HIDE+SEEK is Now Open in Chicago’s West Loop Neighborhood

HIDE+SEEK’s menu incorporates flavors from Spain, France, and Italy
HIDE+SEEK is Now Open in Chicago’s Vibrant West Loop Neighborhood
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Restaurant Row now has a new resident as HIDE+SEEK which takes over the former Vivo space at 838 W Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60607.

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HIDE+SEEK’s menu incorporates flavors from Spain, France, and Italy. The menu features a balance between both vegetable and protein forward small plates, and grand plates. Small plates include house-made spinach & ricotta gnudi, otherwise known as naked ravioli, and an American Wagyu short rib, served with a potato cloud and pickled watermelon. Grand plates include a 60-day dry aged ribeye and a pan roasted halibut with corn puree and herb butter. Following dinner, you can try desserts like the strawberry almond cake, an almond cake filled with a lemon custard, served with housemade strawberry gelato and a strawberry gelee.

The cocktail program has been designed with the cuisine in mind, and utilizes French, Italian, and American spirits, similar to those regions highlighted throughout the menu. Options include the Raspberry Beret, a nod to the classic Clover Club, and the City of Lights, a cocktail that brings a floral whiskey to the forefront. If you prefer to drink your dessert, enjoy a cocktail from the after dinner drinks menu, the Stay The Night, a spiced take on the espresso martini.

The space was designed by the team at Siren Betty, a local women-owned interior design firm. The space includes unique patterns, marble bars and artwork accompanied by floor to ceiling windows and comfortable seating. The patio seats 16 guests and has a mix of wood and brass furniture with black and white striped umbrellas.

HIDE+SEEK comes from a partnership between hospitality veterans Nick Karounos, Danny Vargas and John Poda.

HIDE+SEEK is open from Sunday-Friday: 4:00pm-2:00am and Saturday: 4:00pm-3:00am; dinner will be available Monday-Sunday: 4:00pm-12:00am.

Lisa Hay

Lisa is a staff reporter for What Now Media Group. She covers new restaurant, retail, and real estate openings across all of our markets. A true foodie, this Air Force veteran has lived all over the world — from Aviano, Italy to Nairobi, Kenya — but her favorite spot is NOLA for its rich history, architecture, culture, and of course, its good eats.
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