The Barn Steakhouse
The Barn Steakhouse is a “meat-centric hideaway” housed in a 19th century brick barn hidden away down an alley in the middle of Evanston. A homage to owner Amy Morton’s legendary father, restaurateur Arnie Morton (Morton’s Steakhouse), the menu boasts the finest quality ingredients available including table-side salad service and prime heritage Angus steaks. As The Barn's menu is ever-evolving, the exact menu may be different when you dine.
Featured in the Chicago Tribune and Evanston Now, The Barn is situated in a 19th century building, which was once a horse stable. Its entrance is accessible through the back alleyway for a unique experience. The intimate spot is accessible only through the alley and features soaring ceilings. This eatery also provides seating for up to 80 guests as well as outdoor seating in the winter garden.
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
cornichon, pickled garlic, watercress and sweet potato chips
Little Gem and Creamy Dijon Salad
chopped egg, parmigiano reggiano, pumpkin seeds and pickled vidalia onions. prepared table-side
king and lump crab meat, green goddess aioli, lime and garlic
Great place to go to. It was my first time going as I was visiting Chicago the food the service was great had a really nice time.
Wonderful to be able to be back. The last place we ate in March 2020 and the first place after getting vaccinated. All the while they kept up their standards.
We had a fantastic time for my wife’s birthday. The food was absolutely delicious and ambiance was terrific with the architecture and setting. Service was excellent also. Couldn’t have asked for a better venue for her birthday and I would put this place up against any place in the city and much better value. We will definitely be back! Thank you for a fabulous evening!!
First time visiting this restaurant and it will not be last!!
Dear PSwann, Thank you so much for giving us a try! We are so happy you enjoyed, and can't wait to see you again!! Cheers! -Amy Morton
We’ve been here several times and always enjoyed it. Staff is always courteous, happy and helpful. Food is delicious, and they have a very good wine (and desert wine) selection. Already looking forward to going back.
Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a lovely review!! We are so happy you had such a great night! We can't wait to see you again!! -Amy Morton
We love The Barn. Fantastic food and service. The COVID experience is top notch. We were in the outside tent and it was wonderful. It is our new favorite restaurant for a lovely evening out.
Delish and inviting
Dear ChicagoCaryn, Thank you so much!!! We are so grateful for your support!!! Cheers! -Amy Morton
Tyler was excellent ..thank you
Steak was not to the expected quality but cooked perfectly.
Dear Randy, Thank you so much for your feedback, we are currently looking into this! We are so happy that you enjoyed your service! We are so grateful for your support!! -Amy Morton
Lovely evening. Food was great. Service excellent. Will go again soon.
Tyler was amazing!!!
Dear Seth, Thank you so much for taking the time to review!!! We are so happy you had a great night!!! We love Tyler!! Cheers -Amy Morton
Our first time out to a nice restaurant since last March.
The Barn for Easter Sunday brunch was just what we needed.
I had Eggs Benedict which was quite good. Potatoes were a bit greasy though.
My husband had the salmon which was fresh and good but he wanted more onion and mustard. We sat inside and it was very pleasant and not at all noisy or crowded.
Staff was friendly and helpful. A very nice experience.
Dear appreciativeNchicago, Thank you so much!!! We are so happy you enjoyed your Easter brunch, and first time out!!! Thank you so much for taking the time to review, we appreciated the feedback. We will look into your comments as we approach mothers day brunch! Cheers! -Amy Morton
well worth it, upscale and a great neighborhood gem!!!
Dear AndreV, Thank you so much for your kind words!! We love that you enjoyed your evening!!! Cheers! -Amy Morton
We had a wonderful brunch with family at the Barn on Easter Sunday. We can't wait to go back for dinner!
Dear KTP1974, Thank you so much for joining us for brunch!!! We are thrilled you had a great experience!! We cant wait to wow you with our dinner service!!! -Amy Morton
Went for easter brunch, staff was friendly, food was great and we really liked the vibe of the place.
The ambiance is outstanding and the food terrific! Love The Barn!!
