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 on the winter garden.
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Multiple dates available2 seatings: 5:30pm $43.95 & 7:30 $49.95 South East Asia Never Tasted So Good amuse bouche Vietnamese Sesame Balls first course Chinese Scallion Pancake and dipping sauce second course American twist on Lobster and Pork Dumplings and Ginger Brodo, crimini mushrooms and ginger brodo, a dashi based broth third course Sweet and Spicy Korean-Style Double Fried Chicken, sticky soy potatoes, quick cabbage kimchi, soy, garlic, fish sauce, and sesame oil glaze 4th course Coconut Pudding Dim Sum and meringue
- 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
king and lump crab meat, green goddess aioli, lime and garlic
Mac and Cheese
gruyere and cheddar. amy's girls' favorite
Excellent hospitality. Thank you for a nice evening out!
Delicious as always!
Thank you so much!! So happy you enjoyed!!! -Amy Morton
Great. Need 2 more heaters in tent
Thank you so much for taking the time to review! We will definitely be looking in this to make our dining experience more comfortable! Cheers! -Amy Morton
Brought my wife here for her birthday and it was great! The food was amazing the waiter was very nice and even though we were in a tent because of COVID it was warm and very intimate. Can’t say enough good things about this place!!
Dear Juan, Thank you so much for choosing us to celebrate your wife's birthday!!! We are so grateful for your support and are thrilled you enjoyed!! Cheers! -Amy Morton
Very nice outdoor seating. Heat lamps were good, but it made my wine way too hot, and, at times, the space really got very hot. Each course was very good, but my dessert was sub par. Very good cocktail, too. Staff was very attentive and did a great job.
Dear William, I am sorry to hear about your wine and the temperature...we are always looking for ways to improve and will definitely be looking into this. Thank you so much for taking the time to review!! -Amy Morton
Great restaurant overall!! We cannot wait to go back.
Dear Lourdes, We are so happy you enjoyed!!! Thank you so much for your support during this uncertain time!!! We cant wait to see you again!!! -Amy Morton
Excellent food and service!
Thank you so much..love that you enjoyed!!!
Every bite was sumptuous, from the wedge salad to the vegetable Provençal to the halibut to the lamb Bolognese. When the amazing staff weren’t looking, we licked the plates. The desserts were so good we wanted to eat the plates.
Thank you so very much!!! We are so grateful for your fabulous review and for supporting us during such an uncertain time!!! Cheers! -Amy Morton
Great service. Lovely space. Server, believe his name was Tyler, took care of us with sublime energy and was thoughtful throughout.
Dear SethW, Thank you so much!!! We are thrilled you enjoyed your night out!!! Thank you for taking the time to review!! Cheers! -Amy Morton
Probably one of our favorite restaurants in Evanston. Great service as always. I would rate it a lot higher for ambiance if we could eat in the restaurant but they have done a great job with the tents. I appreciate their efforts to stay open during these difficult times.
Dear WIIIP, Thank you so much for dining with us!! We are so grateful for your support and kind words!!! So happy you enjoyed!! -Amy Morton
Great date night - good food & good service. Ambiance was a bit of a miss (you're eating in a tent), but that's excusable given Covid times.
Dear Teone, Thank you so much for taking the time to review!! We are so grateful that you chose to dine with us during such a nutty time! We are so happy you enjoyed your date night!! Cheers -Amy Morton
Amazing food! Service very friendly. Barn did a great job creating ambience and keep consumers warm, comfortable, and safe during pandemic. Thank you for great experience!
Dear MonikaG, We are thrilled you had such a great experience!!! Thank you so much for taking the time to write such wonderful words!!! We are so grateful!!! -Amy Morton
Great food and great ambiance! I felt super safe dining here during COVID-19. Although the seating is outdoors I felt super comfortable and warm!
Dear Amber, Thank you so much!!! We are so happy that you felt safe and enjoyed your night out!!! Cheers! -Amy Morton
Had a great meal. Tent life is not so bad.
Thank you so much!! We are thrilled you enjoyed!!! -Amy Morton
We absolutely loved our dinner. The setting was beautiful outside under the tent with heaters and pretty lights, the server was lovely and very helpful. And the food was absolutely delicious! I highly highly recommend this place for a special occasion! Cannot wait to go back!
