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Ocean Prime, the Ritzy Steakhouse/Raw Bar Chain, is Slated For Chicago’s LondonHouse Hotel

The restaurant should offer gorgeous river views

LondonHouse’s food and drink offerings will soon be joined by Ocean Prime on the second floor.
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Ashok Selvam is the editor of Eater Chicago and a native Chicagoan armed with more than two decades of award-winning journalism. Now covering the world of restaurants and food, his nut graphs are super nutty.

Ocean Prime, an upscale restaurant with 14 locations—including Beverly Hills, New York, and in nearby Indianapolis—is planning a Chicago location on the second floor of the LondonHouse hotel. The chain is equal parts ritzy steakhouse and raw bar, and the Chicago location would offer views of the Chicago River. The Tribune reported the new restaurant, citing anonymous sources, and that a lease is close to being final.

The plan calls for a 12,000-square-foot restaurant with a ground-floor entrance leading upstairs. Ocean Prime (not to be confused with Ocean Cut in River North) is owned by Cameron Mitchell Restaurants. Ocean Prime would be the Columbus, Ohio-based company’s first expansion into the Chicago market. A new location also opened in Washington D.C. in October.

LondonHouse opened last year in the former Crain’s Communications building, a landmark that previously was the site of Fort Dearborn at Wacker Drive and Michigan Avenue, along the Chicago River. The hotel’s rooftop has become one of the hottest spots in the city. It even has private space for pricey, yet intimate wedding proposals.

There’s also room for an additional restaurant on the hotel’s ground floor where the only current tenant is a Corner Bakery. Ownership isn’t ready to share details, but look for an announcement soon.

LondonHouse Chicago, Curio Collection by Hilton

85 East Upper Wacker Drive, , IL 60601 (312) 357-1200 Visit Website