Dear AliceT, Thank you so much!! We love that you love!!! We can't wait to see you again!!! -Amy Morton
We dined at the Barn for Easter brunch. It was the best breakfast experience! We enjoyed their fresh baked breads, steak and eggs and French toast. When I tell you everything was cooked perfectly, I am not exaggerating. The staff was friendly and helpful.
Dear Harti, Thank you so much for joining us for brunch and your kind words!! We are so happy you enjoyed your experience!!! Amy Morton
They observed all covid safety measures and we had a lovely time
Thank you so much for taking the time to review!! We are so happy you felt safe and comfortable!! -Amy Morton
I’ve been to the Barn many times, before and during COVD, and have had a great overall experience. Must say, however, I was a bit put-off to get the check for a family dinner on my most and see a 20% gratuity already added.
I have only been to The Barn three times since it opened and have enjoyed it every time. This time was extra enjoyable because I was with 2 friends from whom I have been apart for a number of months because of COVID. We were celebrating our vaccinations! The service, food selections, and food itself were all excellent. It was also the first time I've eaten in a restaurant in months. It was a great way to get back to eating out!
Dear SueC, Congratulations on getting vaccinated!! We are thrilled you chose us to celebrate with!!! Thank you so much for your lovely review!! We can't wait to see you again!!! -Amy Morton
Our last dining out was The Barn March 14, 2020 just before life as we knew it stopped abruptly. Was so happy to make it one of our first destinations as life resumes. The outside environment is as lovely as the special inside. Definitely one of our favorites. Welcome back!
Dear melindah, Thank you so much for coming back and for your support!!! We are honored to be one of your first destinations!!! We can't wait to see you again for more dinners!!! Cheers! -Amy Morton
Requested outdoor seating, but it was actually an enclosed heated patio with 0 ventilation. 90 minute “covid” time limit, but no sight of a waiter for first 20 minutes. Food came 15 minutes before our time limit was up, so we had to eat it really fast to be out of there on time. $50 steak had to be snarfed down in 15 minutes, then they slapped us with a 4% “covid tax” on the bill. Crazy loud and actually felt disrespected by the time we walked out of there. Never again.
i'm m sorry for your experience & thank you for your note. i was there that night & knew your server was poorly seated . we stopped the 4% corona fee as we hope to be on the other side soon, upped our dining turns, as guests can now wait inside. if you could email me privately so we can talk. my email is amy@foudkithen. getting up and running post corona has been the hardest thing i have done in my 30 year career. thank you again for your review. i hope to hear from you, owner
The Barn is consistently wonderful!! From the greeting at the front door to the service and delicious food, it is perfect.
Dear cocof, Thank you so much for your continued support!!! We are so happy you had another great experience!! We can't wait to see you again! Cheers!! -Amy Morton
So much more than a great steakhouse. Everything excels...pasta, seafood, etc.. On par with the best restaurants in Chicago.
wow what an incredible review. thank you!
I love The barn. Everyone is friendly and professional. Great ambiance.
Dear Tracer, Thank you so much for your kind words!!! We are so happy you love The Barn Steakhouse!!! We hope to see you again soon!!! -Amy Morton
We dined outdoors in the heated tent, and we had a lovely experience celebrating my husband’s birthday. The food was delicious, and our server was great.
Dear MegK, Thank you so much for choosing us to celebrate your husband's birthday!! We are so happy you had a great evening!!! -Amy Morton
As always the service and food was amazing. I highly recommend for any occasion.
Dear Matt, Thank you so much!! We are so grateful for your continued support! So happy you enjoyed!! Cheers! -Amy Morton
Food was fresh and delicious
Thank you so much for dining with us!! We are so happy you enjoyed!! -Amy Morton
Great mood, lighting and music. Good food, attentive staff, decent value.
Dear SteveA, Thank you so much for taking the time to review!! We are thrilled you had such a great experience!! -Amy Morton
Beautiful location and the food was delicious!
Thank you so much for taking the time to review!! We are thrilled you enjoyed your dinner!!! -Amy Morton
Our server was amazing and the food was delicious!
