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.

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Rosé Fest – Celebrate Summer

Rose Fest Throughout June Summer is here and there is no better way to celebrate than with a glass of rosé in hand, unless you are enjoying it with Chef Stephen Gillanders’ summer menu, of course! Join us at Intro for Rosé Fest, all month, where we will be offering a four-course menu with rosé pairings for only $68 per person, not including tax and gratuity. (Menu available sans pairings for $55 per person.) For more information or to make your reservation, call 773-868-0002. Rosé Fest Black Truffle Croquettes Jalapeno, frisee, truffle dressing NV Camille Braun, Cremant d’Alsace, France ~ […]

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Intro at Bites, Blooms & Bordeaux. Lincoln Park Zoo

Get ready to stroll, sip and savor tastes and floral fragrances at Bites, Blooms & Bordeaux, a summer evening of wine, music and gourmet bites set amid the zoo’s lush gardens. The evening will include: -Varietals and blends from leading winemaking regions -Paired gourmet cuisine by Mon Ami Gabi, Intro, Wolfgang Puck Catering, Vanille Chicago & Tigerlily Events -Conversation with Lincoln Park Zoo’s horticulture experts -Live music The event is priced at $79 ($69 for zoo members); VIP package: $110. Tickets must be purchased by July 27. Register today! => Lincoln Park Zoo

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How do we throw a party at Intro?

Earlier this year, we were thrilled to be part of Chicago Magazine’s Secret Supper Series. More than 100 guests gathered at the restaurant to mingle in the kitchen with Chef Stephen Gillanders over Journeyman Distillery cocktails before sitting down for a five-course dinner with wine pairings. A portion of the evening’s proceeds benefited St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.  

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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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There is always something new to explore at Intro!

Wow!! What a year-and-a-half this has been! Since we first opened, 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. Thanks to your feedback and support, we’ve evolved to make your experience better at Intro. If you haven’t joined us in awhile, here’s a quick list of where we are now and what you can expect in the future. No More Tickets! It’s easy to experience Intro! Make a reservation on […]

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