Wollenksy's Grill Opens Doors in Chicago
Smith & Wollensky Restaurant Group, a collection of iconic American steakhouses, announces the grand reopening of the all new Wollensky's Grill.
The new Wollensky's Grill concept stays true to the heart of best-in-class dining while exploring culinary avenues influenced by shareable dining and social interaction.
Corporate Executive Chef Matt King developed an innovative, forward-thinking menu that is engineered toward sharing and sampling, where formality is not the norm. The beef-centric menu includes classic Smith & Wollensky USDA Prime dry-aged and charbroiled steaks, available as sliced shareable plates.
The gastropub-style menu features a diverse selection of standout items, including a crispy house smoked beef Cup O'Bacon, Duck & Chicken Liver Mousse with tarragon and sea salt fried dough, Signature Smoked Rib Eye with blistered shishito peppers and chimichurri, Lobster Corn Dogs with cognac mustard sauce, and a burrata bar section.
The catalogue of craft beers, artisanal cocktails, and assortment of wines-by-the-glass and half-bottles further complement the vibrant, innovative menu.
Destined to remain a downtown Chicago staple anchored in the heart of the city, Wollensky's Grill is located in the expansive all-glass lower level of the riverfront restaurant.
Wollensky's Grill underwent a comprehensive overhaul which includes a mix of pinwheel black and white marble mosaic flooring, scrubbed oak hardwood, antique lighting, and classic bentwood furniture. The new design harmonizes with the look and style of the menu, creating a relaxed speakeasy atmosphere.
"Smith & Wollensky has had a loyal following for many years, and we're excited to relaunch Wollensky's Grill as a fresh and unique concept," says Michael Feighery, CEO and president of Smith & Wollensky Restaurant Group. "The Grill is an approachable gateway to an entirely original culinary and hospitality experience that's familiar to our traditional steakhouse guests.
"Michelle Anderson will lead the operation as general manager of Wollensky's Grill," Feighery adds. "Her proven success in high-volume restaurant operations and community roots made her the perfect fit to lead the new concept."
"With riverfront views and a superb location in the heart of downtown Chicago, I feel honored and excited to be leading a team of culinary front-runners at an all new concept which incorporates the classic Smith & Wollensky tradition," Anderson says. "We're confident Wollensky's Grill will be a noteworthy gathering and dining spot among discerning Chicago restaurant followers."
Wollensky's Grill is located at 318 N. State Street on the lower level.