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Billy Lawless is excited to announce a new chapter in the life of the historic Gage building – the opening of Acanto. The word Acanto is the Italian translation of Acanthus – the flowery leaf used extensively in Roman architecture and by famed architect Louis Sullivan in his distinctive terracotta ornamentation found on the facade of the historically landmarked building at 18 South Michigan...
by opentable on February 18, 2017 from opentable


Henri is your best fine dining option in or near the loop. This restaurant is for a special occasion - put on your fancy dress, order a cocktail in a long-stemmed glass and chose from a menu of classic french-inspired dishes. The "Crown Tower of Seafood" includes oysters, mussels, ceviche, lobster, crab and squid for $130. The smoked steak tartare is awesome.
by Citysearch on December 16, 2013 from Citysearch
The Gage's super classy French sister. Frou frou French cocktails & frou frou French food conveniently located across from Millennium Park.
by Citysearch on December 16, 2013 from Citysearch

Editorial Reviews

Acanto Restaurant Review:
At this sister restaurant of Billy Lawless’ The Gage next door, chef Christopher Gawronski serves contemporary Italian dishes, including a selection of homemade pastas like black peppercorn rigatoni with spiced lamb ragoût and duck egg spaghetti “carbonara” with creamy pork sugo. Creamy risotto with mascarpone gets studded with seasonal ingredients throughout the year. The red-washed dining...
by gayot on June 06, 2016 from gayot
Take a Spin Around Acanto, Now Open Where Henri Was:
Acanto, the casual Italian reconcept of Henri, looks familiar in some ways and brand new in others. The bones are similar—specifically the bar that sits to the right of the door—but the decor and feel are much different.

You read the menu before Acanto soft opened last night; now take a photo tour of the restaurant below.
by eater on August 19, 2014 from eater
What's on the Menu at Lawless' Acanto, Emerging in the Henri Space Tonight:
Tonight's the night that Billy Lawless (The Gage, The Dawson) opens his first Italian restaurant and the former home of Henri has a new concept. Acanto, originally named 10/6, soft opens the doors in a matter of minutes on Michigan Avenue.

Chef Chris Gawronski's opening dinner menu is indicative of Lawless' desire for Acanto to be more relaxed and easier to navigate than its formal French...
by eater on August 18, 2014 from eater
Lawless is Latest to Join Italian Craze:
Add Billy Lawless to the long line of Chicago restaurateurs that are going Italian. Rumors have been flying about the future of The Gage and The Dawson owner's formal French restaurant on Michigan Avenue, Henri, and it turns out that Lawless will reconcept it into a casual Italian spot, 10/6, according to Crain's.
by eater on April 28, 2014 from eater

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