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Chicago Bars With Unbelievable Food
…order up some steak tartare or fettuccine Bolognese, wash it down with a La Trappe Quadrupel, and top things off with chocolate stout pudding for dessert.

Michelin Bib Gourmand recipient 2011-2012-2013-2014-2015
Our team is proud to have been one of a very few establishments to have made the list for 5 years running - "Restaurants that serve two courses and a glass of wine or dessert for $40 or less and are the restaurants that the Michelin inspectors frequent themselves."

Zagat Chicago
Atmosphere 24, Decor 21, Service 23, Cost M


10 of Chicago's Most Overlooked Cocktail Bars
... if you decide to check out any of these places, be respectful of the fact that you've joined a select collective of those truly in the know.

Chicago's 19 Best Oyster Bars
Thrillist shares some love for Paramount Room highlighting our daily $1 Oyster Happy Hour from 3-6pm!

15 Bloody Mary's That'll Blow Your Mind
Mixing Frank's RedHot, garlic powder, and both ballpark and Dijon mustard, Paramount Room's Bloody is garnished with dill havarti, cotto salami, cheddar, and a gherkin.

Visiting

Paramount Room

Parking
Patrons can enjoy limited FREE on-street parking available a 1/2 block away on Union Street just north of Hubbard and Milwaukee, on Milwaukee between Hubbard and Grand, and on Kinzie just west of Milwaukee & Des Plaines (available after 1pm). Metered parking is also available within a half block just east on Kinzie (best option), and to the east & west on Hubbard Street. Please observe parking signs.



Public Transportation
Blue line, stop at Grand/Milwaukee/Halsted and walk 1 1/2 blocks south, just past Hubbard and under the viaduct. Halsted bus north/south to Grand (walk 1 1/2 blocks south, just past Hubbard and under the viaduct). Milwaukee bus south to Kinzie - we are directly across the street from the bus stop and just north of the intersection.

Bike Friendly Business
Ride your bike over, or take Chicago's new Divvy shared bikes and park just a 1/2 block away. We have Chicago's original Bike Fix-it Station on Milwaukee Avenue, featuring compressed air for your convenience, and if you wear your bike helmet, enjoy a 15% discount on food. We're also are proud to be an official Active Trans Alliance "Bike Friendly Business"!

Paramount

Team

Chef/Partner – Stephen Dunne

Stephen Dunne’s culinary journey started at an early age and included working under Kevin Graham at the Windsor Court Hotel in New Orleans (his "culinary boot camp”), Wolfgang Puck’s Postrio in San Francisco, at 3 Michelin Star rated Lucan Carton in Paris, and eventually brought Stephen back to the midwest. Upon arriving in Chicago, he took on Chef de Cuisine positions at both Spago Chicago and Michael Kornick’s MK prior to teaming up with Jon Young in opening two ventures, Volo Restaurant Wine Bar and The Paramount Room. Stephen currently resides on Chicago’s north side with his family: Julia, Calliope, and Rob The Dog.

Managing Partner – Jon Young

Before venturing out on his own, Chicago restaurant scene veteran Jon Young successfully managed restaurants for Rich Melman’s Lettuce Entertain You, Inc. (Maggiano’s Little Italy, P.J. Clarke’s, Cafe Ba Ba Reeba), and restaurateur Alex Dana’s Rosebud Restaurants (Centro, La Rosetta). Following the opening of his 1970’s retro comfort food & brunch spot "Kitsch’n" in 1998 with wife Helene Albert, Jon collaborated with Chef/Partner Stephen Dunne on the acclaimed neighborhood favorite Volo Restaurant Wine Bar in Roscoe Village, and most recently, Paramount Room. Jon lives with his wife Helene, and two children, Sean and Ana, on Chicago’s north side.

Director of Operations – Kathleen McGrath

With over 20 years in the industry, Kathleen brings her passion for food & drink, service, and atmosphere to Paramount Room. As part of the founding team, she has been involved both in the dining room and behind the scenes to help make Paramount so special.