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Tucked away down an alley in downtown Evanston, The Barn -- named for its locale in a old 19th century horse barn -- is a “modern meaterie” with a “yester-year” atmosphere from Amy Morton of Found Kitchen. The Barn is a meat-centric homage to Morton’s father, who founded eponymous steakhouse, Morton’s. The cocktails are classic, featuring familiar favorites like the Blood & Sand and Sloe Gin Fizz, and the menu (which will only change twice a year) is reflective of the restaurant’s rustic ambiance. Expect classic dishes like venison tartare, a tableside Little Gem salad, and bison Bolognese, but unlike the traditional a la carte side option at many steakhouses, steaks are served with butterball potatoes and marrow butter. The casual hideaway can be hard to find, but it’s worth the hunt for the nostalgia alone.

The Barn Evanston
Chicago

The Barn

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Tucked away down an alley in downtown Evanston, The Barn -- named for its locale in a old 19th century horse barn -- is a “modern meaterie” with a “yester-year” atmosphere from Amy Morton of Found Kitchen. The Barn is a meat-centric homage to Morton’s father, who founded eponymous steakhouse, Morton’s. The cocktails are classic, featuring familiar favorites like the Blood & Sand and Sloe Gin Fizz, and the menu (which will only change twice a year) is reflective of the restaurant’s rustic ambiance. Expect classic dishes like venison tartare, a tableside Little Gem salad, and bison Bolognese, but unlike the traditional a la carte side option at many steakhouses, steaks are served with butterball potatoes and marrow butter. The casual hideaway can be hard to find, but it’s worth the hunt for the nostalgia alone.