Homestead on the Roof
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.
The magic of Homestead is its 85-seat outdoor rooftop patio with full view of the L-shaped, 3,000 square foot organic rooftop garden, two massive, vertical hanging gardens, dozens of planter boxes full of fruits, veggies and herbs, and a fireplace.
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What Insiders Are Saying
So many farm-to-table restaurants, zero farms around. Homestead changes that a bit by growing vegetation on site.
Loved everything. The only issue was the acoustics are awful. VERY loud, people have to yell to be heard. Would be great to find a way to adjust this...even just a little bit!
I love this place! Everything about it is fantastic. The food , service, ambiance, couldn't have been any better. Sarah our server was great and very helpful with recommendations. The bread basket is a must have. Living in the western suburbs we had about a 30 mile drive to get there but it was well worth the drive. We will definitely do it again!!
We requested outdoor rooftop as we were celebrating a special occasion. We were seated indoors where it was very bright and loud. We couldn’t hear each other or the waiter. Completely different vibe than the quiet rooftop that we wanted for my father’s 60th birthday. I felt embarrassed that my family came from out of town and I took them to a restaurant that felt like a noisy high school cafeteria. The outdoor area was about half full of other patrons. I don’t understand why they couldn’t honor our request for outdoor seating. Disappointing in that it created a completely different experience.
I had a great time whole here. The service could have been a little bit better but the food was delish. I highly recommend this place for anyone.
Just needs to work on the service. Tonight my server seemed stressed, cause of the sweat coming off his face, but the restaurant was not busy.
I went here a few years ago when it first opened and it was great. I decided to return for Mother’s Day which happened to be a brunch. The selection and food were both terrible. It reminded me of a continental breakfast at a cheap hotel. It’s no wonder there were only four tables dining. This place sadly has gone downhill. I definitely won’t be returning and advise others to look elsewhere.
Service and food were outstanding. Love the ambiance.
Sunday Mother’s Day Brunch was incredible. I would highly recommended for their special brunch dates.
The food was really good! Highly recommend the Raclette and Fried Chicken. Service was helpful and quick. With the weather was better to eat outside, but the space is beautiful!
My wife & I went for Easter brunch and really enjoyed ourselves. The space is amazing on a secluded, yet open rooftop that gave us plenty of sunlight in the early afternoon. The buffet was very good, but is probably not representative of the normal fare served on a daily basis. The staff was very friendly and attentive. We had a great time and can't wait to go back once it opens up for dinner in a couple of weeks.
Lee, Thank you so much for the kind words! It could not have been a more beautiful day on the roof. And you are correct, our buffets are more traditional whereas our Homestead menu is inventive and seasonally inspired. We open for our regular season Saturday, May 4 and hope you will stop by to see what our chefs have created! Please feel free to introduce yourself to either myself or my assistant manager, Aldo. I look forward to your next visit! Best, Liz, GM
Went for the Easter Sunday Brunch and it was great. Cant speak for the normal menu but if its anything like the brunch it is going to be good.
Tim, Thank you for joining us on Easter! The buffet had quite the spread :) We open for our regular reason on Saturday, May 4th, so please come and see us again soon. We have an exciting and delicious menu planned! Best, Liz, GM
Went to the Easter brunch. Not bad, not great. We got four drinks (two each) which basically doubled the price. For the amount of money spent, the overall value just didn't measure up. I have spent the same amount of money for some of the best meals/experiences I have ever had. Willing to give the restaurant another shot, but will not go to another brunch buffet. The staff didn't seem prepared when the first opened.
It was a wonderful evening- the food was lovely and I enjoyed the personalized service!
It was only open because of Restaurant week. Usually closed in the wintertime but open when the weather gets better. Heard they have a really nice garden worth checking out.
I recommend the place. Chill atmosphere, serveice was great, and food was good. A little confusing to get there since it's a "restaurant in a restaurant" but I would suggest it to others overall
This was a great Restaurant Week choice - normally Homestead on the Roof is closed all winter, so it was very special to be able to try it in January. Food was great and service was amazing. The manager himself waited on us for most of the night and was very attentive!
Amazing service!! Treated us so well on our anniversary
It was a treat to dine on the rooftop before it closed for the season. Our server was fantastic and made great suggestions. Amazing meal and great beverages too!
Homestead was wonderful! The food was very very good and so carefully and artfully prepared. The staff was incredibly kind, helpful and attentive and made great recommendations. The rooftop is quaint, quiet, and beautiful, a great ambiance for a relaxing and quiet dinner outside.
