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644 N Lake Shore Drive · Chicago, IL 60611-3017 · United States
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CURRENT

True to its name, CURRENT will feature a fresh, modern take on seasonal Italian cuisine showcasing Chef Gregory Elliott’s simple & soulful ingredient driven dishes, along with an extensive beverage menu including hand-crafted Italian cocktails, a boutique wine list, wines on tap and an array of local micro brews. With its bold flavors and stunning backdrop (Lake Michigan and Navy Pier are just steps away), it is no surprise that CURRENT is a go-to for both locals and travelers alike.  From the patio you can enjoy the energy of Lake Shore Drive and Lake Michigan while indulging in seasonal bites and W Hotel’s cocktail culture.

  • Cuisine: Seasonal, Italian-inspired
  • Atmosphere: Lake Michigan View - offering both indoor and patio seating
  • Setting: Casual
  • Location: Living Level of W Lakeshore Chicago
  • Chef: Greg Elliott
  • Hours: Monday - Thursday: 6 AM - 1 AM, Friday- Saturday: 6 AM- 2 AM, Sunday: 6 AM - 1 AM

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When it comes to the cuisine, expect Chef Elliott to serve seasonal, Italian-influenced flavors with a modern twist morning, noon and night. To start the day, the breakfast and brunch menus will allow guests to choose between starting guilt-free with a smoothie or granola, or filling up on decadent options like pastries; Nutella Stuffed French Toast made with brioche, Frangelico and bananas; or Frittata made with mortadella, sharp provolone, peperonata and chives. Lunch guests will choose between Cicchetti (bite size starters), Antipasti, Zuppa & Insalate (appetizers, soups and salads), Sandwiches & Paninis, Pizza & Pasta, Secondi (main course) and Contorni (sides). And for those opting for a fun and festive dinner in CURRENT’s modern dining room, Chef Elliott’s favorite dishes include the housemade Stracci with wild mushrooms, pecorino and oregano; Sea Urchin Risotto with scallop and tarragon; and Grilled Slagel Family Farm Pork Chop, Bisteca, 15 oz. bone-in ribeye, lardo-rosemary pesto. After dinner, CURRENT will encourage guests to socialize a little longer and sample sweet dolci like Chef Elliott’s Torta Tenerina, flourless chocolate cake with espresso gelato and grappa cherries, or the Tiramisu made with mascarpone, ladyfingers and topped with cocoa powder. Because dessert is always a good idea.

Bevande! Cordials, Vino, Cocktails and More

Time to unwind… whether a glass of wine at lunch, a cocktail on the patio or a late night microbrew (or two), guests will be able to have their libation of choice in CURRENT’s lively open dining space. The extensive menu will include a variety of Cordials (including Romano Sambuca and Frambuie), a selection of Single Malt Scotches (including Glenlivet, Takisker and Oban), hand-crafted Italian cocktails (like the Venetian Peach made with bourbon, luxardo apricot and egg white and Lavender Fizz with Ciroc vodka, domaine de canton and lavender soda), a boutique wine list (including more than 100 varieties wines by the bottle and 26 by the glass) and an array of local micro brews, giving guests a reason to linger a little longer after their meals.

Step Inside CURRENT

Once guests enter into CURRENT’s lively and inviting space, they will notice interesting design details inspired by the restaurant’s prime location situated between sprawling Lake Michigan and the stunning Chicago skyline. With the use of cool tones and highly reflective polished chrome mixed with earthy stone and silver-washed wood, CURRENT will invoke a modern and funky vibe for its guests. CURRENT will also offer a stunning lakefront patio with unparalleled views of Lake Michigan. 

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Savor Chef Gregory Elliott’s modern take on seasonal Italian cuisine in CURRENT’s social ambience. Simple, soulful dishes include made-in-house pastas, pizzas and salami, complemented by handcrafted cocktails, boutique wines and local microbrews. 

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