Wrigleyville is booming with new restaurants nowadays, and now Cubs manager Joe Maddon is partnering with acclaimed chef Tony Mantuano (Spiaggia, River Roast) on a restaurant right next door to Wrigley Field. There’s very little information known about the restaurant, other than it will be located at the Park at Wrigley — the plaza outside the Friendly Confines on Clark, just north of Addison. Levy Restaurants will operate the yet-to-be-named bar/restaurant.
The restaurant will be open year round, and the menu and more details will be released this spring, according to a spokesperson.
Maddon, the manager behind the Cubs’ first World Series win in 108 years, opened Ava, an Italian restaurant in 2014 in Tampa. The skipper has some experience in the industry, and reportedly is a big fan of fine wines. Maddon was previously the manager of the Tampa Bay Rays.
Mantuano is a Cubs fan, having thrown out the ceremonial first pitch at Wrigley at a June 7 game. He’s appeared on TV and cooked for President Obama and Vice President Biden.
Development continues around the stadium, as the team’s owners, the Ricketts family, want to give fans more upscale choices. The Hotel Zachary is set to debut before Opening Day and will house a Big Star, The Smoke Daddy, and more.
The Tribune first reported the story.