SUSHI BOUTIQUE - an extension of the Sushi by Bou brand - will officially open its doors to the public on October 2 in the lobby of the Claridge House (1244 N Dearborn Pkwy) offering a contemporary take on traditional sushi and Japanese Izakaya. The lounge, located in Chicago's Gold Coast, is the sister restaurant of the Sushi Suite concept, which opened in 2019 in Hotel Lincoln.
The menu is built to offer a shareable dining experience, with items that pair with a craft cocktail and martini program. Sushi Boutique also offers other ways to dine, from signature omakase boxes to Izakaya-inspired small plates.
Executive Chef Jordan Dominguez, currently at the helm of the Sushi Suite 202 kitchen, adds Sushi Boutique to his repertoire, bringing his experience and knowledge of Japanese Cuisine to its kitchen. Dominguez prides himself on using sustainable products ranging from botan ebi and Hokkaido uni, to fresh sudachi and yuzu sourced from Japan. Taking diners on a journey of traditional flavors and modern techniques, Dominguez aims to, “...Shape my menus to reflect each environment in a way that heightens all the senses. Every plate offers delicious flavors and exceptional technique, but we also treat each piece of fish and each dish as a piece of edible art that lends itself to the dining experience, as a whole.”
The Sushi Boutique menu will feature their signature open-face handrolls and omakase sets as well as other appetizers and cut sushi rolls with prices ranging from $10 to $250.
Sushi Boutique is the brainchild of simplevenue, a New York City-based company by owners Michael Sinensky and Erika London. The simplevenue team has plans to open two more spaces in Chicago before the end of 2021.