Paramount Room

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Chef crafts upscale pub fare from fresh ingredients such as Wagyu Kobe beef & Icelandic cod in 100-year-old renovated speakeasy

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Without gastropubs, restaurateurs could only put an upscale twist on conventional bar fare by serving beer in gilded steins or dressing up each complimentary peanut in a tiny cummerbund. Partake in posh pub grub with today’s Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of upscale pub fare and craft beer at Paramount Room.

Paramount Room’s chef Stephen Dunne crafts a tongue tickling menu of elevated pub fare inside a century-old former speakeasy. Chicago’s Kobe Beef burger tames decadence-seeking meatatarians ($10), filling an artisan brioche bun with a patty of Wagyu Kobe beef topped with organic greens and Paramount Room’s special sauce, an elegant accessory for any sandwich or cheeseburger-themed wedding. Grill masters also can gussy up burgers with additional toppings such as Berkshire bacon ($2), a fried egg ($1), or vintage cheddar cheese ($1). Icelandic cod return to their natural habitat of malt vinegar and creamed slaw in the hand-dipped fish 'n' chips ($16), whereas the Paramount rueben decks house-cured corned beef in sauerkraut and gruyere cheese ($12). Guests can slake thirsts with rotating craft brews and drafts from Paramount Room’s extensive drink menu, or a black and tan float ($8), which won a Critics’ Pick award from Time Out Chicago in 2008 and a Best Grandpa award from Confusing Accolades Monthly.

Inside a 100-year-old former speakeasy, urban charm shakes hands with contemporary design, as Paramount Room blends the two in a sophisticated dual-level space. Exposed bricks, distressed wood floors, and lofted ceilings strut their stuff in the elegant tavern dining room, where guests can peek into the open kitchen as chefs prepare dishes and summersault over open flames when they think diners aren’t looking.

Paramount Room

Fashioned out of an old speakeasy, Paramount Room still exudes the weary cool of its jazz age predecessor. However, chef Stephen Dunne also keeps his kitchen refreshingly with the times, crafting a menu of pub-inspired seasonal eats that earned the restaurant a coveted Michelin Bib Gourmand rating and the praise of local gourmands at Chicago Magazine, Centerstage, and Daily Candy. Small plates of chilled oysters and steak tartare encourage socialable sharing, and entrees of cider-braised lamb shank, buttermilk fried chicken, and a bacon-wrapped filet embody new twists on old favorites. True to its origins, Paramount Room also houses a top-notch bar, where resident beverage manager Jacquie Armanetti and her team preside over a tap list of ever-rotating craft beers, suggest pairings from an extensive wine list and sling cocktails inspired by both Prohibition favorites and more modern mixology.

Customer Reviews

It is an interesting, cool, unusual place. Bartender service was intimate and personal. Drinks were made with care and attention. They have an appetizer that is popular, tempura green beans, and it was excellent. Great selection of beers. Personal, intimate.
Karyn T. · October 18, 2012
Great food and beer
Paul B. · August 6, 2012
A great visit! Thank you for such good service, excellent food, and delicious beverages!
Michaela H. · August 1, 2012
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    Central Chicago

    415 N Milwaukee Ave.

    Chicago, Illinois 60657

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