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Uncommon Ground

1214 West Grace Street
Chicago, IL 60613

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(773) 929-3680

  • Sun - 9:00am - 9:00pm
  • Mon - Thu 11:00am - 10:00pm
  • Fri 11:00am - 11:00pm
  • Sat 9:00am - 11:00pm

Cuisine: American Restaurants, Bars, Dog Friendly Restaurants

4.7 of 5.0 from 126 reviews

price range:$11 to $25


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Uncommon Ground Reviews

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  • ChefMozThe food is quality, healthy and tasty at the same time. I like restaurants whose food tastes like the ingredients are straight out of your grandma's garden, and this place feels like that. The atmosphere is perfect for a cafe. Unlike some artsy places that are cool and creative, but are dirty and unorganized, Uncommon Ground is clean and stylish. But there is a warm, around-the-fireplace feel about the restaurant. They have art for sale on the walls and my favorite is the back room where the windows have huge pillow-covered benches lining them for seating to some of the tables. White twinkly lights line the windows and their hot chocolate is a rich treat in the winter. They bring in awesome bands and solo performers and the whole experience is always calm and filling. In the day time, it's a perfect place to go with a group of friends to catch up, or go alone to study. In the evening, take date or a group to have a relaxing night of entertainment. The patio in the summer is wonderful too!

    55555 by ChefMoz.org

  • EaterBoth the Uncommon Ground in Edgewater and Lakeview serve the Uncommon Cocoa with omanhene chocolate and steamed milk, topped with whipped cream and shaved chocolate.

    55555 by Eater

  • Chicago TribuneMade with butterkase, cheddar and Swiss, the mac and cheese at Uncommon Ground is so creamy it's spoonable. A garnish of crumbled potato chips delivers crunch and a subtle spud flavor.

    55555 by Chicago Tribune

  • Heather JWasn't super impressed with the food.

    33333 by Heather J

  • John M.The chilaquiles are always great! Just be careful if you go during a Cubs game. Slow service and the kitchen got backed up. Food was 27+ minutes.

    33333 by John M.

  • Abbie KChopped salad with chicken was really good. Love that the food is organic, and our waiter was incredibly nice!

    55555 by Abbie K

  • Fernando CovasGreat for live music, and the food is very good too! Try any of their salads, as well as their mac and cheese!

    55555 by Fernando Covas

  • Rob-Nicole KWe had the Brussels sprouts, drunken mussels, and chopped salad. All were excellent! Service was great too !

    55555 by Rob-Nicole K

  • Jamie JThe coffee is great, but the atmosphere is even better...very artsy, but not in a pretentious way.

    55555 by Jamie J

  • Eduardo C.Home made beers and burger with sweet potato fries

    55555 by Eduardo C.

  • Bitches Who B.The Bitches say: C. The few bites we had were delicious, but the service terribly tardy.

    33333 by Bitches Who B.

  • Tana B.Tasty but kind of overpriced. Friendly staff, good cocktails, Right Bee Cider on tap!

    55555 by Tana B.

  • Karyn JCute spot... Ok food. Maybe they're better as a brunch spot than dinner? Nice outdoor patio.

    55555 by Karyn J

  • Konstantin FSweet potato fries with fondu goat cheese is awesome!

    55555 by Konstantin F

  • Christopher FlossGreat place to enjoy a drink before a Cubs game!!!

    55555 by Christopher Floss

  • Ninah RandolphGood for brunch. Chiliquiles are good. Got to sit by the fire place which was nice.

    55555 by Ninah Randolph

  • Mikhail TMussels tastes like Satan's sh*t.

    22222 by Mikhail T

  • Mikhail TTry to avoid bloody marry. It's terrible.

    33333 by Mikhail T

  • Kevin D.Unfortunately this place has gone way downhill in the past few years. Great Sweet Potato fries, but pretty bad burger.

    33333 by Kevin D.

  • Adam R.Great place to catch up with friends.

    55555 by Adam R.

  • Brittany Nicole$4 craft beer on Monday. Yes please. Also, cute atmosphere.

