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Est.
Kindling at the Willis Tower
2023

KINDLING

Downtown Cookout & Cocktails

Live Fire Cooking
from 2015
James Beard Winner:
Jonathon Sawyer

Situated within Willis Tower at the corner of Franklin and Adams, Kindling boasts a live fire show kitchen, wood-fired plates, and tasty cocktails in the heart of the city. At the helm of the kitchen is James Beard Award-winning Chef Jonathon Sawyer, who brings a worldly perspective and decades of wood-fired cooking to our internationally inspired menu.

Kindling Flame

11.30 am – 3:00 pm

Lunch Highlights

  • Crispy Brussels Sprouts
    12
  • Twice Cooked Sweet Potato
    11
  • Wood-Fired Seafood Salad
    29
  • The Hearth Bowl
    16
  • Wood Fired Oysters
    MP

    — Oyster Maplefeller, HillBilly Riviera, Oyster Royale, Motoyaki

  • Cedar Grilled Salmon
    35
  • 10 oz USDA Prime Steak & Frites
    36

4.00 pm – 10.00 pm

Supper Highlights

  • Wood-Fired Tomahawk Prawns
    22
  • Burratta
    20
  • 16 oz USDA Prime “Downtown” Ribeye
    71
  • Filet Mignon “Mrs. O’Leary”
    61
  • 18 oz Colorado Lamb Chops
    65
  • Bacatini Della Nonna
    18
  • Branzino Puttanesca
    48
  • Rotisserie Amish Farm Chicken
    29

Kindling | Downtown Cookout & Cocktails

“Easily the best restaurant at the skyscraping tourist attraction, Kindling | Downtown Cookout & Cocktails lives up to its name with a showy live-fire kitchen and a funky, plant-filled bi-level space that feels like attending a summery cookout party that just so happens to be hosted by a James Beard Award-winner.” – Thrillist

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The Kindling entrance is located at the corner of Franklin & Adams.

Parking Information

Kindling | Downtown Cookout & Cocktails

202 S. Franklin St.
Chicago, IL 60606