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The Four Farthings Tavern & Grill

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2060 North Cleveland Avenue, Chicago, IL 60614-4517 (Lincoln)
The #22 Bus drops you at Dickens & Clark leaving you a short two block walk west on Dickens to Four Farthings. There is also a buss which runs on Lincoln Avenue. The closest train stop would be at Armitage & Sheffield leaving you a 20 min walk.
+1 773-935-2060
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11:30 am - 2:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 2:00 am
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Reservations
Description: Located on a corner in the heart of Lincoln Park, Four Farthings Tavern...
Located on a corner in the heart of Lincoln Park, Four Farthings Tavern and Grill has welcomed patrons to fill pints and plates for half a century. Though the tavern was originally a quaint space with a ceiling only reaching nine feet, it has grown through the decades. Today, it is an up scale resturant where customers can uncover something different every day-a sidewalk brunch on Sundays, Trivia on Wednesdays and karaoke on Thursdays and Saturdays, and live music on Friday. The bar keeps their signature wings on special and televisions abuzz with sports on the weekends- catching all the action of College Sports (BIG 10 Conference & Michigan Booster Bar) & NFL football on the weekends. Plasters of photos of old Chicago across walls paneled in centuries-old wood (which was imported from Wisconsin's Kimberly Clark mansion and milled onsite for a custom fit). The Grill Room was added in 1983 and features fresh steaks and seafood along with pastas and daily specials. The bar side offers lighter fare and outdoor seating at our beautiful patio! The bar and party room are popular spots to view sporting events or meet friends to relax. We are excited to continue the proud history of Four Farthings and put our own touches on an old favorite!
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Good for:
Casual Elegant

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Stellar service and good beer

We visited the bar area on a Saturday evening (they have a separate dining room also). We found a table and one of the bartenders (Jerrod) came out from behind the bar to tend to us, he mentioned the dining room was busy. We could also see there was a private party in their back room, so the place... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 10, 2014
chi_dave
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Chicago, Illinois
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  • Casual Elegant
  • Reservations
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Chicago, Illinois
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

We visited the bar area on a Saturday evening (they have a separate dining room also). We found a table and one of the bartenders (Jerrod) came out from behind the bar to tend to us, he mentioned the dining room was busy. We could also see there was a private party in their back room, so the place was... More 

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Pristina, Kosovo
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113 reviews 113 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

I've only been to the bar several times for drinks but it is a great place to hang out and have a beer in Lincoln Park. Also had lunch (steak sandwich) and it was very good. Good beer selection and great place to watch sports. Service at the bar is superb. Recommended for a good "bar and Grill" experience.

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Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

We had a large group of 9 and service was excellent. Food was good and portions were plentiful. Most of us had the Fish and Chips and each was easily able to change chips for baked potatoe or more salad. Food was presented at the same time for all without having to wait too long. Another great Chicago neighborhood spot.... More 

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Vienna, Wien, Austria
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104 reviews 104 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

We were attracted by the nice seating possibilities outside on the street, so we stopped by for dinner. The noodles with chicken were a huge portion, but tasted not really special. The ribs were quite good. Good selection of wine and beer. Service pushed to pay when we finished. Good athmospere, good food at reasonable prices.

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South Windsor, Connecticut
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45 reviews 45 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

The service was terrible. How do you hire someone who hates seafood and over 1/3 of your menu is seafood? He forgot things, he disappeared from time to time, it just made the entire meal a downer. The food was good but most likely would have been better if the service was better. The only thing that made me happy... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

We ate outside on a great Chicago evening. The lake superior fish and lamb chops were good, with very good side dish. However, the service was terrible. I have been at busier places and had 1000% better service. Dessert of mango cheesecake and cinnamon ice cream were good but not very exciting. Great locate, but food needs upgrade. And fire... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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223 reviews 223 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014 via mobile

Had brunch here today. Foods was abundant but not especially good. 3 of us had salmon omelets and one a stack of banana pancakes. The chocolate mini muffins and cream cheese are a nice touch in the breadbasket which comes out ahead of the food. I would go back but I would not rush back. Perhaps the bar is better... More 

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Springfield IL
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47 reviews 47 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

My friend and I stopped here for a quick bite before seeing a matinee at the Chicago Shakespeare Theatre. The bar part of this establishment is quite charming; it has a beautiful pressed-tin ceiling. We had a drink while waiting for the restaurant to open. They have a good selection of beers and premium liquors, although they are a bit... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Come here to belt out some tunes on a Saturday night. It will be the best decision you've made in Chicago.

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Sioux City, Iowa
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33 reviews 33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013 via mobile

My sister selected the restaurant because she liked the location. We were staying in the Lincoln Park area and we headed for a Friday night dinner. The place was busy so we were happy to get a seat outside in the beautiful summer weather. I enjoyed the sangria and my sisters chose beer. We were all happy with our drinks.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2060 North Cleveland Avenue, Chicago, IL 60614-4517
    (Lincoln)
  • Public Transportation: The #22 Bus drops you at Dickens & Clark leaving you a short two block walk west on Dickens to Four Farthings. There is also a buss which runs on Lincoln Avenue. The closest train stop would be at Armitage & Sheffield leaving you a 20 min walk.
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Lincoln Park
  • Neighborhood: Lincoln Park
  • Phone Number: +1 773-935-2060

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 29 - 31
  • Cuisine: American, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant

Description

Located on a corner in the heart of Lincoln Park, Four Farthings Tavern and Grill has welcomed patrons to fill pints and plates for half a century. Though the tavern was originally a quaint space with a ceiling only reaching nine feet, it has grown through the decades. Today, it is an up scale resturant where customers can uncover something different every day-a sidewalk brunch on Sundays, Trivia on Wednesdays and karaoke on Thursdays and Saturdays, and live music on Friday. The bar keeps their signature wings on special and televisions abuzz with sports on the weekends- catching all the action of College Sports (BIG 10 Conference & Michigan Booster Bar) & NFL football on the weekends. Plasters of photos of old Chicago across walls paneled in centuries-old wood (which was imported from Wisconsin's Kimberly Clark mansion and milled onsite for a custom fit). The Grill Room was added in 1983 and features fresh steaks and seafood along with pastas and daily specials. The bar side offers lighter fare and outdoor seating at our beautiful patio! The bar and party room are popular spots to view sporting events or meet friends to relax. We are excited to continue the proud history of Four Farthings and put our own touches on an old favorite!
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 2:00 am
Monday
11:30 am - 2:00 am
Tuesday
11:30 am - 2:00 am
Wednesday
11:30 am - 2:00 am
Thursday
11:30 am - 2:00 am
Friday
11:30 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
11:30 am - 2:00 am

Questions & Answers

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?