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Uncommon Ground

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  • Eclectic & International, Vegetarian-Friendly, Cafes & Coffeehouses, Local/Organic, Cocktails
  • 3800 N Clark St, Chicago IL60613 41.950808 -87.659759
  • (At W Grace St)
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  • (773) 929-3680
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Buttermilk Pancakes (v). house-made apricot syrup, whipped local honey butter, toasted almonds   13.00
Sour Cherry French Toast (v). texas toast, seedling farm cherry, vanilla mascarpone, pure maple syrup, candied walnuts, mint   13.00
Breakfast Burrito scrambled cage free farm eggs, house-made chorizo, breslin farms organic black bean salsa, chihuahua cheese, avocado, salsa verde   14.00
Duck Confit Stuffed Crepes plum bbq sauce, house-made queso, local arugula salad, balsamic vinaigrette   15.00
Chilaquiles (gf). scrambled eggs, house-made chorizo, jalapeno, corn tortillas, chihuahua cheese, salsa verde, sour cream   13.00
Vegan Chilaquiles (v). phoenix tofu, chorizo seitan, vegan cheese, corn tortillas, salsa verde   13.00
Uncommon Huevos (v). organic black bean cake, eggs over easy, ancho chili puree, chihuahua cheese, lime   13.00
Sustainable Egg Sliders scrambled local farm eggs, gunthorp farms hickory smoked bacon, cedar grove cheddar, garlic aioli, english muffin   14.00
Pork Belly Hash (gf). roasted redskin potatoes, seasonal vegetables, sunnyside up egg, local greens, hollandaise   14.00
Seasonal Omelet (v, gf). roasted red pepper relish, local feta, organic baby spinach   12.00
Organic Steel-Cut Oatmeal (v). spring valley farms maple syrup, dried sweet cranberries, house-made granola, toasted pistachios   7.00
House Made Organic Granola (v, gf). balsamic infused local strawberries, clover honey yogurt, candied pistachios   9.00
2 Eggs Any Style (v, gf). sustainable cage free eggs, house-made crispy potatoes   7.00
add cheddar, swiss, bleu, goat, american   1.00


Gunthorp Farm House-Made Chicken Sausage    5.00
Gunthorp Farm Hickory Smoked Bacon    5.00
Organic House-Made Mint Creek Pork Sausage    5.00
Chorizo Seitan    5.00
Toast Or English Muffin    2.00
Banana Bread    5.00
Crispy Potatoes    4.00
Bagel with cream cheese, sundried tomato & onion   6.00



Mediterranean Olive Hummus (v). quinoa tabbouleh, housemade queso fresco, celery leaves, chili oil, herbed pita   8.00
Sweet Potato Fries (v). capriole goat cheese fondue   8.00
Baked Artichoke & Goat Cheese Dip (v). pesto, local parmesan, toasted crostini   13.00
Soup Of The Day  cup 4.00bowl 7.00
Vegetarian Chili (v). cedar grove organic cheddar cheese, sour cream, scallions cup 4.00bowl 7.00
Gazpacho Blanco chilled almond soup, olive tapenade, fresh mint, sherry vinegar  bowl 7.00
Soup And Salad Combo cup of chef's daily soup or vegetarian chili & half of either sunshine salad or seasonal salad   11.00
Sunshine Salad (v). organic greens, seasonal vegetables, mushrooms, sunflower seeds & sprouts, apple cider vinaigrette, herb & cheese flatbread crisp sm 8.00lg 13.00
Organic Spinach Salad (v, gf). salt roasted beets, capriole goat cheese, candied walnuts, strawberries, vanilla orange vinaigrette   14.00
Uncommon Chopped Salad romaine, gunthorp farm hickory smoked bacon, black river gorgonzola, cucumbers, avocado, scallions, sundried tomatoes, smoked tomato ranch   13.00
Add Gunthorp Farm Naturally Raised Grilled Chicken To Your Salad $5.

