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The Windsor Aspires To Create Crosby's Kitchen's Cool Downtown Cousin

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Four Star's latest venture opens Thursday.

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There's definitely shared DNA between The Windsor, set to open on Thursday in Streeterville, and Crosby's Kitchen in Lakeview. Four Star Restaurant Group describes their new space as "Crosby Kitchen's urban cousin." However, the 5,000-square-foot space is designed for more nightlife compared to the stroller-friend amenities at Crosby's up north on Southport Avenue.

They've gutted the former Elephant & Castle space and adorned it with earth tones, leather-cushioned booths and a double-sided bar. Mark Knauer, who also designed Four Star's recently-opened Remington's on Michigan Avenue, is going for "Machine Age design" at The Windsor. There's seating for 130, with 30 at the bar in the main dining room. Two other rooms can be used for private events and there's also floor-to-ceilings that retract. An additional 40 can be seated outside. Check out the menu here and photos above; it opens on Thursday.

The Windsor, 160 E. Huron St., (312) 943-7777, Kitchen open from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., Monday through Friday. Open from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Saturday and 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Sunday. Bar closes later, with snacks available until bar closes.