Uncommon Ground-Lakeview

4.6
336 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Uncommon Ground is a local, sustainable, farm to table restaurant specializing in seasonal, regional comfort food. Established in 1991, this Lakeview restaurant has been leading the way in fresh, local, healthy cuisine. Uncommon Ground also features Greenstar Brewing, the first certified organic brewery in Illinois. Two cozy fireplaces in the winter and an expansive sidewalk cafe in warmer months for dining al fresco. Monthly art shows line the walls with talented local artists and the acoustic listening room features live music 7 nights per week.

Specials

1/2 Off Wine Bottles

Enjoy half off on our entire wine list. Wines ranging from $20-35. **Not available during Cubs game nights.

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Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: April 30, 2019

Ends: May 1, 2118

Availability: Tue 11:00AM-11:00PM

$7 Martini Thursdays

Join us every Thursday for $7 martinis! Classic martinis made with organic vodka or gin. Or choose from some our signature selections. Cheers!

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: December 30, 2018

Ends: December 31, 2117

Availability: Thu 11:00AM-9:45PM

$4 Organic Beer

Join us every Monday for $4 housebrewed organic Greenstar Brewing drafts!

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: December 30, 2018

Ends: December 31, 2117

Availability: Mon 11:00AM-9:45PM

Whiskey Wednesday

Join us for Whiskey Wednesday! Every Wednesday we offer classic whiskey cocktails for only $6.

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: December 30, 2018

Ends: December 31, 2117

Availability: Wed 11:00AM-9:45PM

What 336 People Are Saying
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JJ
Pittsburgh
19 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 5

Very unique and fun atmosphere, ok food and service.

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CR
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a nice time at Uncommon Ground! This particular visit, service was outstanding! Our server went above & beyond, she was so kind & sweet. Also, practically running the place on her own. Seating, serving & working the bar. Kudos! Thank you Uncommon Ground for a beautiful mid week lunch date with my aunt.

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DK
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Had great local craft beer (even some non-gluten). Loved the paper straws, reusable water bottles and cloth napkins. Close to Wrigley Field.

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r
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love Uncommon Ground! You can't go wrong with an item on their Brunch Menu, it's all SO good and perfect if you want something heavy or light... they've got it!

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a
Chicago
58 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Food excellent, as always. We were surprised that the service was really slow and we were in before it was busy for Mother’s Day

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a
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Adorable restaurant just north of Wrigley Field. Food and service was great - a perfect place to warm up after a 15-inning Cubs game.

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AB
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 4

Waited longer for table with reservation than everyone without. Was told a big party sat before us so every part of service delayed extensively and delivered with “i’m sorry.” check somehow took as long as food to receive, dropped with a final “sorry.”

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MM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place!!!!!

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EW
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Cute little place, really nice staff. It is a little overpriced

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J
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great brunch with my mom, husband and our 4 month old. Love how spacious the restaurant is. Great for carting around strollers.

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S
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Love this place. We went for brunch this time, although we have had dinner there before many times. The food is fresh and lovely. Nice cocktails and good wine list. I am not a fan of their brewery beers but oh well. The service is always really warm as well. Now that I live nearby, I might become a regular.

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AM
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great vegan options and kid friendly. We all enjoyed it.

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OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Love the food at this restaurant. Have been several times but this was the first time I’ve gone for brunch. As expected, it did not disappoint!!

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MA
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great time at Uncommon Ground after the Race to Wrigley. We were in the Music Room. Service was prompt, food was good.

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NS
Seattle
34 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

A very “adult” place for an up-in-quality meal before the Cubs game. Also good for families. Personal Spaceship IPA brewed on-site is excellent!

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MO
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

We were seated on time. Our server was lovely, kind and very professional. The restaurant was clean and we always had our water full. The food was okay. I love the fact we were eating whole food but I didn’t love how my chilaquiles were swimming in grease. Literally in a puddle of chorizo fat. My kids’ burgers were undercooked. Otherwise, we had a nice meal and a lovely time.

