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Michelin-Approved Brunch and More Coming to New Uptown Diner on Friday

3 Squares Diner is a new all-day restaurant from Jam’s owners

3 Squares Diner
3 Squares Diner [Official Photo]
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The owners of Jam Restaurant, the home of one of the city’s best brunches, will bring a few of their Michelin Bib Gourmand-worthy dishes to Uptown on Friday when they open 3 Squares Diner. The all-day restaurant is perched on the ground floor of Lawrence House, a rehabbed 344-unit apartment building at 1020 W. Lawrence Avenue. Unlike Jam — which recently moved in Logan Square and is only open for breakfast, lunch, and weekend brunch — 3 Squares will allow Jam executive chef Ian Voakes to try his hand at dinner. Breakfast will be available all day.

Counter seating
3 Squares Diner [Official Photo]

The interiors are inspired by a ‘20s aesthetic, according to a news release. It’s quite a change for the Lawrence House, which also includes a ground-floor cocktail bar, Larry’s, and Heritage Outpost coffee. The building was once a hotel, noted Block Club, which first reported the opening date. The publication mentioned how the building was home to many low-income residents before it was sold in 2013.

Jam is a perennial Micheline Bib Gourmand selection. A menu wasn’t immediately available, though Block Club teased biscuits and gravy with coconut milk, lamb bacon, and a Vadouvan-poached egg. Keep it here for more coverage later this week.

3 Squares Diner
3 Squares Diner [Official Photo]

Lawrence House

1020 W Lawrence Ave, Chicago, IL 60640


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