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Edgewater Location


uncommon ground operates 2 independently owned restaurants located in Chicago. The first, located in the Lakeview/Wrigleyville neighborhood, opened in 1991.  The second uncommon ground location opened in the historic Edgewater neighborhood in 2007.  Both uncommon ground locations are open for brunch, lunch and dinner daily and feature contemporary comfort cuisine with an emphasis on seasonal, regional, organic ingredients. The bars feature famous house-infused organic cocktails, a selection of local craft beers and an eclectic, sustainable American wine list. Enjoy tree-lined outdoor cafes in the summer & 2 warm, cozy fireplace in the winter.  uncommon ground operates the "1st Certified Organic Roof Top Farm in the US" as well as our own brewery, GREENSTAR BREWING, "The 1st Certified Organic Brewery in Illinois" - M.O.S.A.

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Lakeview Location


uncommon ground was established in 1991 by Helen & Michael Cameron.  Since that time, they have been driving the "farm to table" movement.  Always searching for great local family farmers, distillers, brewers & winemakers that share their vision for local, organic, sustainable ideals to educate the community on the importance of the good food movement.  Helen & Michael are avid supporters of the Green City Market, Slow Food, and in 2010 were delegates at the international Terra Madre in Turino, Italy representing Chicago as food activists for the good food movement.

In 2014, they were awarded the first "Snail of Approval" by Slow Food Chicago.

Always evolving, in 2008, Helen & Michael opened the "First Certified Organic Roof Top Farm in the US" - M.O.S.A.

In 2014 they continued pushing the envelope by opening the "First Certified Organic Brewery in Illinois" - M.O.S.A.


Previous Awards & Accomplishments:

"Greenest Restaurants in the World" - Green Restaurant Association

Governor's Sustainability Award

Best New Restaurants - Chicago Magazine

Best New Breakfast Spot - Time Out Chicago

Mayor's Landscape Award - City of Chicago

Winner of the prestigious USGBC "Environmotion" Award

Greenest Restaurant of the Year - Edgewater Chamber of Commerce


Uncommon Ground on Clark (Lakeview) Established 1991. Home of Greenstar Brewing organic brewery

3800 North Clark Street,

Chicago, IL 60613

Phone. 773-929-3680

Uncommon Ground on Devon (Edgewater) Established 2007. Home of the 1st Certified Organic Roof Top Farm in the US

1401 West Devon Avenue,

Chicago, IL 60660

Phone. 773-465-9801