"CHICAGO'S BEST NEW RESTAURANTS OF 2017, BONHOMME HOSPITALITY'S NEWEST RESTAURANT IS ALSO IT'S MOST EXCITING CULINARY PROJECT TO DATE."

- FORBES

 

ABOUT

Drawing inspiration from the globetrotting Beat Generation of the 1950s and ’60s and named after the bohemian hipsters  who  followed in their path, Beatnik is an eclectic mix of  unique  furniture, accessories and antiques from all over the world. 

 

The restaurant  aims to take  guests on a voyage through the bucolic splendor of a Mediterranean farmhouse, the colorful opulence of Moorish architecture, and the tropical lushness of Bali  with more than  400  living  plants  throughout the 6,000-square-foot, 174-seat space.  In the process, Beatnik  expands  on the definition of what a Chicago restaurant should  and  could look like.

 

Mirroring the  restaurant’s  design aesthetic, Chef Marcos Campos’s cuisine  takes a worldly approach,  harmoniously melding  flavors and ingredients from  Asia, Mexico, the Middle East and South America. Once dropped on the  large  tables paired with pillow-strewn wood daybeds, the mezze and “feast” plates  from  the open kitchen create an international dinner party vibe.

THE DRINKs

The beverage program at Beatnik pairs a cocktail list full of fun, creative, beautiful, and unstuffy drinks that come in three varieties, Shaken, Stirred and Frozen with a Wine List predominantly composed of wines hailing from emerging wine regions or countries, representing sustainably farmed indigenous varietals and under-appreciated, yet legendary wines.  In most cases, a member of Beatnik’s Team has visited the wineries and spent time with the winemakers and farmers (many times the same person).  Additionally, all of our wines were selected by the Team because we either loved drinking them on their own or they paired beautifully with Chef's cuisine (and, in most cases, both).

THE FOOD

“The design at Beatnik has a huge impact on us in the kitchen. For one thing, the kitchen is open, creating a unity and connection with our guests.  Beatnik is a place where we feel free to play with all flavors from around the world: Greece, Italy, Lebanon, Spain, France, Morocco, Mexico, Peru, Japan, etc. People are traveling around the world, more than ever, looking for something new to taste and here, guests can have one dish that takes a Korean approach, and another that uses traditional Lebanese ingredients. Guests will have worldly experiences every time they come, allowing them to travel to other countries through our menu.”

 

-Chef Marcos Campos

ABOUT THE DESIGN 

Our vast collection of exceptional antiques  were  carefully curated over two years and coupled with custom-designed pieces,  which  together  push the boundaries of maximalist  restaurant  design in Chicago.

 

Some of  Beatnik’s  most dazzling design features  include  15 massive crystal chandeliers salvaged from the ballroom of the Yamasaki-designed Century Plaza Hotel  in Los Angeles,  a  100-year-old 40-foot-wide by 10-foot-tall carved teak Balinese façade,  a  1920s Art Deco Parisian  bar, 20 cast-iron “teardrop” 1970s Chicago  street lights, and a monumental 30-foot-wide by 13-foot-tall  1930s  pine  cabinet from a spa in  Salsomaggiore  (Parma, Italy).

 

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1604 W. Chicago Ave., Chicago, IL 60622

 DINNER HOURS

Mondays // Closed

Tuesdays - Fridays // 4pm-2am

Saturday // 4pm - 3am

Sunday // 4pm - 12am

WEEKEND BRUNCH HOURS

Saturdays // 10am-4pm

Sundays // 10am-4pm

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Email:   info@beatnikchicago.com

Call: (312) 929-4945

 

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