Three restaurants within one area on the shores of Lake Michigan!
The Oasis at Shore Club provides the perfect flexibility for guess wanting to relax in the the sun with top notch service at their fingertips. Guests can reserve a sunbed, daybed or one our signature cabanas! Reservations are required. Slated to open in late summer.
Barrio, now open in the River North neighborhood, specializes in fresh authentic Mexican food. Their 6000 square foot restaurant embodies the color, diversity, and energy of the many neighborhoods of Mexico, South and Central America. The oval-shaped bar is a perfect spot for after-work cocktails and social gatherings!
Slated to open in summer 2017, the two-story steak house will feature dry-aged steaks served to perfection. Wild-caught salmon flown in daily Shetland Island in Scotland, along with live lobster, oysters and crab will catch even the pickiest of eaters in this new restaurant!
Chicago is home to some of the best food in the country but if you’re getting tired of the ‘same old,’ here are some new restaurants that recently opened or opening soon. Call your CUI concierge for reservations and be one of the first in the city to sample the delicious offerings at some of these new hot spots.
Centennial Crafted Beer and Eatery
733 N. LaSalle Drive
Craft beer fans can celebrate the arrival of Centennial Crafted Beer and Eatery. The two-story beer hall, featuring 56 taps and a menu from former Hopleaf chef Ben Sheagren, had its soft opening Thursday, according to its Facebook page.
Another Ming Hin location appears to be under construction, this time near the intersection of St. Clair Street and Grand Avenue downtown. A manager said the new space should be open in about a month.
844 W. Randolph St.
Diners at Grange Hall Burger Bar won’t have to go far to find a bar — at least on weekends. Backdoor Saloon opened March 3 on the restaurant’s second floor, according to Grange Hall’s Facebook page. It has a Western saloon theme and will serve snacks, bar food and drinks Thursdays through Saturdays.
23 W. Hubbard St.
Open 4 p.m. to 2 a.m. Sunday through Friday
4 p.m. to 3 a.m. on Saturday
Now open in the River North neighborhood, Coco Champagne Lounge is a new, mature nightlife experience without the club feel!
There’s a full menu until 10 p.m. daily, with shareable plates like mini lobster rolls, bison tartare, and a grilled king crab salad. There’s also a decadent item called the crispy egg It’s soft boiled and fried, breaded and topped with caviar. Dion Jumapao—who has worked at Embeya in the West Loop, Nico Osteria in Gold Coast, and Virgin Hotels Chicago in the Loop—is serving as chef and manager.
Call your CUI Concierge for reservations. We look forward to being at your service.
198 East Delaware Place
Mon – Fri, 6:30 AM – 2:30 AM
Southern Cut Barbecue, formerly known as The Local Chicago, opened it’s doors last Friday, February 3, 2017 after undergoing several months of renovations, restructuring and re-branding. With it’s intimate country feel and smoky, sophisticated menu from the masterminds of Chicago Ocean Cut and Chicago Cut Steakhouse, the new space boasts a 6-seat kitchen counter, an extensive bourbon and microbrew menu and a playlist consisting of all the best country music hits.
Executive Chef, Lee Ann Whippen, brings her more than 18 years of barbecue expertise to the restaurant, setting the stage for Southern Cut Barbecue to become an elegant and friendly Chicago favorite. Contact your CUI concierge for reservations or catering options! We look forward to being at your service.
Sunday, January 8, 2017 was the official closing day for River North chain sports bar/restaurant, BlackFinn. While their casual dining concept was well-received, the North Carolina based company has decided to pursue other endeavors outside of downtown Chicago. With this sad news also comes some good news! The Dineamic Group has acquired the space and come late Spring 2017, will unveil a completely new concept to their brand which already includes Siena Tavern, Bar Siena and Prime & Provisions. BlackFinn will keep open their other location in Mount Prospect and also have 13 other locations spread across the country. Read more about the closing here
Location: 120 North LaSalle Street
Hours: Weekdays, 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM
The team behind Randolph Tavern, Madison Tavern and Jackson Tavern has opened another bar and restaurant: City Social! There are over forty beers on tap, 11 cocktails, and 14 plasma TV’s in this 250-seat space. If you’re looking to meet up with colleagues, grab lunch with friends, or sit and watch a sports game, City Social is your new go-to place.
CHRISTKINDLMARKET RETURNS TO DALEY PLAZA
Open Daily November 18 – December 24:
Sunday – Thursday 11:00AM -8:00PM
Friday – Saturday 11:00AM – 9:00PM
*Thanksgiving – 11:00AM – 4:00PM
*Christmas Eve – 11:00AM – 4:00PM
Opening Friday, November 18th in Daley Plaza between Washington, Clark and Dearborn Street.
Inspired by the German and European market, the Christkindlmarket is an open-air Christmas festival featuring quality gifts, food, drinks, and holiday cheer!
NEW THIS YEAR: Christkindlmarket Naperville
523 South Webster Street, Naperville, IL 60540
November 25 – December 18
Thursday 11:00AM – 7:00PM
Friday – Saturday 11:00AM – 9:00PM
Sunday 11:00AM – 6:00PM
*Let your CUI Concierge plan your day to the Christkindlmarket. They’ll take care of everything from parking to lunch or dinner reservations.