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Uncommon Ground

New American Restaurant, Bar, and Coffee Shop$$$$
Edgewater, Chicago
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  • The experts at Bon Appetit Magazine and Time Out Chicago recommend this place
    • Bon Appetit Magazine
    • Time Out Chicago
  • Lindsey T.
    "Fantastic rooftop garden and patio seating."(2 Tips)
    P. Scott N.
    "Goat Cheese Dip = Amazing!"(2 Tips)
    Erin B.
    "In the winter, the fireplace is great, in summer the patio."(3 Tips)
    Jeff R.
    "Great food raised locally and a nice beer list"(4 Tips)
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  • Trudy D.
    Trudy DelfosseFebruary 19
    Been here 10+ times
    Everything here is wonderful! The staff is just the best!
  • Christopher S.
    Christopher SmithAugust 1, 2016
    Organic establishment
  • ISC C.
    ISC ChicagoMarch 24, 2016
    The beer flight is a great way to try different beers; very seasonable menu
  • Shawn M.
    Shawn McDanielMarch 15, 2016
    Great food, great beer, even better happy hour specials.
  • Cindy O.
    Cindy OConnorFebruary 7, 2016
    I had the prix fixe dinner with The sunshine salad, meatloaf and bread pudding for dessert. I am dreaming about going back for more! My husband had the calamari. The best I have had anywhere.
  • Jeff E.
    Jeff EarlyNovember 24, 2015
    Menu, creative great food at a reasonable price
  • Meredith B.
    Meredith BollingerMay 29, 2015
    Great local music, nice food and drink selection. Menu prices are high but quality ingredients. Try the bacon wrapped meatloaf.
  • Alex G.
    Alex GrunbergMay 27, 2015
    They have a great Bloody Mary. The food here is worth trying, every plate has a little love in it.
  • S S.
    S SmithMarch 23, 2015
    The food was good but the service was so slow. The waiter was nice but absent. We had the flat bread, salads and chicken sandwiches and everything was good.
  • Erin B.
    Erin BernsteinMarch 18, 2015
    I would not consider this place health or veg friendly. It is a nice place to have a drink but it closes pretty early. In the winter, the fireplace is great, in summer the patio.
  • Ninah R.
    Ninah RandolphFebruary 26, 2015
    Went for brunch. Not too expensive. Got to sit by the fireplace which was nice
  • Macs V.
    Macs VinsonJanuary 11, 2015
    You have to get the breakfast sliders and extra aioli. The sausage is super salty so be wary
  • Kim S.
    Kim SterbaDecember 16, 2014
    Creme brûlée is a must
  • Cindy O.
    Cindy OConnorOctober 11, 2014
    Great food and good music. One of our new favorite places.
  • Jeff R.
    Jeff RyanSeptember 30, 2014
    Great food raised locally and a nice beer list
  • Christine P.
    Christine PyraSeptember 27, 2014
    Try the house Bloody Mary.
  • jerome k.
    jerome knappSeptember 24, 2014
    pork scallopini
  • jerome k.
    jerome knappSeptember 24, 2014
    Pork scallopini on a bed of heirloom rye and herbs; enough to share and out of this world.
  • Raed M.
    Raed MansourSeptember 14, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Brunch and Bloody Mary's are always good. Breakfast burritos and sliders are definitely good. Their coffee is ok. Service is great. Breakfast wait is long. Small parking lot space in back.
  • Steve L.
    Steve LongAugust 31, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Brunch is great!
  • Gary F.
    Gary FriedmanAugust 18, 2014
    Crispy chicken with green beans. Deviled eggs. The loosey goosey drink.
  • Girl...Get a Life
    Girl...Get a LifeAugust 1, 2014
    Food is great, service is horrible. Horrible.
  • Marriah G.
    Marriah GatlingMarch 16, 2014
    Fabulous Bloody Mary! Great atmosphere.. Friendly staff.. Wish I hadn't had such a big late breakfast.. Would have loved to try the food! Next time.
  • Elizabeth R.
