Found Kitchen and Social House

Modern American

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Overview

Found Kitchen & Social House, an Evanston hotspot, features New American small plates -- many ingredients sourced from local Midwest purveyors -- like lamb meatballs in pistachio chimichurri, chicken liver mousse with toasts or crispy pork belly over lentils. These shareable dishes promote socializing in a whimsical dining room kitted out with mismatched chairs, chalkboard ceilings and brick walls lined with eclectic art finds. The popular, expansive bar pours American wines (from California, Washington, Michigan, New York, Minnesota and beyond) as well as Midwestern beers and classic cocktails.

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Accolades

  • Top 10 Restaurants of 2014 - Chicago Tribune

Menu for Found Kitchen and Social House

Lunch Menu

Plates

  • Squash Blossom Soup with summer squash relish
    $7.00
  • Kale and Swiss Chard Salad green goddess vinaigrette, fresh peas & beans, flax cracker
    $12.00
  • Buratta Cheese stone fruit & arugula salad, pesto
    $12.00
  • Grilled Steak Salad with fennel, blue cheese, pine nuts and soft herbs
    $17.00
  • Lamb Meat Balls with pistachio chimichurri, yogurt
    $14.00
  • Harissa Roasted Broccoli & Cauliflower pepitas and cilantro
    $8.00
  • Arugula and Parmesan Flat Bread with garlic, lemon
    $11.00
  • Bacon and Leek Flat Bread with pleasant ridge reserve cheese
    $14.00
  • The Better Burger!Ground Beef & Mushroom Burger with pimento cheese, caramelized onion on brioche bun with chips
    $14.00
  • Pan Roasted White Fish Sandwich fennel slaw, spicy pepper remoulade on brioche roll, chips
    $13.00
  • Pork Green Chili brown rice, tomatillo pico and créme fraiche
    $15.00
  • Summer Vegetable Stir Fry with chicken, pineapple and farmers market vegetables
    $16.00

Dessert

  • Chocolate Cake with sour cherries, honey whipped cream
    $8.00
  • Cookie Plate dark chocolate cookies with candied ginger and walnuts, orange poppy sandwiches with raspberry jam, honey-nut squares
    $11.00
  • Yerba Mate Gelato Sundae dark chocolate, candied pistachio, mint chantilly
    $8.00

Libations

  • Eola Hills, Pinot Gris, or '14
    $10.00
  • The Path, Pinot Noir, Ca '12
    $11.00

Beverages

  • Found Soda house made and truly unique
  • House Made Ginger Beer
    $3.50
  • French Press Coffee
    Small Pot $5.00
    Large Pot $10.00
  • Steven Smith Organic Tea
    Pot $3.00

Dinner Menu

Caviar

  • Paddlefish
    $44.00
  • Hackleback
    $55.00

Fabulous Fromage

  • Black Goat, Prairie Fruits Farm, Goat, Il
  • Chandoka, Laclare Farms, Cow/Goat, Wi
  • Ouleout, Vulto Creamery, Cow, Ny
  • Rupert, Consider Bardwell, Cow, Vt
  • Ledyard, Meadyard, Sheep, Ny

Plates

  • Heirloom Baby Lettuce Salad blue cheese, pinenuts, fennel-herb vinaigrette
    $11.00
  • Kale and Swiss Chard Salad green goddess vinaigrette, fresh peas & beans, flax cracker
    $12.00
  • Whole Indiana Shrimp & Spinach Salad with spicy mushroom larb, toasted rice, gray shallot
    $18.00
  • French Fries with hot sauce and ranch
    $5.00
  • Lamb Meat Balls with pistachio chimichurri, mint yogurt
    $14.00
  • Baked Ricotta with squash blossom and white bean puree, baby squash relish, baguette
    $16.00
  • Crispy Pork Belly oat porridge, strawberry mustard, arugula, apricots
    $14.00
  • Fried Cauliflower with snap peas, manzana peppers, yogurt
    $10.00
  • Masala Fried Chicken nettle saag, pickled green tomato & baby green salad
    $14.00
  • White Corn & Golden Flax Polenta Cakes baby bok choy, poached radish, herbed tofu
    $17.00
  • Slagel Farms Steak with spicy potato salad, roasted broccoli, serrano chermoula
    $28.00
  • Oven Roasted Pork Chop farro, kohlrabi, english peas, favas and garlic scape-mustard pork jus
    $30.00
  • 28-Day Dry Aged New York Strip with farmer's market treasures of the day
    $56.00

