Fountainhead, Ravenswood

Fountainhead, Ravenswood | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Oh do I love a good rooftop dining experience, especially in Chicago during the summer. It might be my favorite way to experience Chicago summers, actually. Good food, great weather and views, cool drinks, good company. It’s such a relaxed way to unwind.

So when my cousin came in to visit, I had to wow her with a dining experience like no other. We headed to Fountainhead, a German-inspired restaurant in Ravenswood with a killer rooftop and am awesome sounding menu of snacks to munch the evening away.

Fountainhead, Ravenswood | Stile.Foto.Cibo


We started with sonme drinks at the bar while they prepped our table upstairs. Since Jessie’s under 21, she stuck with a diet coke but I got more adventurous and tried their rosé sangria. Oh my goodness was it sweet. But actually really good! It was crisp and refreshing even if my molars were wondering why I’d done this to them. I don’t know that I would order it again but it was good for a start.

Sarah ordered a rhubarb cider that I thought was awful but she loved. Rhubarb is super not my jam, though, so I knew I was in for disappointment with that one.

Fountainhead, Ravenswood | Stile.Foto.Cibo


With our table ready, we headed upstairs and were seated. The vibe of the rooftop is so chill. Disposable cups and dishes, umbrellas, TVs, an open grill. It was great and exactly what we were looking for, even if we couldn’t really get any good views from where we were.

Fountainhead, Ravenswood | Stile.Foto.Cibo


The main event! This was where Fountainhead really won me over. Between the three of us, we tried a good chunk of the rooftop menu (which is different from the menu downstairs in the main restaurant). Tacos, german pub bites, and so much more. This stuff was gooooood. Keep scrolling for details on the food we ordered and more photos form this amazing evening.

Fountainhead, Ravenswood | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Sangria and cider

Fountainhead, Ravenswood | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Elotes, Fountainhead style! This dish is inspired by the traditional hispanic version. Corn, cheese, butter, chile powder, cilantro, and lime. So delicious.

Fountainhead, Ravenswood | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Chicken taco. Looked good, smelled good. Pretty traditional and got a thumbs up from Jessie!

Fountainhead, Ravenswood | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Pretzel with dipping mustard. That mustard was teeming with horseradish. Definitely not for the faint of heart but really tasty nonetheless.

Fountainhead, Ravenswood | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Pork taco. Also really tasty.

Fountainhead, Ravenswood | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Pub cheese, which is exactly what it looks like. A tub of cheese and a pretzel roll for spreading. Spicy with horseradish and so yummy.

Fountainhead, Ravenswood | Stile.Foto.Cibo

I highly recommend checking our Fountainhead for an awesome rooftop experience. Their extensive drink menu will have something to satisfy everyone and their food is wonderful! They do not take reservations so prepare to wait a little while if you want to sit up top, even on weekdays!

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