The people behind one of River North’s favorite restaurants are gearing up to open a second. Keene and Megan Addington, the family owners of Tortoise Supper Club, will open a smaller seafood restaurant named Two Lights Seafood and Oyster at 227 W. North Ave. in Old Town. The opening is slated for early summer, Keene Addington says.
He won’t reveal much about it yet but says Two Lights will be small, casual, and contemporary. Expect a raw bar, small plates, and “craft cocktails served with true neighborhood hospitality.” It’s on the ground floor space of a new condo building across the street from Old Town Ale House. Construction and staff hiring are underway.
Addington has a long history of successful restaurants. He was CEO of Flat Top Grill before heading out on his own with Tortoise Club, an upscale classic Chicago-themed restaurant full of dark woods, red leather booths, and throwback American dishes. It’s also known for its family atmosphere: “People really resonate with family-owned versus corporate,” he says. “They like that Megan and I are there all the time kissing babies and stuff.”
Now they’ll bring that atmosphere to their second restaurant that will give Old Town some classic seafood. Check back for more details soon.