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