WEST LOOP — A 'who's who' of industry vets have teamed up to open a stylish restaurant of their own on Lake Street.
Led by a group of friends, Honey's, a seasonal, contemporary American restaurant, will open Tuesday at 1111 W. Lake St. in the West Loop.
Aiming to offer the neighborhood accessible fine dining in a youthful, comfortable atmosphere, executive chef and partner Charles Welch, formerly of Sepia and mk The Restaurant, has created a menu of seasonal American cuisine inspired by bold Mediterranean flavors. General manager Tyrone Redic, formerly of Acadia, Grace and L20, will lead service at Honey's.
Welch and Redic are joined by co-founders Andrew Miller, Justin Furman and events director Ahmed Braimah in managing day-to-day operations at the restaurant. Virgil Abloh, Kanye West's creative director and co-owner of Wicker Park's RSVP Gallery, is also a partner, contributing to the restaurant's design.
Welch's rotating menu includes seafood, handmade pastas, grilled meats and seasonal vegetables. Honey's opening menu offers a selection of light, summer dishes including chermoula-marinated swordfish with spring vegetable panzanella; Chef Creek oysters with mango, vinegar, shaved macadamia, cucumber and mint; bass with brandade, piperade and braised fennel; and fava bean and English pea falafel with preserved lemon yogurt, marinated eggplant and mint.
With a team of partners, executive chef Charles Welch, formerly of Sepia, is opening Honey's on Lake Street. [Honey's]
Honey's cocktail program will offer five rotating drinks designed to complement the food menu and the 50-bottle wine list features New and Old World wines, sparking wine, Champagne and a dedicated rosé menu.
With large skylights, oak wood finishes and antique mirrors, Honey's features a 60-seat dining room and an 18-seat bar inspired by classic, casual American elegance. A 30-seat private dining room is anchored by a bar sourced from the shuttered iconic New York City restaurant The Harrison, where Furman began his career.
Honey's dining room, located two doors down from indie shop Rider, is open from 5-10 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays and 5-11 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. The bar is open until midnight.
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