We’re inspired by Villa Nellcôte, the French chateau where the Rolling Stones recorded “Exile on Main Street” in the 1970s. Over several years, between recording sessions (and bouts of debauchery), the band and their famous friends would gather over gigantic, hours-long meals prepared by a chef who sourced each day’s ingredients from the local markets.
Like its namesake chateau, Nellcôte is is both opulent and approachable, a neighborhood restaurant wrapped in high-energy elegance. It’s a place where friends convene over food and drinks prepared with fresh, seasonal, house-made ingredients in a setting that feels special — all with a killer soundtrack playing in the background.
“Hottest Happening of the Year” CS Magazine Best of the City Predictions for 2011, January 2011
“10 of the Hottest New Wine Lists Across America” Eater National, April 2012
“The Most Hyped Up Place Since NEXT” –Mike Gebert, Grub Street March, 2012
“Best New Pizza in Chicago” Chicago Magazine, BEST OF Issue, July 2012
“Best In-House Pasta In Chicago” Chicago Reader, BEST OF Issue, May 2012
“Top 20 Best New Restaurants in Chicago” Chicago Magazine, April 2012