PHIL STEFANI SIGNATURE RESTAURANTSA TRUE CHICAGO DINING TRADITION
Food, family and tradition are the ingredients of the recipe that make Phil Stefani Signature Restaurants such a huge success. Located in Chicago and the surrounding suburbs, Phil Stefani's business ventures include; ten restaurants, banquet facilities, five seasonal venues, an off-premise catering department, food and beverage services at one of Chicago's premiere golf courses, and pasta shop. Phil Stefani Signature Restaurants runs the gamut from authentic Italian to sophisticated fine-dining steak and seafood restaurants or casual beer gardens and lakeshore cafes along Lake Michigan's boardwalk and shoreline.
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Tuscany is a comfortable trattoria featuring mouthwatering northern Italian specialties such as homemade pastas, gourmet pizzas baked in a wood burning oven and tender veal grilled to perfection.
Phil's Stefani's 437 Rush is the latest Phil Stefani Signature Restaurant. Located at 437 N. Rush St. the new location inhabits the former Riccardo's restaurant space at the corner of Rush and Hubbard Streets. 437 Rush truly echoes the feel of a classic Italian steakhouse. The design's intent, by architect Randy Pruyn, was not to recreate Riccardo's, but to bring back the spirit of when the restaurant was in its prime.
The restaurant shines through the use of rich mahogany colored flooring and wainscots, black and white tiled floors, stainless steel railings and ribbed glass partitions. The décor package highlights the neighborhood's strong newspaper and advertising ties. The finale is the energetic mural that hangs above the original Riccardo's bar. The main dining room features items including prime steaks and chops, succulent lobster tails and enticing pasta specialties.
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Harborside International Golf Course
458 acres of peaceful green await you at Harborside International Golf Course located 16 minutes from downtown hotels and offices. This state of the art golfing facility includes two par 72 championship golf courses with all the amenities of a private club. Harborside is home to the John Jacob's Golf Academy and a 58-acre practice facility, which is illuminated for night play. As if that weren't enough, you can enjoy the excellent cuisine of Phil Stefani Signature Restaurants at Pier 37. This restaurant, serving casual American fare, is located in the Frank Lloyd Wright style clubhouse and can accommodate up to 300 people for catered events and receptions.
Tavern on Rush: Chicago Steakhouse
to Chicago's thriving Rush Street. Tavern on Rush is a "hot spot" for locals and visitors alike. This upscale, contemporary Chicago Steakhouse boasts an extensive menu of classic American fare, including prime steaks and chops, fresh fish, pasta and daily specials prepared by Executive Chef John Gatsos. This Gold Coast destination features a sprawling bar, multi-level seating with comfortable couches, an exciting open kitchen and wide shuttered windows, offering guests a fabulous view of lively Rush Street while enjoying our award winning steaks. In the summer months, Tavern on Rush offers a great outdoor café which is great place to get a real feel for Rush Street. Valet parking is available for lunch and dinner and reservations are recommended. This Chicago Steakhouse is a "must-see" when visiting Chicago.
Enjoy the breathtaking views of the Chicago skyline and Lake Michigan at Riva on Navy Pier. This Phil Stefani Signature Restaurant features a variety of premium seafood, steaks and daily chef's specials as well as extensive wine selections. Our nautically inspired, vibrant dining room is complimented by our experienced service. Guests enjoy the 40-foot long exhibition kitchen, which invites them to observe the preparation of their meals as well as sample items from the raw bar. Riva has three private rooms with incredible views Valet parking is available and reservations are strongly recommended.
The Crystal Garden
The Crystal Garden, operated by the Stefani Signature Restaurant Group, is a beautiful indoor, one-acre, botanical garden. This six-story glass atrium with a 50 foot arched ceiling holds over 80 live palm trees, lush foliage, hanging "twinkle lights" and dancing "leapfrog" fountains. Located on Chicago's famous Navy Pier, the Crystal Garden provides spectacular views of the Chicago Skyline, Lake Michigan, the Ferris wheel, and Navy Pier's Dock Street.
The Crystal Garden is a magnificent place to host your next corporate or social event. The Garden can accommodate up to 700 guests for a sit-down dinner and up to 1,500 guests for a cocktail reception. Each event is individually planned by one of our catering representatives to ensure a customized menu and a unique experience for each of our clients.
Hot Sun & Lots of Outdoor Fun
at Navy Pier Beer Garden
The Navy Pier Beer Garden is located on the east end of Navy Pier and offers unparalleled views of both the Chicago skyline and lakefront. Open to all ages, the Beer Garden is a wonderful place to spend a relaxing day or evening filled with entertainment and ambiance that cannot be found anywhere else in Chicago. The Beer Garden is an ideal location for corporate parties, special events and casual get-togethers.
Your choice of import, micro-brewery and domestic beers are served at the Beer Garden. In addition, this destination spot offers all your favorite picnic foods including hamburgers, bratwurst, Italian sausage, pizza and much more.
The Beer Garden stage presents free entertainment during the week and live bands on the weekend. It’s also a spectacular place to enjoy the Navy Pier fireworks.
Castaways Bar & Grill
One of the best places on the beach for great food and ice cold drinks is Castaways at the North Avenue Boathouse. Visit this casual Phil Stefani Signature Restaurant -- The first level features the Ice Cream Café and Beachside Burgers with casual walk-up stands. Castaways Bar & Grill, on the rooftop features great appetizers, sandwiches, fresh salads and refreshing desserts. And of course, the cool beverages which include pina coladas, margaritas, daiquiris and cold draft beer. Private party space is available. Come join us for a most unique beach experience.