Bill Marcella
Chef Concierge
Member Les Clefs d’Or USA
chicagoconcierge@jameshotels.co
m
T 312.660.7171 F 312.337.7217
Res...
David Burke’s Primehouse
Modern American Steakhouse
616 North Rush Street
312-660-6000
Located in the James Hotel
Davis Bu...
Chicago Cut Steakhouse
Innovative Steakhouse
300 N LaSalle Street
312-329-1800
This innovative River North steakhouse, bro...
Sepia
American Contemporary Farm to Table
123 North Jefferson Street
312-441-1920
Calling itself a "modern speakeasy of so...
Au Cheval
Contemporary American Diner
800 W Randolph St reet
312-929-4580
Au Cheval is not your typical greasy spoon diner...
Piccolo Sogno Due
Rustic Italian
340 North Clark Street
312-822-0077
Piccolo Sogno (translates to “Little Dream” ) feature...
Jaipur
Indian
615 West Randolph Street
312-526-3655
Price range: $$
Taxi: 10 minutes
Jaipur, the capital of Rajasthan, is ...
Boka
American Contemporary
Chef Giuseppe Tentori
1727 North Halsted Street
312.337.6070
Price range: $$$$
Taxi: 10 minutes...
Reservations Not Accepted

Avec
American Contemporary, Mediterranean
Executive Chef Paul Kahan & Chef de Cuisine Koren Gri...
The Purple Pig
Mediterranean Executive Chef Jimmy Bannos Jr.
500 North Michigan Avenue
312-464-1744
Price range: $$
5 minu...
RPM Italian
Contemporary Italian
Chef Doug Psaltis
52 West Illinois Street
312.222.1888
Price range: $$$-$$$$
Taxi: 5 minu...
Tavernita
Latin America
Executive Chef Ryan Poli
151 West Erie Street
312-274-1111
Price range: $$-$$$
Walk: 10 minute
Tav...
Belly Q
Asian Fusion, Barbeque
Chef Bill Kim
1400 W. Randolph Street
312-563-1010
Price range: $$-$$$
Taxi: 15 minutes
Foc...
Karyn’s on Green
Vegan
Chef Adam Staniszeski
www.karynsongreen.com
130 South Green Street
312.226.6155
Price range: $$
Tax...
Roka Akor
Japanese Robata
111 West Illinois Street
312-477-6262
Price range: $$$
Walk: 10 minutes
Meats, fish and vegetabl...
Maude’s Liquor Bar
French & Seafood
Chef Jeff Pikus
840 West Randolph Street
312-243-9712
Price: $$$
Taxi: 10 Minutes

Gil...
ING
Pan Asian Fusion
Chef Homaro Cantu
951 West Fulton Market
855-834-6464
Price range: $$$
Taxi: 15 minutes

