Welcome to Intro

Intro is an innovative, casually upscale restaurant located in Lincoln Park. Led by Executive Chef Stephen Gillanders, Intro offers an a la carte menu while also introducing up-and-coming talent from around the country to Chicago. Visiting chefs, mixologists and other culinary professionals work in full collaboration with Chef Gillanders to create the best menu possible.  Designed to evolve, anything can happen at Intro.


Chef Gillanders Welcomes Jonah Reider of Pith to Intro

  Beginning Thursday, September 15. Intro welcomes Jonah Reider, of New York City’s Pith, to Chicago for a limited one-month engagement at Intro Reider—a cook, event curator and entrepreneur who opened his own restaurant out of his dorm room at Columbia University—has a refined cooking style that is improvisational, highly seasonal and eclectic in influence. Guests have two ways to enjoy Reider’s cuisine. The first, a limited availability multi-course communal supper club experience, will be offered Thursdays through Saturdays for $95 per person (not including beverage, tax and gratuity). Information on when and how to book reservations for this experience will be […]

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End of Summer Happy Hour ~ Talk, Taste, Savor

To our Lincoln Park friends and neighbors, come toast the end of summer with us!  We will be hosting a special Labor Day weekend happy hour in our lounge. Thursday, September 1st – Saturday, September 3rd 5:30-7:00pm. $6  Gin & Tonic featuring our house-made summer tonic ( we will miss you summer!) $6 selected house wines by the glass $6 selected craft beers Chef Stephen’s special Summer Bites menu.

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Chef Gillanders’ Korean Menu

Recently returned from a trip to South Korea, Chef Gillanders is excited to present a special feature menu at Intro, inspired by Seoul’s markets, local restaurants, street vendors and culinary culture. Serving up his perspective on modern Korean cuisine, the dishes are available as a pre-fixe menu or for the guest to explore a la carte.   Four Course Menu $68 Beverage Pairings $29

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Cellar Night Sundays at Intro!

Join us for dinner on Sunday evenings and enjoy no corkage fees! Whether you’re celebrating a special occasion or just a casual night out, dust off that special bottle and toast to free corkage!

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Happy Summer from Intro!

Intro has become a culinary lab for chefs and a place for adventurous diners to expect the unexpected. Striving to create the best menu possible, this journey has brought great fun and surprise to our team and guests! Executive Chef Stephen Gillanders—he’s our guy! His residency and cuisine was so warmly welcomed by our guests we asked him to stay onboard and lead the team. Since then, he has instituted a delicious, versatile a la carte menu, which evolves seasonally and is always available. Still interested in visiting chefs? Stay tuned! We will always complement Chef Stephen’s menu with visiting chefs as we […]

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