New Rogers Park Eatery, Onward, Will Open in Mid-November


It looks like Onward, the long-awaited addition to the Rogers Park dining scene, will open in mid-November. A Nov. 9 date had been set, but General Manager Morgan Olszewski said the finishing touches are still falling into place.

“We won’t open until everything is flawless,” she said during a recent visit to the restaurant, which appeared close to ready for customers.

The restaurant, described as “a fun and playful take on new American in an elevated neighborhood setting,” will be located in the ground floor of the Hampton Inn, at 6580 N. Sheridan.

Part of the ownership team is Loyola University alumnus Michael Olszewski, former owner of the now-shuttered, three-Michelin-starred Grace.

Leading the Onward team will be Executive Chef Patrick Russ, formerly of Seven Lions, The Dawson, and Next. He’s also an Edgewater resident.



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