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Gaze Upon the Wood Cabin Wonder of Oak + Char; Opening Soon in River North

See the charred wood along with seating covered in wool-hair and stockyard leather.

With charred wood all around and white, pillowy drapery hanging from the ceiling representing clouds, the design elements of Oak + Char, opening very soon (they're hoping for this week), are quite integral to the menu's ode to flame. You have already seen executive chef Joseph Heppe's menu (along with the beverages soon to be available), today take a look inside one of the fall's most anticipated openings.

The former Graham Elliot space has been transformed into a sort-of hipster wood cabin motif. The banquettes feature 100 percent wool mohair covering a welded steel frame. On the opposite side of those banquettes are stools made of weathered oak with a top of stockyard leather. Those same stools also flank the bar area (dig those electrical outlets at knee level to charge up your phone) which sits in front of a brick wall and features a couple of TVs.

Keep checking back to find out when Oak + Char officially opens. Until that happens, keep going over the menu and checking out the pictures in the gallery here.

Oak + Char

217 W Huron St, Chicago, IL 60654 (312) 643-2427 Visit Website