A rapidly-developing stretch of Western Avenue is now home to a mysterious, long-in-the-works, upscale steak-focused brasserie with German influences, Boeufhaus. The restaurant quietly opened on Thursday, DNAinfo reports, in a former deli and butcher shop just north of Sportsman's Club and Leghorn on the Ukrainian Village/Humboldt Park border.
Chef Brian Ahern, a former Fish Bar executive chef who also worked in Miami, for David Burke in New York, and helmed the tartare bar at last year's Chicago leg of the Cochon 555, is churning out an array of steaks, meaty apps such as shortrib beignets, pastas, vegetable sides, fish and pork. A front deli counter may also be in the works.
The full menu is not yet available, as co-owner Jamie Finnegan has not returned messages and the restaurant's online presence is currently nil—a preliminary website is up but social media accounts do not yet exist. Stay tuned for more.