What's New You Ask

  • Roasted String Beans white soy-maitaki butter, chutney powder, cilantro
    $11.00
  • Pan Seared Ivory Char charred baby beets, rapini and garlic-chive lemon aioli
    $22.00

Sweets

  • Chocolate Pound Cake sour cherries, vanilla gelato, honey whipped cream
    $8.00
  • Cookie Plate - Dark Chocolate with candied ginger & pecans, honey-nut squares, orange poppy sandwich with raspberry jam
    $11.00
  • Yerba Mate Gelato Sundae dark chocolate, candied pistachio, mint chantilly
    $8.00
  • Stout Float temperance vanilla imperial stout, frio's vanilla gelato and chocolate bitters
    $12.00

Drink Menu

Cocktails

  • Splendor in the Grass Lemongrass-infused vodka, lillet blanc, and ginger. Bright herbal and floral notes with a touch of ginger heat. Summer in a glass!
    $11.00
  • G&t Rethunk Talk about old school! Letherbee gin, chinchona bark, grapefruit, ginger, and lime.
    $12.00
  • Easy Peasy Lemon Squeezy Evan's snap pea-infused northshore #11 gin, fresh lemon, a touch of sweet and a hint of mint. Fresh, citrusy and easy drinkin'.
    $13.00
  • A Clockwork Orange Bourbon, rooibos syrup and a dash of orange bitters. A found classic. A little boozy with a touch of sweet. "Oh, bliss, bliss and heaven."
    $11.00
  • Hemingway Daiquiri White rum, freshly squeezed grapefruit juice, lime, luxardo maraschino liqueur. Shaken and served up. Mike's homage to the classic cocktail.
    $13.00
  • The Babbling Brooke F.e.w. Gin, elderflower liqueur and lime. Beautifully balancing the floral and citrus flavors, this is our signature cocktail. Served on the rocks or up.
    $15.00
  • Vera Charles Fidencio mezcal, aperol, fresh lime juice and a dash of grapefruit bitters. A touch of smoke. Hint of zest and a biting wit - just like the lady herself.
    $13.00

Draft Beer

  • Off Color Brewing, Troublesome, Il 4. 3 % 12oz Made from two beers that are blended together to create a mild tartness and a fuller mouthfeel.
    $8.00
  • Metropolitan, Krankshaft, Kolsch, Il 5% 12oz Touch of wheat malt to round out the hop, it's a pale hued smile in a glass.
    $7.00
  • Sketchbook, Back Alley, Belgian Dubbel, Il 8. 1% 8oz This is a strong ale with a rich malty character and complex aroma. Just a bit of spiciness to the nose and flavor.
    $8.00
  • Sketchbook, Orange Door, Ipa, Il 7. 2% 12oz A serious ipa with tons of dry hop bringing a backbone of citrus and pine....so Fine!
    $8.00
  • Temperance, "Might Meets Right" Imperial Stout, Il 9% 8oz Balance of dark rich malt, roast, and vanilla sweetness that makes this mighty beer just right.
    $8.00

