N9NE Steakhouse is serving their last surf and turf tonight—the celebrity haunt is abruptly shuttering after service. Michael Kornick owns 100 percent of the restaurant, according to city documents, and has a liquor license that runs until March 2014. He declined to comment at this time but an 11-year employee noted that "it's been a great 13 years but time ran out." If you want one last bone-in filet, you better get there fast.
The restaurant was originally opened by Michael Morton and Scott DeGraff in 2000 before expanding operations south and west. DeGraff passed away in 2011 from an apparent suicide.
The restaurant garnered a number of accolades and was even Michelin recommended this year. The Las Vegas location will remain open, say goodbye to the original Chicago location tonight.
· N9NE Steakhouse [Official Site]
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