Late Lunch


Helen's Grilled Chicken Sandwich grilled gunthorp farms chicken breast, organic cedar grove swiss, avocado, red onion, sprouts, house-made honey-mustard, artisanal sourdough   15.00
Tacos Verdura crispy chickpeas, cumin spiced summer squash, housemade queso fresco, charred tomatillos, onion relish   14.00
Split Pea Falafel Sandwich spring peas, pickled onions, marinated radish, mint crema   13.00
Grass Fed Free Range Burger romaine, red onion, pickle, potato bun   14.00
add cheese, gunthorp farm smoked bacon, grilled onions, grilled mushrooms  ea 1.00
Organic Macaroni & Cheese (v). mini shell pasta, organic grove cheddar and swiss, bread crumbs, local apple slaw. your choice of 1 ingredient: broccoli, sundried tomatoes or gunthorp hickory smoked bacon   14.00
additional ingredient  ea 1.00
Seasonal Pizza ask your server for the chef's daily selection   13.00
Add Swiss, Cheddar, American, Goat, Gorgonzola To Your Burger $1.



Soups & Salads

Gazpacho Blanco (v). chilled almond soup, olive tapenade, fresh mint, sherry vinegar bowl   7.00
Vegetarian Chili (v). cedar grove organic cheddar cheese, sour cream, scallions cup 4.00bowl 7.00
Sunshine Salad (v). organic greens, seasonal vegetables, sunflower seeds, mushrooms, apple cider vinaigrette, herb & cheese flat bread crisp sm 8.00lg 13.00
Frisee Salad (v, gf). peppered champagne vinaigrette, candied walnuts, local blue cheese, shaved herbs   11.00
Uncommon Chopped Salad romaine, local smoked bacon, local gorgonzola, cucumbers, avocado, scallions, local tomatoes, smoked tomato ranch   13.00
House Salad (v, gf). fresh mixed greens, pickled onions, roasted shallot vinaigrette   7.00

Small Plates

Zucchini Fritters (v). shaved local parmesan, white truffle creme fraiche, candied lemon   9.00
Pork Belly (gf). ancho bbq sauce, kohlrabi kimchi, candied peanuts, micro mustard greens   15.00
Baked Artichoke Dip (v). goat cheese & pesto, local parmesan, toasted crostini   13.00
Poutine (gf). wisconsin cheese curds, pommes frites, short rib ragout, pistachio gremolata   10.00
Housemade Seasonal Flat Bread chef's whim   
Korean Fried Calamari sweet and spicy glaze, black and white sesame seeds, fresh greens   12.00
Local Cheese Board (v). cheese selection changing daily, black currant jam, marcona almonds, organic spent grain parmesan twists   17.00
Mediterranean Olive Hummus (v). quinoa tabbouleh, housemade queso fresco, celery leaves, chili oil, herbed pita   8.00
Sweet Potato Fries capriole goat cheese fondue   8.00

Large Plates

Double Fried Chicken Thigh (gf). braised greens, red beans and rice, sweet corn cornbread, co-op chi-racha honey butter   18.00
Rolling Meadows Bone-In Pork Chop (gf). seasonal vegetables, tart cherry mostarda, pear bacon chutney, pommes puree   22.00
Grilled Rushing Waters Trout (gf). yellow curry cauliflower puree, caper almond relish, bacon spaetzle, river valley mushroom conserva   25.00
Greenstar Organic IPA braised short rib grass fed midwest beef, sticky rice, shiitake mushrooms, scallions, shaved pears, natural jus   26.00
Study Of Vegetables (v, gf). ratatouille, black quinoa, sunflower crusted smoked phoenix bean tofu, pickled seasonal vegetables, organic spent grain bread   
Bacon Wrapped Meatloaf Red Skin Potato hash, local beer battered onion rings, tomato demi   18.00
Organic Spent Grain Burger Black Quinoa guacamole, sweet corn relish   11.00
Grass-Fed Free-Range Burger romaine, red onion, potato bun, house-made pickle   14.00
Helen's Grilled Chicken Sandwich miller's amish farms grilled free range chicken breast, organic swiss, avocado, red onion, sprouts, house-made honey-mustard, artisanal sourdough   14.00
Baja Fish Tacos (gf). blackened sustainable fish of the day. jimaca slaw, guacamole, charred sweet corn salsa   16.00
Tacos Verdura (v). crispy chickpeas cumin spiced summer squash, house-made queso fresco, charred tomatillo, onion relish   14.00
Organic Macaroni & Cheese mini shell pasta, organic cheddar organic swiss, bread crumbs, local apple slaw   12.00


