Travelle: The Big Restaurant Coming to the IBM Building in July

Tim Graham (Tru) will helm the kitchen and David Rockwell (Nobu) will design the space for this eagerly anticipated Mediterranean restaurant in River North.

Ahi tuna niçoise carpaccio with quail eggs

Photo: Anna Knott

Ahi tuna niçoise carpaccio with quail eggs

Flaming chicken saganaki? Pita balloons? What in blazes is happening at the Langham Chicago, the new luxury hotel in the Mies-designed IBM Building?

Travelle, a contemporary Mediterranean restaurant with grand ambitions, is happening in mid-July. And with Tim Graham (Tru) helming the kitchen and David Rockwell (Nobu) designing the space, it’s bound to happen in a big way. Think floor-to-ceiling windows, white oak, and a showcase kitchen proffering light takes on Med classics, such as ahi tuna niçoise carpaccio.

“Staying true to the concept means a lot of fish on the menu,” says Graham. “But there are sheep and cows just over the next mountain.”

330 N. Wabash Ave., 312-923-9988.

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