Two Brothers Round House

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$30 and under
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Contemporary American

In addition to being a full-service restaurant and brew pub, Two Brothers Roundhouse also offers banquet space for a variety of get-togethers, large and small as well as a music venue and the Two Brothers Cafe and Beer Bar. Situated in the oldest limestone roundhouse in the US, its 70,000 square foot facility is listed in the National Registry of Historic Places. The Two Brothers Roundhouse menu starts you off with an appetizer of chimichurri nachos, Brussels sprouts or beer brezen, just to name a few, and follows that up with favorites such as autumn scallops, goat risotto or duck 'n grits in addition to a wealth of other entrees, burgers and sandwiches.

Passion for beer, a love of food and live entertainment with a decidedly local flair flourish inside the granite walls of the Two Brothers Roundhouse.

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OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and beer as always

BN
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

This establishment is still a fun place to go to but the food quality has declined quite a bit. The menu offerings have narrowed, and the quality is fair at best. Our server was great, btw. Also, we're in our 60's and the noise level was a bit too much for us. Two Brothers used to promote their beer, which is very good. However it seems to have taken a back seat to the overall experience. The beer sheet in our booth was pretty weathered, stained, and rumpled. At least put a little effort into that. Finally, Two Brothers makes a habit of calling to confirm the reservation, which defeats the purpose of Open Table IMO. It's annoying. I dont know if we'll be back.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 3

Food and drinks were mediocre at best. Tiny martinis

E
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

We had a great time at Two Brothers. We loved the ambiance and the roundhouse structure which was very interesting and quite bustling. The food was decent. The only issue was the waitress made us wait a while before taking our order and then she got it wrong. But she was very apologetic and very friendly. It was just an honest mistake.

S
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

First fry good. Stephanie server excellent.

KM
New England
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Place was awesome. Great meal

K
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 5

We had excellent food for our wedding a year ago with our reception here, so we came back for our 1 year anniversary and the food was awful. The calamari and beer were good, but my husband and I hated our meals. I actually complained about my first meal and ordered a second instead, but my NY steak was so dry and my husband agreed. I regret not complaining about my second meal since our bill was $95 total with tip. My husband disliked his food, but didn't speak up. He said it was very bland. Sadly, we won't be back for dinner. Just beer only. I don't know if your kitchen was off or what, but I'm glad our wedding had good food

OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Getting checked in was horrible. There was no one dedicated to seating us despite the signs telling us to check in with the host stand. We were directed to the bar who directed us back to the host stand... then we waited before we were noticed. (sigh)
But, once we were seated, our waitress was attentive and informative. The food was outstanding as always. We’ll be back. But, next time, we hope the seating process will be less bumpy.

D
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

A lovely day for a late lunch with friends visiting from Ireland, we sat outside, slow service,couldn't find our server when needed, lots of food on brick floor around us, have been coming here for a long time and never felt so neglected.

AG
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Our food was good. The reason I marked the service as fair was because although our servers were very nice, they did not check in frequently enough and our lunch ended up lasting longer than two hours. We were having a meeting, so we weren't planning on being in and out in 45 mins, but it did drag on a little too long. The Round House has a nice atmosphere and was good for conversation, except for during one period when some very loud, unidentified piece of machinery was running. After it stopped, it was a good noise level for conversation. Overall, I would recommend and I would return for a lunch meeting.

JJ
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great spot for a casual business lunch - menu has good variety, gluten-free options, and the food is always delicious!

JJ
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience for an after hours business meeting

B
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 2ambience 5

I visit frequently and love the energy in the dining area and the service is great.
I would like to see the menu change up. Been the same for awhile now. Also
would like to see signature cocktails added to the beverage menu to show off
their spirits. Great Job

FG
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great family time!

EN
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Spending the afternoon showing my friends NHL legend Gene Ubriaco and his lovely wife Nella around Aurora and wanted to take them to someplace nice for lunch. I've always wanted to try Roundhouse. So glad I finally did. Everything was delicious and our server was an absolute gem.

GV
Chicago
56 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had lunch today at the Round House with friends from North Dakota stopping by on their way to Florida. They loved the historic features and the food met with great reviews. We started with chips and dip which is house made potato chips served with a cheese sauce and a spicy ranch sauce. Delicious! The entrees included two chicken sandwiches with grilled onions as a sub for raw, a Cobb salad (huge!) and the Rueben with house made corned beef, one of the best I’ve ever had. I made it thru half the sandwich and the leftovers will be lunch tomorrow. All in all, a great lunch!

NH
New Orleans
24 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 3

if you like bland and whatever; eat here. short rib sandwich: tasteless pot-roast. Just say say it's pot roast. It was not short ribs.

RB
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Our dinners were very good. Looking at the meals around us the sandwiches looked generous and delicious. We will try sandwiches next time. Very good service. Nice place to hang out and have a cocktail outdoors just watching people.