After Dinner Drinks

The Bad Apple vanilla infused jim beam, steamed seedling farms apple cider, house-made caramel syrup, cinnamon   9.00
Frida Kahlo vanilla-house infused vodka, omanhene chocolate, house-made cinnamon cayenne syrup and kahlua, shaken and served up   10.00
Quady Starboard "Batch 88" Port chocolate truffle, spicy blackberries, warm apricots   8.00
Don PX 2004 sherry. figs, raisins, molasses, marcona almond, chocolate   9.00
Pierre Ferrand Cognac 1er cru de cognac. mission fig, orange peel, vanilla   10.00

Kids' Menu


Served Until 3pm.

Mini Organic Buttermilk Pancakes organic maple syrup, your choice of plain or chocolate chip   4.00
Farm Fresh Scrambled Eggs    3.00
add cedar grove cheddar or swiss cheese   .50
Organic Kids Yogurt    3.00
add house-made granola or fruit   .50
Cornflake Crusted French Toast Sticks fresh bananas, organic maple syrup   4.50

Lunch & Dinner

Served All Day.

Grilled Cedar Grove Cheddar Cheese Sandwich choice of fries, seasonal fruit, raw vegetables or sautéed vegetables   5.00
Organic Peanut Butter & Grape Jelly Sandwich choice of fries, seasonal fruit, raw vegetables or sautéed vegetables   5.00
Mini Organic Macaroni & Cheese choice of fries, seasonal fruit, raw vegetables or sautéed vegetables   5.00
add broccoli, sundried tomatoes, bacon   .75
Cheese Pizza    6.00
add broccoli, sundried tomatoes, bacon   .75
Mini Dietzler Farm Burger choice of fries, seasonal fruit, raw vegetables or sautéed vegetables   6.00
add cedar grove cheddar or swiss cheese   .50
Griddled Gunthorp Farm Chicken Tenders smoked tomato ranch dipping sauce choice of fries, seasonal fruit, raw vegetables or sautéed vegetables   6.00


Raw Seasonal Vegetables With Smoked Tomato Ranch Dipping.

Sauce    3.00
Sautéed Seasonal Vegetables   3.00 5.00
Seasonal Fruit   bowl 3.50
Sweet Potato Fries    3.00


Milk    1.50
Chocolate Milk    1.75
Kid Cocoa    2.00
Kid Steamer    2.50
Kid S’mores Cocoa Topped with house-made marshmallow & graham crackers   3.00



Guiltless berry biscotti. organic uncommon espresso, sugar free almond and sugar free raspberry monin with steamed fat free milk   6.00
Kid At Heart peanut butter cup steamer. peanut butter monin, omanhene chocolate, steamed milk and whipped cream   3.00
Take Us Home With You! our house blend, created especially for uncommon ground with metropolis coffee company (half lb) 6.95lb 12.95


Blood Orange Creme Brulee whipped cream, blood oranges   
Dark Chocolate Brownie Sundae black dog banana gelato, fresh bananas, caramel   
House-Made Tiramisu lady fingers, soaked in organic black cat espresso and jim beam bourbon   
S'mores Tart chocolate ganache, bruleed homemade marshmallow & graham cracker crust   
Warm Housemade Dark Chocolate Brownie Sundae blackberry gelato & seasonal berries, whip cream, caramel sauce   
Black Dog Gelato Trio choice of chocolate malt, apple-peanut caramel, goat cheese, banana   

