In March of 2012, Element Collective (Chris Dexter, Chris Freeman, Jared Van Camp and John Warken) announced the lease of 833 W. Randolph, an iconic space that formerly housed the renowned eatery, Marché. Located in Chicago's white-hot Randolph Street Corridor, the new concept is designed to deliver all the hallmarks of ornate luxury—white Italian marble stairs, art nouveau wrought iron gates, extravagant woodwork, cartouche crown molding, crystal chandeliers and bleached herringbone wood floors. Although the destination will offer a defiant return to glamour as a sexy, high-energy nightspot—it will also be devoid of velvet rope exclusivity and the exorbitant price points that traditionally accompany such highbrow pretense.
The name "Nellcôte” was inspired by Villa Nellcôte, an ornate 16-room mansion on the waterfront of Villefranche-sur-Mer in the Côte d'Azur region of southern France. This villa was the setting for one of the most infamous house parties of all time, as well as where the Rolling Stones recorded "Exile on Main Street” during the summer of 1971. The concept is meant to capture this particular cultural moment in time, where the young Rolling Stones partied and dined in Villa Nellcôte with the who's who of early 70s Bohemia—a veritable checklist of rock ‘n' royalty including artists, style icons, deviants, socialites and creative misfits.
Bucking the ubiquitous dining trend of stripped down classic comfort food in rustic, contrived and predictably lowbr
European-inspired small plates & cocktails in a posh setting with chandeliers & white marble.