    55555 by Brittany Nicole

  • Brittney MThe Chai tea was delicious.

    55555 by Brittney M

  • Jeff RyanNice beer selection. Live music Sunday nights

    55555 by Jeff Ryan

  • Julie A.Amazing dinner, beers, and dessert.

    55555 by Julie A.

  • Jacob GreenbergWhoever made this bacon deserves the Congressional Medal of Bacon.

    33333 by Jacob Greenberg

  • Jim CRefilling the growler. Black curranr kolsch.

    55555 by Jim C

  • Steph K.Adorable patio and awesome sweet potato fries. Great for vegetarians

    55555 by Steph K.

  • Kevin D.The mocha was served in a soup bowl. So good!

    33333 by Kevin D.

  • Skuggi (.Pretty chill place, amazing specials any time I've been there! A little bit pricey, though.

    55555 by Skuggi (.

  • John M.Amazing selection of craft brews combined with local fresh foods, friendly staff and a history of supporting arts and culture. What more is there to want?

    55555 by John M.

  • Kevin D.The Sidewalk Sazerack is very very strong, but good. The fried cheese curds were a little to fried and too little cheese curds. The sweet potato fries are pretty good though!

    55555 by Kevin D.

  • jaime g.Good strong coffee!

    55555 by jaime g.

  • Chelsey OrlandoBest Bloody Mary's! They make their own pepper infused vodka which makes for a spicy, delicious beverage. They are organic and sustainable and offer some of the best breakfast food I've ever tasted.

    55555 by Chelsey Orlando

  • Sara Jean IHot toddy is a Delicious way to thaw on a blustery April day...

    55555 by Sara Jean I

  • Jeff MPumpkin ravioli is the bomb as well as the pizza appetizer.

    55555 by Jeff M

  • John M.Everything is great. If you can't decide the chicken sandwich is an excellent fall back plan.

    55555 by John M.

  • EceOpen mic night in Mondays.

    55555 by Ece

  • Sara S.Sustainable Egg Sliders!!! Hands down best thing in this world! Chilaquiles are always on the menu for a reason, get them!!!! Their bloody Mary's are amazing as well. Try their latte in a bowl :)

    55555 by Sara S.

  • Stacy A.Portobello mushroom sandwich is amazeballs!

    55555 by Stacy A.

  • Chanelle B.I love the food and the relaxed atmosphere here. Perfect place to meet a friend for brunch or a casual working meeting. Great service too.

    55555 by Chanelle B.

  • NickYou simply MUST try the Duck Confit Hash... Believe me, it's worth all of the calories. :)

    55555 by Nick

  • Ian P.Best artichoke dip ever!

    55555 by Ian P.

  • Tiffany T.I had the eggs benedict special with shrimp and bacon. It was amazing! I can't wait to go back and taste more of their dishes.

    55555 by Tiffany T.

  • ChrisSweet potato fries with goat cheese fondue are amazing. Excellent cocktails and sangria -- highly recommend the agripolitan.

    55555 by Chris

  • Cristina L.Vegan Chilaquiles with the accompanied sauce is ZOMG♡

    55555 by Cristina L.

  • Joanna F.Casual atmosphere, serious food and drinks. The burger rocked my world, and they list their beers by how many miles they had to travel to get to the restaurant from the brewery.

    55555 by Joanna F.

  • Jill B.Extremely disappointed in this restaurant. Unfriendly service, and the management is a disaster.

    11111 by Jill B.

  • Dave S.one of the best bloody mary's ive ever had

    55555 by Dave S.

  • Serious EatsUncommon Ground is calm and charming, the perfect respite from the crowded pubs and wall-to-wall TVs. Plus, you can order honest-to-goodness vegetables here.

    55555 by Serious Eats

  • Anthony K.Helen's Grilled Chicken Sandwich was great paired with the Half acre Daisy Cutter.

    55555 by Anthony K.

  • Becky M.The duck was beyond amazing!

    55555 by Becky M.

  • David V.Try the pumpkin ravioli!

    55555 by David V.

  • Matt E.Their cole slaw is lame. Which is odd because their menu rocks. They somehow skipped this detail.

