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WGNTV: SideDoor Restaurant Week Preview

Nestled in the corner of Rush Street, a newcomer hits the Chicago scene and shows their best for Chicago Restaurant Week. See Chef Brian Kwak prepare our favorites like the SideDoor Mansion Burger for Chicago Restaurant Week. See The Video

WCIU: SideDoor Celebrates One Year with $1 Menu

"SideDoor is featuring a $1 menu today only! Drop by for their gourmet dishes like the avocado mash Chef Brian Kwak shares on the show." See The Video

Crain's: "Cellar Aged Beer, It's A Thing"

"Chicago bars are stashing rare and hard-to-find beers in temperature-controlled cellars and coddling them for years, hoping to pull them out for customers at just the right time. Hopleaf, the Radler and Side Door each feature rare- and aged-beer programs that cater to in-the-know customers..."
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Thrillist Chicago (3/19/2014)

"This inconspicuous gastropub from the people behind Lawry’s will awesomely satiate you for lunch, dinner, and liquid dinner—which is a thing." Read the full article

WGN-TV (3/5/2014)

What's for lunch? Watch Chef Victor Newgren make SideDoor cheeseburgers. Read the full article

Zagat Chicago (2/21/2014)

Mixologist Andrew Macker dishes on "his love affair with gin," so you know exactly what to order next time you're at the bar. Read the full article

Zagat Chicago (2/19/2014)

"Modernized versions of classic Lawry’s fare, including a prime rib sandwich, prime rib chili cheese fries and a customizable roasted meat board — think charcuterie with more hearty slices of meat." Read the full article

Rundown | CHI (2/21/2014)

"Inevitably, the smell of sizzling meats will make its way to your table, requiring you to order a customizable meat board filled with your choice of prime rib, angus sirloin, short ribs, or roasted turkey breast by the quarter pound." Read the full article

Thrillist Chicago (2/26/2014)

Celebrate at SideDoor—"Chicago's new go-to for a laid-back interior and lamb shank pie." Read the full article

Chicago Sun-Times Splash (2/17/2014)

SideDoor's Grand Opening details are included in Molly Each's column, "Things We Love,” noting that the space is “a comfortable, could-sit-here-all-day atmosphere.” Read the full article

Red Eye Chicago (2/18/2014)

SideDoor's Grand Opening is featured in Julie Borchert’s “Eat, Drink, Do”. Read the full article

Michigan Avenue Magazine (2/21/2014)

Elle Eichinger highlights Chef Vic Newgren's meat-centric menu at SideDoor, describing it as “an anything-goes attitude in a turn-of-the-century space.” Read the full article

Haute Living Chicago (2/17/2014)

Celebrate SideDoor's Grand Opening! Chris Smith raves, "SideDoor is absolutely amazing!” Read the full article

Eater Chicago (2/14/2014)

Take a sneak-peek inside a literal side door entrance around the corner from Lawry's! SideDoor, a casual gastropub featuring a cozy lounge and dining room, welcomes new and familiar guests alike to try new culinary and beverage offerings. Read the full article

Urban Daddy (2/10/2014)

Chris LaMorte provides an overview of the newly opened SideDoor, noting “The wafting aroma of sirloin sets the mood while you and a colleague discuss... oh, let’s say strategize, over Negronis made with smoke-infused ice cubes.”
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Celebrity Chef (2/6/2014)

SideDoor was included in Celebrity Chef’s feature article “New For February: Four Chicago Restaurants Set to Open Soon.” Read the full article

Chicago Magazine (2/5/2014)

SideDoor is included among Chicago Magazine’s list of half dozen new restaurants opening in Chicago. Read the full article

Time Out Chicago (2/3/2014)

“Lawry's restaurants opened a casual pub, with fare like beer mussels, burgers and meat plates. The drink list is beer heavy, with local and international brews, while cocktails include a smoked negroni and a flaming tequila drink.” Read the full article

Today's Chicago Woman (February Issue)

“The charcuterie board served at SideDoor is a literal smorgasbord of gourmet cheese and smoked meat.”

Crain's Chicago Business (12/17/2013)

Lorene Yue provides an overview of the soon-to-open SideDoor in the outlet’s ‘On Dining’ column. Yue notes, “SideDoor will feature craft beers, craft cocktails and of course, roasted meats. The sit-down restaurant is meant to groom future Lawry's The Prime Rib diners.” Read full article

Eater Chicago (1/16/2014)

SideDoor is listed among Eater Chicago’s Most Anticipated Winter Openings, noting “Look for Lawry's gastropub, SideDoor, to open at the end of this month or the beginning of February. Lawry's executive chef Victor Newgren will feature such pub fare like lamb shank pie and the restaurant's exterior will feature a red key on the door, which is in the spirit of the restaurant's low-key vibe.” Read full article

Restaurant Business (12/24/2013)

Sarah Rush speaks with Beverage Director Andrew Macker about creating a drink menu that marries well with the food menu. Read the full article

Dining Chicago (12/21/2013)

“How does one of the longest-standing, most legendary prime Rib restaurants in Chicago manage to update itself without altering its integrity? Lawry's Prime Rib is polishing up a portion of its mansion-like space for a modern gastropub called SideDoor.” Read the full article

DNA Info (12/17/2013)

“A casual sister restaurant will take over part of Lawry's on Rush and Ontario streets in February, with lower-priced shareable plates and 12 craft beers on tap.” Read the full article

The Local Tourist (12/17/2013)

“Christmas has come early! Lawry's is opening a gastropub in River North. Utilizing space within their current building, SideDoor will offer a relaxed atmosphere with a very distinct feeling than what you have in the main restaurant.” Read the full article