777 days have passed since Matt Eversman left Saigon Sisters. 609 days have passed since he signed a lease at 802 W. Randolph. 584 days have passed since work permits were granted by the city. One day has passed since OON officially opened for business.
Although the wait has been long, Eversman has explanations. "You only get one opportunity to open your first restaurant, let alone your first restaurant that happens to be on one of the preeminent dining strips in the country," he says. "I just want to make sure everything is perfect."
Eversman hopes his menu is perfect. Focusing on Southeast Asian cuisine, he says that "some dishes are very traditional but with a little twist—French, American, etc—and others are barely recognizable as being a Southeast Asian dish."
The streamlined list of dishes has just eight small plates, nine large plates, four desserts, and a couple sides. A selection of various proteins, seafood, and vegetarian dishes employ ingredients both expected and unexpected.
Beverage director and general manager Jon McDaniel's cocktail menu and wine list, which are meant to "mirror the food menu," are not available at press time. The food menu is available below.