Press

CHICAGO MICHELIN GUIDE 2012
The elegance and sophistication associated with the Elysian Hotel comes to its peak on the third floor at RIA.
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NUVO MAGAZINE - December 2011
Dressed as he is this afternoon in jeans and a black T-shirt, Chef Danny Grant looks more like a college freshman than the man responsible for running a two-star Michelin restaurant.
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WINE ENTHUSIAST MAGAZINE - November 2011
Sommeliers give masterful advice daily on wine and food pairings, but their expertise extends far beyond the dining room.
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WINE SPECTATOR - October 2011
For fine dining, one of the city’s most compelling new places is RIA, a sleek, modern dining room that opened in 2009 on the third floor of the plush Elysian Hotel...
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WALL STREET JOURNAL - October 2011
A five-minute walk from the John Hancock is Chef Danny Grant’s double-Michelin-starred RIA...
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FOOD & WINE MAGAZINE - October 2011
Danny Grant of RIA in Chicago tops langoustines with a velvety, coriander-scented hollandaise...
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GLOBAL TRAVELER - September 2011
Strong ties with local farmers, an exceptional rapport with staff and a distinctive dynamic with guests are the key elements of the dining experience Chef Danny Grant creates at RIA and Balsan in Chicago’s Elysian Hotel…
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TIME OUT CHICAGO - September 2011
If the signature restaurant at the Elysian hotel had a motto, it might go something like this…
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CHICAGO MAGAZINE - July 2011
When Daniel Grant, formerly the chef de cuisine, took over following the departure of Jason McLeod, the opening chef at this elegant restaurant...
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USA TODAY TRAVEL - July 2011
When I toured the luxury Elysian last Wednesday evening...
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WINE SPECTATOR - June 2011
…So I was not surprised when the sommelier at RIA, a fine restaurant in Chicago,
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THE FEAST - March 2011
Ria’s Danny Grant pops up in his own restaurant for duck-centric dinner...
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STARCHEFS - February 2011
Wine Director Dan Pilkey has a knack for searching out rare regional varietals.
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CHICAGO SUN-TIMES - November 2010
Earning stars: newcomer RIA in the Elysian Hotel.
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CHICAGO MAGAZINE - Best Restaurants 2010
The Elysian's upscale splurge (RIA) opened quietly last December. Pick up the phone. RIA is destined for greatness.
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CS - July 2010
The best picks are more like the ever-wise tortoise: slow and steady wins the race. RIA, is one of those.
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CS - May 2010
At RIA, chef Jason McLeod pairs old-world luxury with a refreshing spin on four-star service...
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FRONT DESK CHICAGO - May 2010
Chicago has a long tradition of excellent hotel restaurants. Heading the list are RIA and Balsan...
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CHICAGO READER - February 2010
Five apps, five entrees, each described tersely as possible: "Lobster, osetra caviar, celery, blood orange," for instance.
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CHICAGO MAGAZINE - April 2010
A star was born at the Elysian Hotel this winter, and no one came to the nursery to visit.
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TIME OUT CHICAGO - February 2010
The truffles, the caviar, the foie gras, oh my!
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DAILY CANDY - December 2009
Today's topic is token overachievers. We hate them. Yet want to be them. Our first example is Jason McLeod.
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CHICAGO FOODIES - December 2009
After months of anticipation, delays and rumors, the Elysian Hotel finally unveils two new restaurants...
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GRUB STREET - December 2009
Originally slated to open this summer, the restaurants at the Elysian Hotel are finally ready to take their opening bows...
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