Moto
Molecul...
Upcoming SlideShare
Loading in …5
×

Restaurants winter 2014

501 views

Published on

Restaurants Winter 2014 - James Concierge Services

  • Be the first to comment

Restaurants winter 2014

  1. 1. Bill Marcella Chef Concierge Member Les Clefs d’Or USA chicagoconcierge@jameshotels.co m T 312.660.7171 F 312.337.7217 Restaurants Guide 2012 Concierge Team Mina Fakouhi Krista Krauss Laurelin Hefter Members of the Chicago Hotel Concierge Association
  2. 2. David Burke’s Primehouse Modern American Steakhouse 616 North Rush Street 312-660-6000 Located in the James Hotel Davis Burke’s Primehouse inside River North's swanky James Chicago boutique hotel, Primehouse offers its own dry-age steaks that are hand-selected, from free-range cattle. They are dry-aged on-premise in its own salt cave (a temperature and humidity controlled room fitted with salt tiles).
  3. 3. Chicago Cut Steakhouse Innovative Steakhouse 300 N LaSalle Street 312-329-1800 This innovative River North steakhouse, brought to you by a couple of guys with experience running the show at Rosebud Prime , focuses on all things local and large. Beef is butchered and dry-aged on-site, and you can expect sizeable steaks, most double cut to enhance moisture and flavor. The space offers an unobstructed look at the Chicago River -- and a 100-seat outdoor patio.
  4. 4. Sepia American Contemporary Farm to Table 123 North Jefferson Street 312-441-1920 Calling itself a "modern speakeasy of sorts," this Warehouse District dining destination offers nostalgia-tinged sophistication. Look for a custom-made tile floor with Art Nouveau patterns and a floor-to-ceiling wine rack--Sepia offers a 100-bottle, boutique wine list, with most selections less than $75.
  5. 5. Au Cheval Contemporary American Diner 800 W Randolph St reet 312-929-4580 Au Cheval is not your typical greasy spoon diner. It's house-made foods, creative interpretations on classic dishes, and comfortable, easy-going atmosphere— It's big cozy eats. Playful takes on old-school favorites like a fried bologna sandwich, or a pork porterhouse are all made to order, before your eyes in the open kitchen. At the bar, 30+ international beers on tap, speciality cocktails, and wine list. Reservations Not Accepted
  6. 6. Piccolo Sogno Due Rustic Italian 340 North Clark Street 312-822-0077 Piccolo Sogno (translates to “Little Dream” ) features a menu of fresh, seasonal rustic Italian cuisine with an impressive all-Italian wine list. The menu offers a wide selection of regional Italian dishes–from homemade pastas and handtossed pizzas prepared in the restaurant’s wood-burning oven, as well as homemade gelato and sorbet.
  7. 7. Jaipur Indian 615 West Randolph Street 312-526-3655 Price range: $$ Taxi: 10 minutes Jaipur, the capital of Rajasthan, is popularly known as the Pink City where the past comes alive in magnificent forts and palaces. The food is a representation of the many and varied regional cuisines of India in a traditional Indian kitchen.
  8. 8. Boka American Contemporary Chef Giuseppe Tentori 1727 North Halsted Street 312.337.6070 Price range: $$$$ Taxi: 10 minutes GT Fish & Oyster Seafood Chef Giuseppe Tentori 531 North Wells Street 312-929-3501 Price range: $$$ Taxi: 5 minutes A swank atmosphere and an ambitious, Mediterraneaninfluenced Contemporary American menu created by awardwinning executive chef Giuseppe Tentori. No specials necessary on this menu, as Chef Tentori changes his seasonal creations frequently. Brought to you by Boka Restaurant Group, oyster bar and seafood-centric eatery GT Fish & Oyster is named chef/partner Giuseppe Tentori. A glassy facade dressed with sheer drapes gives way to groups chowing down on shareable seafood plates making his newest addition a success.
  9. 9. Reservations Not Accepted Avec American Contemporary, Mediterranean Executive Chef Paul Kahan & Chef de Cuisine Koren Grieveson 615 West Randolph Street 312-377-2002 Price range: $$ Taxi: 10 minutes Blackbird American Contemporary Executive Chef Paul Kahan & Chef de Cuisine David Posey 619 West Randolph Street 312-715-0708 Price range: $$$$ Taxi: 10 minutes This nationally acclaimed small-plates spot is tiny, looks like a sauna, has communal seating, doesn't take reservations and is as loud as hell. But somehow it works, after almost seven years since the doors opened, Avec still is as enticing as it was out of the gates. Paul Kahan's James Beard Award–winning, minimalist chic restaurant is as popular as ever, with chef Mike Sheerin and (new-to-the scene) pastry chef Patrick Fahy indulging the too-cool-for-school crowd.