Bottled Beer

  • Two Brothers, Prairie Path, Gluten Free Ale, Il 5. 1% 12oz Complex malt character with a mildly bitter finish. A crisp, savory ale that is light in color, but not in flavor.
    $7.00
  • Baderbrau, Pilsener, Il 4. 8% 12oz Amber color, pure hop-forward, with a malty body.
    $6.50
  • Lakefront Brewery Inc, Ipa, Wi 6. 6% 12oz Hazy orange color with a citrusy, floral bouquet. It is well balanced with malty flavor to back up the hops.
    $8.00
  • Finch's Beer Co, Hardcore Chimera, Imperial Ipa, Il 9% 16oz Intense aroma and flavor of passionfruit and citrus is balanced out against a hearty grain to make it deceptively drinkable.
    $10.00
  • Metropolitan Brewing, Fly Wheel, Lager, Il 5% 12oz Spicy hop flavors but amped up with malt for balance.
    $7.00
  • Dark Horse Brewing, Amber Ale, Mi 5. 5% 12oz "Red headed step child" of their beer portfolio & inspired by almost everything from belgium, special yeast gives this brew mild hints of fruit and clove.
    $8.00
  • Erdinger Weissbier N. A. Germany 0. 0% 12oz Delicious n.a. Beer that tastes like beer.
    $7.00

Wines

Fizzy

  • Szigeti, Gruner Veltliner, Austria Nv
    $52.00
  • Domaine Saint Vincent, Brut, Nm Nv
    $9.00
    $36.00
  • L. Mawby, Blanc De Blancs, Mi Nv
    $15.00
    $60.00
  • Fleury, Blanc De Noirs, Fr Nv
    $79.00

White

  • Forge, Dry Riesling, Ny '13
    $45.00
  • Les Fontenelles, Sauvignon Blanc, Fr '13
    $7.00
    $28.00
  • Clos Lachance, Sauvignon Blanc, Ca '13
    $36.00
  • Efeste, Sauvignon Blanc, Wa '13
    $47.00
  • Eola Hills, Pinot Gris, or '14
    $10.00
    $40.00
  • Illahe, Viognier, Willamette Valley, or '14
    $39.00
  • Hinman, Riesling, or '10
    $9.00
    $36.00
  • Alexandria Nicole, Rousanne/Marsanne/Viognier, Wa '12
    $48.00
  • Andrew Rich, Roussanne, Wa '12
    $42.00
  • Taft, Chardonnay, Ca '13
    $11.00
    $44.00
  • Melville, Chardonnay, Ca, '13
    $65.00
  • Wind Racer, Chardonnay, Ca '11
    $60.00
  • Enotria, Arneis, Ca '12
    $44.00

Rose

  • Saved, Grenache/Pinot Noir, or '13
    $11.00
    $44.00
  • Liquid Geography, Monestrell, Sp '13
    $7.00
    $28.00
  • Yamhill Valley, Rose of Pinots, or '14
    $34.00
  • Baker Lane, Syrah, Ca '12
    $36.00

Red

  • Brooks, "Janus" Pinot Noir, or '11
    $72.00
  • Foris, Pinot Noir, or '11
    $45.00
  • The Path, Pinot Noir, Ca '12
    $9.00
    $36.00
  • Chat. , Grand Traverse, Gamay Noir, Mi '13
    $34.00
  • Kunin, Pape Star, Ca '13
    $52.00
  • Teira, Merlot, Ca '12
    $12.00
    $48.00
  • Field Stone, "Convivio", Cab/Merlot, Ca '11
    $11.00
    $44.00
  • Sherrer, Old & Mature Vine Zinfandel, Ca '12
    $79.00
  • Reynoso, Cabernet Sauvignon, Ca '12
    $63.00
  • Scott Harvey, Barbera, Ca '12
    $48.00
  • Paul Dolan, Cabernet Sauvignon, Ca '11
    $41.00
  • Willis Hall, Merlot, Wa '05
    $65.00
  • Aquinas, Cab Sauv/Merlot/Petite Sirah, Ca '09
    $18.00
    $72.00
  • Davis Family Vineyards, Estate Syrah, Ca, '11
    $98.00
  • Waters, Interlude, Wa '11
    $70.00

1631 Chicago Avenue
Evanston, IL 60201

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Details
  • Price Range: $$$
    Atmosphere: Intimate, Neighborhood Feel, Romantic
  • Dress Code: Casual
    Good For: Hot Spot, Meet For A Drink, Outdoor Dining
  • Noise Level: Average
  • Wine Spirits: Full Bar
    Phone: (847) 868-8945
  • Private Dining Room: Yes