4 Star Restaurant Group & Executive Chef Todd Stein set to Serve Downtown!
Chicago, IL (April 27, 2015) – “4 Star Restaurant Group has confirmed their new concept, Remington’s, will open to the public on Monday, May 11th for lunch and dinner service. Located in the historic 20 N. Michigan Avenue building, Remington’s (http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?f=001mnTp-cfTtZKVx2ke-nQMaaQUsbpkwSWlLli0-5BCZuKroJK4zPKay3xWb5bgaMBMzZkNHsZRlwA9S4nOdKJ_AQ33CxDqj5SSZdy5INLFBfvymBg5ouM0aP1WlILweuhWOVpKBNzPMaUS-M4BEsKvWqznRUTu9o00&c=-UDv9X8WMEMM2jSlajOFFq-bToCEPRgyAxuWpj8JOCnxbF2PgUz7FQ==&ch=b1WjVrHp9mYgVId-Z9REbt63wP0S8llEer35VQ2g87664lfIpym4Mw==) is positioned directly across the street from the world famous Cloud Gate,
giving it the best sightlines in town for one of America’s most iconic works of urban art.
Executive Chef Todd Stein (of Iron Chef America fame) has put the finishing touches on the menu, which features classic
cocktails and American cuisine, from crab cakes to prime steaks. This marks the first entry into the downtown market for
4 Star Restaurant Group, owners and operators of a venerable portfolio of Chicago neighborhood restaurants, including:
Crosby’s Kitchen, The Smoke Daddy, Dunlay’s, Frasca Pizzeria & Wine Bar, and D.O.C. Wine Bar.
“We’re excited to introduce our neighborhood-centric restaurant model to the fast-paced downtown landscape,”
said 4 Star partner Josh Rutherford. “Remington’s brings the upscale-casual feel of a classic American grill mixed with the
genuine hospitality of a 4 Star
restaurant to the heart of contemporary Chicago.”
About the Design & Atmosphere:
20 N. Michigan Avenue space. Remington’s exudes an “urban stately” aura, while maintaining an air of warmth and ease.
With a total seating capacity of 250, Remington’s multi-faceted design beckons to those who are taking a shopping break,
getting off work, or meeting business associates. The entire store front features retractable floor to ceiling windows that open
completely to the sidewalk, so that
everyone in the bar area up front feels like they’re sitting on Michigan Avenue, staring right at the “Bean.” For those who
actually want to dine alfresco, there’s a flower-laden sidewalk patio on Michigan Avenue with additional seating for up to 40
people (weather permitting).
The interior design includes wood paneled walls and rich mahoganies, black leather booths, butcher block tables, and an
open air kitchen. The space is accented with a double sided fireplace, a rustic stone wall, and original paintings of Chicago
scenes by artist John Bukaty. Remington’s also offers several options for private dining or parties. The private event room
will be available for parties or meetings up to 50 people and will be completely secluded, with two smart TVs for video
presentations and multiple meeting or dining layout options.
The separate lounge area in the front of the restaurant will be available for social cocktail parties up to 30 people.
Lastly, a central wine room will yield to intimate dinners for up to 12 people.
One common theme with all 4 Star restaurants is that they are located in neighborhoods.
“We fully understand the responsibility and privilege that comes with operating a business in a tight community,”
said 4 Star partner Doug Dunlay. “We excel at this type of relationship by embracing and partnering with neighborhood schools, groups, chambers and non-profits, as well as offering high quality
food and service at reasonable prices. 4 Star has an obligation to give back to its neighborhoods, and we look
forward to instilling that same philosophy with our new downtown location.”
About the Food & Drink:
spearheading the scratch kitchen, sourcing mostly from local farms and purveyors. Small plates and American-focused
power fare will change seasonally, with simple, high quality ingredients always taking center stage. Highlights of the opening
lunch and dinner menus include: a raw bar with oysters from both coasts and Kansai style pressed sushi, 4 Star’s original
Wrightwood and kale salads, and prime rib, filet, and chicken off a wood-fired oven rotisserie. Other signature menu items
include: lobster deviled eggs, grilled artichokes, an herb crusted
double cut pork chop, a chicken dip sandwich, and the Remington – 18 ounces of dry aged prime bone in strip.
Remington’s wine list features over 20 interesting yet approachable wines by the glass, and another 80-plus options by
the bottle. The well-crafted list and educated staff makes the selection of wine easy and non-threatening, so that every
palate can savor the perfect pairing. For beer lovers, Remington’s features a curated list of local craft breweries on draft,
along with a large selection of imported and domestic choices by the bottle. A streamlined, craft cocktail list will be classic in
nature, yet innovative and ever-evolving.
About Chef Todd Stein
Urban Licks in Atlanta, he staged under Chef Eric Ripert at New York’s Le Bernadin, and led the charge at David Burke in
Las Vegas and BANK in Minneapolis. In Chicago, Chef Stein’s resume includes head positions at MK, Cibo Matto,
The Florentine and Piccolo Sogno Due.
In 2011, he competed on Food Network’s Iron Chef America, narrowly losing to Bobby Flay.
Hours of Operation:
Breakfast: Saturday & Sunday: 9:00am – 3:00pm
Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 10:00am – 3:00pm
Lunch: Monday – Friday: 11:00am – 3:00p, Saturday & Sunday: 9:00am – 3:00pm
Dinner: Daily: 3:00pm – Close