Brendan Sodikoff is at it again, this time in the Gold Coast inside Restoration Hardware's massive new store at the 101-year-old Three Arts Club of Chicago building in the Gold Coast. RH's store opened on Friday, unveiling a lush six floors of furniture and other home-decor items extravagantly displayed within 70,000 square feet. The food operations — The RH Chicago Three Arts Club Cafe — are where Sodikoff comes in, as Hogsalt, the group responsible for Au Cheval and High Five Ramen, et al, are partnering with RH.
The cafe includes a coffee shop, restaurant and wine bar all located on the first-floor atrium. RH chairman and CEO Gary Friedman told Crain's he met Sodikoff through famed chef Thomas Keller, and the two quickly hit it off, as Sodikoff felt Hogsalt and Restoration shared similar cultures and were a good fit to collaborate. Friedman also told the Tribune that the grilled cheese (cheddar and truffle butter between Texas toast) would be his choice for the last meal of his life if he had to order from the cafe. The new store is Restoration's new Chicago flagship, as its Lincoln Park location is closed.
The menu features a small selection of breakfast items, such as the "RH Scramble," as well as salads and cooked veggies. There's also the RH Burger on the menu that sounds similar to the signature sandwich at Au Cheval. Check out the full menu below.
RH Chicago Three Arts Club Cafe, 1300 N. Dearborn St., (312) 475-9116, open 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Saturday and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday.