(CHICAGO, IL | July 26, 2023) – Chicago-based international real estate and hospitality investment leader Oxford Capital Group, LLC, through its wholly owned subsidiary Oxford Hotels & Resorts, LLC, along with Macquarie Capital Principal Finance and Chicago-based Stefani Restaurant Group, are thrilled to announce they will break ground on their new restaurant inside of Thompson Chicago, the chic hotel in the heart of Gold Coast (21 E Bellevue Pl.), later this fall.
“Our team at Oxford has developed, owned and operated properties on Chicago’s North Side for years and we couldn’t be more thrilled to work with hospitably industry veteran Phil Stefani as he reclaims the same intersection that his team has called home for the past 25 years,” says John W. Rutledge, Founder, Chairman, and CEO of Oxford Capital Group, LLC and Oxford Hotels & Resorts, LLC. ” The new, elevated space will occupy about 16,000 square feet and have a patio on the ground level of Thompson Chicago.”
“To be able to work with Stefani Restaurant Group as they open a new space in the heart of the Gold Coast is truly an honor,” says Stefanie Hrejsa, general manager of Thompson Chicago. “Guests of our hotel won’t even have to step outside to have what we’re sure will be one of the best meals – and experiences – in Chicago.”
“Since closing Tavern on Rush in October, customers have been clamoring to say how much they miss us and that a Stefani Restaurant Group establishment belongs on Rush and Bellevue,” says Phil Stefani, owner of Stefani Restaurant Group. “We are excited to partner with the Thompson Hotel Chicago, our neighbor for nearly a decade, on a restaurant concept that fits the space, the neighborhood and the high-quality dining experience fans of Tavern have been missing. We look forward to coming home next year and hope to see our friends and customers return as well.”
The new concept hopes to open its doors on the ground floor of The Thompson Chicago next spring. Guests can look forward to brunch, lunch, and dinner offerings. For more information and updates on the progress, follow The Thompson Chicago on social media at (@ThompsonChicago on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram) and Stefani Restaurant Group