I usually enjoy going to the Uncommon Ground in Rogers Park with my roommates, but I had a few issues from this experience. I ordered a Black Bean burger, and was served a real beef burger. I didn’t realize it until I had a bite. The server hardly apologized, and nothing was offered to be reduced on the bill. The server didn’t exactly pay attention to our table; when I realized the mistake with my meal I had to go find a different server myself after 5 minutes. The salad my guest had was incredibly salty as well. Sorry to say it was not the meal experience I was expecting.
Usually service is great, and the staff and experience is fantastic. I’m not sure what happened today, but we waited 30 minutes before we had a server. The host quickly seated me while I waited for my two friends and a 6-month old baby, but once my friends arrived, it felt as though we didn’t exist. One bus boy brought me water and said he would be our server, but then when my friends arrived, didn’t acknowledge us until we flagged him down about 20 minutes later when we said we were ready to order. He said he would send a server over, which was very confusing. The next person to come was another bus boy with more water, who also said he would send a server over. Add to more confusion and frustration. To be fair, there was a Cubs game, but how often are there Cubs games on Sundays in the summer? Quite often. So it’s not like this rush was new. We finally had a server come, and she comped our first round of drinks and sent food out quickly, which was a good customer service practice. It wasn’t the servers fault, and the hostess came out to apologize - which we appreciated - but I just won’t go back on a Sunday. Or I at least won’t ever sit in the back again, where it felt like we were forgotten and abandoned, even with all the good music.
Uncommon ground was absolutely beautiful - great menu options, atmosphere & location! Our food was not very flavorful sadly, but would give them a second chance!
Good food, excellent host, wait and bar service. Glad to have a reservation on such a busy day cubs game !
It was good. Nothing wowed me. I kinda wish the breakfast menu was bigger
outdoor area is very pleasant, good food and good service
This place was amazing. I took some friends from out of town here for brunch and they loved it. Great service, very relaxed, excellent food. We sat outside and everything definitely exceeded expectations. This will be my new favorite breakfast spot.
We have a nice Pre-game meal at Uncommon. Great place to
go before the Cubs game.
Meh, expensive drinks for small pour. Mediocre service.
Fantastic dinner. We sat on the patio which had great ambience and ample space. Food was tasty (we had cheese curds, sweet potato fries, artichoke/pesto dip, smash burgers and chicken sandwich). Our server was excellent, very attentive and kind. Also quite knowledgeable about the cocktail/beer menu and food items. I would definitely go back again!
Food and drinks were very good. Service was good initially but after we received our meals, no one came back to our table to check-in or ask us if we needed anything, like maybe another drink. Plus, we waited forever for our check and ended up having to flag the waitress down to get it. They seemed sort-staffed but we understand that is common in restaurants right now. Overall, still a decent experience and we'd likely give it another shot.
Excellent food and the staff was very friendly! A little on the pricey side, but great place to have a delicious, casual meal.
Always consistent, a favorite place for lunch. Good service, good food, fair prices.
Still wish for the return of Fried Green Tomato Sandwich... sigh
I have been a loyal customer since 1991! Go Helen and Mike.
Came for dinner before the Cubs game. The back room was a bit noisy.
It was an overall fine experience. I noticed that the servers use toast for our on the patio. As a server who also uses the handhelds, they are incredibly convenient and easy to use, however I didn’t like that the waitress selected a 20% tip for herself instead of giving me the option to select a tip option. I vehemently believe in tipping wait staff and honestly probably would have selected 20% or above anyway, however it feels inappropriate to preemptively choose a tip percentage for your table.
The service was outstanding. The food was delicious, and actually some vegetarian options which I appreciated. Nice location, but can be a little loud when Cubs games are out.
Our food came out at different times which meant waiting a significant time to eat so as not to exclude a member of our party.
Beverages came out at different times as well. They never apologized and then brought us a “total” without a check that had been auto gratuity in a 5 person party. I
Food wasn’t good enough to outweigh the negative
Incredible service, amazing atmosphere, and delicious food! What more could you want? The patio is perfect for a summer evening, too! We will definitely be back!
