News about the country’s first Virgin Hotel debuting in Chicago dominated yesterday’s headlines, but along with the opening of the chic, 250-room hotel also comes the opening of the first Virgin Hotel restaurant—The Commons Club.
Headed by former David Burke’s Primehouse executive chef, Rick Gresh, The Commons Club is a two-floor restaurant space that features a stylish, modern-contemporary concept, with plush gray booths set in front of a spacious oval bar, which acts as the restaurant’s main centerpiece.
Open all day, The Commons Club certainly doesn’t lack in options, offering British, American, and various other ethnic dishes—of which many are fused with Asian ingredients. Smoothies, eggs, and traditional breakfast sides and main entrees encompass the breakfast portion of the menu, while dinner is sectioned off into “bites”, “share plates”, and “large plates”.
There’s also a brunch and lunch menu at The Commons Club, which like dinner, has a few different sections that range from “bites”, “sides”, “entrees”, “sandwiches”, and “soups and salads.”
Without having yet tried The Commons Club, the Short Rib Sandwich, Asian Paella, and Lobster Flatbread are just a few items that happened to catch our eye, but the choices are broad at any time of day, making this a great spot to try in the Loop for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.
The full menu at The Commons Club is listed below, or for more information, check out their website here.