Seafood. Raw Bar. Absinthe. Perfection in Wicker Park
Image Courtesy of Time Out Chicago
As a resident of the neighborhood for almost 8 years, our wish has always been for a seafood restaurant to open in Wicker Park. That dream is coming true.
Enter The Savoy (Seafood-Raw Bar-
Absinthe); coming to 1408 N. Milwaukee Avenue in the space formerly La
Fonda del Gusto in July. We're not sure how this new bar &
restaurant could have flown under our radar for as long as it has but
they're scheduled to open in July. Behind the concept: owner/operator
Ricky Moore and chef Brian Greene, whose résumé includes Tramonto's
Steak & Seafood,
and two restaurants in Highland Park: Abigail's American Bistro and M Restaurant, where he was most recently the executive chef.
According to Time Out Chicago's overview, Wicker Park's newest upscale eatery will combine a sizable bar in the back of the space, a raw bar and dining area.
The raw bar menu will include: the oysters, ceviche, geoduck clams and more. Seafood dishes will continue to be the focus in the dining room although non-seafood entrees will also be available.
For full details about The Savoy:
The Savoy, a seafood restaurant, opening in Wicker Park in July [Time Out Chicago]
>>>Updated 7-17-12: Per The Savoy: they're working hard to open as early as this week; definitely by the end of July. <<<
Per TOC: The Savoy (1408 N Milwaukee Ave, savoychicago.com) is slated to open the week of July 13 and will open initially for dinner from 5–11pm, with a late-night menu served from 10pm–1am; the bar will stay open until 2am. Lunch (Mon–Fri) and brunch (Sat, Sun) will launch the following week.