Elizabeth, the Michelin-Starred Restaurant Founded by Iliana Regan, Will Close After 10 Years
by Ashok Selvam / Eater Chicago / November 29, 2022
Ownership is planning another fine dining restaurant to replace the Lincoln Square landmark
Elizabeth, where Iliana Regan’s “new gatherer cuisine” often mixed her love of the woods with unexpected forays into pop culture, will close in December after a decade in Lincoln Square. Owner Tim Lacey says he’ll replace Elizabeth with a new tasting-menu restaurant, Atelier, with a new chef next year. Lacey, who’s been running Elizabeth since 2020, is interviewing candidates to replace executive chef Ian Jones.
Back in January 2020, before “coronavirus” had entered the daily lexicon, Regan estimated that Elizabeth would serve its final meal in 2021 or 2022. The year prior, Regan’s first book, Burn the Place began earning acclaim as a New York Times bestseller and longlisted for a National Book Award. As the pandemic arrived with the suspension of indoor dining, Regan and wife Anna Hamlin found shelter at Milkweed Inn, their bed and breakfast in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Regan quietly handed off the restaurant to Lacey, a friend dating back to when they worked at Trio. Read more HERE