Grange Hall Burger is located in the West Loop in Chicago, and they describe themselves as “a new farm-to-table philosophy for the humble burger.” I’m not exactly sure what that means, but their burgers are grass-fed as well as hormone and antibiotics-free, so it probably has something to do with that. The place looks like a barn, and you sit at communal tables which is also like a barn. Wait, is it like a barn? I’ve never actually eaten at a barn. I assume they use communal tables, but for all I know they eat out on the open field while riding sheep. Anyways, I guess this is all part of Grange Hall Burger’s farm-to-table philosophy. It actually wouldn’t look completely out of place if they had a live cow just wandering around the dining room.
Pink Grapefruit Lemonade, Strawbery Lemonade, Made-here Lemonade, Sweetened with Maple
Grange Burger (grass-fed, farm-raised) – You pick a patty (beef, turkey, or wild rice vegetable), a size, and then you can add cheese and additional toppings for extra. I was tempted to just add every single thing available, but thought a $25 burger might be excessive. They bring the burger out open-faced and with all the condiments on the side to allow for maximum customization. I’m really lazy so I wish they just threw everything together for me, but after getting past the exhaustive work of lifting a bun and putting it on another bun, I was delighted to find the burger to actually be pretty delicious. Everything is fairly traditional, so if you’re looking for some wild innovations or crazy ingredients you’re in the wrong place. This place is all about simple, and they do a pretty good job of it.
Thick-cut, Beer-battered Onion Rings – The batter was surprisingly light which made the the onion ring surprisingly delicious.
Garlicy Macaroni & Cheese
Baked Northern Beans with Fennel
Banana Cream Pie – There were actual pieces of banana in it and that’s something I can appreciate it. I don’t really have a strong opinion when it comes to pies, but this was pretty damn good. I’m not sure where they get their pies from, but it wouldn’t be the worst thing in the world if you found out and told me. And if they make their pies themselves, bravo.
Grange Hall Burger Bar
844 W Randolph St
(between Green St & Peoria St)
Chicago, IL 60607
Neighborhoods: Near West Side, West Loop