fourteensixteen, located at 14 W. Calendar Ave, will open its doors on September 6 in the heart of downtown La Grange. Diners can expect urban flavors and décor matched with the suburb’s only wine cave and a rooftop dining space. fourteensixteen is the sister restaurant to Marion Street Market, the 12-year-old Oak Park staple.
“We are thrilled to be a part of the La Grange community and unveil this concept with city-like buzz and homegrown flavors,” comments General Manager Dave Ambroz.
fourteensixteen and Marion Street Market Operating Partner/Chef Grant Slauterbeckand Executive Chef Bret Bohning will lead up the scratch-made menu sourcing a majority of the ingredients within 300 miles of the restaurant. The stand out dinner menu includes items like the Rushing Waters Trout Crudo with sweet corn, cucumber, eggplant, fire water, essence; Pot Stickers with scallops, Pho broth, scallion, bean sprout, cilantro, Star Anise, ginger, Thai basil, dehydrated lime; Mason Jar Choppedwith grape tomato, Farmer George’s eggs, Nueske’s Bacon, hearts of palm, iceberg and romaine, green and garbanzo beans, creamy cashew and dill dressing; and theZucchini Cannelloni with goat cheese and mascarpone, yellow squash, egg plant, sweet corn, anchovy, wood fired tomato puree, toasted pine nuts.
“We’ve created an incredible culinary experience through our menu with emphasis on locality. We are honored to showcase the farmers and vendors that we have worked with for years at Marion Street Market on this latest menu,” Chef Bret Bohning remarks.
The beverage menu will offer handmade and well thought out cocktail elements beyond the traditional offerings using multi-dimensional flavor, textural contrasts and compliments. Leading up the infusion creations, Beverage Director Adrian Marquiscomments, “Our intention is to offer the highest quality of recognizable and seasonally tuned beverages with an edge of uniqueness pointed at locality, where possible, sustainability, and responsibility with regard to sourcing and production.” Two draft cocktails will always be available including the “14”, a White Negroni, and a “16”, a rye whiskey cocktail, along with a vast array of local wines, craft beers and spirits.
The restaurant is set in a 130-year-old building featuring a 100-seat dining room, bar area and an impressive 60-seat dining and lounge rooftop terrace. A private room, on the restaurant’s second level, is available for special events for up to 20 guests along with various semi-private spaces with space for up to 150 people. The décor is industrial yet tasteful from the rustic mosaic mirrors to the antique water gage light fixtures and contemporary garage doors for when the La Grange weather is just right.
Later this year, fourteensixteen will open the wine cave, tucked in beneath the dining room, where diners can sip on rare wines and mingle with winemakers and enthusiasts. Expect wine and beer tastings, dinners and classes to begin this fall lead by Marquis.
fourteensixteen will open on Tuesday, September 6 for dinner and weekend brunch beginning Saturday, September 17. Hours include Monday-Thursday 4-10 p.m.; Friday 3-11 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m.-11 p.m.; and Sunday 10 a.m.- 3 p.m. Valet parking will be available Thursday through Saturday with street parking accessible as well. Reservations can be made through Open Table or by calling 708-469-7896.