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Community Tavern


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Community Tavern, nestled in the Portage Park neighborhood of Chicago, is a modern American restaurant owned and operated by husband and wife team, Joey & Brenna Beato. Our dream has always been to run our very own elevated 'mom & pop' restaurant in the neighborhood we call home. Chef Joey combines French & Italian technique with inspirations from Japanese & Korean cuisine. His food is a reflection of his upbringing, professional experiences and desire to take care of people with his cooking. Community's extensive beverage program complements Joey's dishes with a diverse wine selection, creative cocktails and craft beer. Our team is small and tight-knit, feeling more like family than colleagues.
American, Contemporary, Bar, Wine Bar
Reservations, Seating, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Table Service
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Reviewed March 20, 2019

The food was great and there were a number of great Gluten Free meals available. The Staff were really helpful and friendly. Great atmosphere.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank HelenJB18
Reviewed March 6, 2019

Doesn't look like much from the outside but very warm and welcoming inside. Attended a private event here last weekend and the food was really special. The Sunchoke Bisque was was so good it would have been well served at a Michelin stared restaurant. Looking...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Libby D
Reviewed February 1, 2019 via mobile

Honestly, recommended by a friend... great beverage list, apps were awesome burger performed it’s price point was perfect. Definitely recommending

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank DADAndreachicago
Reviewed September 9, 2018 via mobile

Wow. Just wow. The Community Tavern was absolutely amazing. It’s like new American with multiple Asian influences. We started off by shearing the SWEET ONION SOUP togarashi, swiss cheese crouton, grilled scallions. Wow. It was so good!!! We then shared the BAR HARBOR MUSSELS in...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank robertcZ7808OU
Reviewed August 27, 2018

We have been here so many times, most recently just before our son was born (like literally, the night before). The food is AMAZING, and surprisingly priced. It is a great deal. The cocktail menu is extensive, and there is not one drink that is...More

Date of visit: December 2017
Thank Kait2189
Reviewed June 24, 2018

We tried this restaurant because it's right around the corner from the BATL throwing axes location. They had some unusual choices on the wine menu, including a wine from Serbia, which was delicious. I had the short rib risotto which was excellent. Lastly, we were...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Mieza88
Reviewed April 30, 2018

Love Community! A party-in-your-mouth meal. We had unique brussels sprouts with thai basil, apples, chilli jam and parmesan, the butter dumplings that include kimchi and basil, along with entres of mussels made with champagne, brie, jalopeno, thyme and lemon, and steak frites, and, baked Alaska,...More

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank Innovasia
Reviewed January 15, 2018

From the arrival to the departure, the service was excellent. We started with the smoked cauliflower soup with a chili oil on top. Phenomenal. Our friends ordered the lemon grass soup, not as good. The scallion pancakes our a must, the mushroom salad too vinegary...More

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank 627herbe
Brenna B, Owner at Community Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded January 17, 2018

Hi Herb! It was so nice to meet you last Sunday. Thanks for coming in and for the wonderful review. We all hope to see you and your guests again very soon! Cheers, Brenna

Reviewed November 7, 2017

I liked the place a lot, but the food was a bit fancy for my taste. The wife liked it and that usually counts for more.

Date of visit: November 2017
Thank Dennis R
Reviewed October 8, 2017

Community Tavern was a delightful culinary surprise that provided an all-around elegant dining experience. The decor is sophisticated, clean and modern. Our welcoming server, Alex, was very knowledgeable about both the dinner and wine menus. Since this is a steakhouse we were not sure which...More

Date of visit: September 2017
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