Walk through chef Giuseppe Tentori's spin on a steakhouse today in River North, as he and Boka Restaurant Group (Duck Duck Goat, Swift & Sons) open up GT Prime. They've taken the same approach to beef as Tentori's GT Fish & Oyster did with seafood when it opened six years ago, also in River North.
Frequent Boka collaborators, Karen Herold and Studio K, designed the restaurant. They're heavy on the fairy tale theme, a news release clearly reiterates. The designers employed a lot of royal purples inside the two-floor space, which includes a 16-seat private dining room upstairs. There's lavish upholstery—check out the material on the back of the bar chairs. Don't worry it's not real fur.
While diners will hardly be roughing it, there's an attempt bring in a log cabin feel—obviously without the pests. Tree-like light fixtures provide another example of nature meeting urban design. But this is no camping trip; there's plenty of decadence including a massive crystal chandelier. Look at the photos below.
GT Prime, 707 N. Wells St., open 4:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. on Sunday through Monday; 4:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday; and 4:30 p.m. to midnight on Friday and Saturday.