Publican, Sepia, The Violet Hour, C-View
Here’s some ambiance we’d love to take home. West Loop gastropub Publican has a cool austerity thing going: sleek pendants, rows of chunky tables and ladder-back chairs, mustard-colored walls—and little else. At dimly lit and shadowy Sepia, designer Gary Lee practically enclosed the round table in the restaurant’s private dining area with a gigantic chandelier woven from painted white vines (it’s from Atlanta-based Pieces; piecesinc.com). At The Violet Hour, velvet drapes and a delicate chandelier create sensuality and romance, while exaggerated modern wing chairs lend some edge. C-View’s patio offers a chill Mediterranean-modern vibe that could work indoors, too.
837 W. Fulton Mkt.
123 N. Jefferson St. 312-441-1920
Photography: (Publican) Bob Briskey, (Sepia) Doug Snower
The Violet Hour
1520 N. Damen Ave.
C-View at Affinia
166 E. Superior St.
Photography: (The Violet Hour) Michael Robinson, (C-View) Anthony Tahlier