Sixteenth location of the award-winning concept to occupy prime Michigan Avenue space
CHICAGO, IL (February 5, 2018) – Ocean
Prime, the modern American restaurant and lounge from renowned restaurateur
Cameron Mitchell, and Oxford Capital Group, LLC announce the opening of a
Chicago location next year at the Shops at LondonHouse located at the corner of
North Michigan Avenue and Wacker Drive.
The restaurant will be open for lunch and dinner seven days a week,
delivering the same genuine
hospitality guests across the country have come to know and love. Chicagoans
can also expect an impressive menu of seafood and prime cuts of steak,
signature cocktails and a Wine Spectator-honored wine list.
thrilled to open an Ocean Prime in Chicago, a city we’ve had our sights set on
for quite a while,” says Cameron Mitchell, Founder and CEO of Cameron Mitchell
Restaurants and a past recipient of the Richard Melman Concepts of Tomorrow Award. “When we toured the dramatic, beautiful space, looked out
across the Chicago River through its floor-to-ceiling windows, and felt the
energy of the neighborhood, we knew the time was right.”
The Shops at LondonHouse are now more than 50% leased including
Ocean Prime and Corner Bakery, which will be introducing a first of its kind prototype
store later this year on the ground floor on Wacker Drive. Approximately 10,000 square feet of contiguous
ground floor retail space remains available for lease located at the southwest
corner of North Michigan Avenue and East Wacker Drive – one of Chicago’s most
heavily trafficked intersections.
restaurant, designed by Mark Knauer of Knauer, Inc., is slated to be 12,350
square feet. Knauer and his team will create an ambiance that pays homage to
the city: Large scale photographs with a nod to iconic local personalities of
the past will wrap the entryway, transparencies of Chicago architecture will be
featured throughout, and beautiful black and white paintings by local artist
Lydia Cash will lend a soft elegance. Metallic pillars, glistening chandeliers and
marble bar tops will punctuate the dramatic atmosphere.
bring the energy of the city into the dining room, Knauer embodied a
voyeuristic spirit. “Because the restaurant is on the second floor, we gave a
lot of thought about how to connect it to the activity on the street below,”
two bars and ample banquette seating, the restaurant will offer up to 350
guests an ideal place to socialize, talk business,
celebrate and indulge. Perfect for events and corporate functions, its
expansive private dining spaces will include three rooms, each of which will
seat 24 and combine to seat 72.
“The unique design and positioning of this flagship
restaurant we are confident will do justice to this truly iconic space,” says
Sarang Peruri, Principal, Oxford Capital Group, LLC and Oxford Hotels &
Resorts, LLC. “It will be a fantastic amenity to hotel guests, existing and
future retail tenancy, and the vibrant neighborhood at the epicenter of the
North Michigan Avenue shopping district, the Chicago Riverwalk, Millennium Park,
and the Central Business District.”
The Shops at LondonHouse, located at the foot of the iconic
Michigan Avenue Bridge (DuSable Bridge), sit amidst prominent hotels, office
buildings, the soon-to-be-open Chicago Architecture Center at 111 E Wacker
Drive, and destination retail – including the recently-opened Chicago flagship
Apple store. Ocean Prime will have a primary entrance on Wacker Drive and second
floor internal entrance adjacent to the hotel’s check-in lobby. Managed
by Oxford Hotels & Resorts, LLC, the wholly-owned affiliate of Oxford
Capital Group, LLC, LondonHouse Chicago synchronizes the
classical 1920s architecture of the landmark London Guarantee and Accident Building
with a modernist 22-story all-glass tower addition designed by internationally-renowned
architecture firm Goettsch Partners.
“LondonHouse is one of Chicago’s most perfectly
positioned lifestyle destinations – at the convergence of both the Magnificent
Mile and the Millennial Mile,” says RKF Vice President Anthony Campagni.
“Oxford Capital Group and Angelo, Gordon & Co.’s transformative investment
in this unique property has created a wonderful opportunity for a world-class
restaurant — and Ocean Prime is sure to thrive there.”
“We are delighted to
welcome Ocean Prime to Chicago and look forward to working with Cameron
Mitchell and his team to execute our collective vision for this one-of-a-kind
space,” says John W. Rutledge, Founder, President and CEO of Oxford Capital
Group, LLC and Oxford Hotels & Resorts, LLC.