According to a recent permit filing, Villa La Serre / Bar La Rue will come to the Fulton Market, located at 820 W Fulton Market Flr 1,2, and 18.
A representative of Villa La Serre / Bar La Rue was not immediately available for commentary upon What Now Chicago’s request.
While an official opening date has yet to be confirmed, according to an article from Chicago Food Magazine, the dual concept will come from DineAmic Hospitality. DineAmic Hospitality’s website states that it will be “coming soon.”
“DineAmic will open its coastal French concept La Serre on the corner of Green and Fulton. With its entrance off Green Street, the second-floor fine dining restaurant and supper club encompasses 6,500 square feet plus a 2,000-square-foot terrace overlooking Fulton Market. Around the corner on the ground floor, with its entrance off Fulton, Bar La Rue will have 3,000 interior square feet as well as an adjacent 2,500-square-foot, all-seasons outdoor pergola.”
“Inspired by St. Tropez, La Serre allows guests to enter off Green Street into a greenhouse—the name La Serre translates to “The Greenhouse,” —where they’ll find bohemian decor, thick wood beams, Venetian plaster, troughs of flowers, floral booths, and antique mosaic tiles reminiscent of the French Riviera. A central peninsula-shaped bar, with the main dining area, raised a few steps to overlook it.”
“Adjacent to the dining room is a traditional French-style open kitchen with a wood-burning hearth. There, chefs will prepare Southern French coastal options such as grilled seafood, charcoal-roasted vegetables, and other Mediterranean fare. Instead of traditional French brasserie-style favorites, La Serre plans to opt for a lighter Mediterranean approach.”
“With its separate entrance on Fulton Market Street and marked by its large outdoor garden pergola—which has an outdoor-to-indoor bar a few steps from the street—Bar La Rue (“The Street”) evokes a Parisian cocktail bar and bistro. Neon signs and windows filled with illuminated liquor bottles are juxtaposed with crystal chandeliers and ornamental brass shelving.”
“The menu will be comprised of French plays on traditional bar fare and other everyday Parisian options. As Bar La Rue plans to be open for both lunch and dinner, items such as fresh salads and sandwiches will make their way onto the menu. Items such as a grilled cheeseburger and a twice-fried poutine will pair with the carefully crafted cocktail menu.”
“Helming the kitchen for both La Serre and Bar La Rue are Chef Angelos Kotsiris, hailing from Le Petit Maison in London; and Chef Nikitas Pyrgis of La Guerite in Cannes; plus, Chef Partner Athinagoras Kostakos, formerly of Alain Ducasse in Monaco and Partner in both LÝRA and VIOLÍ,” the article from Chicago Food Magazine states.
When it comes to DineAmic, their website states that they are “Led by partners Luke Stoioff and David Rekhson, DineAmic Hospitality’s style is timeless and popular, attracting loyal guests who find our establishments appropriate for all occasions.”
“Post-game sports fans feel comfortable alongside corporate executives because our restaurants are designed to strike a balance between the casual and refined worlds while staying committed to excellence in every detail – honing in on the quality and the approachability that contemporary diners demand.”