Thank you so much for such a glowing review!!!! We are so happy you enjoyed your night!!! -Amy Morton
Our first visit, during COVID, and everything went extremely well. Service was friendly yet professional. The food is excellent and the outdoor tented area is warm and inviting. Definitely a gem in the area for us, as we prefer to stay local and not have to go to the love or River North for a good steak! Bravo! We will be back!
Dear fws3, We are so grateful that you chose to dine with us for your first night out!! We love that you felt safe and that you enjoyed your night!! Cheers!!! -Amy Morton
A lovely evening out. Service was fantastic.
Dear Karen, We are so happy you enjoyed!!! Thank you so much!!! Cheers!!! -Amy Morton
Wonderful experience, per usual! One of my favorite places to dine in Evanston
Dear Taylor, Thank you so much for your continued support!!! We are so thankful!!! And we LOVE that you enjoyed your visit again!!!! Cheers! -Amy Morton
great outdoor dining setup, wonderful food and ambiance. never fails, always superb.
Thank you so much for your kind words!! Thrilled you enjoyed!! We are so grateful for your continued support!! -Amy Morton
A bit hard to find but worth the heated & covered outdoor dining in charming setting. Good COVID protocol. Food was delicious. Prix Fixe dinner is good value and nice assortment of menu options. They were very accommodating to gluten free customers. Service was warm & attentive.
Dear Windycitygal, Thank you so much for joining us!!!! We are thrilled that you enjoyed our Prix Fixe!!!! We hope to see you again soon!! -Amy Morton
The tent in the back makes you forget you are dining in an alley. The tables were generously spaced, service people were considerate of distance. The tent temperature was comfortable and they have heaters. They were on but may not have to be as it was 70 degrees. No noise bouncing around. Food was excellent and on a Sunday night there were specials.
Dear Fern, Thank you so much for such a lovely review!!! We are so happy you had a great evening!! Cheers!! -Amy Morton
We had a great experience at the Barn. The food was really great, steaks cooked perfectly and delicious. It's on the expensive side, but we'll definitely be back.
Dear Abby, Thank you so much!! Thrilled you enjoyed!!! We are so thankful for your support during such a nutty time!!! -Amy Morton
Great food, friendly service. Could not have been any better. The heated "tent" handles the covid issues without a problem
Dear Seand, Thank you so very much for spending your evening with us!!!! We are thrilled you enjoyed!!!! -Amy Morton
Food was great. The waiter forgot a drink, forgot a person's order and did not really wipe the whole table for crumbs. So, my tip starts at 20% and gets knocked down when performance is not up to 20%.
Everything at The Barn was perfect. First of all, their Covid protocol was the best I've seen - they take your temperature, everything was super clean and covered, and to top it off they return your credit card in a wipe at the end. It was cold outside, but the breezy tent was warm from multiple heaters. Best of all, our food was awesome, and the steaks were even better than I remember. We had tons of fun and felt safe - kind of a miracle these days! Go here.
Dear Jill, WOW!! Thank you so much for such an awesome review!! We are so happy you felt safe dining with us and had such a great experience! We are so grateful to have such wonderful guest like you during this time!! Cheers! -Amy Morton
Food was very good as always. The tables in the tent were very comfortably space, more so than so other restaurant tents. And the heating was comfortable
Also, love the Frank Family Vineyards Chardonnay.
Dear Rick, Thank you so much!!! We are so grateful for your patronage!!! We hope to see you again soon!! -Amy Morton
Amy Morton and her team have set up a cozy semi-covered outdoor fine dining environment. I had not been since the beginning of the lockdown period-- and was very pleased to reconnect with what is undoubtedly the best restaurant in Evanston. The steaks are awesome, and everything went to perfection.
Dear nickname, Thank you so much for such a wonderful review!!! We are so grateful that you felt comfortable enough to choose us during such a 'nutty' time!!! We appreciate your patronage..and look forward to seeing you again! -Amy Morton
I don't think there is a better restaurant in the Chicago area!
