The global home retailer's first full-service restaurant creates an immersive brand experience beyond the traditional retail setting
Home furnishings retailer Crate and Barrel announced the opening of The Table at Crate, a collaboration between Crate and Barrel and Cornerstone Restaurant Group, with James Beard-nominated Chef Bill Kim leading the kitchen. Opening today within Crate and Barrel’s Oak Brook, Illinois store, The Table at Crate is Crate and Barrel’s first full-service restaurant and Cornerstone’s first venture into the retail space.
The Table at Crate integrates the dining and retail experience across two levels of indoor and outdoor space, connecting people, creative food and timeless design, while also providing another avenue to showcase the latest Crate and Barrel products and entertaining inspiration. With the design process led by the experts at Crate and Barrel, including VP of Product Design and Development Sebastian Brauer, and Crate and Barrel’s in-house architecture and brand experience teams, the space is a true reflection of the Crate and Barrel brand: simply modern, uniquely stylish and always approachable.
“As a longtime destination for all things home, we know that our customers love to entertain,” said Neela Montgomery, CEO of Crate and Barrel. “We share that passion and The Table at Crate creates a more immersive brand experience for our customers.”
The menu, developed by Chef Bill Kim, takes a plant-centric approach and celebrates Midwestern seasonality and a modern way of dining that is lighter, brighter and layered in herbaceous flavor. The menu is divided into shareable Bites, Garden, Greens, Tartines, Bowls and Mains, with many ingredients sourced from local farms and purveyors. Like the food, the cocktails will take cues from the seasons, with a dedication to housemade syrups and juices.
Further blending restaurant and retail, guests can extend their experience by enjoying a signature cocktail as they explore the adjacent Crate and Barrel store. The development of this restaurant is yet another way for Crate and Barrel to continue to surprise and delight its customers within a constantly evolving retail landscape. As part of its partnership with Cornerstone Restaurant Group, Crate and Barrel is also exploring unique and interactive programming on-site, such as chef demos, cookbook dinners and other special events for customers to draw inspiration.
“There is a tremendous opportunity to push the boundaries of the restaurant and retail spaces,” said Josh Zadikoff, president of Cornerstone Restaurant Group. “We are excited to deliver a new and unique experience for our guests, connecting them with creative food and classic design and celebrating the simple beauty of everyday dining.”
The space will be open for lunch, afternoon tea and dinner, plus coffee service throughout the day. Hours, address and reservation information are included below. For more, visit https://tableatcrate.com.
- The Table at Crate, Oakbrook Center, 35 Oakbrook Center, Oak Brook, IL
- Monday – Saturday 10am – 9pm; Sunday 11am – 6pm