The Barn Steakhouse

4.8
819 Reviews
$31 to $50
Steakhouse
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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.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 819 people are saying
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AdrianF
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipvancel
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipP123
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

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!!

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PSwann
Baltimore
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time visiting this restaurant and it will not be last!!

The Barn Steakhouse
Responded 13 hours ago

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

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

The Barn Steakhouse
Responded 13 hours ago

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

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susanneH
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipChicagoCaryn
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delish and inviting

The Barn Steakhouse
Responded 7 days ago

Dear ChicagoCaryn, Thank you so much!!! We are so grateful for your support!!! Cheers! -Amy Morton

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RandyK
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Tyler was excellent ..thank you
Steak was not to the expected quality but cooked perfectly.

The Barn Steakhouse
Responded 7 days ago

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

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TommyD
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely evening. Food was great. Service excellent. Will go again soon.

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vipSethW
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tyler was amazing!!!

The Barn Steakhouse
Responded on April 7, 2021

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

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appreciativeNchicago
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

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.

The Barn Steakhouse
Responded 7 days ago

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

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vipAndreV
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

well worth it, upscale and a great neighborhood gem!!!

The Barn Steakhouse
Responded on April 7, 2021

Dear AndreV, Thank you so much for your kind words!! We love that you enjoyed your evening!!! Cheers! -Amy Morton

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KTP1974
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful brunch with family at the Barn on Easter Sunday. We can't wait to go back for dinner!

The Barn Steakhouse
Responded on April 7, 2021

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

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TimC
New England
4 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for easter brunch, staff was friendly, food was great and we really liked the vibe of the place.

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vipAliceT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambiance is outstanding and the food terrific! Love The Barn!!

The Barn Steakhouse
Responded on April 7, 2021

Dear AliceT, Thank you so much!! We love that you love!!! We can't wait to see you again!!! -Amy Morton

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vipHarti
Chicago
71 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

The Barn Steakhouse
Responded on April 7, 2021

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

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They observed all covid safety measures and we had a lovely time

The Barn Steakhouse
Responded on April 7, 2021

Thank you so much for taking the time to review!! We are so happy you felt safe and comfortable!! -Amy Morton

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MSZR
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

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.

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SueC
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

The Barn Steakhouse
Responded on March 30, 2021

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

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melindah
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

The Barn Steakhouse
Responded on March 25, 2021

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

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Victimized
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience1

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.

The Barn Steakhouse
Responded on March 17, 2021

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

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vipcocof
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Barn is consistently wonderful!! From the greeting at the front door to the service and delicious food, it is perfect.

The Barn Steakhouse
Responded on March 17, 2021

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

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JimP
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So much more than a great steakhouse. Everything excels...pasta, seafood, etc.. On par with the best restaurants in Chicago.

The Barn Steakhouse
Responded on March 17, 2021

wow what an incredible review. thank you!

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Tracer
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love The barn. Everyone is friendly and professional. Great ambiance.

The Barn Steakhouse
Responded on March 17, 2021

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

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vipMegK
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

The Barn Steakhouse
Responded on March 17, 2021

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

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MattN
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always the service and food was amazing. I highly recommend for any occasion.

The Barn Steakhouse
Responded on March 17, 2021

Dear Matt, Thank you so much!! We are so grateful for your continued support! So happy you enjoyed!! Cheers! -Amy Morton

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LisaF
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fresh and delicious

The Barn Steakhouse
Responded on March 17, 2021

Thank you so much for dining with us!! We are so happy you enjoyed!! -Amy Morton

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SteveA
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great mood, lighting and music. Good food, attentive staff, decent value.

The Barn Steakhouse
Responded on March 9, 2021

Dear SteveA, Thank you so much for taking the time to review!! We are thrilled you had such a great experience!! -Amy Morton

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful location and the food was delicious!

The Barn Steakhouse
Responded on March 17, 2021

Thank you so much for taking the time to review!! We are thrilled you enjoyed your dinner!!! -Amy Morton

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MattN
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was amazing and the food was delicious!

The Barn Steakhouse
Responded on March 9, 2021

Dear MattN, Thank you so much for your 5 star review!!! We are so happy you enjoyed your night out!!! Cheers!!! -Amy Morton

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome place to eat. Beautiful atmosphere in a unique location with top-tier food

The Barn Steakhouse
Responded on March 4, 2021

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

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JohnZ
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

The Barn Steakhouse
Responded on March 2, 2021

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

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vipJAYS
Minneapolis
7 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall3food1service4ambience4

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.

The Barn Steakhouse
Responded on March 15, 2021

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

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vipedwardb
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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!

The Barn Steakhouse
Responded on March 2, 2021

Dear edwardb, Wow! Thank you so much for your glowing review! We are thrilled you had a great night! -Amy Morton

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Steak was not as great as it used to be. Very fatty

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SandraM
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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.

The Barn Steakhouse
Responded on March 2, 2021

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

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vipJacquelineH
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

The Barn Steakhouse
Responded on February 24, 2021

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

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vipNerpachka
Chicago
62 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

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.

The Barn Steakhouse
Responded on February 24, 2021

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

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Tmac
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a truly incredible experience! Highly recommended! You will not be disappointed!

The Barn Steakhouse
Responded on February 22, 2021

Dear Tmac, YAY!!! We are so happy you had a great experience!!! Thank you for your recommendations!!! Cheers! -Amy Morton Owner/Operator

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vipJeremyM
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

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

The Barn Steakhouse
Responded on February 22, 2021

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

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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.