Dinner service debuted this week at Eden in Avondale three months after the restaurant opened for breakfast and lunch. The restaurant morphs to full service in the evening, serving more composed dishes from the kitchen team of co-owner and chief culinary officer Devon Quinn and executive chef Tim Havidic.
Here’s something you don’t hear very often: a COVID-era restaurant closure with a happy ending. So it is with Eden, the passion project of events magnate Jodi Fyfe of The Paramount Group and partner/chief culinary officer Devon Quinn. At its pre-pandemic peak, the beloved West Loop restaurant lived up to its name: an inviting oasis of green—as in uberfresh, toothsome seasonal fare, much of it utilizing produce from the on-site greenhouse Quinn built himself, plus local ingredients from farmers and purveyors—along gritty Lake Street.
Chief Culinary Officer Devon Quinn joined Chicago’s very own WGN9 segment with one of the most lush, green and colorful kitchen setups the channel had ever seen. Chef Devon spoke to the importance of providing the freshest ingredients possible, touching on the new, on-site greenhouse and the value in buying from local farmers, all while preparing Eden’s Cashew Crunch Sesame Salad with both chicken and salmon.
The Most Anticipated Restaurant Openings in Chicago, Spring 2022. Helmed by The Paramount Group, this restaurant and event space is off the Chicago River in Avondale, an expanded relocation of the West Loop restaurant. There’s plenty to be excited about, including a greenhouse that will grow ingredients for meals, a special brew for the restaurant made with Great Central Brewing, and a 3,800-square-foot space with two private dining spaces. There’s also an outdoor patio for 30 within a 25,000-square-foot complex housing the new headquarters of The Paramount Group.
As the pandemic tore through the restaurant industry in spring 2020, Eden, the West Loop farm-to-table restaurant, struggled. With COVID canceling private events and suspending indoor dining, Jodi Fyfe and Devon Quinn closed their restaurant in July 2020. Now, almost two years later, the couple is ready to reload with a tweaked concept in a new neighborhood.
The Paramount Group, which owns Eden, announced plans to bring back the restaurant at an expansive complex that also will house its headquarters for its catering and hospitality businesses later this fall. An address has not yet been assigned, but the eatery will be on Roscoe Street just east of California Avenue, said Jodi Fyfe, Eden co-owner and The Paramount Group CEO.
Thank you Condé Nast Traveler! Eden named as one of the Top Brunches in Chicago: Don’t forget to book your reservation for brunch this weekend. At Eden, fresh, local, and sustainable fare is the focus, an approach that chef Devon Quinn accomplishes with the help of an onsite greenhouse, which stocks everything from arugula and [...]
Eden was recently featured on Good Day Chicago. Check out the segment here! Learn more about our year-round greenhouse here!
Make It Better’s July/August 2018 issue is hot off the press, and we are so excited to be named the Best Place to Bring a Group in the city.
Looking for the best place to have brunch al fresco in Chicago? We are thrilled that Time Out Chicago included us in their list of where to eat brunch outside in Chicago.