Chicago’s Magnificent Mile is getting a new addition this summer, as The Evie, a brand-new dining establishment located at 535 North Michigan Avenue, is officially opening its doors to the public on Monday, July 24th. Led by a team of Chicago restaurant figures, the Evie will feature takes on classic dishes, within a designed space by Chicago’s woman-owned AGN Design (Lost Larson, Forno Rosso/West Loop, La Josie, Del Toro) that showcases a rotating collection of local art.
Created by Executive Chef Phil Rubino, The Evie’s menu will spotlight etakes on American classics, focusing on fresh, locally-sourced ingredients. Diners will be able to choose dishes like the slow-roasted Signature Prime Rib Dip, piled on a baguette and served with the house au jus; American Wagyu Chicago-Style Hotdog, fully dressed and served on a poppyseed bun; plus a selection of daily flown-in seafood, steaks, bread baked on-site, fresh salads, sharable starters and steakhouse sides. Chef-crafted sushi rolls will also play a role on the menu, with creations including the signature Mag Mile Roll, with #1 ahi tuna, yellowtail, salmon, avocado and sweet potato, topped with crunchy and chili oil; Red Dragon Roll, with shrimp tempura, spicy crab, spicy tuna, jalapeño, avocado, cucumber and drizzled with eel sauce; and the Lobster Volcano Roll with Maine lobster, chili oil, cucumber and sweet chili mayo topped with a pile of crispy tempura battered red peppers.
At the 25-seat bar, seasonality plays a role in the cocktail program. The launch menu focuses on summer options. Look for selections like the eggless Yuzu Sour, made with Gran Centenario Reposado, yuzu juice, lemon cordial and topped with dried wildflowers; the easy sipping Cougar Juice, featuring Ketal One Citron, watermelon, cucumber, lemon and garnished with fresh watermelon radish slices; and the all spirit Barrel Aged Old Fashioned, made using High West Rye, Magdalena Orange Liqueur, Herring Cherry and Angostura Bitters. The menu will also showcase a list of sake, beer, wine and non-alcoholic options.