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Graham Elliot Bistro, Chicago

Graham Elliot Bistro, Chicago ~ 4-Star and Celebrity Chef Graham Elliot signature restaurant in Chicago, Graham Elliot Bistro, is renowned for its rustically modern, yet cozy atmosphere and a menu that is always fresh and updated.

Today’s post has been written by the lovely Darla Bentley. Darla runs a successful travel business, Blue Breeze Travel, and specializes in food travel. She herself travels frequently and was willing to share an article about her recent jaunt in Chicago to the famed Graham Elliot Bistro. Lucky us! Thank you Darla!
Graham Elliot Bistro, Chicago ~ The 4-Star and Celebrity Chef's signature restaurant is known for its rustically modern menu and atmosphere ~ The Complete SavoristAs proclaimed by Chicago’s mayor, Rahm Emanuel, September 19th is Graham Elliot Day. Chicago and the rest of world have good reason to fall in love with Graham. At age 27, he became the youngest 4 star chef in any major city. He’s a celebrity chef, TV personality, restaurateur, and the holder of countless awards and accolades. His personal warmth, signature white glasses, and snazzy sense of style make him both likeable and approachable.Graham Elliot Bistro, Chicago ~ The 4-Star and Celebrity Chef's signature restaurant is known for its rustically modern menu and atmosphere ~ The Complete SavoristGraham Elliot Bistro is in the heart of the West Loop dining district (841 W Randolph Street) on Chicago’s Restaurant Row. What started as a rock-meets-spirituality-meets-food restaurant, where one was uncertain of how to dress, has now become a smart, casual bistro that is welcoming and friendly.  It is now a relaxed neighborhood favorite.

Earlier this year, Graham teamed up with DMK Restaurant giving GEB a facelift, resulting in a space that feels urban-sophisticated, yet laid-back and casual. The patio is an auspicious and intimate space where the evening air brings with it a fun and sexy ambience.Graham Elliot Bistro, Chicago ~ The 4-Star and Celebrity Chef's signature restaurant is known for its rustically modern menu and atmosphere ~ The Complete SavoristThe first cocktail sets the mood and escalates the anticipation for an imaginative meal. A must-try cocktail during the hot months is the Summer’s Persuasion, a refreshing vodka drink with a light touch of guava and lime. The cocktail menu is a superb collection of classic, twisted, and traditional drinks along with fun variety of (mostly local) beer. For those who would rather enjoy a glass of wine, there is also a small but diverse wine list.  Graham Elliot Bistro, Chicago ~ The 4-Star and Celebrity Chef's signature restaurant is known for its rustically modern menu and atmosphere ~ The Complete SavoristThe New American fare is fresh and derived locally, when possible.  The appetizer-sized plates are meant to be shared, which adds to the intimacy of the experience. The ever-changing menu consists of nineteen to twenty-five savory dishes to choose from, including several that are Graham Elliot originals.

Graham Elliot Bistro, Chicago ~ The 4-Star and Celebrity Chef's signature restaurant is known for its rustically modern menu and atmosphere ~ The Complete Savorist

The Milk and Honey is a symphony of salty burrata, sweet honeycomb and peppery arugula topped with ciabatta toast.

Graham Elliot Bistro, Chicago ~ The 4-Star and Celebrity Chef's signature restaurant is known for its rustically modern menu and atmosphere ~ The Complete Savorist

The Filet Mignon Stroganoff is a bed of toasted Späetzle and forest mushrooms topped with a cooked-to-perfection filet.

There are typically four to six items on the dessert menu. A traditional crème brulée is always a winning choice. A Graham original in the form of a banana split with candied hazelnuts and pretzel crumb is a local favorite. Even the ice-cream float is tantalizing and fun with your choice of Mexican Coke, blood orange, or root beer.  Graham Elliot Bistro, Chicago ~ The 4-Star and Celebrity Chef's signature restaurant is known for its rustically modern menu and atmosphere ~ The Complete SavoristThe incredibly talented Graham has left the MasterChef and MasterChef Junior reality shows, but there are rumors that he’s planning to find his way back to the kitchen at Graham Elliot Bistro, by the end of the year.  With the gloriously open kitchen and cozy setting in the Bistro, one is certain to see his talent at work. Keep watching for news that he’s back in the kitchen! And if another project keeps him from the pass at Graham Elliot Bistro, be sure to stop by anyway and check out the facelift and the always amazing food.Graham Elliot Bistro, Chicago ~ The 4-Star and Celebrity Chef's signature restaurant is known for its rustically modern menu and atmosphere ~ The Complete SavoristGraham Elliot Bistro, Chicago ~ The 4-Star and Celebrity Chef's signature restaurant is known for its rustically modern menu and atmosphere ~ The Complete SavoristGraham Elliot Bistro, Chicago ~ The 4-Star and Celebrity Chef's signature restaurant is known for its rustically modern menu and atmosphere ~ The Complete Savorist

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9 Comments

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    Matthew From Nomageddon
    July 8, 2016 at 2:01 pm

    Oooof that filet mignon looks sooo good!

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    Dorothy at Shockingly Delicious
    July 8, 2016 at 3:08 pm

    Writing this down for my Chicago list!

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    Angie | Big Bear's Wife
    July 10, 2016 at 8:18 am

    I want that Filet Mignon Stroganoff!!! I can’t wait to get back to Chicago so that we can eat here!

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    Joanie @ ZagLeft
    July 10, 2016 at 2:34 pm

    Adding this to my places to visit when I’m in Chicago again!

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    Dee
    July 10, 2016 at 4:58 pm

    That food looks amazing, and it sounds like a very fun place to eat!

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    carrie @ frugal foodie mama
    July 10, 2016 at 5:09 pm

    The Milk and Honey sounds fantastic, and I know that Filet Mignon Stroganoff is right up my husband’s alley! 🙂 Definitely keeping this bistro in mind for when I finally get to Chicago.

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    Amy Stafford
    July 10, 2016 at 7:31 pm

    The food and the place looks great! Cool place to hang out and enjoy a great meal.

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    betty
    August 26, 2016 at 7:05 pm

    That food looks great. We need to go to Chicago..

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