After more than a year of being an empty building, a new tenant is moving into the Cantina 1910 space in Andersonville. The third iteration of Hutch, a casual classic American restaurant with locations in Lakeview and River North, should open in late-November at 5020 N. Clark St. Hutch owner Marc Wuenschel said he’s taking the back-half of the two-floor building to open Hutch American Kitchen, an all-day restaurant/bar/cafe, while the front half will be used by another unspecified tenant. Hutch will replace Cantina 1910, the polarizing Mexican restaurant that closed in August 2016 after 11 months of service.
Cantina 1910 stood in a two-floor building, and though Cantina had ambitious plans, they never filled the entire structure. Hutch will only take a portion of the space. Wuenschel said he intends to attract a broad range of customers with “moderate” prices. Sample dishes include steak, seafood, sandwiches, and entree-sized salads. Check out the menus below. They’re going to serve “Nutella dough poppers.”
A Hutch staple is all-day brunch and the new location will serve brunch anytime. They’ll pour draft beer, house cocktails, and wines from a sommelier-curated list. They’ll also serve smoothies and have a walk-up window for doughnuts and coffee. Wuencschel said Hutch will also offer happy hour specials.
Hutch will need to mesh with the neighborhood better than Cantina 1910, as the restaurant started off on the wrong foot when their first chef, Diana Dávila, departed two months after the opening. Dávila has since gone on to open Mi Tocaya Antojeria, an acclaimed Mexican restaurant in Logan Square that’s received national attention. Cantina was also the subject several intriguing Yelp reviews. Many Andersonville diners didn’t feel the restaurant’s modern Mexican cuisine and level of execution fit their neighborhood.
There’s a community meeting scheduled for Tuesday night to discuss the liquor license. Uptown Update was the first to notice news about the meeting. Read the menus below.
Hutch Brunch by Ashok Selvam on Scribd
Hutch Dinner by Ashok Selvam on Scribd