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experiential retail in its finest form 

If you ever want to pretend you live in an old money condo in Gold Coast, just drop by the Restoration Hardware on Dearborn. The beautiful brick building on a quiet residential street is home to a not-so-secret gem: the RH gallery and its own Hogsalt-run cafe under chandeliers at the center of the glass-topped atrium (read: Chicago winter friendly).

But seriously, what better way to spend a morning or afternoon, perusing furniture, splurging on brunch in a luxurious setting and then bringing your drink up to the roof like you own the place. Sure, a lot of cities have RH galleries, filled with rooms of furniture to lounge on, tables to take meetings, rooftops to chat away at your own leisure. But most of them don’t have a restaurant built in (ie: in LA, you should probably grab coffee across the street at Urth before settling in to the RH space). The marketing person in me can’t help but appreciate the genius of this more organic form of experiential retail, especially in the age of cheapened versions of instagram museums… but I digress.

So whether you’re here for a meal, or just stopping by, let go of your own reality and aesthetic for a moment, soak in this world of excessive, (at times culturally questionable) decor, and pretend you live here.

the details

Address1300 N Dearborn Pkwy, Chicago, IL 60610
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Hours10am – 8pm Monday through Saturday, 10am – 6pm Sunday
Price$$$ – menu items run closer to $20-30 for both brunch and dinner, but of course, it’s free to enter and browse the various floors, and you can grab a coffee ($4-6) downstairs to enjoy wherever you please 
Aestheticelegant in an old-money kind of way

good to know

Go here for: your most instagrammable meal in Chicago

Order this: tbh you’re here for the atmosphere more than the food, but their food is pretty good across the board

Amount of time to spend: 1-2 hours for a leisurely meal, plus time to peruse the various floors

When to come: weekdays are a lot better, as weekends get pretty crowded

Getting here: the closest station is Clark/Division on the red line just a block away 

Other things to note: 

  • The wait times can get crazy, so make a reservation if you can.
  • There’s wifi throughout the space, so guests are welcome to sit down and work from there for the day.
  • Half of the roof is covered, so still worth going up in colder days.

Last visited: July 2019

Last updated: September 2019

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