Chicago diners may know Dan Rosenthal from his work at Harry Caray's back in the 80's. Or more recently, Trattoria No. 10 or Poag Mahone's. Or the Sopraffina Marketcaffes. Or from his Green Chicago Restaurant Coalition and his attempts to make every burger in Chicago a grass fed burger. But soon, Chicago will know him for his next project—a 9,200 square-foot multi-tiered concept in Streeterville.
Slated to open in fall, the unnamed venture in the former Northern Trust Bank building will house two restaurants—the first newly-constructed Green Seal restaurant in the city of Chicago alongside the sixth Sopraffina location. His team is finalizing a deal with a high-profile local chef and also bringing in a "nationally acclaimed mixologist" to run the cocktail program.
Rosenthal has tapped architect Mark Knauer (Gibson's, The Gage/Henri) along with Bottle & Branch (Girl & the Goat, BellyQ, Graham Elliot) to spearhead the design.
Although Rosenthal is a 45-year veteran of the local dining scene, this is his first new project in "a long time." Stay tuned for more down the line.