Called City Mouse, the casual, all-day dining spot opened for dinner Wednesday night, a representative confirmed. The West Loop restaurant at 311 N. Morgan St. opened for brunch and lunch earlier this month.
With Ace Hotel Chicago executive chef Pat Sheerin, Giant chefs Jason Vincent and Ben Lustbader will oversee the restaurant's food program, which focuses on seasonal ingredients and Midwestern fare. Former Trenchermen pastry chef Angela Diaz adds playful desserts to the menu inspired by classic summer sweets.
The dinner menu includes:
• The Country Mouse, a cheddar, caramel and caviar shooter
• Peaches with ginger, kohlrabi, pecorino and farro
• Fried artichokes with pork ragu, Italian breadcrumbs and taleggio
• Spaghetti with calabrian chili, bacon, feta and breadcrumbs
• Snapper with zucchini, bacon and sour cream
• Smoked chicken with cashew rice and aioli
• Strawberry milkshake cake with strawberry sherbet
• Sweet cherry oat pie with sour cherry and oatmeal ice cream
• Funnel cake with salted pop and corn crunch and sweet corn ice cream
Like Giant, City Mouse's name comes from a favorite children's book of Vincent's daughters, "The City Mouse and the Country Mouse."
City Mouse is open 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. with dinner service from 5:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. daily. The lounge serve an abbreviated menu from 3 p.m. to midnight. Reservations can be made on Resy.
Located across from Google's Chicago corporate headquarters, the 159-room Ace Hotel officially opens Sept. 1, but rooms can be booked now through August as part of a preview special. The hotel will also feature a café by Portland-based Stumptown Coffee Roasters.
Giant, a petite 40-seat restaurant at 3209 W. Armitage Ave. in Logan Square, opened in June 2016 to rave reviews, and reservations are still hard to come by.
Before opening Giant, Vincent served as executive chef of Nightwood in Pilsen, and Vincent and Lustbader cooked next to each other at Logan Square standout Lula Cafe.