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The Four Farthings Tavern & Grill

2060 N Cleveland Ave, Chicago, IL 60614-4517 (Lincoln Park)
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Ranked #1,769 of 8,268 restaurants in Chicago
Price range: $29 - $31
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Lincoln Park
Cross street: Lincoln
Transit: 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.
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68% Recommend
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English first
South Windsor, Connecticut
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41 reviews 41 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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186 reviews 186 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 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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42 reviews 42 reviews
29 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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31 reviews 31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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Chicago, IL
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53 reviews 53 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

A few blocks north of the Second City comedy club, this is a well-established neighborhood joint that, put simply, is better than your average locals pub-restaurant. Don't expect the usual wings/burgers/pizza and beer; Four Farthings' menu manages to be casually sophisticated -- as contradictory as that sounds -- with hints of Italy plus regional American (Cajun, New England, etc.), all... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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267 reviews 267 reviews
194 restaurant reviews
164 helpful votes 164 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2013

Four Farthings used to be a pretty good place for a meal and a glass of wine and a beer, but anymore notsomuch. We visited on a Saturday night, when the restaurant was booming, and this may be part of the reason for the not so great meal. Service was friendly and although not as attentive as one would wish,... More

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Kenosha, Wisconsin
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82 reviews 82 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2013

If a "good" rating existed, better than average but not very good, that would be the rank I would chose for this establishment. The ambience, antique pub style, is very nice. The waiter was enthusiastic, knowledgeable about the menu, helpful and prompt. He is the primary reason why I opted for "very good" versus "average" rating . The food overall... More

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Chicago, Illinois
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

Four Farthings is a great local Chicago restaurant. Get out of the hussle bussle of the loop and see Lincoln Park. You have your choice between bar food and more typical entrees of steak, pasta, seafood. The food is delicious, the atmosphere is warm and you'll be glad you made it there.

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