All around wonderful visit and will definitely be going back. Excited to see their menu next season!
Excellent evening celebrating our 6 year wedding anniversary! Service was great and the food was excellent. Perfect for a date night. They even offered complimentary champagne when we told our server we were celebrating. Highly recommend!
Dinner meal was rushed as if the servers were ready to go home (if that is the case don't accept 9:45 reservations) , main entree was served even when not completing the appetizers, the fish entrees was undercooked even when sent back to the kitchen twice. Manager appologized for the bad experience. Offered to comp the main entrees which we never ate anyways and had to question them on the bill because I was still being charged for items that were supposedly being removed. Too many fantastic restaurants in Chicago definitely not worth going to this one.
The menu highlights more of a safe, mild palate. I could possibly see my grandparents enjoying the meal, but for me there was nothing that wowed me. The service was a bit on the slow side for a Friday evening. They seemed to be understaffed. Many of our food items did not come out very hot. The ambience outside was quite beautiful, but that would be the only reason I would recommend Homestead.
We didn’t have a server for several minutes but when I flagged someone down, he took us over immediately and was terrific. That is my only complaint. Otherwise it’s truly a special place with excellent food and otherwise terrific service!
Very romantic setting, candles, rooftop, not loud. We ate next to the rooftop garden. It is $$ but SO GOOD. The bread basket is amazing - came with honey butter, dipping oil, and southern chow chow. I believe the menu changes seasonally? We had pork chop which came with a delicious savory pie - very generous portion of pork - and the scallops with peas and bacon. Everything was perfectly cooked. Cocktails were great as well - had the cucumber/vodka/mint one, very refreshing! Will go back
It was amazing!! Food delicious & great drinks. One cold side & they took it off the bill! Knowledgeable staff- Great experience!
This was our first time at there. Everything from the food, ambiance and service was exceptional. The breadbasket is a great appetizer. Our waiter Aldo was fantastic. We will definitely come back.
This is a beautiful romantic rooftop spot with fresh and delicious local farm-to-table fare. The trout was amazing.
Good food, cute rooftop, slow service even though it wasnt a busy night.
We were celebrating our anniversary and Teddy's attention to detail made sure to make our evening special! The atmosphere was relaxing and pleasant. We both enjoyed our meals, the filet mignon was so tender and the pork chop was hearty and the pie was savory.
Simply lovely place to dine on a summer evening-food, service and ambiance were all perfect.
Great experience, always fun in the summer.
The trout was spectacular, so much flavor! They try to incorporate one ingredient from the garden in each dish, the trout had cherry tomatoes that were delicious. Each dish, even the vegetables have a unique concept such as pad Thai Brussels sprouts. Highly recommend Homestead on the Roof!
Nice quiet meal. Excellent food and service. We were able to dine outside. It was quiet enough to have an enjoyable conversation. The waiter was knowledgeable and pleasant.
Great food, but after that it fell off the table. Service was spotty at best. Then it got worse, we had only started eating our first course, when the entree's showed up. Really!
We had a perfect night out on the roof. It is an urban gem. You have to luck out on weather which we did. Interesting, fresh menu with limited selections (which I like). Very seasonal and delicious. We had a great night and it was super relaxing with great service.
Beautiful location outside on the roof! Loved the atmosphere, the noise level, and the delicious food. We were visiting from out of town and were happy to find something unique and delicious.
Love the trout and scallops. We also tried the bread basket. My friend said "if you have to pay for bread, bread should be awesome" and it was. Will definitely come back and might come in the winter where you can sit in the area that is covered.
Waiter was intrusive. Food was good but not as amazing as I’d expected. Ambiance is beautiful. Concept also is awesome. Definitely worth a second try.
This was my second visit. Our first visit was wonderful and so we decided to come back. Unfortunately, the food was not as we had remembered it. Filet mignon was too rare for my taste and food wasn't hot when it arrived at the table. However, the waiter was very nice and accommodating, as we had a service dog with us.
I have been wanting to try Homestead on the Roof. It did not disappoint! Amazing atmosphere and FOOD! Love the Farm-to-table concept. They knocked it out of the park. Cannot wait to share with others! So many options for all.
It was my boyfriends birthday so i wanted a lovely rooftop and that’s what i got. Our server Teddy was incredible and the food was delicous. There are definetly better restaurants with better food but with the lovely patio and fresh ingredients it was definetly memorable.