Chicago — On July 9, 2019, home furnishings retailer Crate and Barrel opened The Table at Crate, a collaboration between Crate and Barrel and Cornerstone Restaurant Group, with James Beard-nominated Chef Bill Kim leading the kitchen. Opening within Crate and Barrel’s Oak Brook, Ill., store, The Table at Crate is Crate and Barrel’s first full-service restaurant and Cornerstone’s first venture into the retail space.
The Table at Crate integrates the dining and retail experience across two levels of indoor and outdoor space, connecting people, creative food and timeless design, while also providing another avenue to showcase the latest Crate and Barrel products and entertaining inspiration. With the design process led by the experts at Crate and Barrel, including its vice president of product design and development, Sebastian Brauer, and Crate and Barrel’s in-house architecture and brand experience teams, the space is a true reflection of the Crate and Barrel brand: simply modern, uniquely stylish and always approachable.
“As a longtime destination for all things home, we know that our customers love to entertain,” says Neela Montgomery, CEO of Crate and Barrel. “We share that passion and The Table at Crate creates a more immersive brand experience for our customers.”
Further blending restaurant and retail, guests can extend their experience by enjoying a signature cocktail as they explore the adjacent Crate and Barrel store.
“There is a tremendous opportunity to push the boundaries of the restaurant and retail spaces,” says Josh Zadikoff, president of Cornerstone Restaurant Group. “We are excited to deliver a new and unique experience for our guests, connecting them with creative food and classic design and celebrating the simple beauty of everyday dining.”
The space will be open for lunch, afternoon tea and dinner, plus coffee service throughout the day. For more information, visit https://tableatcrate.com.
Founded in 1962, Crate and Barrel is a global home furnishings destination that operates stores throughout the U.S. and Canada as well as franchise locations around the globe. The Crate and Barrel Holdings brand family includes CB2, Crate and Kids and Hudson Grace, and is owned by the Otto Group, a global retail and services group based in Hamburg, Germany.
Cornerstone Restaurant Group and affiliate Jump Higher, L.L.C., led by restaurateurs David Zadikoff and Josh Zadikoff, in partnership with Michael Jordan, oversee all Michael Jordan-brand restaurants. Cornerstone’s growing Asian ventures with Chef Bill Kim include urbanbelly in Chicago’s Wicker Park neighborhood, with plans for more to come. Cornerstone also manages operations for ENO Wine Room (Chicago, San Francisco). For more information, visit www.cornerstonerestaurants.com.
SOURCE: Cornerstone Restaurant Group