Grill on 21, the latest venture from the Roanoke Hospitality Group, will open in Summer 2022. Named for its location on the 21st floor within The LaSalle Chicago Hotel (208 S. LaSalle St.), the restaurant is a modern interpretation of the classic American grill created for the sophisticated diner of the 21st century. The restaurant and lounge blend classic tastes with modern preferences, demonstrating how an American grill can be more approachable, a bit healthier, and socially conscious.
Grill on 21 is centrally located in the heart of Chicago’s Financial District, just steps away from City Hall, the Chicago Theater District and Riverwalk, banking headquarters, Millennium Park, and professional offices. Its design-forward surroundings, personalized service, and approachable menu make it an ideal destination for professionals, well-traveled visitors, and locals alike.
In creating Grill on 21, Roanoke Hospitality plays off the success of Roanoke restaurant (135 W Madison), the Loop’s bustling lunch hotspot, to attract an elevated lunch and dinner clientele. Grill on 21 evokes the spirit of yesterday’s private clubs while embracing and redefining a “new normal” in dining.
Deftly paying homage to tradition while acknowledging contemporary dining trends, the menu features a diverse array of grilled steaks, chops, hearth-roasted fish, poultry, locally grown produce, and plant-based items, all lovingly prepared with an emphasis on approachability and integrity.
The menu was developed by Chef de Cuisine Ian Robertson (L2O, TRU, ABC Kitchen) in consultation with Chef Andrew Hunter (Wolfgang Puck Worldwide, Niman Ranch, Kikkoman). With a rotating selection of American and Continental-style classics, Grill on 21 playfully reintroduces timeless dishes such as Lobster Thermidor, Sole Meuniere, House Cured Salmon Gravlax, and Sweet & Savory Popovers. Grill on 21’s chefs take great effort and pride in sourcing the menu’s high-quality ingredients from environmentally responsible, local family farms, ranchers, and sustainable fisheries.
In acknowledging the vital role that personal health plays within today’s lifestyle, the menu also weaves well-being with luxurious indulgence. Steak tasting menus allow guests to enjoy high-quality meat cuts in thoughtful portion sizes. Plant-based dishes such as Artichoke Crab Cakes and Hearth-Roasted Carrot Wellington balance health-consciousness with deeply satisfying, mouthwatering flavors.
Exuding sophistication and concierge-level service, the lounge provides guests with an intimate ambiance to enjoy artfully crafted classic and contemporary cocktails, signature drinks, craft beers and a wide selection of highly regarded old and new world wines.
A high standard of service is just one complement of the restaurant’s strikingly elegant and polished surroundings. Dramatic colors, luxurious textures, and premium materials like rich leather and decadent marble exemplify Grill on 21’s refined approach.
The signature restaurant will serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner, along with a bar and lounge menu. Room service for hotel guests and private dining for small groups or intimate and unique wedding celebrations will also be available through the restaurant. Follow along on Instagram at @grillontwentyone to stay updated on the latest opening news and menu additions.
ABOUT GRILL ON 21
Located on the 21st floor of The LaSalle Chicago Hotel, Grill on 21 is a truly elevated, modern interpretation of the classic American grill offering a signature balance of timeless bespoke sophistication, comfort and approachability. The restaurant’s central location in the heart of Chicago’s financial district makes it the perfect destination for kicking off a day of exploring, business lunches, or an upscale night out. The menu deftly reimagines classics for today’s tastes, complimented by a selection of health-conscious options and inventive cocktails. Highly personalized service intuitively keeps guests’ preferences and time-constraints in mind throughout the visit. The polished and luxurious space welcomes all guests to savor each moment spent at Grill on 21, opening Spring 2022. More information on Grill on 21 can be found at www.instagram.com/grillontwentyone.
ABOUT THE LASALLE CHICAGO HOTEL
Located in the heart of Chicago’s financial district, The LaSalle Chicago Hotel will be operated and managed as a member of Marriott’s Autograph Collection of luxury hotels. Designed with timeless elegance and an Art Deco sensibility, the hotel will offer business and leisure travelers a premiere luxury destination to make every visit a memorable celebration. The 232-room hotel will offer guests a refined, top-shelf experience including luxurious suites and oversized guest rooms featuring large marble-clad bathrooms and elegant furnishings, millwork, and cabinetry, as well as a signature restaurant and over 7,500 sq. feet of ballroom and meeting space. The LaSalle Hotel, developed and owned by The Prime Group, Inc. and managed by Aimbridge Hospitality, will open in Spring 2022. For more information about The LaSalle Chicago Hotel, visitwww.thelasallechicago.com.
ABOUT ROANOKE HOSPITALITY
Roanoke Hospitality is owned by Michael W. Reschke and The Prime Group, Inc., a prominent commercial and real estate development company based in Chicago. Roanoke Hospitality, managed by Bryan Gerrish and Brad Alaoui, operates the restaurant group’s newest concept Grill on 21 (208 S LaSalle St) and Roanoke Restaurant (135 W Madison), a hotspot for breakfast, lunch, and dinner in the heart of Chicago’s Financial District. With a focus on high quality and sustainably sourced ingredients, Roanoke Hospitality caters to business professionals through unique and upscale restaurant concepts that are tailored to the modern-day business lunch.