- A sleek dining room or a living aquarium?
- Welcome to Jellyfish
- The mural behind the bar changes color to accommodate moods
- Get set up at the sushi
- The dining room has clean lines and a sleek feel
- Whitewashed wooden booths with comfortable leather cushions
- Light streams into the atrium
- Wraparound booths make for a communal feel
- The floor-to-ceiling windows open up and overlook Rush Street
- You'd never know a restaurant was behind those doors
If you're craving sushi in a sleek, upscale setting, get ready for Jellyfish, now open in the Gold Coast at 1009 N. Rush. Don't be surprised if you get confused looking for the entrance. Pop into an office-like doorway and take the elevator to the second floor (or if you're feeling jaunty, take the stairs). Once you step off, you'll know you're in a very different place.
Walking into Jellyfish, you'll quickly understand why the name makes sense. With the whitewashed beechwood floors, tables and booths, the cream-colored leather cushions, the off-white specked bar and blue mosaic tiles—not to mention the color-morphing electronic mosaic behind the bar and recessed back-lit mosaic ceiling—you almost feel like you've stepped inside an aquarium.
The space is reminiscent of a cool Miami or Mediterranean lounge and that's only enhanced through the glass-enclosed atrium with blue mosaic tiles on the walls and wispy sea plants dotting the tables. In warmer weather, the floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking Rush Street fully open up to let in natural breezes.
As previously reported, chef Harold Jurado (Chizakaya, Japonais) and sushi chef Andy Galsan (SushiSamba Rio) have created menus for lunch, dinner and late-night dining. The pan-Asian and sushi offerings include items like kabocha squash skewers, Szechuan king crab, miso-glazed cod, East West filet with sweet garlic soy, spicy seafood noodles with lobster and salmon, Black Diamond roll (shrimp tempura, Alaskan crab mix, black caviar), spicy tuna tempura, the Volcano with sea scallops and hot sauce; and of course nigiri and sashimi. Prices generally fall under $20 for rolls, skewers and rice and noodle dishes, while some main plates, like the Tokyo Chicago (prime beef ribeye with uni-sriracha hollandaise and fingerling potatoes) go for $65.
Jellyfish is now open for lunch and dinner as well as late-night drinking at the 20-seat bar. Take a look at the menus below.
· Chef Harold Jurado Teams with Moto Vet for Jellyfish [~EChi~]