Set to open August 2021, Kitchen + Kocktails by Kevin Kelley, the comfort food concept, is opening its second U.S. location, to debut in Chicago’s River North neighborhood. The new restaurant, located at 444 N. Wabash, will feature comfort food and craft cocktails at a downtown location. The restaurant will offer lunch, dinner, and brunch on the weekends.
The restaurant has a location in Dallas where it serves Southern comfort fare and libations. Kitchen + Kocktails by Kevin Kelley will focus on plated fried chicken and lobster tails, shrimp and grits, jerk lamb chops, waffle dishes, and other Southern items.
The 10,000-square-foot restaurant, seating 207 patrons, will feature two bars, and a private dining area that will seat 44.
“We are thrilled to bring a new era of comfort food dining to Chicago,” said Kevin Kelley, owner of Kitchen + Kocktails by Kevin Kelley. “We hope to offer an all-encompassing culinary experience that makes Chicagoans feel as if the South was delivered to the beautiful Windy City.”
The beverage program will feature specialty cocktails. Several of the cocktails will feature Black-owned spirits and alcohol brands.
“It is our goal to offer guests a world-class dining experience, while inspiring others in the food and beverage industry to develop and support minority-owned concepts and businesses,” said Kelley. “We hope the city of Chicago supports that we are not only Black-owned, but that we’ve assembled a dream team of talent as diverse and unique as the city we will serve.”
Kitchen + Kocktails by Kevin Kelley will be open Sunday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Article courtesy of Chicago Food Magazine