Farmhouse Anticipates June Opening in Evanston

The Michelin-rated restaurant in River North is opening a second location this summer at 703 Church St., offering 36 craft beers on tap and Midwestern cuisine sourced from local farms.

Farmhouse co-owner TJ Callahan says he expects to open an Evanston location of the "farm-to-tavern" restaurant in June.

Callahan and co-owner Ferdia Doherty opened the first location of the restaurant in River North in September 2011. The restaurant focuses on locally sourced tavern food and craft beers, and was recently included in the prestigious 2013 Michelin Guide Chicago, according to the restaurant's website.

Farmhouse Evanston will be located at 703 Church St., at the 5,500-square-foot space in the Hilton Orrington building that formerly housed the sushi restaurant Futami. The menu will change with the seasons, featuring Midwestern fare such as grass-fed Illinois steak, Indiana duck breast schnitzel and Lake Superior whitefish as well as beer-batter fried Wisconsin cheese curds. Ingredients are sourced from Illinois, Indiana, Michigan and Wisconsin, according to Doherty, while 36 craft beers on tap are all from the Midwest. 

Doherty and Callahan originally anticipated a May opening, but that has since been pushed back to mid to late June, according to Callahan. The restauranteurs are currently accepting applications for all positions.

Previous coverage of Farmhouse:

  • Michelin-Rated Farmhouse Restaurant Coming to Evanston
  • Farmhouse Brings Farm-to-Tavern Eats to Evanston
  • Farmhouse Restaurant Moves Toward Spring Opening
Marie May 23, 2013 at 05:15 PM
Great! Hope they got some good vegan options.
Lena Kilb Snow May 24, 2013 at 03:08 AM
The opportunity to move from the 'chain' food establishments in the area to a culinary menu with a conscience is wonderful! The concept to recognize the food we consume and the local farmers who feed us will be a good eductation! As a life-long Evanstonian, the community will appreciate your hard work. Best of luck TJ Callahan and Ferdia Doherty!


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