Uncommon Ground-Edgewater

4.4
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266 Reviews
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$30 and under
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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.

Specials

Thirsty Thursday is WIne Niight

Thirsty Thursday means 1/2 price bottles of wine. (Cannot be used with other promotions)

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: December 19, 2019

Ends: December 20, 2118

Availability: Thu 4:00PM-9:00PM

Whisky Wednesday

Come in, sit by the fire and enjoy one of our specialty whisky cocktails for only $6 every Wednesday.

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: December 23, 2019

Ends: December 24, 2118

Availability: Wed 4:00PM-9:00PM

Tuesdays $5 Drafts

Enjoy any of our organic beers from Greenstar Brewing for only $5 every Tuesday. (Cannot be combined with other promos).

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: December 23, 2019

Ends: December 24, 2118

Availability: Tue 4:00PM-9:00PM

Martini Mondays

Enjoy one of our specialty martinis for only $6 every Monday.

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: December 23, 2019

Ends: December 24, 2118

Availability: Mon 4:00PM-9:00PM

What 266 People Are Saying
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JD
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! The wine list wasn’t great. I know they were going for local CA wines, but none of them were spectacular.

v
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Nice place. Nice vegetarian/vegan options.
Food was ok. Salad was good.
Everything was well prepared.

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great food and hope to make it back in summer to experience their outdoor venue

JO
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great service! Really good food. Price was reasonable. Loved the cocktails & craft brews!

SL
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience2

What a horrible experience. The restaurant was only moderately full but our order took over an hour. People seated after us were served before we were. Something must have gone with at least one of the dishes because when we were finally served only one was hot and the others were cold and dry. A half hour before we were served we were told it would be right up. Not even close. No explanation was ever given. Was our first time here but we won't be back.

HF
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was in for New Years Eve, the food was great, service was awesome, & we will definitely be back!

LH
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place. High class food with a low-key, approachable vibe. The best kind of Chicago restaurant.

M
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience5

Nice eclectic food establishment with, for a nominal extra fee, you can have entertainment as well. Food and drinks were good and everybody was very welcoming. I paid extra for the show....while musically not my taste, both acts were good. Solid, quick night out

RJ
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great place for brunch where we could make a reservation for a large group which was important.

MD
Chicago
26 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service. Pumpkin ravioli was excellent.

PB
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I absolutely love Uncommon Ground. The service is incredibly helpful and attentive. I had multiple people checking on me and my dinner partner, refilling our water glasses constantly and taking care of our every need. I love the warm ambiance and decor. And the food is always memorable. Everything is fresh, exquisitely prepared and scrumptious! The portions are always generous. We started with sweet potato fries with a sage goat cheese dipping sauce that was perfection and enough for 4 people! I had bacon wrapped meatloaf with Yukon gold mashies, rich and yummy gravy, and lemony dressed arugula for my main course. It was topped with crunchy breaded onions that were the perfect flavor and textural foil for the dish. For an hour, I felt incredibly happy and satisfied on all levels, and I left knowing I will be back very soon. If you want a memorable meal and overall incredible expense, make sure to visit Uncommon Ground in Edgewater!!

M
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall2food1service5ambience4

Food wasn't really good, sorry. The biscuits were good. Coffee/Tea was not hot or warm enough. Location and Restaurant Ambiance was good.

A
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Tasty comfort food dominates the menu. The mulled wine was great for a blustery evening. Service was haphazard: there were three items on our bill that we had not ordered or received. The manager had no problem removing them, but the server should have caught it.

B
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience3

This is probably the 5th or 6th time I've been to Uncommon Ground. Every time I go, I expect it will be better but am disappointed. Yet I go again.

The menu is weird, especially for lunch. All the options seem the same or not very good. I've gone with groups and this seems to be a consensus opinion. There are certain menu items that have descriptions and some that don't.

The food is never very good. This visit was no exception. I sent my chili back because it wasn't hot. They brought me another barely warm bown of chili. After I finished eating the server came back and asked "was that any better than the first bowl?" which leads me to believe this isn't the first time she heard about cold soup.