SP
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

“Would you recommend” question is really a “yes AND no”. Ambiance and history are a yes! We sat outside rather than wait for a table (even tho we had a reservation, we arrived late (but called!). Did not want to be seated in restaurants interior or upstairs sections. Requested a window towards the courtyard view, but it had been “accidentally” given away...😩. Service seemed somewhat slow, and “table runners” were constantly confused what table they were delivering dishes to.
My friend (who doesn’t get to dine out often), was looking forward to a “blackened salmon” I believe, and was told that the on-line menus were outdated and they no longer carried. Very disappointed.
Since changing over from “Walter Payton’s Roundhouse” to “Two Brothers Roundhouse” menu is dumbed down to standard “Brew Pub” grub. (IMO).
I ordered a special cocktail with strawberry something or other, only to be told they were out of it “because ALL of their spirits were their own made in house and they hadn’t got that spirit (?) in yet (from other location). Settled for a decent margarita, but because it was being served outdoors, it was served in a plastic glass...”salt won’t stick to rim”. At least I was pre-warned..🙄.
Couldn’t decide between fish tacos or Reuben, so decided to split with other friend so we could try both! Was then told “these aren’t your standard Reubens....they are made with “brisket of beef”, not “corned beef”. (I am a fan of good brisket, so it was enticing) waitress assured us they were delicious and brisket was juicy and flavorful. Tasted like a roast beef sandwich to me...with not enough cheese or kraut or sauce on it. All three meals came with FF when we had ordered 2 with chips, and one with FF. They did bring us a plate of chips when brought to their attention (good homemade chips! I think they were homemade anyway...)
Fish tacos were “good” but not to die for. Toppings were better than the fried fish.
Will just go for music in courtyard NT

MD
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 4food 2service 2ambience 5

The old railroad roundhouse is very cool. But it took 15 minutes to locate a waiter. The fish fry was over cooked, and the smallest serving of coleslaw ever. About the size of a table spoon. Great atmosphere, but the food and service were terrible!

JL
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for my birthday with a party of 10, our server was Gustavo and he was AMAZING. We loved him and would come back any time. He was attentive, pleasant and everything went extremely smoothly.

DC
Chicago
34 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first time dining here, and we really enjoyed it. The atmosphere was pleasant. The food and service were both very good. We especially enjoyed the risotto appetizer and the trout special dinner. We will definitely return!

CM
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Haven’t been here in quite some time, but everything was just as wonderful as I remembered. Devon was outstanding, very helpful and attentive.

B
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 4

Waiter didnt know menu very well, appetizers were good, wine good, though price very high for amount of it. Very limited menu. Very pricey for plain hamburger and fast food fries, $12 worst of all was porterhouse pork chop, 4 oz chop with beans and mashed potatoes $20. Very disappointed in meal. 4 people with drinks and tip $189. Salads are extra $ will never return. Dont mind paying for good meal, but for the quality and amount, could have gone to local bar and grill for better food and saved a hundred bucks. We had to eat an hour later. Reccomend if you do go appetizers only, and leave.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great place! Love the atmosphere and the beer is always cold!

DB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was very good and the quality was also good.

SI
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a lively dinner outside in the middle on a pleasant evening after usually enjoying the ambience of dining inside several times before. At around 7 pm the fireplaces were lit and the lights on the trees gave it a nice touch. Although the dinner menu seemed to have less choices than I thought it had when we went for lunch we still found a meal to our liking.

DS
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 5

Food was very OK. Beer was good. Ambience is great.

a
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

VERY disappointed that you did not check us into Open Table BOTH 7/29 & 7/39. Please correct. We don’t want Open Table to disqualify us because of your mistakes.

OT
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 5

It was a Saturday and the place was vacant. Tells a lot. The beer was excellent, service was good but food was ordinary. Just needs a kitchen redo and the place would be hopping!

RK
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always good food and beer! We sat outside and it was perfect. Great service too

DD
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

A 6:00 p.m. reservation and we were seated right on time. I requested to change tables and there was no problem at all. Water was at our table within a minute or two of being seated and the waiter was there moments later. Knowledgable waiter with good recommendations who throughout the meal was attentive to our needs. Food was good, beer was outstanding and the bill was reasonable. We sat inside due to the heat, however next time I would like to sit in the courtyard as it looked very inviting. Will we return? Yes.

JM
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and food. A little steep in price so would go for special occasions.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

Service was not good. Not the servers fault, he was running all around restaurant taking care of tables. Food came missing ingredients noted on the menu. Chicken served undercooked. Be back for beer only.

OT
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food, good drinks! Yum!

OT
Chicago
22 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our dining experience for 13 family members was perfect! The food was delicious and the ambience friendly, however Jaimie, our server, was the main reason for our perfect experience. Jaimie was friendly, paid attention to details, was courteous and enthusiastic! Overall a flawless and enjoyable experience!

CB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Only negative was the spinach artichoke appetizer (was that what it really was?). It was good, though!

JI
New Mexico
19 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and burgers, with great selection of craft beers.

Special desert Tiramisu was super.

Spent some time checking out this historic site too!

i
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Great food, friendly service would recommend to try this place.

S
Chicago
32 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The food was really good! Had my first Domaine DuPage which was tasty as well.

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