  10. 10. The Purple Pig Mediterranean Executive Chef Jimmy Bannos Jr. 500 North Michigan Avenue 312-464-1744 Price range: $$ 5 minute walk from the hotel Heaven on Seven’s Jimmy Bannos and his son Jimmy Bannos Jr. have teamed up with Scott Harris of the Mia Francesca empire to open this Mediterranean-focused spot in River North. Sharable plates are the focus, with pork getting major menu play . Reservations Not Accepted The Publican GastroPub (Pork & Seafood Centric) Executive Chef Paul Kahan 837 W Fulton Market 312-733-9555 Price range: $$-$$$ Taxi: 15 minutes The Publican is a new beer-focused restaurant featured by Executive Chef Paul Kahan and Chef de Cuisine Brian Huston crafted an eclectic menu inspired by simple farmhouse fare in a space evocative of a European beer hall. Featuring pork and seafood preparations, the menu is best described by Kahan and Huston as “pristine product, simply prepared,” an approach to food Kahan has long espoused in all of his kitchens.
  11. 11. RPM Italian Contemporary Italian Chef Doug Psaltis 52 West Illinois Street 312.222.1888 Price range: $$$-$$$$ Taxi: 5 minutes Celeb couple Bill and Giuliana Rancic has teamed up with Lettuce Entertain You's Melman siblings (RJ, Jerrod and Molly Melman of Hub 51 and Studio Paris) to open a modern Italian restaurant. Though Executive Chef Doug Psaltis is heading up the menu, Giuliana promises it will feature a few of her family recipes courtesy of her mother, aka Mama DiPandi. Riccardo Trattoria Italian Chef Riccardo Michi 2119 North Clark Street 773-549-0038 Price range: $$$ Taxi: 15 minutes This modern, fairly affordable trattoria has proved immensely popular with diners eager to try one of chef Riccardo Michi's seasonally appropriate, Tuscan-inspired dishes. The room goes for contemporary casual, and is perhaps a bit too bright and too noisy to be truly a romantic destination, but foodies will fall in love just the same.
  12. 12. Tavernita Latin America Executive Chef Ryan Poli 151 West Erie Street 312-274-1111 Price range: $$-$$$ Walk: 10 minute Tavernita, a sexy, spirited, modern restaurant that offers a diverse mix of dishes inspired in Spain and Latin American flavors. Designed to encourage sampling and sharing, the small-plates menu will offer something for every taste. Mercadito Mexican Tapas Chef Patricio Sandoval 108 West Kinzie Street 312-329-9555 Price range: $$-$$$ Walk: 10 minute Patricio Sandoval has a hit on his hands with Mercadito, a market foodfocused concept that's already spawned three New York locations. Expect a mix of lounge, bar and communal seating in a cantina-inspired space and a menu of ceviches, gourmet tacos and sharable snacks, or botanas, plus a tightly edited selection of larger dishes inspired by the flavors of Southern Mexico.
  13. 13. Belly Q Asian Fusion, Barbeque Chef Bill Kim 1400 W. Randolph Street 312-563-1010 Price range: $$-$$$ Taxi: 15 minutes Focused on the unique flavors of "Asian BBQ," this brand new West Loop fine dining spot has some powerful backers: Cornerstone Restaurant Group, Chef Bill Kim and the one and only Michael Jordan. Kim is the same mind behind Avondale's Urbanbelly and Logan Square's Belly Shack and now has his eyes on the Randolph Street corridor. Sunda Pan Asian Chef Rodelio Aglibot 110 West Illinois Street 312-644-0500 Price range: $$$ Taxi: 8 minutes The restaurant’s name is a nod to the Sunda Shelf, a Southeast Asian landmass, and incorporates modern takes on dishes throughout the region. A large chunk of the lineup is devoted to China and Japan, but fare from other countries, including Cambodia, Vietnam and Thailand, makes an appearance too. Expect to see Chicago socialites and celebrities at this hotspot, as this the third joint venture of Billy Dec.
