Mexican restaurant José on Lovers Lane is named for the art collector whose dynamic design elements are incorporated in the space.
José Noé Suro, founder of Cerámica Suro — a ceramics manufacturing biz in Jalisco, Mexico — fashioned the hand-painted tiles, plates, furniture, and lighting, including an 85-foot mural.
Droese Raney Architecture pulled it all together, with a design that’s all things South of the Border vacay chic.
Inspired by numerous escapes to Mexico, Brady and Megan Wood opened the restaurant under their Dallas-based hospitality group WoodHouse, which also operates Bare Knuckle Brewery in Chicago and Highland Park Village’s forthcoming private social club, Park House.
At José, executive chef Natalio Charles crafts a menu of soft-shell crab tacos, chicken enchiladas, seafood chile relleno, and ceviche (inspired by those found in the Guadalajaran neighborhoods Noé Suro loves).
Opt for a table in the interior courtyard by the fountain and sip The Usual margarita — a glass of George Clooney’s Casamigos Blanco tequila on the rocks, simply served with fresh-squeezed lime juice and a mini Topo Chico to pour yourself.
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José, 4931 W. Lovers Lane, 214.891.5673.