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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.  Clients and Coworkers alike will love the bustling lunches and happy hour or appreciate a quality dinner at Steadfast.

Steadfast offers contemporary-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. 

"For people looking for an after-work date night spot or a place for a memorable business dinner, Steadfast is rapidly going to rise to the top of the list. And for those of you who don't live or work in the Loop, Steadfast is definitely worth the trip." - Anthony Todd


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.







AAKRUTI SHETH

Maitre D - VIP Host
Steadfast Restaurant


Aakruti Sheth manages the flow of the dining room, handles reservations, and looks out for our regulars and VIPs. For those looking for a personalized experience or in need of a special table, Aakruti is here to ensure that you have a flawless meal and will feel comfortable and well-looked after with your important guests. 

With 12 years of experience in the restaurant industry, Aakruti has a proven track record of building and establishing relationships with restaurant clientele. She brings a unique combination of skills and passion to Steadfast reflecting the commitment to high quality service. Aakruti cultivated her passion for service and fine dining at the Florentine over the past 5 years, learning the importance of personalizing each guest's experience. She believes that remembering details, from the name of a frequent diner to their table and food preference, creates a comfortable dining experience. She aims to make Steadfast your home away from home.

For reservations or to contact Aakruti, please email asheth@thefifty50.com



upcoming events

September Italian Wine Dinner

Steadfast is hosting its first wine dinner inspired by the wines of Italy. 

The dinner will include 6 courses and 5 very special wines from all over Italy. 

The cost is $90 per guest and is available by RSVP to Daphne Stratta

dstratta@thefifty50.com



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 Summer 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

Happy Hour: Monday - Friday 3pm - 6pm

Breakfast: Monday - Friday 7am - 10am

Weekend 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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