Danny Meyer’s Chicago restaurant to close

Michelin-starred GreenRiver opened in 2015.

GreenRiver, the Michelin-starred Chicago restaurant from Danny Meyer’s Union Square Hospitality Group and the team behind New York City cocktail bar Dead Rabbit, announced it will close later this month.

USHG did not provide a reason for the shutter, but said in a statement: “Our top priority is our team members, and we are now actively involved in discussions about how best to support their career advancement during this transition.”

The restaurant opened in 2015 in an unusual location—atop the outpatient pavilion of Northwestern Medicine, in Chicago’s downtown hospital district. The menu focused on meat-heavy, updated Midwestern dishes as well as cocktails made with a nod to Chicago’s Irish heritage. Its attached bar, GreenRiver Annex, became a private event space late last year.

The Dead Rabbit, meanwhile, announced plans this week for a major expansion in New York City, nearly doubling its current size to 5,500 square feet, according to the Wall Street Journal. The Irish-themed bar has seen waits of up to two hours since opening in 2013.

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