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Evanston Lunch Group™ 2/19 @ Evanston Corner Bistro 12:30 pm
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    Post #1 - January 24th, 2024, 11:30 am
    Post #1 - January 24th, 2024, 11:30 am Post #1 - January 24th, 2024, 11:30 am
    It was once Farmhouse — for a time Evanston’s highest-grossing restaurant. Then, the owners decided to re-brand it as Thomas & Dutch, which lasted less than six months. Now, in its place is Evanston Corner Bistro, from LM Restaurant Group, whose bistro-focused portfolio includes other hotel restaurants, as well as Bistronomic, Land and Lake Kitchen, and River North Bistro.
    Evanston Corner Bistro wrote:Evanston Corner Bistro is an American bistro focusing on approachable contemporary cuisine. The menu highlights dishes made with fresh, local and seasonal ingredients.

    So, how will Evanston Corner Bistro compare to its predecessors? Attendees with the Evanston Lunch Group™ will find out for themselves Monday, February 19 (Presidents Day!) at 12:30 pm. All are welcome — just let us know if you’re coming by replying here, so we can get a head count. At the least, I’m guessing the food will be better than the long-time occupant of the space, years ago — McDonalds.

    703 Church St
    Evanston, IL 60201
    (847) 492-9700
    Last edited by nr706 on January 24th, 2024, 7:47 pm, edited 1 time in total.
  • Post #2 - January 24th, 2024, 12:31 pm
    Post #2 - January 24th, 2024, 12:31 pm Post #2 - January 24th, 2024, 12:31 pm
    Before that, it was Los Magueyes, a really good Mexican spot in the 80s (and 90s? I don't remember when it changed). It was our go-to when Sue and I were at NU and for years after.

    Before that it was The Firehouse, and before that it was actually a firehouse.
    What is patriotism, but the love of good things we ate in our childhood?
    -- Lin Yutang
  • Post #3 - January 24th, 2024, 1:07 pm
    Post #3 - January 24th, 2024, 1:07 pm Post #3 - January 24th, 2024, 1:07 pm
    I'm guessing you're thinking of the place currently called Firehouse Grill (sister restaurant to Candlelite on Western and Bluestone on Central) on Chicago Ave. Evanston Corner Bistro is in the Orrington Hotel.
  • Post #4 - January 24th, 2024, 7:10 pm
    Post #4 - January 24th, 2024, 7:10 pm Post #4 - January 24th, 2024, 7:10 pm
    nr706 wrote:I'm guessing you're thinking of the place currently called Firehouse Grill (sister restaurant to Candlelite on Western and Bluestone on Central) on Chicago Ave. Evanston Corner Bistro is in the Orrington Hotel.
    Right. The mix up is that you're going to the former Farmhouse, not Firehouse.
  • Post #5 - January 24th, 2024, 7:47 pm
    Post #5 - January 24th, 2024, 7:47 pm Post #5 - January 24th, 2024, 7:47 pm
    You're right. Mea culpa.
  • Post #6 - January 25th, 2024, 1:54 pm
    Post #6 - January 25th, 2024, 1:54 pm Post #6 - January 25th, 2024, 1:54 pm
    I’ll be there.
  • Post #7 - January 25th, 2024, 7:40 pm
    Post #7 - January 25th, 2024, 7:40 pm Post #7 - January 25th, 2024, 7:40 pm
    nr706 wrote:
    Evanston Corner Bistro wrote:Evanston Corner Bistro is an American bistro focusing on approachable contemporary cuisine.


    Sign me up for unapproachable contemporary cuisine. But what tha heck, I'll be there.
    Toast, as every breakfaster knows, isn't really about the quality of the bread or how it's sliced or even the toaster. For man cannot live by toast alone. It's all about the butter. -- Adam Gopnik
  • Post #8 - February 4th, 2024, 4:43 pm
    Post #8 - February 4th, 2024, 4:43 pm Post #8 - February 4th, 2024, 4:43 pm
    I’m in for lunch.
  • Post #9 - February 5th, 2024, 11:50 pm
    Post #9 - February 5th, 2024, 11:50 pm Post #9 - February 5th, 2024, 11:50 pm
    In.
  • Post #10 - February 18th, 2024, 9:23 pm
    Post #10 - February 18th, 2024, 9:23 pm Post #10 - February 18th, 2024, 9:23 pm
    ***I Plan On Being At
    The Evanston Corner
    Bistro
  • Post #11 - February 18th, 2024, 10:27 pm
    Post #11 - February 18th, 2024, 10:27 pm Post #11 - February 18th, 2024, 10:27 pm
    Reservation under "Keith."
  • Post #12 - February 19th, 2024, 7:54 pm
    Post #12 - February 19th, 2024, 7:54 pm Post #12 - February 19th, 2024, 7:54 pm
    I have posted photos from lunch along with a quick review in this new topic in the Eating Out in Chicagoland forum:

    Evanston Corner Bistro

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