Uncommon Ground-Edgewater

4.5
187 reviews
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Contemporary American
The second uncommon ground location opened in the historic Edgewater neighborhood in 2007. Both uncommon ground locations are open daily and feature contemporary comfort cuisine with an emphasis on seasonal, regional, organic ingredients. The bars feature famous house-infused organic cocktails, a selection of local craft beers and an eclectic, sustainable American wine list. Enjoy tree-lined outdoor cafes in the summer & 2 warm, cozy fireplace in the winter. uncommon ground operates the "1st Certified Organic Roof Top Farm in the US" as well as our own brewery, GREENSTAR BREWING, "The 1st Certified Organic Brewery in Illinois" - M.O.S.A.
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1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The food was great, I ordered the gouda and cheddar grilled cheese and the soup of the day. The soup was a red pepper bisque and that was my favorite part of the meal. The interior of the restaurant was inviting and comforting. I really enjoyed the fireplace in the dining room. My server was fine, although a bit too exuberant for my comfort as I am a reserved and introverted person. Also there was a birthday party, which made the noise level very loud, but I could deal with that for the most part. Nonetheless she served us the correct food in a timely manner and that's good enough for me. I definitely will be returning.

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EB
Chicago
25 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

This was my first time trying the french toast. It was fine, but nothing to write home about. That said, my mimosa was (as always) stellar, coffee amazing, and service and staff attentive and delightful.

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I
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

We had a reservation. We were taken back about 10 minutes after. One server handling most of main dining room. Took close to an hour to get out meals. Beer selection poor and their house beer is not good. Not sure I would recommend it or go back.

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m
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, service and ambiance.

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MD
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Saturday Brunch was great. Had the Chiliques which are large enough to share between 2-3. Waffles were a little dry but otherwise our party had a great meal. Cool place and looking forward to coming back in the spring when they start using produce from the rooftop garden.

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EO
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 4

Service was extremely slow and no acknowledgment of it

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DJ
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great food, great drinks. We regularly take friends and family here.

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SM
Chicago
98 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Do not get fooled like we did...the table by the fireplace was a perfect spot to put us on a cold night in Chicago. But after you warm up, you bake for the rest of the evening. My face was on broil throughout the dinner and often times I pulled my chair away from the table to escape the heat. The gas fire could not be turned down. It took some of the enjoyment out of the evening (no other tables to move to..."sucker" was written across our foreheads)

Food is solid, great parking and service was fine. I'll return but NOT sit near the fire.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

I have eaten here regularly since opening and ha w

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HH
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Valentines Day. Would have preferred a table where Enteratinment was / could have been heard. Also not in front hallway with door opening and cold air.

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MA
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Me and my husband had a great time.Foods are great,clean and I enjoyed seating by fireplace.my only downside is our server it seems to me that she’s not happy what she’s doing but overall it was great experience and we would loved to comeback!

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LM
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great Sunday Brunch at Uncommon Ground-Edgewater. Our waiter, Issac, was outstanding as was the food. The restaurant has a great vibe and we highly recommend it.

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KK
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My family and I had a wonderful evening at Uncommon Ground Edgewater. This was our first time here Andy’s sure to be one of many return visits! The ambience, service, and food were wonderful! We had a great time and left with smiles! Uncommon Ground is a Diamond in the Heart of the neighborhood!

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and rustic atmosphere! Our server, Isaac, was the best!

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WH
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Everything was great the food the atmosphere the drinks I couldn't ask for a better place good job Uncommon Ground

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Staff was friendly, ambiance was lovely for Sunday brunch, food was delicious!

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C
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

The food was excellent. Unfortunately the noise level was pretty high — very loud!

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L
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food at Uncommon Ground was delicious. The ambiance of the restaurant was laid back and charming. It's a bit pricey and portions were slightly smaller than expected, but I still left feeling full. Overall an enjoyable experience.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Was happy to be able to make a reservation for 9, and the table was actually dining-length! We could have had 12-14 easily, and that’s so hard to find. Our server was delightful and SO accommodating! The food quality is great, though some might find it a little pricey if not used to comparing higher and lower qualities, especially in produce and oil usage.