    55555 by Matt E.

  • Marcella K.Uncommon Ground was a no smoking before the law was in effect in Chicago.

    33333 by Marcella K.

  • TomThe Q7 breakfast sandwich was reeeeeeeeally gooooooood!!!!!

    33333 by Tom

  • Susan K.The pumpkin ravioli and the s'mores tart are amazing!

    55555 by Susan K.

  • HannahTry the Black Bean Cake Sandwich (via @Foodspotting)

    55555 by Hannah

  • Nicholas C.Egg whites + chicken sausage + substitute side salad for hash browns for the healthiest breakfast on the menu.

    55555 by Nicholas C.

  • Cody S.Great music every Whiskey Wednesday! Make sure to check out the new resident act each month. And did I mention only $6 for some great cocktails??

    55555 by Cody S.

  • Brittney H.Sweet potato fries and goat cheese are amazing! Open mic night has had some great performances.

    55555 by Brittney H.

  • Gloria C.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!

    55555 by Gloria C.

  • Isha D.The "huevos" off the brunch menu is delicious! And it comes with spiced potatoes.

    55555 by Isha D.

  • MafiaHairdresser J.I just want to order the Chilaquiles every time cuz they are so good!

    55555 by MafiaHairdresser J.

  • van l.make sure to ask about their Benedict special if you're here for brunch!

    55555 by van l.

  • Lauren S.chopped salad is awesome

    55555 by Lauren S.

  • Jason M.Try the Fried Walleye - With an amazing pearl barley & Brussels sprouts underneath. (via @Foodspotting)

    55555 by Jason M.

  • Arlene A.Why are the homefries always under done?

    33333 by Arlene A.

  • Frederique D.Tempura avocado tacos are to die for. <3

    55555 by Frederique D.

  • Menton M.They have gone though the whole process of being a organic local restaurant , but they have no bottled water ? And they serve unfiltered tap water ? Good food but bring your own water ...

    33333 by Menton M.

  • Christopher M.Amish farm chicken looks plain, but it's pretty uncommon.

    55555 by Christopher M.

  • Kris D.Buzzy Bee is delicious!

    55555 by Kris D.

  • Abby J.For brunch, opt for pork rather than chicken sausage.

    55555 by Abby J.

  • Kevin F.The bacon wrapped meatloaf is killer comfort food!

    55555 by Kevin F.

  • James G.Try the Seasonal Vegetable Omelet, White Cheddar, Side Rosti (via @Foodspotting)

    55555 by James G.

  • Amy M.Great choice of local beers.

    55555 by Amy M.

  • Ami L.Love the leather sofas surrounding the fireplace...peaceful

    55555 by Ami L.

  • Kevin L.Best Old Fashions in town!

    55555 by Kevin L.

  • Time Out ChicagoHere, black-bean cakes covered in melted Chihuahua cheese serve as the base of the dish for a memorable twist on the same ol’, same ol’

    55555 by Time Out Chicago

  • Kelly R.Mocha, crab cakes with chipotle cole slaw and the chopped salad were all phenomenal.

    55555 by Kelly R.

  • Taste TerminalThey produce no waste, power their vehicles with fryer oil, use solar power to heat their water and sustainable produce sourced locally or from their own rooftop farm.

    33333 by Taste Terminal

  • Sandy P.Fantastic place

    55555 by Sandy P.

  • Lauren K.Coffee, lunch and amazing hummus.

    55555 by Lauren K.

  • Farnia G.Food is tremendous, Sunshine Salad and Artichoke for apps, and the Chicken!

    55555 by Farnia G.

  • Martin S.Auditioning a new local.

    55555 by Martin S.

  • Brian S.Unecessary long wait

    22222 by Brian S.

  • gRegor M.The bacon crusted meatloaf was delicious!

    55555 by gRegor M.

  • Emily D.Absolutely amazing restaurant w/a fabulous mission. Go on a Monday and you'll thank me for the awesome deal you get :)

    55555 by Emily D.

  • Hereschicago.comThe coffee is the best in wrigleyville!!!

    55555 by Hereschicago.com

  • Todd S.Great drinks.