The only reason the place stays in business is due to their "sustainability" which is respectable - if only they could make some good food from the fabulous ingredients. Instead, I'm just disappointed again.

a
Chicago
29 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience3

food was great but the service was poor. It should not take 45 min to get breakfast.

OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really cute restaurant with a fun atmosphere.

OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience1

Food was great, but table was sticky, floor was dirty and service was extremely slow. Very surprising for a relatively quiet Sunday morning. Not sure the food was good enough to warrant going back.

s
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We really enjoyed our dinner at Uncommon Ground. It was my first time there, so I don't know if it's typically crowded, but on the Tuesday evening we were there, it was quiet. We sat in the beer garden, which was lovely. The menu has a nice variety for both carnivores and vegetarians alike! Thumbs up.

c
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Average food, mediocre service and above average prices. Great space and great patio.

KK
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was great. My wife and I got a private tour of the rooftop, organic garden. We then saw those fruits and veggies used in your meal. The food and drinks were amazing. The atmosphere was rustic with great artwork on display that can be purchased. Most nights there is live music. A great patio is out back too for those nice evenings. I would definitely recommend this place. I'll be a regular here!

OT
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great evening eating al fresco. Generous portions, fun musician. And the roof top farm is not to be missed.

s
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Michael is the best. As usual!!

OT
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

I have come here many times and the food never disappoints. It is high quality food that always tastes fresh. I love knowing that ingredients come from their rooftop garden!
The service however has been mediocre at best the past few times I have been there. The servers do the bare minimum and weren’t as friendly as I was previously used to.

DL
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome live music. Great food! Hope to be back soon!

OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely a wonderful evening with a special tour of the rooftop gardens!! Very very impressive on sustainability. Food was spectacular

s
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Everything was great except the music they were playing outside was truly awful. Usually it’s pretty good but someone else must’ve gotten control that night.

DJ
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All in all a great experience. The ambience and the outdoor patio is really really nice. Appropriate for a romantic evening, or for a family. it is easy to have conversation.
The servings are large and delicious. Great appetizers and drinks. The Mediterranean food is surprisingly good. Compliments to the chef.

k
Chicago
174 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite go to places, farm to table and delicious.

MR
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good meal and service at outdoor seating but music (performer) was a bit too loud for easy conversation. Still a great evening with friends and always recommend.

CR
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Cute restaurant. We are outside. Very relaxed and casual. Great beer, fun food. We were disappointed with the pretzel appetizer because they were hard. Otherwise everything was very good!

K
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience2

After wanting to try this restaurant it was very disappointing. The food was bland the service was fair air conditioning was out and they would not turn the fans on because they were shaky. Very warm inside.

CG
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always Great Experience At Uncommon Ground In Edgewater!

MS
Omaha
8 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

AMAZING! Food and service both fantastic! And the roof top farm? Wow! Staff was so nice and gave us a great tour. I highly recommend!!!

DJ
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

COOL AND DELISH! This is one of my favorite restaurants. They put an emphasis on healthy delicious fresh food. They grow some of it themselves and it’s organic too. The Mediterranean chicken dish is delicious. The helpings are large and the desserts are sublime. The ambience is casual but done with very nice taste and a full neighborhood feel. The outside dining experience is absolutely fantastic. This is a place where you can really enjoy socializing and eating with your friends in a relaxed casual atmosphere. Love love love this place.

s
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently good

HH
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great little find of a restaurant near Loyola with great ambiance in super cute décor. Fabulous food and good service.

YP
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious local food prepared creatively and served in a rustic atmosphere with excellent service.

DJ
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Overall good but to take it to another level more seasonings are needed - pretty overall bland but good.

s
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Michael is always fabulous - as is the food.

FP
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The ambiance and music was excellent. The Flank Steak was flavorful and we'll proportioned. However; my friend had the Chicken and it was bland with minimal flavor. The Drinks were great too.

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