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SN
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have dinner here every New Years Eve and have had anniversary dinners here, too. The ambiance is great - and the cabaret is fabulous!

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BS
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Outstanding as always. Going to miss this chef; hope they find another soonz

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DG
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

At Loyola to see our daughters first dance performance

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JD
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fantastic Sunday Brunch with family. Food was incredible - service was excellent and natural. We'll definitely be back as often as we can.

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OT
Chicago
36 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Super surprised with this place. Highly recommended

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r
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food and good service.

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great restaurant! Good food, good service, good people!

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M
Oklahoma City
3 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good options for those with dietary needs like gluten and dairy free. I had one of the best egg benedicts I have had in a long time. This place focuses on local ingredients.

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CG
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My new favorite place to dine. Have been here many times. It’s akways great.

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SA
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

Our waiter was helpful and accommodating in helping us choose a wine. Unfortunately the food experience was not the best. The schnitzel was over cooked and the fish tacos just average. The restaurant itself had a warm and cozy feel to it. They do have live music every night but unfortunately if you want to sit in the area where the artist
Is entertaining and actually hear them you have to pay an additional cover charge.

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AJ
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

We asked for a few minor changes which couldn’t / wouldn’t be accommodated. For ex. Put the fried egg on top of the potatoes. Coffee tasted burnt and not hot. Potatoes dry.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 3ambience 3

Family gathering

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HR
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service here is amazing and the food matches everything you read. Closely connected to the food source and delicious. Great for date night or a family meal. Highly recommend!

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AE
Denver
9 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Food was very good. Not a huge selection but sufficient. Service was very good and helpful. Liked the idea of a "green" restaurant serving home grown vegetables grown on the rooftop.

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a
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

Nice patio and decent menu but food was mediocre. Very friendly service.

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k
Chicago
150 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always happy here, feels very farm to table and I love that some of the food comes from their rooftop :)

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OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 4

We usually Love dining here, hence why we choose to have our celebrations here. Today, however, it was dissapointing all around. We were the first table in the whole restaurant at 9am for my husband birthday. Our table did not have any place settings and we were never given any. We had to get up ourselves and take them from other table. Also our waiter was polite, nice and professional but very distracted because he didn't notice any of these details. I ordered the chilaquiles but I do not like red salsa and he informed not as I was placing my order but when I received it that they cannot make the chilaquiles with the green salsa. So everyone got their food and I just ordered 2 scrambled eggs. Also when I made the reservation I said it was my husband birthday to please put a candle his food, AND it was confirmed by phone previous night. His food came out and no candles. I then pointed it out to the manager/owner and he was very nice and very apologetic so they gave my husband a slice of carrot cake on the house. But the candle blew out before the waiter even made it to the table..... I have NEVER in my 52 years seen that fail. Waiter could have had a lighter handy. We had 2 kids with us and they never received a kids menu which we didn't even know they had until we were done eating and saw them at another table. My husband had to get sugar and sweetner from another table....all this because our waiter Never came back often enough or noticed that all this stuff was not at our table. Overall I was very very dissatisfied.

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A
Chicago
42 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Liked the rooftop garden and inclusion of veggie options. Food was good, if pricy. Server told us our child would eat free, but after we had ordered and eaten, then told us the manager wouldn’t honor the deal, so we had to pay for our 3 year olds meal.

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AC
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Beautiful setting and great service with the unique feature of much the food being grown on the roof. The meal was good overall, the burger, salad and tacos were very good, although the risotto could have used more time on the stove. Portions and prices were very reasonable, I would go back.

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JR
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

The food was such a disappointment. Also, though they were not busy, the food took forever and the server was never around when we needed something.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time at this location. Extremely pleased. Meatloaf incredible....monday martinis special was delicious. Gardens incredible. Anxious to return. Great friendly service too!

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