Uncommon Classics

Loud Coffee Organic House Blend    2.75
Organic Uncommon Espresso  sgl 2.50dbl 3.25
Latte Or Cappuccino  cup 3.75bowl 4.75
Uncommon Cocoa omanhene chocolate, steamed milk, whip cream & shaved chocolate  bowl 4.75
Mocha Latte omanhene chocolate, espresso & steamed milk cup 4.50bowl 5.75
Steamers steamed milk & any flavor cup 2.95bowl 3.75
House-Made Chai Latte black tea, honey, vanilla, chai spices & steamed milk cup 3.75bowl 4.75
Seasonal Press Pot la cordillera, flavors of walnut and pecan with stone fruit  6.00 8.00
Buzzy Bee organic espresso, honey, soy milk, shaken & served over ice   6.00

Republic Of Tea Offerings

People's Iced Tea classic black   2.50
Flowering Fruit Iced Tea herbal   3.00
Organic Hot Teas - Black assam breakfast, english breakfast, earl greyer   2.50
Organic Hot Teas - Herbal mint fields, flowering fruit, lemon chamomile, cardamom cinnamon   2.50
Organic Hot Teas - Green dancing leaves, green earl greyer, turmeric ginger   2.50
Monin Flavors organic - vanilla, hazelnut, raspberry or caramel. sugar free - vanilla, almond, gingerbread, or raspberry   
add soy milk or almond milk   .75


Iced Chai house-made chai with brandy and skim milk over ice   9.00
Framblossom flowering fruit tea served iced with rum and raspberry framboise   8.00
Bourbon Blonde vanilla-infused bourbon with espresso, white chocolate and caramel over ice   8.00


sugar free   
Add $1 / Soy Milk $1.50


Summerberry Basil Lemonade seasonal berries muddled with basil and fresh lemonade   6.00
Samoa Mocha omanhene chocolate, coconut, caramel, espresso and choice of milk, served hot or iced   7.00
Uptown Tea iced green tea with house-made ginger syrup and fresh mint   6.00
Salted Caramel Latte uncommon espresso, salted caramel monin with milk over ice   6.00
UG Limeade housemade lime-thyme syrup with lemonade and soda water   4.00

Rise And Shine

Uncommon Bloody Mary smoked poblano pepper, sweet onion, red & green bell pepper and garlic house-infused organic rain vodka, stout, house-made uncommon spicy bloody blend & market vegetable skewer   8.00
Bloody Back add a beer back from our rotating draft list   3.00
Motorcycle Ride orange & vanilla house-infused organic rain vodka, triple sec, fresh squeezed orange juice, served on the rocks   8.00
Pushing Daisies north shore gin #6, half acre 'daisy cutter', grapefruit juice, served in a pint glass with ice, garnished with lemon zest created by tiana   10.00
Lake Shore Sunrise house-infused ginger vodka, first season fresh squeezed orange juice & cranberry juice   8.00
Tequila Mockingbird cherry house-infused tequila, orange juice, and a splash of soda served on the rocks with an orange slice   8.00


Seasonal Cocktails $8

Uncommon Old Fashioned kentucky bourbon, house-made cherry vanilla bitters, organic sugar, muddled cherries and oranges, topped with soda water   
Basilica Limon veev acai spirit, muddled basil, fresh squeezed lemonade, a splash of soda   
Basil Julep house infused basil bourbon, mint simple syrup, splash of soda   
Tequila Tamarind tequila, house-made grapefruit hibiscus bitters, lime juice, agave syrup, tamarind puree created by lee   
Honey, Rye Love You rye whiskey, grapefruit juice, honey, served on the rocks created by cruz   

Classics Cocktails $10

Agripolitan blood orange infused organic rain vodka, house-made blood orange simple syrup, fresh lime juice, and blood orange bitters   
Lion's Pride Manhattan koval 'lion's pride' dark wheat and light rye whiskies, sweet vermouth and house-made cherry vanilla bitters, served on the rocks created by thom   
Lemon-Ginger Martini ginger house-infused organic rain vodka & fresh citrus syrup served up with a candied ginger skewer   
Sexy Thyme house-infused thyme gin, jasmine liqueur, fresh lemon juice, served up with a float of m. lawrence 'sex' sparkling rose and fresh sprig of thyme   
Cucumber Collins cucumber house-infused gin, house-made ginger syrup, topped with soda water, served on the rocks with lime and a cucumber   




