Brass Heart

4.7
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Contemporary American
Fine dining restaurant located in the heart of Chicago's historic Uptown neighborhood. Brass Heart offers 9 and 12 course tasting menus, both omnivore and vegan, and can accommodate most dietary restrictions. On Tuesday's only, the restaurant offers a 6 course omnivore and vegan tasting menu. Chef Matt Kerney's elegant and ambitious tasting menu is not to be missed.

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What 32 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.9
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4.5
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m
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall3food5service5ambience3

Let me start with this - the food was amazing and the service was very good. When confirming the reservation, we were asked about food allergies/aversions. Chef did make alterations to my dessert course to accommodate my palate. My reason for the low rating has to do with the experience. I booked this reservation several weeks in advance to celebrate my husband's birthday. We were expecting to have a 9 course meal with wine pairings. When we arrived and were seated, we found out the menu was a special 'restaurant week' menu with only three courses and wine/cocktails by the glass and off the special menu. There was no indication on the web site nor was this mentioned when making the reservation or confirming the reservation. Very disappointing when you expect to have a long wonderful meal to celebrate a special occasion.

A
Chicago
57 reviews
Dined on 6 February 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food and service were excellent. The only complaint is there is no sign on the restaurant door and that made me look for a while.

OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on 29 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My boyfriend and I went for restaurant week - he ordered the omnivore and I had the vegan. We both could not stop talking about how wonderful everything was! The service was fantastic as well, we can’t wait to go back for a date night to try their full tasting menu! Would strongly recommend!!

S
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was outstanding.

B
1 review
Dined on 3 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful first experience here. Knowledgeable, kind staff who really made our evening special. Food was absolutely excellent. Was impressed with the wine list as well.

R
1 review
Dined on 2 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful vegan tasting menu for a very reasonable price. Service was superb and the decor was charming. Looking forward to my next visit.

m
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The perfect venue for a fine dinner and a surprise engagement.

EM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the perfect spot to celebrate my husband's birthday on a Saturday evening. Brass Heart thoughtfully offers 9 and 12-course tasting menus in both omnivore and vegan versions. We both had the 12-course omnivore menu. It was a flavorful and thoughtfully-curated celebration of tastes. Standouts were a tangy cheese tart with pear and plum, a delicious "bun" with ripe plantains and oxtail, and a Spanish-style risotto, and a chocolate semi-freddo with truffle ice cream. Service was excellent (friendly and helpful without being overbearing), and the setting was intimate and comfortable. A good wine list and a well-stocked bar enhanced the experience. It's not a place we can afford to go to everyday, but I hope to return soon.

OT
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a wonderful experience, from the great food, beautiful presentation, and thoughtful wine pairings, to a sophisticated and friendly staff that made you feel very special. I even got to talk to the chef. The space is classy and comfortable, with great photography adorning the walls, especially the Chicago policeman. All in all, this is a beautiful restaurant, and to have it in the neighborhood, is really special.

MP
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely birthday celebration. We each had the 9 course omnivore, and it was just the right amount of food. Service was well paced. The restaurant is very intimate. We enjoyed all of our courses; the beans and rice course was a pleasant surprise.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our second time dining here and it was wonderful. The place is very small and intimate and great for conversation. The food is excellent but the wine pairings were among the best that we have had. The sommelier is just fabulous. Worth a trip for a special occasion.

MG
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

The service and wine were amazing. The ambience was perfect. Comfortable with perfect lighting and sound level. The food was good but I thought was over priced for the taste

K
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, delicious cocktails, wonderful wine pairings, knowledgeable staff, all our dishes were inventive and tasty. Would definitely return. Much more approachable than other tasting menu options in the city.

BR
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Three short words: best meal ever. Shared the nine course omnivore and vegan menus with a shared wine pairing and not a single bad dish or wine. Truly memorable and can’t wait to return with others.

N
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brass Heart is astounding. From the ambiance to the exceptional food and service, it is unbeatable in Chicago! The cordial and gracious staff are a sharp contrast to other acclaimed restaurants in our city.
Very highly recommended !

6
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Normally there is one or two misses in a price fixe menu. Not here. The standout was the halibut poached in duck fat.

KR
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic overall experience. We are vegan so came for the vegan menu and it did not disappoint. Food was amazing, service/staff was great, all in all a great experience. Would definitely recommend. Thank you for having a vegan option!!

A
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on 10 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Creative food, superb service, great wine matches.

GG
Chicago
165 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Creative. Depth of flavor. Superb. Worth a drive. Only (marginally) weak dish in the 9 course was the dessert. Palate cleanser was almost better.

JS
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What an incredible find! 12 course tasting with wine pairings was fantastic. Looking forward to our next visit!

B
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dining experience. Warm and professional service. Elegant and comfortable space. Each course was beautifully presented. Delicious flavors. Talented chefs. They deserve Michelin stars. Chicago should be proud for having this caliber of restaurant. Highly recommended.

AJ
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing meal to celebrate my wife’s birthday. Friendly and expert service and the 9 courses with wine pairings were simply amazing.

AW
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brass Heart offers a wonderful menu accompanied by a fine wine list, and, best of all, you were able to have a conversation without shouting.

y
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible! Can’t stop thinking about going back again, and soon!

E
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My daughter and I love this restaurant. It was our second time there and it did not disappoint. Food is great and the staff is friendly. The only complaint I have is that, when the bill came, I was told that an 18% tip was already added to the bill, so I didn't check the calculation (My bad). I added more to make it 20% but when I calculated it the next day, a 20% tip had actually been added, not the 18% as I had been told. Lesson learned

EL
Western NC
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food at Brass Heart is imaginative and exquisite. One of the best restaurants were ever dined at.

BZ
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Truly a first class dining experience! Get the 9 course meal or you'll be hungry. Service was spectacular. Try the different wines and talk to the sommelier, who picks interesting wines from small vineyards and knows the story behind every bottle.

SE
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on 20 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A fabulous 5 star dining experience. The service was top notch. Friendly without pretense. Every bite of the 5 star dinner was craveable. Can't wait to go back. We had both the ominivore and vegan tastings. The vegan food was truly inspired. The ominivore dishes were rich and creative without being overly heavy. The wine pairing was spot on. My favorite bites were the sweetbreads with cumquats and the vegan artichoke and spinage tart.

SG
1 review
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to try out! The waiter was very attentive and made wine suggestions with each course. There is a wine pairing option as well, but we opted to go by the glass when needed.

DD
Chicago
52 reviews
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The entire staff from Chef Kerney’s kitchen A-team to the front of the house worked so well together to deliver a highly memorable, approachable and well curated tasting menu experience. The wine list is well curated with multiple price points if you opt out of the wine pairing. The vegan tasting menu looked as enviable, as our 9 course omnivore classic. It was at once unpretentious and Michelin Star worthy for the creative and beautifully plated courses, each one had memorable facets, so we look forward to the next menu change. Highly recommended for a special night out, or a night out to experience and experiment with fine dining.

JG
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

BEST Simply the best !! FOOD, service, accommodating team, Notice how I said TEAM not staff.
HIGHKLY recommend to anyone. Whether aq group or romantic dinner I Will be back and back and back.

SE
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 1 May 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was perfect for our anniversary. We have been talking about it for the past week and reliving it. It was great fun!