Fishbar, the new project from DMK Burger Bar owners Michael Kornick and David Morton, will hopefully have a mid-winter opening, but the space is still in a pretty raw state. We got a sneak peek at the 1,200 square-foot corner restaurant and, having a little vision, could picture a great little neighborhood joint.
The concept, which was inspired by New Orleans' Camilla Grill, will see an 18-seat wraparound bar with two pods, similar to an old-school diner. Three four-person booths will sit along the east wall beneath large windows. Tiny white tiles will grace the floor, exposed brick will remain on the walls and the bar will have a plywood facade and stainless steel top. Mismatched reclaimed bar stools will surround the bar.
The inspiration behind Fishbar comes from three distinct sources: the Northeast Atlantic coast/Martha's Vineyard; New Orleans, where Kornick once worked at the Windsor Court Hotel; and old school ramshackle fish/shrimp shacks that used to line the Chicago River. They remained pretty tight-lipped on the menu, but there's more to come in the next couple of months so stay tuned.
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