but the food was awesome!

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·Dined on September 2, 2017

Cocktails were below average...dinner made up for it...enjoyed the meal..nice atmosphere

Tags: Seasonal, Romantic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Great ambience with chill vibe. Makes for a very relaxing, enjoyable experience.

Tags: Organic, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Had a nice dinner with friends. Out door seating is the better than indoor, pick a beautiful night!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 25, 2017

We had a lovely birthday dinner date at Homestead on the Roof! Although the night was chilly, the fire/ heating columns they had kept us warm and provided an intimate, cozy environment. I highly suggest checking out their specialty cocktails-- on the pricey side, but they were good. Food was excellent!

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·Dined on August 23, 2017

Beautiful atmosphere that was very much unique and service was wonderful.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Service was impeccable. Food was good but surprised at the lack of vegan options for a fresh harvest type presentation.

Tags: Special Occasion, Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine, Authentic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 19, 2017

The rooftop is lovely- with a perfect view of the garden. Beautifully fresh dishes really fill you up. There are a limited number of items on the menu, which I find great. The one challenge I have is that the service did not do the food justice. There was nothing that was bad or incorrect, the service just didn't complement the food as much as it could.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Disclaimer: We love Homestead so much we got married there.

Homestead is amazing. It's been our favorite restaurant in the city since we first discovered it in 2014. The food, service, and ambiance are all fantastic. The outdoor space is lovely, but the inside is quiet, intimate and beautiful too. We've never had a bad meal or experience on over a dozen visits.

The food and beverage menus both change seasonally and utilize produce from their rooftop garden. The chicken and gazpacho dishes are always amazing - if you ever have the chance to try them - you won't regret it. That being said, we're constantly impressed by all of their dishes. We trust the team at Homestead so much that we're willing to try items there that we wouldn't normally be willing to test (like pork trotter).

The waitstaff is fantastic and really works as a team. You have one main waiter/waitress but others don't hesitate to clear plates or refill water glasses.

Homestead is intimate even when it's busy, but we have never actually had to wait for a table (we like sitting outside on the rooftop, but also inside in their rustic setting with the bar). Regardless, there's almost always reservations available on opentable even several hours before you want to come - or you can just show up and wing it without much worry. We visited Girl and the Goat recently (after making a reservation 4 weeks out) and had a nice experience, but the noise level and price were both significantly higher than Homestead.

Tags: Romantic, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Organic, Neighborhood Gem, Seasonal, Cozy, Casual, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 11, 2017

Excellent all-around. Best burger ever, although this is NOT a burger joint!

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Sunday Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Great Beer, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Late-night Find, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on August 10, 2017

Hard to find, don't expect it to be about the pizza restaurant signage could be a little more prominent. The recommend dishes were unbelievable, The ceviche very fresh could be a main entrée. The mussels with the saffron broth was a 10! If you dine here you must have the flourless chocolate tort. The service was it 10 as well.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 6, 2017

Started with Andy at the bar. He was very entertaining and made awesome cocktails. We were 7 family members celebrating 2 big birthdays. Melissa took great care of us. Cannot say enough of how well she handled the night. We had a little of everything. Highlights were the oysters [amazing] ,the pea risotto [big hit] and the impressive pork chop. All the food was wonderful. Melissa took care of the birthdays with the flourless chocolate cake. And we loves the cereal milk ice cream. A good time was had by all. It was my wife's choice for her birthday. She was happy with her choice.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on August 6, 2017

What a wonderful place!
Our server was great and our whole meal was paced very well. All the food and cocktails we ordered were inventive and tasty. We especially loved the chicken and all the desserts. The outdoor garden adds to the overall charm of the place. Please keep doing what you're doing - you do it so well!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Seasonal, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 6, 2017

The brunch is not provided by Homestead on the roof - it is the West Town Bakery menu, but you are sitting on the Homestead roof. This should be made clear on Open Table. The food was disappointing. The service was extremely slow; our waiter barely spoke to us and we had to flag down other people whenever we needed something. The host, on the other hand, was very friendly and helpful.

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·Dined on August 6, 2017

A wonderful experience all around

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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 3, 2017

It was slightly rainy that evening and I loved that we got to sit on the roof deck during the rain. Ambiance was perfect. Our waiter, Cory, was lovely. Food was fast to the table but our drinks---one cocktail and a club soda came incredibly slowly---we were well into our starters when they arrived. My husband ordered a second drink with his entree---it arrived right before we asked for the checK. :( The waiter asked about food allergies and my husband said no milk, cream, sour cream, or yogurt but butter and cheese are fine. Waiter said no problem. He ordered the Paella... something in it must've had milk or the seafood was bad, because he was so sick by the time we got home and had stomach problems for two days. :( I would love to say we'll return because it was lovely otherwise. But, we won't.

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on July 30, 2017

We did a Sunday brunch. Really cute rooftop dining! Totally loved the atmosphere. Server was a little gruff. Food was pretty good.

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 30, 2017

Great rooftop location, perfect for a date or out with friends would definitely recommend it and go again. Fun drink menu, limited but decent wine list. Let me explain my "good" rating and not higher on the food. I have to compare it to other farm to table/seasonal places and by that yardstick there are some stellar places in town that set the bar so high, (thus getting an excellent rating on food) that this place rates a good.

Tags: Seasonal, Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine
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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 30, 2017

Great outdoor rooftop vibe in an intimate setting. Excellent food to boot! Please check it out!

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on July 27, 2017

WONDERFUL CREATIVE FOOD. PERFECT SETTING IF YOU ENJOY EATING OUTSIDE.
WE LOVED OYSTERS, FOIE GRAS, CHARRED EGGPLANT, INNOVATIVE PAELLA, AND THE
ENORMOUS PORK CHOP.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining, Bar Seating, Good Vegetarian Options, Casual, Fit for Foodies
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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 27, 2017

All the nomz.

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·Dined on July 22, 2017

The rooftop was very beautiful and the food was very delicious.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on July 22, 2017

The staff did a great job of seating us outside between storms and then graciously moving us inside when the rain started again. Great menu and wine recommendations. We will be back soon!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Seasonal, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on July 21, 2017

Ordered a few appetizers and split the New York Strip with my date. Appetizers were okay, but the Strip was amazing and made up for the appetizers. Service was great, very attentive staff.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 21, 2017

Food is just ok and overpriced . Service too "attentive" bordering on ridiculous.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Dallas)·Dined on July 19, 2017

Service was not customer friendly. For being farm to table options were limited and staff didn't know the menu and is was a fight to accommodate. For the rooftop w/service wasn't worth it.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 13, 2017

Service was great, mood and lighting was awesome. Pork chop was the best!!!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 9, 2017

5 stars for ambience and 2 stars for the food ! Service was top notch and the rooftop is beautiful . I probably might not go back but I am glad we could try this place . Place is quite magical !

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on July 9, 2017

Very neat farm to table concept in the city, few around like it. In a great location directly above Roots (excellent pizza btw). Very good service, and with some mainstays the changing menu makes it the kind of place where you probably won't have the same meal twice. The cocktails are good, Daniel really knows what he's doing there, and the food tasty and shareable.

Tags: Casual, Local Ingredients, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Paleo Friendly, Organic, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Indiana)·Dined on July 8, 2017

The food was OK but the service was awful. I booked this restaurant for my boyfriend''s bday. We are long distance so I wanted to pick a special place. I told the staff 3 times that it was his bday and while everyone else got their special bday cakes, nothing came to our table. We also asked them to wrap our leftover food to take and half of it was missing when we got home.
Will not recommend to anyone, especially not for special occasions.

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