Owner - Operator
An innovative veteran of Chicago’s restaurant scene, Proprietor Amy Morton looks to her current, critically acclaimed concepts—Found Kitchen and Social House, serving farm-to-table contemporary-American cuisine, The Barn Steakhouse, the North Shore’s “premiere” steakhouse, Patty², a healthy burger concept on Northwestern University campus—and Stolp Island Social, a seasonal kitchen & steakhouse located in historic downtown Aurora.
A life spent in the industry empowers her with an inherent sense for hospitality and design, which plays out across her restaurants in a way that welcomes guests and emulates a sense of belonging with dining rooms that feel more like homes than eateries. Morton learned the business from her legendary father restaurateur Arnie Morton (Morton's Steakhouse) while garnering an old school hospitality outlook that informs her timeless ability to work a room. Translating her traditional hospitality style into a modern perspective, Morton maintained her knack for connecting with and welcoming her guests throughout a career spanning nearly four decades.