Dear MattN, Thank you so much for your 5 star review!!! We are so happy you enjoyed your night out!!! Cheers!!! -Amy Morton
Awesome place to eat. Beautiful atmosphere in a unique location with top-tier food
Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a lovely review!!! We are so grateful!! So happy you had such an enjoyable experience!! Cheers! -Amy Morton
Our dinner was amazing. From the moment we walked in we were taken by the lighting and overall ambiance of the space. Service was attentive but not invasive. Our server Tyler was amazing and took care of our every need. Food was exceptional!! This was our first time at The Barn, and it was very memorable. We definitely be dinning with them again in the near future.
Dear John, We are so happy you had such a great evening!!! Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a lovely review!!! We look forward to seeing you again!! Cheers -Amy Morton
Ribeye was not eatable. I had requested a bone-in ribeye, medium rare with peppercorn topping. Not sure of the meat but what I received was medium in temperature and caked in peppercorn topping. I took 3 bites a d couldn’t stomach the rest.
jays, I am so sorry that you ribeye was overcooked and that you didn't like your steak au poirvre when dining at The Barn Steakhouse. Thank you so much for sharing what happened. If our guests didn't let us know what went wrong we could not fix them for other guests. Also wanted you to know that since your review we have taken on a full review of all out toppers and the au poirvre is already so much better. Thanks and again, I am so sorry. Amy Morton
Service was great. We loved out waiter. She was awesome for some one who only worked for two days waiting tables. Food was awesome as always. the steak was cooked to perfection and juicy with an incredible sauce. Also the sides were incredible. Best Brussel Sprouts ever!
Dear edwardb, Wow! Thank you so much for your glowing review! We are thrilled you had a great night! -Amy Morton
Steak was not as great as it used to be. Very fatty
This was my first visit to The Barn. What a gorgeous space! The steak and Brussels sprouts were fantastic—the potatoes and salad a little less so, but what impressed me most was the staff. It was obvious that there’s a standard to be upheld there, and they do it well. My only complaint is that the music was excessively loud, which made conversation difficult. Overall, it’s an expensive meal but one worth returning for on occasion. I’ll be back.
Dear Sandra, Thank you so very much for your lovely words! We are so grateful for your support! We are so happy you had a great experience! Cheers!!!! -Amy Morton
I absolutely adore The Barn! It is a stunning restaurant and the moment you walk in you feel like you are in a very special place. The lighting, the music, the decor, the atmosphere.. it is all pretty close to perfect. I think it is a really nice sized restaurant.. it is large enough to have a vibe but it has an intimate feel as well. The staff is amazingly friendly and professional and the food is absolutely delicious! I highly recommend this place as a special treat for a special occasion.
Dear JacquelineH, WOW! Thank you so much for such a glowing review!! We are thrilled you enjoyed every part of your evening...we cant wait to see you again!! -Amy Morton
The food and drinks were fantastic. Love the ambience at Barn. We did find it a bit weird that the servers took our order from a table away from our actual table.
Dear Nerpachka, We are so happy you enjoyed your night out with us! We are trying to take all precautions necessary to keep safe, so that may explain the server keeping a tables length distance. Thank you so much for your support and your lovely words! Cheers -Amy Morton
This was a truly incredible experience! Highly recommended! You will not be disappointed!
Dear Tmac, YAY!!! We are so happy you had a great experience!!! Thank you for your recommendations!!! Cheers! -Amy Morton Owner/Operator
Probably one of the best prepared steaks I've ever eaten. The lobster tail was less than expected but the potatoes were good. We had the crab cake appetizer and while the flavor was spectacular, it was cold. Overall a decent experience but for the price, one would expect things to be nearly perfect
Dear Jeremy, We are thrilled you enjoyed your steaks! We are sorry we didn't deliver a nearly perfect experience for the rest of the meal however! We hope you will join us in the future so we can wow you with the level of service we expect. Thank you so much for taking the time to review we are grateful for the feedback!! -Amy Morton Owner/Operator
You can order delivery directly from The Barn Steakhouse using the Order Online button. The Barn Steakhouse also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (847) 868-8041.
The Barn Steakhouse is rated 4.8 stars by 819 OpenTable diners.
The Barn Steakhouse does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.thebarnsteakhouse.com.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.