    Elizabeth RossmanMarch 7, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Get a spot by the fireplace.
  • Kenneth H.
    Kenneth HundrieserNovember 11, 2013
    Always a delicious meal at this restaurant. The scallop risotto was heavenly.
  • Christopher S.
    Christopher SmithOctober 12, 2013
    Very cozy with fresh varieties of food! "Organic" gardens were nice.
  • Lindsey T.
    Lindsey TomSeptember 30, 2013
    Fantastic rooftop garden and patio seating. Check it out while the weather is still nice!
  • Nicholas P.
    Nicholas PriceAugust 13, 2013
    Sweet Potato Fries and Goat Cheese!
  • Arte y Vida Chicago
    Arte y Vida ChicagoJuly 30, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Monday Night Martini Special. Try Lemon/Ginger Martini
  • Jessica L.
    Jessica LevinJuly 23, 2013
    Food is amazing
  • Tom W.
    Tom WolfMay 27, 2013
    Great wedding venue!
  • Stevie J.
    Stevie JarvisMay 8, 2013
    This place has a very small menu, the wait staff is super snobby. the food is decent but not worth the price.
  • Mark B.
    Mark BernhardtApril 4, 2013
    Their crispy chicken was good -- and the music, even better. I enjoyed the show, with local artists and a friend of mine from San Diego.
  • James L.
    James LangstonApril 1, 2013
    Yaaaaaawn.
  • P. Scott N.
    P. Scott NavarroMarch 17, 2013
    Bloody Mary's = Awesome. Goat Cheese Dip = Amazing!
  • Gloria C.
    Gloria ChinJanuary 17, 2013
    one of chicago's ecofriendliest restaurants. try: organic Granola & Vanilla Yogurt Pancakes w/ sweet & tangy organic concord grape syrup & Sweet potato fries+goat cheese fondue are also very tasty!
  • Jacqueline C.
    Jacqueline CharakDecember 30, 2012
    They are great and accommodating here! I just ordered one poached egg and bacon. Thanks for always being wonderful Uncommon Ground.
  • Amy S.
    Amy Singleterry-SaundersDecember 26, 2012
    Great for brunch and kid friendly.
  • Lia M.
    Lia McCooDecember 22, 2012
    The Sweet Potato Fries and Goat Cheese dip were great, even as left overs. The Cheese Burger was one of the best I've ever had... the texture and flavor profile was just right.
  • Tobi B.
    Tobi BAugust 26, 2012
    Brunch was yummy. I recommend the breakfast melt. Coffee and hash browns were also great!
  • Time Out Chicago
    Time Out ChicagoJune 4, 2012
    For anybody who suffers from restaurant fatigue, the notion of a cocktail on a specials menu is irresistible, even more so when it’s described as a blend of pear-infused vodka, plum wine and sake.
  • Time Out Chicago
    Time Out ChicagoMay 29, 2012
    For anybody who suffers from restaurant fatigue, the notion of a cocktail on a specials menu is irresistible, even more so when it’s described as a blend of pear-infused vodka, plum wine and sake. -LB Read more
  • Jessica R.
    Jessica RaeMay 11, 2012
    The Uncommon Heuvos are AMAZING! Try with green Tabasco sauce!
  • Sarah K.
    Sarah KeeApril 7, 2012
    Place sucks
  • Kristin
    KristinApril 1, 2012
    Do not get the Montana omelet - very disappointing. Sweet potato fries and sauce are delicious.
  • Time Out Chicago Kids
    Time Out Chicago KidsMarch 21, 2012
    Take the tykes for a tour of the rooftop garden to see where the resto’s tasty ingredients grow. Read more
  • Maliik
    MaliikMarch 3, 2012
    Try the old fashioned.
  • Rowdy D.
    Rowdy DuganFebruary 11, 2012
    Portion size is no issue here. At least for brunch. And the price is dead on for the quality of the food. If you want cheap food go to McDonald's
  • Callie C.
    Callie CroomDecember 17, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Visit often, and try everything.
