Innovative restaurant group DineAmic Hospitality is adding a lot of opa! to the Fulton Market District. The award-winning developer of Siena Tavern and Barrio has announced that its next venture will be an ambitious and wholesome Greek restaurant in the hip hovel just west of downtown Chicago.
The “soon-to-be-named” venue at 905 W. Fulton Market will offer Mediterranean ambience and fresh cuisine in an 8,000-square-foot space inspired by “Greek wellness ideologies,” according to an official press release.
The heart of the concept will be suspended high above the dining room, where a large open-kitchen and burning hearth will complement chefs and kitchen staff who “theatrically showcase the restaurant’s cuisine.”
An outdoor wraparound patio bordering Peoria Street and Fulton Market will encircle the venue, which is slated to open this fall.
DineAmic partners David Rekhson and Lucas Stoioff say that a recent trip to Greece inspired them to pursue this Hellenic dining ideal.
“I’ve learned a lot about how their culture promotes a strikingly high life expectancy,” says Rekhson, who married into a Greek family and travels there every summer.
“It’s really important to us that we effectively bring the wellness aspects of the Greek lifestyle to Chicago,” adds Stoioff
The menu will reinforce the restaurant’s dedication to the “true wellness ethos of Greek cuisine.” Offering fresh seafood, sustainable proteins, and local vegetables, it will focus on whole ingredients and from-scratch fare while avoiding overly processed items.
Cooked over open flames on wood-burning grills, the majority of the rustically flavored dishes will offer “sophisticated renditions of authentic Greek favorites.”