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Amidst the city lights along Chicago's famed Magnificent Mile, Venteux, a new French brasserie featuring an oyster and Champagne bar, is coming to downtown Chicago this spring. Backed by a roster of hospitality industry leaders, Venteux is helmed by Chicago native, Executive Chef-Partner Donald Young (Temporis, Les Nomades, Bistrot Saveurs), who is the youngest Michelin-starred chef in Chicago and one of the youngest to be recognized with this honor industry-wide. In partnership with national entertainment and restaurant operator, Clique Hospitality (Pendry Hotels & Resorts, MGM Resorts International, Blackstone Group), Venteux will debut at 230 N. Michigan Ave. — within the city’s historic 1920s art deco landmark Carbide & Carbon Building in spring 2021.

Located on the ground floor of the forthcoming Pendry Chicago, Venteux has commissioned design firm Studio Munge to create an ambiance for the 4,000 square foot space. The focal point of the restaurant is Venteux’s glowing brasserie. Here, diners can cozy up in circular banquettes bathed in soft amber light, or to clink drinks at the oyster bar. There is also an indoor and outdoor café marked by a garden terrace, as well as 40-foot floor-to-ceiling windows.

The menu at Venteux will offer French fare courtesy of Executive Chef-Partner Donald Young. Returning to his culinary roots in classic French cooking, Young plans to take traditional French dishes and apply his penchant for flavor combinations and presentations. Diners will also be offered raw bar renditions and nouveaux savory plates, all complemented by a wine program featuring  vintages from Venteux’s Champagne bar.

Venteux will offer weekday breakfast, lunch and dinner service daily, with a weekend brunch service.


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