The 3 Arts Club Café is a restaurant, coffee bar and wine bar located inside of home décor giant Restoration Hardware’s landmark building in Chicago. The venture is the collaboration between Gary Friedman, CEO of Restoration Hardware Holdings Inc., and restaurateur Brendan Sodikoff, CEO of Hogsalt Hospitality.
Friedman said the restaurant, which opened in the fall, is already on track to do $5 million in annual sales. Take a look inside.
The 3 Arts Club Café, a retail-restaurant venture, is located within a landmark building in Chicago’s Gold Coast neighborhood. Restoration Hardware Holdings Inc. uses the 70,000-square-foot space for its home décor store, the restaurant, a rooftop garden and a performance area.
Sodikoff photo courtesy Hogsalt Hospitality; Friedman photo courtesy Restoration Hardware
Brendan Sodikoff, left, CEO of Hogsalt Hospitality, and Gary Friedman, right, CEO of Restoration Hardware, collaborated on the culinary concept. The space includes a restaurant, coffee shop and wine bar.
The restaurant is located in the high-ceilinged courtyard of the Three Arts Club building.
“The RH Galleries create a sense of place and the warm generosity you feel at home,” Sodikoff told NRN by email.
The 3 Arts Club menu is seasonally inspired. The shaved vegetable salad features baby greens, pecans and cider vinaigrette, priced at $13.
“Chef John Asbaty has done a wonderful job of creating a menu that appeals to thousands of people a week. We’re very proud of the team at 3 Arts Club Café and how they've handled such a unique restaurant opening,” Sodikoff said.
The grilled cheese sandwich features truffle butter and Cheddar cheese on housemade sourdough, priced at $13.
While the restaurant closes by 7:30 or 8 p.m., before traditional dinner time, it is still on track to do $5 million in annual sales, Friedman said in a call with analysts.
The bacon club above has avocado, Bibb lettuce and pickled green tomato on whole wheat bread, priced at $15.
The 3 Arts Club Café launched with no advertising. It also does not offer hard liquor, only beer and wine.
Above, the Smoked Salmon Board has salmon, Texas toast, cucumber, pickled onion and cream cheese for $20.
Sodikoff’s Chicago-based Hogsalt Hospitality operates 13 bar and restaurant concepts including The Doughnut Vault and Green Street Smoked Meats.
The famed chef Thomas Keller recommended Brendan Sodikoff to Gary Friedman as a partner for the 3 Arts Club Café concept.
The restaurant uses premium ingredient such as the Delice De Bourgogne Cheese board above, paired with preserves, pecans and a warm baguette for $16.
Expansion is a possibility for the restaurant-retail hybrid concept. Sodikoff said that Chicago is the focus right now, but Hogsalt Hospitality and Restoration Hardware are “exploring other opportunities around the country.”
Above, a warm chocolate-chip cookie from the menu.