While Old Style and Chicago Style hot dogs are Wrigley Field staples, Chicagoans will have a new year round dining destination. A Joe Maddon and Tony Mantuano restaurant will open at the Park at Wrigley.
Chicago is a world class restaurant city. From internationally acclaimed restaurants to local favorites, visitors and locals could eat at a new restaurant every day for months or maybe years. Recently announce, a new dining destination will be added to the mix, a Joe Maddon and Tony Mantuano restaurant.
While many people visit Wrigley Field during baseball season, the historic location wants to be more than just a baseball field. Sure, baseball fans make the journey to Sheffield, Addison, Waveland and Clark, but the area is so much more. Joining favorite bars and music venues will be a new concept. This restaurant collaboration by two huge Chicago figures could make Park at Wrigley a dining destination.
Park at Wrigley to feature Joe Maddon and Tony Mantuano restaurant, photo provided by Page One Public Relations
According to reports, the Joe Maddon, Chicago Cubs Manager, and Tony Mantuano, Award-Winning Chef, seek to bring a dining and restaurant experience that focuses on how people gather around the table. A Levy Restaurants endeavor, the restaurant should help to make the Wrigley area a year round dining destination.
While exact details regarding this restaurant haven’t been announced, Chef Mantuano said,
"It’s been an incredible opportunity to collaborate with Joe Maddon to bring a landmark restaurant to Wrigleyville. Life is meant to be savored and that is exactly what this restaurant is all about. And on top of it all, I am a Cubs fan!"
Given Chef Mantuano’s other restaurants, a nod to Italian cuisine seems likely. Many of his other restaurants have Italian influences. Spiaggia, the highly acclaimed Michigan Avenue restaurant, has been a favorite of Oprah and President Obama. Its delectable food and high standards have never wavered.
It seems likely that this collaborative restaurant will be an approachable restaurant. Many recently opened Chicago restaurants have focused on a more casual atmosphere. While the food remains stellar, the fine dining, sometimes stuffy nature, isn’t the scene that diners want. A setting where friends and family gather around the table to enjoy both the food and moment is more common.
The full concept and menu is said to be unveiled in late spring. No matter the concept or menu, both Chicago Cubs fans and foodies will line up for the Joe Maddon and Tony Mantuano restaurant.