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Tour Amy Morton’s The Barn, A Rustic 19th Century Renovation in Evanston

This old horse stable has been utterly transformed

The Barn, the newest restaurant from Amy Morton, is open in Evanston.
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Ashok Selvam is the editor of Eater Chicago and a native Chicagoan armed with more than two decades of award-winning journalism. Now covering the world of restaurants and food, his nut graphs are super nutty.

Trust Amy Morton, as the owner of Found won’t lead diners astray in Evanston. Her new restaurant, The Barn, is off the beaten path, and it opened on Tuesday in the north suburb. Inside a former horse stable, visitors will have to duck behind Church Street, around the corner from Thai Sookdee and into an alley to find Morton’s new spot. Morton and her crew released the meaty menu last week.

There’s lots of charm on two levels inside this 19th century brick building. There’s 75 seats and a 20-foot ceiling. A large light fixture drops from the center of the ceiling and greets guests as soon as they enter. Up on the second floor, the exposed brick shows off the building’s history, as faded signage for Borden’s Evaporated Milk can be seen.

This is Morton’s second restaurant in suburban Evanston. She opened Found back in 2012. The Barn is now open and reservations start at 5:30 p.m. daily, with the bar opening at 5 p.m. Scope out the photos below.

The Barn, Rear 1016 Church St., open 5 p.m. to 10 p.m., Tuesday through Thursday; 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.

the barn, evanston


1631 Chicago Avenue, Evanston, IL 60201 (847) 868-8945 Visit Website