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Three New Lakefront Restaurants Coming to North Avenue Beach

Shore Club should open in August

A rendering of The Restaurant at Shore Club.
M Works Architects

A trio of new restaurants should open next month near North Avenue Beach in Lincoln Park in hopes to give Chicagoans upscale options with Lake Michigan views. Shore Club is a “multi-million dollar” project, according to a news release. Developers are going for three distinctive atmospheres and two of the restaurants will take reservations.

The Lincoln Park restaurants will operate in partnership with Inspired Catering & Events. That’s the company from the mother-daughter team of Karen and Gina Stefani. Elizabeth Tokarczyk is Shore Club’s executive chef and it’ll focus on seafood and Mediterranean-inspired dishes. There’s no Bottled Blonde-like dress code, but shirts and shoes are required, and kids are allowed if with a parent or guardian.

The Oasis at Shore Club will require reservations and it’s designed for groups. It’ll serve small plates and entrees along with “the world’s finest champagnes.” The Oasis is billed as “the most exclusive” of the three spaces.

Reservations aren’t mandatory at The Restaurant at Shore Club. It’s open air, but covered. The main feature is Sunday brunch with various food stations. Customers will have to plan ahead and buy brunch tickets online using Eventbrite; tickets cost $35.

A rendering of The Oasis at Shore Club.
M Works Architects

The final component is The Patio at Shore Club. It’s an open-air, first-come, first-serve patio with lunch and dinner service. The Patio’s space looks to be the former site of a rink used for roller hockey, just north of Castaways. Speaking of Castaways, the North Avenue Beach bar won’t be affected by the new openings.

Special tickets are already available for the annual Air & Water Show. The event takes place Aug. 19 and 20. General admission tickets for The Restaurant cost $125 and include open bar. If customers have groups of eight to 10, they can fork over $750 for a VIP cabana at The Oasis. That comes with 48 canned drinks. Other packages are available. Customers will still need to pay $125 per person for a GA ticket if they opt for one of those packages.

North Avenue Beach

1600 N Lake Shore Dr, , IL 60614

Shore Club

1603 North Lake Shore Drive, , IL 60610 (312) 635-8058 Visit Website

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