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
We really enjoyed our dinner under the tent, which was a 50th birthday celebration...the service was phenomenal. Our server, Tom, ensured that we were treated with white gloves, from making sure our Champagne and wine were perfectly chilled, to allowing a tasting of wine before choosing, to recommending dishes, desserts, and digestifs. The cherry on top was the sparklers which were placed on the birthday desserts! Tom went above and beyond to welcome us back to post-pandemic dining, and he made the evening very special indeed...
as a regular.....i am never disappointed. terrific in everyway
Wonderful service and our meals were amazing. Definitely recommend!
We have consistently found The Barn to be a wonderful place to dine. The food, service and ambience are outstanding.
Service was flawless, food excellent. Steak dishes better than the halibut, which was a bit overcooked but otherwise tasty. A really nice staff, interesting menu. Everyone in our group was happy.
This was my first visit to The Barn and I came with my son-in-law who was visiting. We both enjoyed our visit. The steaks were delicious and we had very good service.
Great Birthday celebration for our dear friend. Wonderful food highlights including little gem salad , liver with onions,dry aged rib steak and scallops. Outstanding service.
Went there for my birthday and had a great experience. The food was wonderful and the staff was very friendly. The night was virtually perfect.
We moved out of state and HAD to go to The Barn when we came in for the weekend. It never disappoints and the food was amazing. SO glad that they survived Covid and are building up their wine list.
This was a perfect chill steakhouse experience. All the deliciousness and attention to detail that you’d expect, with a cool casualness in a hip contemporary space. We thoroughly enjoyed our time on the inner patio and loved our meal. We’ll definitely be back.
From the mysterious alley location, to the history of the very cool milk barn it's located in, and the impeccable dishes, The Barn is a winner. None of us had a steak at this steakhouse, but all our fish was premium and perfect, the sides and drinks delicious and our dessert out of this world. The caviar sandwich was divine! Super friendly and attentive staff. Just a lovely night out, top notch quality all around. Dinner for 3 was over $400, so not a frequent stop, but overall worth it for that special occasion. Thanks Barn dwellers!
Enjoyed dining outside on their lovely patio which is bright and lively in contrast to the quiet, dark interior of the restaurant. Nice selection of wines and cocktails and delicious steaks and desserts. Great service.
Was very disappointed. Chopped sald very mediocre (and small); out of French Onion soup (what????); mushrooms nasty; brussel sprouts very so-so; my steak (NY strip was fine, but nothing special, and no better than I can do in my backyard. One of the other steaks was wrong ribeye instead of strip, and very rare (not medium rare).
Quite pricey; cannot compete with top level steakhouses-- not even close.
Service was really outstanding. I mentioned it was my boyfriend's birthday and she helped me make it feel special. His steak was amazing, my lobster tail was a little overdone and I'm not sure why I got a half portion for my shrimp pasta but I made the best of it. Beautiful atmosphere.
Excellent food, the perfect date night atmosphere!
Our experience was absolutely delightful from the very warm greeting we received from the host staff to the young man who cleared! Food was fabulous, but have to say Tom, our waiter, absolutely made the evening for us! He was professional yet engaging and made our evening and our birthday celebration very special! Five stars in every way!!
Thank you so much for taking the time to review!!
Waygu beef!!!!!! So delicious! This trip to the Barn did not disappoint! The steaks were so delicious and perfectly cooked! Love the little gem salad and crab cake appetizer! Was so happy to be back inside the restaurant after covid but they did a splendid job of accommodating patrons outdoors during quarantine. Thank you!
Great food and ambience. Prix fixe menu for $35 every day from 5-6pm. Best restaurant experience in Evanston. Waiter was excellent and attentive.
WOW! Thank you so much for such a lovely review!! We can't wait to see you again!!
We had a really nice dinner for 2 on friday night- the food was sublime ans the staff very attentive. We ate outside and the temperature was comfortable and pleasant ambiance. I recommend 100%!
Dear Suevanston, Thank you so much!! We are so happy you had a great night out!! We appreciate your support and your recommendation!! Cheers!
The food and service was excellent!!
Thank you so much!! We are so happy you enjoyed!!
Took 15 minutes for someone to come to our table after being seated. AC was dripping on us from the ceiling.
We had our anniversary dinner. Staff made us feel special!
Dear JoelS, Thank you so much for celebrating with us!! We are thrilled you had an amazing anniversary!! Cheers!!
Service very slow but great attitude and engagement
Thank you so much for taking the time to review!!!
