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A Beautiful Identity Crisis in River North

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It’s that age-old dating dilemma.

One of you wants to watch the game. One of you wants champagne and sushi. Both of you insist on gnawing Flintstones-size shanks of meat.

Sounds like you two need Reverie, a new two-story, dual-purpose playground in River North, opening Friday.

Here’s how it all breaks down...

The Food:
Rodelio Aglibot of E+O and Yum Cha fame went ahead and created an American menu with Asian subtext. So, yes, he’s going to lay into you with fresh sushi and sake. But also things like a watermelon-and-burrata salad called Summer Lovin’ and a giant long rib dubbed the Yabba Dabba Doo. It’s because he likes you.

The Cocktails:
Come in. Have a beer. They have 31 tap handles. But when you’re ready to get serious, consider an I Dream of Jeannie, which is a 24-hour-applewood-smoked bourbon that you’ll pop a cork off of to unleash a mist of smoke. Genie not included.

The Vibe:
Downstairs, you’ve got a sleek tavern feel. Sportscasters Lou Canellis, Ryan Baker and Kip Lewis are owners here. So they’ll be watching sports if you don’t mind. Upstairs, however, you’ll lounge over champagne cocktails and sake while animated fish swim across a wall of monitors.

No, not the fishing channel.


414 N Orleans St
(between Hubbard and Kinzie)
Chicago, IL, 60654


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