The Chicagoland area used to be home to many German restaurants, but over the years the city and surrounding suburbs have seen these little tastes of Germany close their doors, leaving only a handful of restaurants behind. But now the team behind the highly rated Vie restaurant in Western Springs, Illinois, (Chef Nathan Sears, Adam Hebert, and Paul Virant) is hoping to bring some German love back to Chicago with a unique restaurant within a restaurant concept.
Chef Nathan Sears is paying homage to his German heritage with Radler and DAS, which is set to open its doors by next spring or early summer in the Logan Square area. Radler will offer up an affordable German beer hall menu with 25 to 30 items ranging from $8 to $25 a plate. DAS on the other hand will offer a more fine dining experience taking place at an exclusive chef’s table. Open only Thursday through Saturday, DAS will be limited to just 8-10 diners at a time for a $80 to $100 six-course meal.
Sears told Crain’s ChicagoBuseiness.com “I was really drawn to the fact that Radler and DAS will let us create down-to-earth Bavarian food and fine dining German cuisine in one spot… I’m not looking to be the ambassador of German food, but I definitely want to, like, bring German food to the 21st century in Chicago.”
Source: Crain’s Chicago Business