Acclaimed chef Curtis Duffy (Avenues, Alinea) is the toque in the open kitchen at this upscale West Loop fine dining destination where refined, ingredient-driven and beautifully plated New American fare is offered in two pricey tasting options (omnivore and vegetable-focused though not fully vegetarian); high-end wine and tea programs are part of the draw, as is the ultra-elegant modern setting with soothing neutrals, plush leather chairs, abstract art, flattering lighting and a see-and-be-seen cocktail lounge.
At Grace, Duffy’s culinary style – elegant, graceful cuisine – is showcased, reflecting his personal taste and drawing upon his wealth of experience. His micro-seasonal cuisine is best described as “thoughtfully progressive” – thoughtful as he puts tremendous time, focus, research and thought into what he creates, and progressive as he will utilize modern techniques to coax the best out of the ingredients.
Each dish is an expression of his personality – progressive but grounded – and puts ingredients at the forefront. He continues to source the highest-quality ingredients, allowing flavor to trump technique.
Since opening Grace on December 11, 2012, Duffy and the restaurant have been awarded many accolades, including AAA’s Five Diamond Rating, Forbes Travel Guide’s 5 Star Rating, Robb Report’s Best Restaurant in the World 2013, Chicago Tribune’s 4 Star Rating, Chicago Magazine’s Best New Restaurant, Eater National’s Chef of the Year, 2 Michelin Stars in the 2014 Chicago Red Guide, and Three Michelin Stars in the 2015 Chicago Red Guide.
Dining at Grace
Dinner service begins at 5:30 PM Tuesday through Saturday.
They offer two 8 – 12 course tasting menus, Flora and Fauna. Flora highlights vegetables, and Fauna focuses on seafood and protein.
Wine pairings are available, as well as an extensive wine list. They do not allow outside beverages.
Reservations are accepted Tuesday – Saturday from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. CST at 312.234.9494 and may be made up to two months in advance.
A credit card number is required to place a reservation. Bookings are confirmed 72 hours in advance. Please note, for any reservation canceled or rescheduled less than 48 hours prior to the time of the reservation, a $100 per person fee will be charged to the credit card number on file.
Business casual attire is recommended at Grace. Non-flash photography is allowed in the restaurant. Please refrain from cell phone use while in the dining room.