Brace for Bill Murray’s restaurant and bar, Chicagoland. The actor/comedian and his brothers have signed on to officially open a Murray Bros. Caddyshack in their native Chicago area at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Rosemont, according to a news release. They’re slating its debut for sometime in December after an initial report last December.
The restaurant and bar, named and themed after Murray’s iconic golf movie Caddyshack, debuted its initial location in St. Augustine, Fla. in 2001. It serves an array of bar food such as “crispy potato golf balls,” flatbreads, salads, sandwiches, mains, desserts, and drinks from a golf-themed menu. There are a few Chicago nods on the menu in Florida, including a Chicago-style hot dog and Italian beef.
The new Chicagoland outpost, near O’Hare International Airport at 5440 N. River Road in Rosemont, will be large: 8,600 square feet and 265 seats. Expect an “oblong shaped bar,” many TVs showing sports, a semi-private dining area, and golf simulator inside. It’ll serve a similar menu as the original for lunch and dinner seven days a week, employing 100 people, according to the release.
Bill Murray and his many siblings grew up in Wilmette and now their restaurant and bar is coming home. Stay tuned for more details.