  14. 14. Karyn’s on Green Vegan Chef Adam Staniszeski www.karynsongreen.com 130 South Green Street 312.226.6155 Price range: $$ Taxi: 12 minutes This Greek town spinoff of local vegan restaurant Karyn’s Cooked offers a similar comfort food menu with a slightly more upscale bent. The bar offers an extensive list of sustainable wine, beer and spirits. Modern-day urban foodies will enjoy the earth-chic 100-seat space, complete with a communal table and a ceiling etched with images of leaves and branches. Green Zebra Vegetarian Chef Shawn McClain 1460 W Chicago Ave. 312.243.7100 Price range: $$$ Taxi: 10 minutes This successful spinoff from local star chef Shawn McClain offers an inventive, almost entirely seasonal vegetarian small-plate menu (one seafood dish is thrown into the mix), making it among the city's most sophisticated, globally inspired spots for vegetarian dining.
  15. 15. Roka Akor Japanese Robata 111 West Illinois Street 312-477-6262 Price range: $$$ Walk: 10 minutes Meats, fish and vegetables are grilled over oak charcoal on a robata-style grill. Sit at the sushi bar to chat with the chefs as the slice and assemble sashimi platters and maki with fish that's flown in daily. Union Sushi & BBQ Bar Japanese Robata Chef Worachai Thapthimkuna 230 West Erie Street 312-662-4888 Price range: $$-$$$ Walk: 10 minutes Union Sushi + Barbeque Bar is a neighborhood restaurant that unites Japanese culinary tradition with a distinctly American persona. Embracing American warmth and character with classic cultural touch points such as graffiti art while juxtaposing them with the high art and ritual of Japanese cuisine, reveals a restaurant that is warm, stylish and a unique culinary adventure. A true riff on what is expected or traditional – East or West.
  16. 16. Maude’s Liquor Bar French & Seafood Chef Jeff Pikus 840 West Randolph Street 312-243-9712 Price: $$$ Taxi: 10 Minutes Gilt Bar Contemporary Gastropub Chef Kate Croell 230 West Kinzie Street 312-464-9544 Price: $$$ Walk 15 minutes or Taxi: 5 Minutes Brendan Sodikoff (Gilt Bar, Bavette’s) describes this two-story West Loop bar and eatery as a "rustic, rough, Frenchy divey bar." The ground floor feels more like a restaurant, serving up snacks both raw (oysters, crudos, tartares) and cooked (escargots, chicken in a pot). Cocktails here will be simpler -- drinks served in Mason jars with the ice they're shaken with -- where more labor-intensive libations will be served. Expect an eclectic soundtrack of jazz, pop and punk from years past. Brendan Sodikoff, a former corporate chef for Lettuce Entertain You whose resume includes stints with Thomas Keller and Alain Ducasse, is behind this casual, relatively affordable eatery in River North. Head down the stairs to find Curio, a cash-only basement cocktail lounge that serves an expanded menu of 20-plus handcrafted drinks in a candlelit speakeasy atmosphere.
  17. 17. ING Pan Asian Fusion Chef Homaro Cantu 951 West Fulton Market 855-834-6464 Price range: $$$ Taxi: 15 minutes Moto Molecular Gastronomy Chef Homaro Cantu 945 West Fulton Market 312-491-0058 Price range: $$$$ Taxi: 10 minutes The restaurant’s name combines Cantu’s love for Asian influences with the expression of action, and the a la carte menu is divided up into sections such as "cooling" (cold dishes), "melting" (melt-inyour-mouth meat dishes) and "sweetening" (dessert). Other unique features include nano-brewed beer (super-small housemade batches with unorthodox flavors) and what Chef Homaro Cantu calls "flavor-tripping," an experience that will showcase the West African miracle berry that trips out your taste buds by blocking sour and bitter flavors. Dining at Moto is like taking part in an ongoing multi-sensory science experiment. Cantu’s post-modern cuisine applies science to cuisine artistically, utilizing high-tech equipment such as Class IV lasers and liquid nitrogen with eclectic ingredients from around the world. The Moto kitchen serves as a laboratory and a canvas for Cantu and his team, an incubation center for ideas that are revolutionizing the culinary landscape – ideas that focus on all things food-related, including menu items, packaging, tools, delivery and more. As Cantu says “to create is not to copy” and this philosophy of “food engineering” drives the Moto team.

×