May 15, 2019 | 6:30 PM | Wednesday
Community: West Loop
ROOH Chicago, the highly-acclaimed Progressive Indian restaurant and cocktail bar rooted in San Francisco, will open its second location this Spring in the city’s West Loop neighborhood at 736 W Randolph.
Fusing together rich cultural tradition and the vibrancy of modern India, key Indian Designer Debashish Sarkar has constructed an unparalleled aesthetic within the interior of the restaurant. Split into three floors, ROOH Chicago aims to depict a distinct sense of style and experience at every level. To pay homage to the restaurant’s Indian roots, the design of the space employs the use of aged color washed walls, rich fabrics, ornate tiles, as well as textural panels and curtains. From luxurious, crystal chandeliers dripping from the ceiling to imported floral wall coverings from prominent Indian fashion designer, Sabyasachi, and an eye-catching mural of a woman confidently gazing towards the first floor bar area, ROOH Chicago has incorporated elaborate details into every corner of the restaurant to evoke a sense of discovery, culture, and place.
With an emphasis on providing an innovative interpretation of authentic, new-age Indian cuisine, Executive Chef Sujan Sarkar has developed a unique and elevated dining experience for patrons. Chef Sarkar, a Times Chef of the Year in India, will combine the country’s rich traditional and regional flavors with the use and influence of local Chicago ingredients and modern techniques to create his beautifully plated and flavorful dishes. To complement the outstanding food menu, ROOH offers a distinguished beverage program that allows guests to choose from 12 seasonal cocktails based on Ayurveda and its six tastes, or rasas – sweet, sour, salty, pungent, astringent and bitter.
“We have always been intrigued by Chicago and all the high caliber restaurants and chefs it has to offer,” says Chef Sarkar. “We are excited to introduce the ROOH concept to this amazing foodie city and incorporate the culinary influenc