Graham Elliot, a critically acclaimed chef, restaurateur and television personality, is one of the most recognized faces cooking in America today. Growing up a “Navy brat” allowed him the opportunity to travel the world and all 50 states, opening his eyes and mouth to the amazing flavors found around the globe.
At age 27, Elliot became the youngest four-star chef to be named in any major U.S. city and was named one of Food & Wine magazine’s “Best New Chefs” in 2004. In May of 2008, Elliot opened his eponymous restaurant, Graham Elliot, which is now one of only 15 restaurants in the U.S. to be awarded two Michelin stars. In June 2012, he opened Graham Elliot Bistro in Chicago’s West Loop. The bistro uses old-school techniques and ingredients to showcase its take on classic American cuisine. That same year also saw Elliot named Chef of the Year and inducted into the Chicago Chefs Hall of Fame. Additionally, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel proclaimed September 19 “Graham Elliot Day” in the city of Chicago.
Elliot, also a singer and guitarist, is the Culinary Director of Lollapalooza, where he caters to the headlining bands and oversees the food offerings at the festival. In addition to being Co-Host & Judge of FOX’s MASTERCHEF for the past six (6) Seasons and MASTERCHEF Jr five (5) seasons; Elliot has been a contestant on “Iron Chef America” and has appeared on two seasons of “Top Chef Masters.” He has recently joined up with the Food Network family and looking forward to 2016.
In recent years, Elliot has accrued several prestigious accolades, including multiple James Beard Foundation nominations, as well as being named one of Crain’s “40 Under Forty,” alongside President Barack Obama and Oprah Winfrey.
Elliot resides in Chicago with his wife and business partner, Allie, and their three children, Mylo Ignatius, Conrad Matthias and Jedediah Lindsay.
Cooking and creating are two of my deepest passions, with my cuisine best characterized by the simple idea of allowing ingredients to taste like themselves. My culinary imagination has brought a keen excitement to those who have experienced my artistic approach to fine dining. I strongly believe in using foodstuffs at their flavorful peak, and simply being a conduit between Earth and the guest. The abundance of land, sky and waters are viewed as cherished gifts.
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While Chef calls Chicago home and is in his restaurant when in the city, he has a pretty crazy schedule especially during the summer months with filming, food and wine events, and press tours. Chef is always up for meeting and chatting with guests when available.
Graham Elliot Bistro can accommodate most allergies and dietary restrictions with advance notice. Please inform the host team while making your reservation.
Our location does provide street parking that surrounds the West Loop area. The street parking located in front of Graham Elliot Bistro is reserved for valet as an added convenience to our guests.
We have a large patio for al fresco dining. We do not accept reservations for outdoor seating.
Graham Elliot Bistro is located two blocks from the Morgan St. stop on the Green and Pink line trains.
While we have no formal dress code and welcome guests in whatever attire they feel comfortable, the majority of guests tend to wear cocktail attire or smart casual to business causal.
Yes, please contact Shannon at email@example.com for more information about private events.
Yes, photography is allowed at Graham Elliot Bistro. However, to not disturb other guests, we ask that you refrain from using a flash while in the restaurant.
Graham Elliot Bistro offers several options for guests seeking private dining spaces:
Our Chef’s Table can accommodate up to eight guests and is set off of our open kitchen.
Additionally, the Bistro is available for seated dinners from eight to 50 guests and receptions up to 100.
We also open an al fresco patio seasonally that can accommodate parties between 10-70. Our secluded outdoor patio features original cobblestone, strung lights, and beautiful landscaping.
Your event is the most important event to both of us. From a multicourse seated dinner to a more casual cocktail hour to a raucous summer patio party to a full venue buy-out, we’ll work with you to make it completely customized and most importantly, unforgettable.
If you are interested in hosting a private or large party event at Graham Elliot Bistro, please email Shannon at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 312.888.2258.
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