Oakville Grill & Cellar - Chicago
From Lettuce Entertain You, Chicago's premier restaurant group, comes Oakville Grill & Cellar, bringing a new level of restaurant dining to Chicago's Fulton Market neighborhood. Suitable for a casual lunch or business dinners, Oakville Grill & Cellar is geared to please with exceptionally high-quality ingredients, expertly prepared, and served in a sophisticated yet welcoming environment.
The Oakville Grill & Cellar, as the name implies, has a roaring grill -- serving up fire-roasted meat, fish and veggies -- and an incredible wine cellar.
As the Chicago Tribune reports, "it will be a California wine concept, as wine director Richard Hanauer expects to have more than 750 wines exclusively from that state — 'one of the rare places where you could do an entire wine program and have this much quality and diversity,' Hanauer said. The restaurant was conceived to mimic the feeling of being on a wine tour, Hanauer said. 'I started realizing that every time I was traveling for wine, the meals in the wine country were phenomenal,” Hanauer said. “I was obsessed with the quality of the product and how unpretentious it was.'”
This is a place designed to appeal to many different tastes. You can stop by for a beer and fried chicken or pizza, or you can sit down to a beautiful repast of West Coast Petrale Sole and Wagyu Hanger Steak. And as mentioned, there is a vast wine list to find something that will pair elegantly with whatever you choose to have for dinner; currently, the restaurant is focused on end-of-day dining, with service beginning at 3pm.