Phil Stefani’s 437 Rush, our Italian steak house located in the heart of River North, recently received a contemporary redesign. Spearheaded by interior designer, Loren Stanton, the new look features a neutral color palette, interesting textures, and strategic lighting. The updated dining rooms feature art work from local photographer, Nick Ulivieri. The custom made photo groupings capture the details of the city from a unique vantage point and pull together the design elements selected by Stanton.
An exciting new addition to the space is the Salumeria Bar, complete with an original handmade and hand-painted 1934 Van Berkel slicer. This slicing machine produced by the inventor Van Berkel is known to be the only slicer in the world operated by hand rather than electric, which keeps the blade cold when slicing the meat, and therefore does not heat or ‘cook’ the meat when it hits the blade.
In addition to the new interior, Chef Christian Fantoni overhauled the existing menu and added fresh new Italian specialties. New dishes include Roasted Spiced Ahi Tuna with baby vegetables, herb oil, fig vincotto,
herbed bread crumbs, and micro greens; Roasted Wild Striped Bass with clams, spumante broth, herb
emulsion and sardinian cous cous; and American Kobe Beef Burger with mozzarella cheese, asparagus, sunny side-up egg, pickle emulsion, lettuce, tomato, pickles, pretzel bun, and truffle fries.
Stop in and see the new look for yourself! We’re open Monday through Friday for lunch and dinner; Saturday for dinner only. Stay connected with us on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ for upcoming promotions and special events!
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Photography by Nick Ulivieri