Hours & Location
A B O U T
Inspired by over a decade of extensive travel throughout the islands of Greece, DineAmic Hospitality partners, David Rekhson and Lucas Stoioff, acquired a profound appreciation for the natural Greek lifestyle. Rooted in the Greek ethos of wellness, LÝRA will bring fresh, holistic fare to Chicago diners in an earth-toned, indoor-meets-outdoor space. LÝRA's design will utilize rustic elements of rural Greek landscapes and integrate them into Fulton Market’s contemporary setting.
In order to fully execute the vision, LÝRA has partnered with not one, but two Greek culinary superstars. The award-winning, internationally-acclaimed Chef duo, Athinagoras Kostakos and Alexis Zopas, plan to take full advantage of LÝRA's custom wood and charcoal burning hearth, by applying their island cooking techniques. Expect simple dishes with bold flavors that rely on the quality of their ingredients rather than overly complicated sauces.
The menu will incorporate renditions of authentic Greek favorites with locally sourced ingredients. The charcoal and wood-burning grills will impart complex and smoky flavors, while the open flames will deliver visual value. Dishes range from comforting and traditional to lighter Mediterranean fare, all of which were all designed for guests to share. In true Greek fashion, the menu will also include plenty of vegetarian options
The focal point of the 8,000-square-foot space will be a large open-kitchen with a wood and coal burning hearth, perched above the dining room. The elevated cooking stage will be the heart of the restaurant, allowing the culinary team to showcase the cuisine. In addition, a wraparound patio will be equipped with operable floor-to-ceiling windows, which will seamlessly integrate the indoor and outdoor spaces. Sand-colored tones will complement the interior while unique lighting elements transport guests to the Mediterranean. The restaurant will feature two private dining rooms, which may either be sectioned off or integrated into the main dining room. Each of these spaces will have numerous event capabilities and allow for up to a 60-person seated occasion.