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In the Heart of the Gold Coast
From the team behind One Off Hospitality Group, Nico Osteria brings Italian seafood to Chicago’s Gold Coast neighborhood. Nico Osteria at Thompson Chicago delivers a warm and inviting dining experience for hotel guests and local diners alike, offering breakfast, lunch and dinner, daily.
The dining room lends an elegant welcoming backdrop for Chef Erling Wu-Bower’s house-made pasta and impeccable seafood, whereas Salone Nico provides a casual, yet refined, bar setting for his rustic fare.
Cocktails, Wine and Light Fare
Salone Nico is a neighborhood gathering space, where guests can sit back and enjoy a beautifully crafted cocktail, glass of wine or specialty spirit. Chef Erling Wu-Bower’s rustic Italian fare perfectly compliments the room’s welcoming and lively atmosphere. The approachable wine list features wines from Italy, with an emphasis on small producers and older vintages. Grab a cocktail, sneak in a light bite or settle in for a full meal at Salone Nico at any hour.
Formaggi, Dolce, Gelato & Sorbetto
A meal at Nico Osteria isn’t complete without Chef Leigh Omilinsky’s soul-enriching desserts and pastries. Our breakfast and brunch menus feature a range of sweet and savory bakery offerings, all made in-house daily and reflective of the restaurant’s rustic fare.
For the after-dinner set, we offer a rotating selection of housemade gelati, with flavors ranging from Banana Stracciatella to Sicilian Pistachio. Not to be missed, our full dessert menu features a rotating tiramisu-inspired selection alongside several craveable treats with distinctly Italian roots.
Nico’s stunning aesthetic doesn’t stop at the Osteria and Salone. Our private dining spaces combine bold interior design, rich decor and inventive, rustic menus to create a luxurious dining experience that compliments reception-style events, seated dinners and intimate corporate meetings alike.
Seated accommodations for up to 100 guests; standing reception for up to 150 guests.
Transport your guests to coastal Italy with Chef Erling-Wu Bower’s James Beard-nominated cuisine at your next celebration, dinner party or conference. Our thoughtfully crafted Italian fare is available for full-service offsite catering, led by our knowledgeable kitchen and event experts,
Custom breakfast, lunch and dinner menus available for groups of all sizes.