  • y0lorenzo !.
    y0lorenzo !November 27, 2011
    Excellent date spot.
  • venessa t.
    venessa tarbellNovember 17, 2011
    A bit pricey but the good is local and organic. Kids meals are $5-6, which is pretty average. Plentiful seating that isn't too cramped. The interior is really pretty. Service is spotty.
  • Leather Archives & Museum
    Just down the street from the Leather Archives & Museum, a great place to grab a bite after your visit to the LA&M.
  • CBS Local
    CBS LocalNovember 1, 2011
    Order the huge Uncommon Chopped Salad and get a taste of Farmer Dave's rooftop crops. - CBS Chicago Read more
  • Scott K.
    Scott KnitterOctober 21, 2011
    Host said good night to us without looking up from his reading. Wow. No excuse for attitude here.
  • Rob K.
    Rob KleimanOctober 4, 2011
    Verge chilli was great.
  • Andy S.
    Andy SpyrisonJune 6, 2011
    Delicious breakfast . Read more
  • Karen C.
    Karen CassidyJune 1, 2011
    The Palmer On The Porch cocktail is amazing!!!! Get it!
  • mike g.
    mike gutierrezMay 21, 2011
    Mussels with no bread to sop up the broth? C'mon now. Fries need salt. That moules frites needs some work. Good beer list anyway.
  • Matt D.
    Matt DimmerMay 18, 2011
    Always great. Read more
  • Jessica R.
    Jessica RMay 18, 2011
    The agripolitan cocktail is quite tasty.
  • Paul L.
    Paul LorsbachApril 15, 2011
    Half price bottles on Thursday.
  • Glenn M.
    Glenn MurrayMarch 14, 2011
    Great live music
  • Chad B.
    Chad BellDecember 20, 2010
    Can't go wrong with the vegan burger - currently lentils, beets, carrots & flaxseed.
  • Kimberly W.
    Kimberly WolfsonDecember 5, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    I highly recommend the grilled dietzler farm steak. I get it just about every time I go to Uncommon Ground. It's so delicious! And per season, they always have a great side with it too!
  • Arte y Vida Chicago
    Arte y Vida ChicagoSeptember 3, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Skip the burger :( lemon gonger martini a musat have
  • William P.
    William PerezSeptember 3, 2010
    This is definitely a great place for a date! Food and drinks are delicious. Their menu consists of organic food and is veggie friendly. They have a beautiful bar and the people behind are very friend
  • Jeffrey S.
    Jeffrey SumberAugust 31, 2010
    Great appetizers! Great wine! Not great outdoor seating. I want to drink on the roof...
  • Christopher C.
    Christopher CraddockAugust 1, 2010
    entions, but brunch is both fantastic and reasonably priced.
  • Christopher C.
    Christopher CraddockAugust 1, 2010
    Decent beer selection, excellent food. Portion sizes vary with the dish you get. As Thomas says, the bacon-wrapped meatloaf is legendary, and huge.Prices are a little on the high side, as Adrienne m
  • Adrienne
    AdrienneJuly 1, 2010
    Portions are small and overpriced. I realize why the prices are so high, but I'm not sure it's really worth it here. Beer selection is decent, but is marked up from what you'd see at other bars.
  • Bon Appetit Magazine
    Bon Appetit MagazineMarch 24, 2010
    Chicago is the epicenter of the urban gardening movement, and its leader is this eco-conscious establishment with a certified organic rooftop farm that produces beets, okra, shallots, beans, and more.
  • Thomas W.
    Thomas WestgardMarch 21, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    The bacon-wrapped meatloaf is legendary.
  • Pamela B.
    Pamela BricioMarch 11, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    NPR card only good on weekdays before 4pm. Get the steak dinner. Bordelaise sauce is AMAZING.
  • Esteban G.
    Esteban GonzalezJanuary 24, 2010
    try one of the drinks made with home-infused liquors...
  • mark r.
    mark rothDecember 17, 2009
    Ordered the bad apple: vanilla infused jim beam, apple cider, caramel torani, cinnamon. YUM!
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