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When Sushi Hall opens in Lincoln Park in early 2022, it will provide guests with not only fresh sushi and an inviting atmosphere, but an interactive dining experience as well. “At our 10-seat sushi bar, we’re offering four reservable seats that are positioned directly in front of our sushi chef,” James Vetrano and Jacob Ringer, both Partners in the restaurant, explained over email with What Now Chicago. “Similar to a traditional ‘chef’s table,’ this section is designed to maximize guest interaction with the chef while they see their rolls being made and learn about the dishes, sushi making techniques and much more.”
The restaurant, which will open at 2630 N Clark Street, spans 2,750 square feet and will accommodate 42 patrons, with 26 seats in the main dining room. You can expect to find a stylish and warm atmosphere, that will suit date nights, gatherings with friends, and even the solo meal.
Construction began on the N Clark Street space in September of this year, and according to documents shared by Vetrano, the eatery’s exterior will receive an overhaul with a new color scheme and façade for “a more visually appealing setting that fits well within the current neighborhood landscape.” Sushi Hall is partnering with Siren Betty Design, a local, all-woman interior design firm.
With Sushi Hall, Vetrano and Ringer aim to offer high-quality sushi at affordable prices. “Guests can expect an extensive menu with creative specialty rolls, the freshest nigiri and sashimi, classic rolls, hot and cold entrees, and more,” shared Vetrano and Ringer. Sushi Hall also seeks to accommodate those who don’t eat raw fish and will offer an assortment of alternative dishes under the menu section “I Don’t Eat Sushi.” All sauces and sushi will be gluten-free.
Vetrano and Ringer envision Sushi Hall becoming a mainstay in Lincoln Park and hope the reasonably priced food will allow patrons to dine-in often. “Our passion for this community and the area’s qualities are the inspiration for Sushi Hall’s concept: From day one, we created it to be a neighborhood restaurant; one where everyone feels welcome and can enjoy the best sushi in the area at reasonable prices in a friendly, approachable, and comfortable setting,” said Vetrano and Ringer.
“And for our partners, the excitement goes even further as we have deep connections with the neighborhood and its residents,” they added. “We have lived, worked, started and raised families, built businesses, and have served the community here in Lincoln Park for decades. In fact, one of our partners, Jacob Ringer, even ran for alderperson of the 43rd ward in 2019, just as his father did in 1967.”
When it opens, Sushi Hall will offer in-person dinner service, as well as take-away, seven days a week. In addition, the eatery will offer a limited to-go lunch Monday through Friday; ordering can be done over Tok, and the eatery will have a dedicated take-out area. “Our goal is to provide a fresher and healthier lunch alternative to other options in the area,” Vetrano and Ringer shared. The two plan to begin with a modest bar menu that will grow overtime according to the preferences of the neighborhood.
Sushi Hall is targeting a soft opening in early or mid-March. Find Sushi Hall on social media to keep up with opening plans.