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L
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great location if you are headed to a Cubs game. The food was really good and fresh. Reservation at 11:30 on Sunday and it was nice that I could order a burger and my husband could order breakfast.

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L
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Cute place. Food was pretty good, atmosphere was nice. Potatoes were a bit soggy but I’d give it another shot!

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a
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

Great food and environment. I love menus with a different flare and this was definition of different! Great for my vegetarian friends and the Caesar salad was out of this world good

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NS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food, organic gluten-free beer and coffee. Great veg options.

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PF
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great brunch menu, including brunch cocktails! French toast ham & cheese sandwich a must!

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DG
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We went to UG before a Cubs game. Service was quick and friendly, and the waitress was well informed on the craft beer selections. Menu had something for everyone.

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PK
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Great spot....really appreciate the flexibility the hostess showed regarding our reservation.....much appreciated....I really like the restaurant, however it was a bit noisy ----I guess I should expect that on CUBS opening day......we'll be back.....really like the food and service

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d
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful sunny cubs opening day brunch. Only disappointment was the email invite to make a reservation for opening day clearly advertised $4 organic beers, and even directed to “click here” if I wanted to take advantage of the offer, then told no special beer prices on game days. Almost felt lured in. Otherwise food and service was good.

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MG
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

I highly recommend the fried chicken & waffles and the pulled pork tacos.

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V
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Our waiter was charming and patient. He also did not charge me for a dessert that I hated--very nice and a sign of a customer-centered place. I have already made a reservation for a party of 5 when out-of-town friends are visiting.

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n
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Came for the sustainability and environmental practices, and will definitely be coming back for the food and cocktails. It was so cozy and welcoming. Can't wait to come back in the warmer months!

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g
Chicago
33 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

The food was good, but we had a waiter-in-training, and for some reason, the service was painfully slow, so that it took almost 2 hours for our simple meal of burgers, and we dined early (5:15 pm) and had a toddler with us. We finally caught the attention of the manager, who found our server(s). I've heard great things about the place, so I guess it was just an off night, but it was disappointing. I would be willing to return for another meal.

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WR
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great beer, great food, great staff! All good here!

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CJ
Chicago
72 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Came for Sunday brunch. Love the Uncommon huevos and the sunrise Sammy. Large portions and reasonably priced. Service was friendly and efficient. Glad we had a reservation since it's a popular place.

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F
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 1ambience 5

Great food and Organic Beer. Service was unresponsive. Atmosphere very chill.

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M
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The place is super cute. We went on a Friday night before a show and the place wasnt packed. The food was very good. We shared a superfood caesar salad. I got the Reuben and my friend got the fish tacos with corn tortillas and sweet potato fries. Only complaint was the corn tortillas fell apart, being hispanic she said they didnt warm them up before hand so they are more flexible. I got the Honey bee coffee after dinner, it was AMAZING. Overall good food, cool place. Recommend them taping up their windows in the winter, we sat on a bench at the window and were freezing the whole time.

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BO
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very cool place. The small, intimate listening room was perfect!

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NY
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

The food was good quality and the server quite nice.

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DI
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just loved this place! The food was great and I really loved the funky décor. It's really something special!

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MP
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, service and drinks. Would recommend for a night out.

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

The food was not that good, it was hard to eat. Which was disappointing because I had been wanting to go there and everything on the menu looked like it could be good. It was my birthday and I actually was letting myself have dessert that night. The server dropped off the check and walked away with out even asking if we wanted dessert. I left upset. It’s a shame that this is on my list of places I wouldn’t want to go back to.

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MS
Chicago
33 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, yummy food. Lots of fab vegetarian options! Remains a neighborhood gem!

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RS
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service. Food was excellent. I would return.

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JC
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Just a desire to check out another location of a restaurant both my partner and I have frequented in the past. We had a very attentive server who patiently allowed us to settle in as we perused the menu and enjoyed our dining experience. We have been to this location in the past for an event in the back room - keep up the great work and outstanding service. #2KingsinChicago

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