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It feels like it has been ages since Eater first learned about Storefront Company ... and it has. The restaurant, from the team behind Debonair Social Club (Claudia Gassel and Steve Harris) and chef Bryan Moscatello, was originally targeted to open last fall. But now, a few months off, the restaurant is finally opening its doors today at 4 p.m.
In case you don't remember what it's all about, here's a primer: Moscatello, a 2003 Food & Wine Best New Chef, has crafted a seasonal menu featuring farm-to-table fare prepared with modern flourishes. The 65-seat restaurant has four distinct areas: communal tables, a main dining room, a 50-foot bar and the Kitchen Counter, a four-person chef's table available by reservation only where guests will enjoy a prix-fixe menu. The casual 100-year-old space features a 34 x 13 foot mural by local artist Gary Weidner.
Eater got a sneak peek at Moscatello's cooking late last year and can say you'll be pretty impressed with the offerings that include quinoa fries; quail with a pistachio sausage-stuffed leg, polenta and blood orange; and monkfish with short rib fried rice. Yes, you read that right: short. rib. fried. rice.
Storefront Company opens tonight and accepts reservations (773-661-2609) and walk-ins and is open until 2 a.m. most nights (it closes at 11 p.m. on Sunday and is closed Monday). Before you go, check out the menu, below.