Baseball is not only America’s pastime — it’s also Chicago’s. When a restaurant in the new Hotel Zachary, opened across the street from Wrigley Field, it was no surprise that it would offer classic American fare in an updated Americana setting. Acting as Architect of Record, Chipman Design Architecture was brought onto the project to provide full architecture, mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and structural engineering services.
With turn-key solution services from Due Diligence through Grand Opening, CDA provided an expedited and efficient workflow that ultimately led to an extraordinary, year-long dining experience in an iconic location. Dutch and Doc’s is Boka Restaurant Group’s latest project, a 200-seat brasserie-style restaurant developed as a partnership between AvroKO and Chipman Design Architecture.
Set in a handsome two-story space with sweeping views of the historic stadium, the restaurant space features three bars, three dining rooms, and two private dining spaces. It was important for the design team to acknowledge the stadium’s physical proximity and Wrigley’s storied past. From the retro-inspired signage outside the front door to huge glass windows that overlook the stadium and a collection of rural paintings on the main staircase adorned with baseball slang, the details reflect America’s baseball culture in ways both large and small.