Great food and great service! Will definitely come back
Thank you so much for your 5 star review!
Great steaks and sides! Service was friendly and helpful. The decor is nice, but the brick walls amplify noise, and the lighting was so dim my partner had trouble reading the menu. Good drink selection too.
Terrific all around! Really enjoyed our meal and we will be back!
Dear AnagaM, Thank you so much!! We are so happy you enjoyed your night out!!!
Wow, been here before but so good to see fine dining made it through COVID. The ambiance is great we preferred upstairs in a cozy booth overlooking the lower level. Cocktails superb. We enjoyed the caviar sandwich, a must have. Scallops good, not outstanding kind of small but presented well. I couldn’t resist the calves liver, which was prepared as a delicacy. My date had the shrimp spaghetti which sounds plain but full of flavor and spice. We indulged with the lobster tail side which was worth it. The service was ok, very friendly but did not have the experience level fine dining requires, think 18 year olds. Took home the sour cream cheesecake, my bite worth the sugar spike. Definitely coming back!
Dear Jamesa, Thank you so much for joining us! We are so happy you had a great date night! We are so grateful for your support and can't wait to see you again!! -Amy Morton
We love the Barn! Our favorite special occasion restaurant
Dear SundayDiner, Thank you!!! We love that you love!! We can't wait to be apart of your next special occasion!!
Overpriced. Paid $16. for vodka neat. Paid 28.95 for Salmon, no potato or side. Left hungry.
michaels i am so sorry you about feeling we are overpriced. we try desperately to keep our prices down and to be a value for what we sell. it is the first time in almost 5 years that we have had to raise our prices as our cost for goods has skyrocketed. as for a 16$ vodka- that seems ridiculous. can you please tell me what you ordered and if you dont remember if you could tell me the last name of the reservation i can look it up. thanks!
Great place to celebrate any occasion!
Thank you so much for your 5 star review!
Everything was great. Service was impeccable!
Thank you so much for taking the time to review!!! Thrilled you enjoyed!
Actually we were disappointed about our dinner last night. The food was not up to the standard we were used to there. The crabcakes were not lump crab cakes but had filler. The salad with blue cheese that was on special was not very tasty. The same could be said about the shrimp and pasta. My husband’s aged ribeye had a funny taste. Our friends hamburger was raw instead of rare. Our asparagus arrived at the end of the meal. Service was attentive but spotty, we have been to the barn at least 6 times in the past and were always pleased.
sorry u didnt love. made some changes due to avail & sky rocketing prices. not using filler in cc tho the we have changed dish for summer & are using different crab. why didnt u like endive salad? shrimp pasta is also new, replacing the crab spag (crab more than tripled per #) recipe is same, was it the shrimp u didnt care for or dish? re the burger that was our bad. service must be impeccable. i am grateful for your review. please email me at amy@foundkitchen so we can discuss. amy morton
First visit since before the pandemic. Quality was as high as ever. The food was delicious and the ambience was great. A wonderful birthday celebration.
Dear David, Thank you for coming back in!!! We are so happy you chose to celebrate with us!!! Thank you so much for you support and taking the time to write such lovely words! -Amy Morton
Wonderful experience, our waitress was so hospitable, outgoing and genuine. Food was exceptional. The portable speaker they brought out was a bit loud being close to us. Beautiful setting, I’ll be back for sure.
Booked a table outside. The outside ambience was pretty good. It was busy which is nice if you like the hum of a crowded room. They’ve done a good job bringing the steakhouse experience outside (chandelier lighting, linen table cloth, attentive service, etc.), but when your table is next to the cars in the parking lot… well, there’s only so much you can do about that.
food was really good. wine list is serviceable.
the inside dining room is amazing. they really did an excellent job there. next time we go we’ll try to sit inside.
highly recommend trying The Barn!
We absolutely LOVE The Barn. It's our go-to restaurant for date nights and special occasions. Last night was our return to maskless dining and they couldn't have made it more comfortable and special for us. Special shout out to Ananda, our server, who was absolutely wonderful.
We reserved for our anniversary and the day lace and food were wonderful! Service and server were very accommodating and helpful. Highly recommended
Food is excellent with excellent steaks and appropriate sides. Menu is focused on traditional items and all look good. Good drink and wine list.
Good service. Outdoor chairs slightly uncomfortable.
We love this place. One of our favorites, and love that it's in Evanston. It was nice to get back to in-person and mask free dining!
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 4.7 stars by 902 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.