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Ten Mile House will open the first week of November in Central Station, 1720 Central St. The name recalls Evanston’s first public gathering point, Edward Mulford’s Ten Mile Tavern on Ridge Avenue near the current site of Presence St. Francis Hospital.

Ten Mile House will serve an extensive menu featuring wood fired pizza, smoked meats and a diverse selection of comfort food classics and healthy fare. The 3,500 square foot restaurant includes a 110-seat dining room, 25-seat bar and 50-seat outdoor patio, open seasonally. A clean design is replete with rich maple and walnut accents, subway tile and a large open kitchen.

Restaurateurs and native North Shore residents Robert LaPata, Joe Krouse and Fredric Gale are partners in the concept. Mr. LaPata is the founder and principal of Forefront Hospitality – a restaurant consulting, hospitality and management firm located in Chicago. Mr. Krouse is owner of West Town’s Unite Urban Grill, and Mr. Gale is a partner in several East Coast restaurants.