Chicago, IL Restaurant | Beatnik Country House | Bonhomme Hospitality

Beatnik Country House dining room Named after the bohemian freethinkers of the 1950s and ’60s, Beatnik Country House celebrates their spirit and artistic legacy. As a muse and historical touchstone, one beatnik commands our nostalgic reverence: Yves Saint Laurent, a pioneering genius who transformed his era and democratized fashion with timeless and seductive design. At Beatnik Country House we are constantly inspired by YSL and the beatnik generation’s sense of style, aspiration and rebellion to create an exotic escape with progressive, globally inspired food, cocktails and music.

Created by Maison Bonhomme, Beatnik Country House’s aesthetic is driven by a triumphant fusion of three countries close to our heart: Morocco for its audacious combinations of color and passionate artisans, France for its music and artistic confidence and Italy for a healthy dose of polish and panache to sex it all up.

Mirroring Beatnik’s design-through-storytelling aesthetic, Chef Marcos Campos takes guests on a journey without borders, playing with flavors and ingredients from the eastern Mediterranean to North Africa and across the Atlantic to Mexico and South America.

Beatnik Country House’s wine cellar takes guests on a journey through the Iberian Peninsula and the islands of the Atlantic and Mediterranean. The producers on our list create wines that are deeply evocative of the lands and landscapes they farm by combining an experimental craft mentality with a profound respect for the agricultural history of their regions. Their small-production, must-try bottlings are bold, daring and refreshingly unpredictable.

Cocktails are colorful and resourceful, often finding inspiration in ingredients from the kitchen, creating a harmonious relationship between what’s being served on the plates and in the glasses. Inventive garnishes follow a no-waste sensibility by utilizing kitchen leftovers or ingredients found in the cocktails they adorn.

Beatnik Country House’s contrasting styles and textures feature international pieces by some of the most important designers of the last 100 years, expanding on the definition of what a restaurant should and could look like.

Guests have the option of dining and drinking in one of three distinct spaces – El Salon, La Terraza or La Cabana. “El Salon”, perhaps our coziest room and our favorite place to enjoy a beverage, was designed around a 300-year-old hearth and a cocktail bar fashioned from a single block of Angolan granite. “La Terraza”, ideal for lazy lunches and dinners, boasts a sunny outdoor patio and a spectacular indoor courtyard with a retractable glass roof, large stone fireplace, wall-to-wall handmade cement tiles by Popham Design and a resident DJ playing vinyl. “La Cabana”, located next to our saltwater pool and daybeds, is a covered outdoor restaurant offering the perfect setting for weekend brunches and weekly lunches and dinners. Featuring a main bar clad in a Moroccan “firehouse red” zellige tile, the Cabana is a lively poolside space with weekly DJ sets.

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