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Steadfast brings an innovative, upscale, chef-driven restaurant concept from The Fifty/50 Restaurant Group to the Chicago Loop at The Kimpton Gray Hotel. Located in the heart of Chicago's Financial District and steps away from Chicago's Theater District, critics rave that Steadfast is elevating the Loop's dining scene. 

At Steadfast we offer New American cuisine with beautifully composed dishes to food savvy hotel guests, pre-theater diners, business diners & power-lunchers, along with Chicago’s passionate dining community. Steadfast has been described as an instant classic in one of Chicago's celebrated historical buildings. 

Steadfast’s focal point - the exhibition kitchen, invites guests from every seat in the house to personally connect with the culinary team. The exhibition kitchen houses a wood-fired oven, cast-iron plancha, and overlooks the charcuterie room.  

A beautiful and original Georgia Grey Marble private dining room, given landmark status by the US Historical Society, offers comfort and elegance to diners as well as a unique private dining experience. 

Steadfast's intimate space showcases a bold design, welcoming diners to a comfortably sleek, yet gracefully styled dining room. Reflecting the historical building’s classic revival style architecture, Steadfast integrates restoration of original elements with custom-built components. 

Along with a global wine program helmed by our team of Sommeliers, The Fifty/50 Restaurant Group’s Beverage Director Benjamin Schiller, one of Chicago’s most respected mixologists, incorporates the regional flavors of the cuisine throughout the cocktail program. 


Our Team

CHRIS TEIXEIRA

Executive Pastry Chef Partner
The Fifty/50 Restaurant Group


Coated in flour for as long as he can remember, The Fifty/50 Restaurant Group’s Executive Pastry Chef, Chris Teixeira, infuses simplicity with intricacy in his delicious pastry programs at Steadfast, West Town Bakery and Homestead on the Roof. Creating innovative desserts made with classic flavors, Teixeira excels at designing items complementing each venue’s tone and atmosphere.  Overseeing the growth and development of the restaurant group’s program, Teixeira pairs exceptional food with sincere service.  

A James Beard Award semifinalist in the “Rising Star Chef of the Year” category for his work at Homestead on The Roof in 2015, Teixeira believes in keeping it simple and local, letting nature tell him what ingredient is best.  Focusing on simple variations without muddling dishes with excess ingredients, Teixeira presents menu items in a new and exciting way, using technology only to enhance natural flavors. 

The son of Portuguese immigrants, Teixeira’s first memories of baking were of his mother, who worked in the same bakery for 25 years and sparked his interest in pastry creation. Named one of five "Under-the-radar pastry chefs whose names you ought to know" by Chicago Tribune’s Phil Vettel in 2013 and included on Zagat’s “30 under 30” list in 2014.




TODD HARRIS

Chef de Cuisine
The Fifty/50 Restaurant Group


Chef de Cuisine Todd Harris, an Ohio native, is responsible for highlighting local Midwest ingredients and their seasonality at Steadfast. From his first days working at his grandfather’s BBQ Pit, Todd has taken the stance that quality and care are most important in food and service. This has led him to work with some of the Midwest’s premier farmers showcasing their dedication and craft in the dishes at Steadfast.

Before making his way to Chicago, Todd spent several years in New York broadening his idea on what food meant to him. After working at Il Buco Alimentari, Todd knew that upscale dining was his passion. Upon his arrival in Chicago, Todd landed at Tete Charcuteire, where he learned the art of curing and preserving meat. He then made his way to Acadia, where he honed his fine dining skills and fine-tuned his philosophy that great ingredients speak for themselves. A year later he was a part of the opening team at Green River.

Steadfast is Todd’s first opportunity to helm a kitchen in Chicago. At Steadfast, Todd presents ingredients and dishes that are familiar, with flavor profiles that are unexpected. Using his experiences from across the country, Todd focuses on making sure that ingredients blossom to their full potential.







BENJAMIN MEYER

General Manager
Steadfast Restaurant


Benjamin started at the oft-forgotten but often most important part of any restaurant, in the dish pit, when he was thirteen years old and from there he was given a chance to shine as a server  at The Clubhouse in Oakbrook, a time he remembers fondly, “Most of the team that I trained with during that time are running large restaurant groups today…We joke that it was a GM factory and we are all still very close,” says Meyer. Almost immediately Benjamin took an interest in wine and education, becoming the youngest-ever certified Sommelier in the US while also obtaining a certified wine educator status in Kevin Zraly’s “Windows on the World” wine education program. 

Benjamin went on to take the Advanced level of the Court of Master Sommeliers’ exam at twenty-two working in such notable establishments as “Courtright’s and ‘Bistro Banlieu’ before taking his shot in California where he oversaw Ashton Kutcher’s ‘Dolce Group. Benjamin later became the wine director for Viceroy hotel group, overseeing all Los Angeles based hotels as well as consulting in The Tides in South Beach, Miami. 

When Benjamin returned to Chicago he worked at Michael Jordan’s lauded oneSixty Blue where he polished his fine dining craft with Cornerstone. Benjamin spent three years at Esquared hospitality’s Chicago outpost “The Florentine” wearing many hats from beverage director to acting GM where he honed his business acumen and learned to operate in Chicago’s financial district. Benjamin spent time as a GM with Four Star as well as BHospitality before joining the team at Chicago’s famous Acadia. 

Meyer says of his teaming with The Fifty/50 Restaurant Group, “ I was waiting patiently for lightning to strike and I found it. “I am passionate about helping to make Steadfast a destination in Chicago’s Loop that will be on the tip of everyone’s tongue when people ask what the top five destination restaurants in Chicago are. We are going to turn heads."



upcoming events

Mother's Day Brunch

Mother's Day Brunch 

Steadfast is now accepting reservations for Easter Sunday and for Mother's Day Brunch. 

There is a Pre Fixe menu for $50 per adult and $15 per child (under 10)

A $5 donation will be made for each adult ticket purchased to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation 


PRIVATE EVENTS

Thank you for your interest in having Steadfast host your event. Our event coordinator, Lindsey Anderson, has been working with the Fifty/50 Restaurant Group for 6 years and she is here to guarantee a personalized and professional experience for you and your party. 

Steadfast is a perfect space for smaller corporate gatherings, special dinners, rehearsal dinners, as well as an exquisite happy hour. It's location to the theater district and in the heart of the Chicago Loop makes Steadfast a perfect location for private dining of any kind. 

Steadfast has 2 private event spaces, a 25-person private room (1 table of 20 or 5 tables of 5), that sits inside a historical white marble room, overlooking the Charcuterie room and Open Kitchen. We also have a semi private area that seats 40 (5 tables of 8), this space invites guests from every seat to personally connect with the culinary team and enjoy the show.

Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions, special requests or if there is anything we can do to help finalize your decision to choose Steadfast. 

For more information please email Lindsey at events@steadfastchicago.com

Visit our menu page to see our current menus and private dining menus. 

Our Spring Reception Menu

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CONTACT

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info@steadfastchicago.com

312.801.8899

120 West Monroe Street, Chicago, IL 60603

HOURS

Breakfast Monday - Friday 7am - 10am

Saturday & Sunday Brunch 8:30am -1pm

Lunch Monday - Friday 11am - 3pm 

Dinner Monday - Friday 4pm - 10pm 

Saturday 5pm - 10pm 

Sunday 4:30pm - 8:30pm

MEDIA INQUIRIES

Please send all media inquiries to PR@thefifty50.com

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