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...
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.
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...
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.