CHAMPAIGN, Ill., Dec. 14, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Hamilton Walker's, a contemporary steak and seafood restaurant reinterpreting traditional American cuisine, opened its flagship in Champaign, IL today. The polished, relaxed steakhouse, with a 1940s Hollywood and Prohibition-era theme, delivers classic American comfort food with modernist notes.
The founders, a group of Champaign foodies who wanted to bring to their hometown the flavor of acclaimed big city dining, spared no effort in their quest to transform their idea to reality. "We articulated their wishes into a stylish casual dining and bar experience by evoking 1940s Hollywood and the Prohibition-era," said Brian Margulis of Creative Hospitality Associates, the Chicago group that developed the operation. The group created the Hamilton Walker's brand with a whimsical legend about its intriguing, eponymous fictional founder, Hamilton Walker. "Never let the truth get in the way of a good story," the legend begins. http://www.hamiltonwalkers.com/about/#hamilton-walker
The design of the restaurant is "Hollywood Regency" with modern, streamlined flourishes. It includes period signatures from ornate chandeliers and gilded mirrors to rich mahogany and cherry woods, and white and charcoal Carrera marble. "The aura is muted and refined, tuned just right for comfort," says Margulis. The Forties flair is amplified in the bar at night, when the lights are dimmed and the décor assumes a film-noir palette and filtered glow.
Hamilton Walker's features premium aged Angus beef, renowned for its marbling, tenderness, and rich flavor, and premium fresh fish and shellfish sourced from around the world that arrive in the kitchen within hours of their catch. The menu also includes vegetarian and gluten free fare. Blending classic techniques with quality ingredients, everything from spices for seasonings and bases and desserts is made from scratch. "While steakhouses abound, our emphasis on quality products is unparalleled in this space," said Margulis.
Hamilton Walker's expects to establish its second location in 2017 in a soon to be disclosed major media market before embarking on a phased national rollout.
Hamilton Walker's weaves premium ingredients, time honored recipes, traditional culinary crafts, classic 1940s ambiance, and exceptional service into a vivid dining experience for every taste and preference. Open everyday for dinner, lunch Mon-Sat & Sunday brunch. Bar with food is open until 2 pm.
201 N. Neil Street, Champaign, IL
Tel: 217 350 0363.
Contact: Brian Margulis
Tel: 312 850 9797
312 850 9797
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