Drink Local Craft Beer

Metropolitan 'Generator' doppelbock, chicago   5.00
Goose Island 'Green Line' pale ale, chicago   5.00
Revolution 'Anti Hero' IPA chicago   6.00
Half Acre 'Daisycutter' pale ale, chicago   6.00
Bells 'Winter White' IPA michigan   6.00
Great Lakes 'Blackout Stour' ohio   6.00
Two Brother's 'Cane And Ebel' red rye, illinois   6.00
3 Floyds 'Robert The Bruce' scottish ale, chicago   8.00
Five Rabbits '5 Vultures' Oaxacan dark ale, chicago   6.00
Dark Horse 'Tres' blueberry stout, michigan   6.00
New Holland 'Dragons Milk' oak aged ale, michigan   8.00


Metropolitan 'Flywheel' Bright Lager chicago   6.00
Half Acre Gossamer Golden Ale chicago  (16oz) 7.00
Lakefront Organic ESB milwaukee   5.00
Two Brother's Domaine Dupaige country ale, illinois   5.00
Dark Horse 'Scotty Karate' scotch ale, michigan   7.00
Bells Best Brown Ale michigan   6.00
Goose Island 'pepe Nero' belgian ale, chicago   8.00
Capital 'Dark' Lager wisconsin   5.00
Founder's 'Breakfast Stout' michigan   9.00
Jk Skrumpy's Organic Cider Michigan   (22oz) 12.00


Wines By The Glass


Domaine St. Vincent new mexico. crisp granny smith apple and fresh citrus, light toasty finish   7.00
M Lawrence 'Sex' Brut Rose leelanau peninsula, michigan. seductive bouquet and juicy palate of fresh strawberries   10.00


2010 Charles Smith 'Vino' Pinot Grigio columbia valley, washington. mineral and stone, bosc pear, washington apple, orange zest, and honeysuckle   9.00
2010 Hall Sauvignon Blanc napa, california. juicy pink grapefruit and meyer lemon, guava, lychee   10.00
2008 Barra Chardonnay mendocino, california. aromas of golden apple and citrus peel, toasty french oak and vanilla, shortbread and stone fruit   9.00
N/V Sokol-Blosser Evolution dundee, oregon. banana and pineapple, exotic, tropical and off-dry, blend of nine different grapes   11.00
2010 Charles Smith "Kung-Fu Girl" Riesling columbia valley, washington. orange blossom, apricot and nectarines, key limes   9.00


2010 Heron Pinot Noir mendocino, california. crisp cherry, strawberry, raspberries, and sandalwood   9.00
2008 Lockwood Block 7 pinot noir, monterey, california. wild strawberry, nutmeg, cherry cola, clove   12.00
2009 Independent Producers 'La Bourgeoisie' Merlot columbia valley, washington. dark berry fruit, cocoa, herb, and earth   10.00
2010 Hahn 'GSM' Red Blend central coast, california. black cherry cola, blackberry, fig, and pepper   9.00
2009 'L De Lyeth' Cabernet Sauvignon sonoma, california. juicy plum, cherry, blackberry, truffle, black currant, coffee   8.00
2009 'Shannon Ridge' cabernet sauvignon, california. black cherry, vanilla, spice, dark raspberry   10.00
2008 Foppiano Petite Syrah russian river, california. blackberry and dark chocolate aromas, anise, white pepper, toasted hazelnut and sweet vanilla   11.00
2008 Girasole Zinfandel mendocino, california. dark plum, mocha, strawberry, clove and cinnamon   9.00


(V) Vegetarian. (GF) Gluten Free.
Uncommon Ground
3800 N Clark St
At W Grace St
(773) 929-3680
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