We had a great dinner with friends, great service and we all very happy with our meals.
Awesome food and service
A lovely brunch spot! Note that the restaurant requires proof of vaccination or mandates mask wearing if you don't have proof of vaccination, which would have been nice to know beforehand. But overall, it was a lovely experience!
Food was bland. Service was decent. Not planning on going back.
Lovely outdoor experience with a covering overhead and flowers and plants surrounding. Healthy and tasty salads. Courteous and attentive service.
Our party of four ate outside. It was a beautiful Sunday morning and I made a reservation the night before. People had to show proof of being vaccinated and an ID which allowed us to relax and enjoy our time. We had artichoke pesto dip, ham and cheese stuffed French toast, and a dish that was a fancy egg bacon and cheese sandwich. We also had a fruit parfait and finished with red sangria. Everything was exceptional. One issue I had was my vanilla latte had to be returned because it didn’t have vanilla in it. But it was quickly replaced. It’s a little pricey, but it’s delicious, so we will go back for an occasional treat.
Our waitress was fantastic. First outting since before the pandemic and it was neat.
Getting together with my family to have a dinner together before my sister moves to New York! All of the servers and staff we encountered were so friendly and attentive. Our server complimented my step dad’s paisley shirt and he was DELIGHTED! The food was incredible, and so we’re the drinks! We felt comfortable eating inside since the tables were spaced put pretty well, only one other party was with us in the part of the restaurant we were in. And I LOVE the handheld devices the servers use to put in our orders and check us out. It made it so convenient and quick. As a former server, I can only imagine how much easier this system makes it for servers especially when trying to avoid congregating in small spaces for long periods of time (the line at the server station computers on a Friday night were always the WORST!). Can’t wait to go back, and also try out their location in Edgewater!
The food was amazing!
Very good food especially if your a vegetarian. If your trying to eat and make the cubs game, give yourself time, service not so quick.
Great place to go for drinks and food before a Cubs game.
We went there prior to the Cubs game. The meal and service were outstanding. The chips were excellent and the have lots of beer choices.
Lame. Skip it.
This was our first visit to Uncommon Ground-Lakeview. I would say our experience was pretty much average. We were seated promptly upon arrival and our server was very pleasant. The restaurant was not full but they, probably like many other establishments, seemed under staffed for a busy Sunday brunch hour. Our server had quite a few tables and was also running the coffee bar.
As far as the food, it was good but nothing stand out. Our party of four had the cheese curd appetizer, salads and burgers for mains. The relatively high prices didn't quite meet the quantity nor quality of the dishes served. We also ordered wine and beer and again, the price points were high for what was ordered.
Air-conditioning was out so it was a bit of a sauna though the food and drinks were phenomenal.
We looked so forward to our reservation at Uncommon Ground. Overall, the experience was under-whelming. The ventilation was very poor, the dining areas were very warm. Our meals were tasty enough, but served to each of the three us at different times. We were never asked if we wanted water refilled, a second beer/cocktail/soft drink. We more than understand the current understaffing issues, but the dining area was only half full. There appeared to be a larger group or private party assembling off the main dining room and it seemed that all bar and waitstaff was directed to that group. Sadly, I don’t think we’ll be visiting Uncommon Ground in the future.
The food was great and the service was excellent.
Amazing dinner and brews! Fantastic service and high quality food and drinks. We loved and and our server was amazing. Can’t wait to come back.
Food is just ok.
Delicious and plentiful Prix Fixe meal for restaurants’s 30th anniversary! Appetizer, entree, dessert & beer. Sat outside. Went with a friend who used to play gigs there. Love Uncommon Ground!
We love this place! The food is always fantastic. I’ve tried over 10 different menu items and honestly cannot say which one I like most! The drinks are also delicious and the drink menu is always evolving which makes for a nice surprise each time you visit!
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