NEAR WEST SIDE — Eden, a contemporary American restaurant, will reopen in a new spot along the Chicago River in Avondale.
The Paramount Group, which co-owns Eden, announced plans to bring back the restaurant at an expansive complex that also will house its headquarters for its catering and hospitality businesses later this fall. An address has not yet been assigned, but the eatery will be on Roscoe Street just east of California Avenue, said Jodi Fyfe, Eden co-owner and Paramount Group CEO.
The restaurant will reopen in November. It had closed last summer because of the pandemic.
Eden is known for its on-site greenhouse, and the new location allows for a larger garden where co-owner and chef Devon Quinn will grow herbs, edible flowers, figs, peppers and other ingredients used in the restaurant’s dishes, the team said.
“Our new home is going to be spectacular,” Fyfe said. “The kitchens will be built to allow for optimal space and conditions for both catering entities and Eden.”
The location will have a larger footprint and allow for 100 guests indoors, with an additional 50 diners on the patio, Fyfe said.
“One thing that was missing in our current location was a direct link to nature and an immediate connection to the community and other local businesses. With our reliance on our greenhouse and local farms, we were looking for an opportunity to expand our growing area and program,” Fyfe said.
Eden will move from 1748 W. Lake St. on the Near West Side. The lease at the old space had expired, Fyfe told Crain’s.
Until the reopening, Quinn is offering private culinary services and customized meal kits.
Fyfe used the time to “reflect and rebuild” after a tumultuous year for the restaurant industry.
“I’m so proud of and grateful for our team — we pressed on, continued to innovate and do everything possible to keep our business alive and our clients safe, engaged and happy,” Fyfe said in a statement.
Eden, opened in December 2016, served seasonal cuisine inspired by the restaurant partners’ “world travels.”
Eden will be open Monday-Friday for breakfast and lunch. Happy hour and dinner will be served Wednesday-Saturday.
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