Dear PatriciaB, WOW!!! Thank you so much for such an amazing compliment!!! We are so happy you enjoyed!!! Cheers! -Amy Morton
Great food, great service.
Pricey but consistent with it being a steak house.
They have made excellent accommodations for COVID, the giant tent in the laneway was warm and cozy....
and the server liked me calling the location on a “laneway”!
No need to be concerned about outdoor dining there this fall!
Dear Chitownfoodie, We are thrilled you enjoyed your time on the "laneway" :) Thank you so much for your wonderful review!! We are extremely grateful!! Cheers!!! -Amy Morton
Great, we ate outside. It was very comfortable!
Dear Elise, Thank you so much for joining us!!! We are so glad you enjoyed your dinner with us!!! -Amy Morton
Waiter tried her best but my drink order was wrong, we weren't served bread and butter and my pork chop was terribly over cooked. I was surprised not to have a manager stop by after these mishaps. Disappointing because it's a great place but they are out of step right now.
Dear AnneM, I am terribly sorry to hear that we didn't meet the mark this time...I will definitely be looking into this as we are always striving to give the best service as possible. We hope to see you again so we can make it up to you! Thank you so much for taking the time to review! -Amy Morton
Love this place. Everyone at our table loved their appetizers, entrees, and desserts.
Dear JoelS, Thank you so very much!! We are thrilled you enjoyed your dinner!!! -Amy Morton
Bday celebration with friends in heated outside tent was great:) desserts and steaks fabulous!
Thank you so much for celebrating your Birthday with us!!! We are so happy you had a great time!!! -Amy Morton
Great service - even with masks u could feel the smiles! Thank you
Dear Woodfro, Thank you so much for joining us!!! We are so happy you enjoyed! Cheers!!! -Amy Morton
We had a lovely meal at The Barn. The food was fantastic, service very attentive and they handled all COVID precautions very well. Their outdoor space has been set up very well to create a nice atmosphere.
Dear Jennifer, Thank you so much for your kind words!!! We are so happy you felt safe to dine with us!! Hope to see you again soon!!!! -Amy Morton
Excellent dinner in the outdoor garden. We were worried we would be cold but the heaters kept things very comfortable and the ambience was lovely. Service was attentive; restaurant is clearly thinking carefully about safety and spacing, which we appreciated. The filet mignon was the best steak I have ever had. Stellar carrot cake also. Great cocktails. It was our first restaurant meal since March; felt good to support a local business.
Dear WynneT, Thank you so much for your support!!! We are so happy that you felt safe and enjoyed your fist night out!!!! Cheers!! -Amy Morton
Great restaurant -- as recent transplants to Evanston, we've fallen in love with the great service and great food that comes with a trip to The Barn. I highly recommend to anyone looking for an excellent mean.
Dear Uppercase360, Welcome to Evanston!!! We are thrilled you enjoyed your visit to The Barn Steakhouse!!! We are so excited to have you as our guests! Cheers! -Amy Morton
Excellent food. Service started out strong w great explanations. Went a bit downhill after appetizer served, and disappointed considering the price of the meal.
Still an exceptional meal and a great choice for an occasion.
Dear ChrB, We are so happy you enjoyed your dinner...we are sorry to hear that went downhill after the appetizer was served as this is not up to our standards....we will definitely look into this..thank you so much for taking the time to review....we look forward to "wowing" you next time!!! Cheers! -Amy Morton Owner/Operator
My wife and I went here for my birthday dinner. Both of our steaks were cooked to perfection, and tasted absolutely delicious. I had the potatoes and she had the mushrooms, both of which nothing was left. Very good drinks and VERY great service at the bar with Jeff. Had a very enjoyable time, it was pricey, but that is what I was expecting.
Dear SeanO, We are so happy that you enjoyed your Birthday!!! Thank you so much for choosing us to help you celebrate and for taking the time to review!!! Cheers!! -Amy Morton
Had a lovely dinner at The Barn. The Halibut was outstanding, so were the drinks.
Dear Nerpachka, Thank you so much!!! We are thrilled you enjoyed your evening!! Cheers! -Amy Morton
The Barn Steakhouse offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (847) 868-8041.
The Barn Steakhouse is rated 4.7 stars by 771 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.