Valentine's Day

Grace will be featuring a special 10 course menu.

Grace

A credit card number is required to place a reservation. Please note, for any reservation canceled or rescheduled less than 48 hours prior to the time of the reservation, a $150 per person fee will be charged to the credit card number on file. If a reservation for a party of 6 or more is canceled less than one week in advance, a $150 per person fee will be charged.

Non-flash photography is allowed in the restaurant.

Please refrain from cell phone use while in the dining room.

Private Dining

Whether for an intimate dinner, a business gathering, or a large family celebration, the private event team at Grace will exceed your expectations.

We have a dedicated private dining space to accommodate parties of four – 12; the entire restaurant may also be rented out for larger parties. We will work with you on menu selection and wine pairings to craft a truly special event for any occasion.

If you are interested in hosting your event at Grace, please call 312.234.9494 or email privateevents@grace-restaurant.com for more information.

Curtis Duffy

Chef & Owner

Grace, a Michelin awarded restaurant is owned by Chef Curtis Duffy whose culinary mastery has maintained Michelin’s highest three-star rating for the past three consecutive years (2015-2017). Duffy’s style is a reflection of his personal taste and drawing upon his wealth of experience. His micro-seasonal cuisine is best described as “thoughtfully progressive” – thoughtful as he puts tremendous time, focus, research and thought into what he creates, and progressive as he utilizes modern techniques to coax the best out of the ingredients. Each dish is an expression of his personality – progressive but grounded – and puts ingredients at the forefront. He continues to source the highest-quality ingredients, allowing flavor to trump technique.

Duffy has earned numerous accolades, including Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star, AAA Five-Diamond, and 2016 James Beard Foundation’s “Best Chef, Great Lakes” Award. While Duffy continues his culinary evolution, he sits on the advisory board of Auguste Escoffier School of Culinary Arts with a $25,000 scholarship in his name. He continues his charitable efforts by volunteering with Grand Chefs Gala, a fundraiser benefiting the Greater Illinois Cystic Fibrosis Foundation where he is Chef Chair of the gala, and hosted several dinners at Grace to further the foundation.

 

Duffy’s culinary and philanthropy ethos inducted him into the prestigious Disciples d’Escoffier International, where he will continue to encompass those shared ethos as a Disciple. He currently resides on the north side of Chicago with his two young daughters.

Michael Muser

GM & Partner

Originally from Chicago, Michael Muser moved to California at a young age. While studying at California State University – Chico, Muser worked in restaurants to support himself and took the opportunity to learn more about wine. After graduation, he devoted his life to oenology. He took a hands-on approach to his studies and spent time traveling throughout Europe. There he worked harvest in Burgundy and Champagne, learning first-hand the winemaking process before coming to Chicago to join The Peninsula Chicago, as Wine Director and Sommelier. He built the beverage lists for the hotel’s three restaurants, its bar, and for all catering functions and private events. At Avenues, Muser met Chef Curtis Duffy, and in 2011 the two began plans to open Grace.

Since opening Grace on December 11, 2012, Muser and the restaurant have been awarded many accolades, including Three Michelin Stars in the Chicago 2015 Guide, AAA’s Five Diamond Rating, Forbes Travel Guide’s 5 Star Rating, Robb Report’s Best Restaurant in the World 2013, Chicago Magazine’s Best New Restaurant, and one of Food and Wine’s 2014 Sommeliers of the Year.

Michael Olszewski

PRINCIPAL

Michael services nonperforming commercial and residential real estate for institutional lenders, governmental entities and hedge funds. He also develops real estate throughout the country. He is a developer and court approved receiver for the City of Chicago.