    55555 by Todd S.

  • Eustace A.Ditto about Tom. He's amazing and very dry but funny.

    55555 by Eustace A.

  • Brandon B.Their cucumber infused vodka is delicious and refreshing!

    55555 by Brandon B.

  • Gregory H.Drink Green Line

    55555 by Gregory H.

  • Ryan S.The granola French toast is fantastic.

    55555 by Ryan S.

  • Megan S.Our favorite server/bartender is Tom. If he's there, ask to sit in his section.

    55555 by Megan S.

  • Miles B.Spectacular grilled cheese.

    55555 by Miles B.

  • Bon Appetit MagazineNothing's better than a great burger and a perfectly made martini. Be sure to order the Dietzler Farm burger with the works and a Rain Organics Vodka martini, made from 100% organic white corn.

    55555 by Bon Appetit Magazine

  • Caleb Z.Good beer selection, good local micros, not crap "domestics"

    55555 by Caleb Z.

  • CourtneyGreat local beer selection! Sweet potato fries with the goat cheese fondue is delicious!

    55555 by Courtney

  • Daniel S.Also, they still have the incredible Goose Island Dominique, sold out everywhere else

    55555 by Daniel S.

  • Andrew JGoose Island 322 urban wheat ale is amazing! I want to bring it back to Canada with me!

    55555 by Andrew J

  • Megan T.Walked in with an epic hangover from the night before. Their bloody mary took care of it right away.

    33333 by Megan T.

  • Ed B.service is a bit slow.

    55555 by Ed B.

  • Becca GThe mango tea is sooo good :)

    55555 by Becca G

  • Travel ChannelUnwind by the warm fireplace or the spacious rooftop. Live music is big here; the late Jeff Buckley was a regular performer, and tribute concerts are still played in his honor.

    55555 by Travel Channel

  • Brooke Jeat the mussels - they are sooooo good

    55555 by Brooke J

  • Ennyl W.This is a horribly place to see a show. Tiny space and very disorganized about who can go back when. I don't know why they bother having folks play here.

    33333 by Ennyl W.

  • Erinlovely open mic on Monday nights

    55555 by Erin

  • HPTry the Basillica limon ....I could drink this all day long!!

    55555 by HP

  • Michael L.You can/should make a brunch reservation a day in advance

    33333 by Michael L.

  • Jackee B.Try the pumpkin ravioli. And half price wine tonight!

    55555 by Jackee B.

  • Dominique B.Try the pumpkin ravioli is soo good

    55555 by Dominique B.

  • Ed B.Thanks for the great Ribeye!

    55555 by Ed B.

  • Steve L.I appreciate they support local farmers and serve organic. Generally the food is good, but I recommend breakfast over dinner.

    55555 by Steve L.

  • Don C.Sweet potato fries are good, even without the goat cheese.

    55555 by Don C.

  • KatieGreat staff, wine and atmosphere. They support local farmers. Sit outside!

    55555 by Katie

  • James G.Best bloody Mary I've ever had.

    55555 by James G.

  • DoraThis is an official Nickelodeon Parents' Picks Award Nominee!Powered by ParentsConnect.com

    55555 by Dora

  • Mike W.Dogs allowed on patio...

    55555 by Mike W.

  • MIchael TLee & Adam: two of the greatest bartenders around. Great beer, great dirty martinis.

    55555 by MIchael T

  • Andrea Etry the ramp & asparagus omelet- delicious!

    55555 by Andrea E

  • Andrew S.Opens daily at 9am.

    55555 by Andrew S.

  • Tina C.Go on Mondays for open mic night and get the calamari & sweet potato fries...you won't regret it! So yummy!

    55555 by Tina C.

  • ChanthanaGet the sweet potato fries with goat cheese fondue

    55555 by Chanthana

  • Aaron CThe sweet potato fries are excellent!

    55555 by Aaron C

  • Grant Dgreat cocktails, great atmosphere, friendly bartenders...oh, and the food is good, too

    55555 by Grant D

  • David K.Have the calamari: http://nom.ms/s

    33333 by David K.

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