Circa Restaurant & Rooftop Set to Open Inside The Gwen Next Week

Posted by Leo Clark. on Tuesday, May 10th, 2016 at 9:45am.

It’s that time of year again where new restaurants, and more specifically new rooftops, find their way into the headlines. Back in September, The Conrad Hotel was taken over by The Gwen (another luxury hotel brand), and now as we enter the busy spring and summer season for Chicago tourism, details are being unveiled about The Gwen’s hot new restaurant and rooftop space that is expected to open next week.

Being called Circa, the new space is described as “upscale” but “approachable”, according to a report from Eater, with menu items including burgers, chops, salads, and even some seafood fare mixed in as well.

Inside, Circa will feature a 1930s prohibition-era theme and drinks, not food, will generally be the restaurant’s focus. The cocktail list is certainly impressive and as mentioned by Eater, the staff will actually prepare each cocktail table side, which adds a unique touch to the experience. For wine lovers, there’s also a posecco popsicle on the menu called the Poptail, which should be a favorite as we fast-approach the summer season.

A rendering of what the space will look like is featured above, while Circa’s full menu, for now, is listed below. Check out The Gwen and Circa over at 521 N Rush St just off the Mag Mile only a few blocks from the river.  

Circa Menu by Ashok Selvam

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