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An Alinea Group Restaurant Starts Lunch Service For the First Time

Roister’s lunch kicks off on Wednesday

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Roister’s hearth kitchen counter seats
Matthew Gilson

In a first for a Grant Achatz/Nick Kokonas restaurant, a concept from the world-renowned Alinea Group is launching lunch service. Roister, their first casual restaurant on Fulton Market, will begin serving daytime meals on Wednesday.

"People eat throughout the day, so we are opening Roister for lunch beginning Wednesday," Nick Kokonas says. "We encourage day drinking and eating delicious Roister fried chicken sandwiches. Both will enhance your creativity as you head back to work. Lunch is good."

Chef Andrew Brochu’s daytime dishes will include a $29 three-course prix fixe option at the kitchen hearth counter: a cucumber salad with smoked creme fraiche, the aforementioned fried chicken sandwich (with sunchoke and fries), and a foie gras candy bar for $29. An a la carte menu, which you can read in full below, will also be available in the dining room. The menu is subject to change, but for now it includes a few new brunchy items such as biscuits and gravy with hearth-roasted eggs, green tomato ragout, and Swiss cheese; as well as favorites from the dinner menu. All bookings are now available on Tock, with seatings between 12 and 1:30 p.m.

Meanwhile, as Roister's lunch nears its debut, Fooditor reports on how a New York-based writer/blowhard had issues with its dinner service, so perhaps he'd like lunch service more. Check out the current menu below.


951 W Fulton Market, Chicago, IL 60607 (312) 789-4896