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Tuesday, August 23rd, 2011 at 9:15 am  |  20 responses

Michael Jordan Opening a Steakhouse in Chicago


The famous “Michael Jordan’s Restaurant” didn’t turn out so well for MJ, but the Chicago Bulls legend is going to give the food business another shot in the Windy City. Reports the Tribune: “Michael Jordan’s Steak House Chicago will make its debut Tuesday in the InterContinental Chicago hotel (505 N. Michigan Ave. 312-321-8823), taking over that property’s sprawling, architecturally fascinating second-floor dining space (which accommodates 160, plus a couple of 20-seat private spaces). The restaurant also is taking over the hotel’s lobby-level bar space, which will be expanded to hold 90. ‘It’s an upgrade, to say the least,’ says executive chef James O’Donnell. The restaurant marks a curious kind of comeback for the NBA hall of famer, as it’s the first Chicago restaurant to bear Jordan’s name since Michael Jordan’s Restaurant closed, unlamented, many years ago. (Of course, one sixtyblue, in which Jordan is a major partner, has been humming along the whole time.) But Michael Jordan’s restaurant was a downscale tourist trap into which MJ himself rarely set foot. This new steakhouse will be impressively upscale, featuring the 45-day, dry-aged Delmonico steak (boneless ribeye) of which the restaurant’s namesake is reputedly fond. So the chances of an occasional Jordan sighting probably will be pretty good.”

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  • DieselMechanic

    Keep it classy and elegant like Mike’s game.

  • http://slamonline.com Bryan Crawford

    one sixtyblue is dope. Not too far from the United Center and a nice, chill spot. Hopefully MJ’s spot will be cool, too.

  • sophmore

    will it have the jordan logo

  • alex80

    Mmmmmmm!!! :) I’ll order the XI’s with mash potatoes.

  • http://hoopism.com airs

    michigan ave? gotta be dope

  • joe31

    I saw the MJ Restaurant at the Mohegan Sun resort in CT a few years ago. It was decorated with large pictures of MJ, MJ memorabilia, and enlarged MJ quotes about hard work and persistence. Needless to say, not everyone wants to look at that crap while eating. People dine out for the food, and not to worship the owner of the restaurant.

  • Landry_legend

    ^^^^shut it MJ can do whatever he wants

  • http://www.bulls.com Enigmatic

    The steaks will be branded with the jumpman logo.

  • bull22

    @enigmatic, you get my DUMBARSE comment of the day award.. not funny.

  • http://slamonline.com LakeShow

    bull you officially won the sites “MHUTA” (mentally handicapped useless troll award) the second you joined the site so stfu.

  • http://www.slamonline.com UNFROZEN CAVEMAN LAWYER

    WILL THEY HAVE A1 FOR CWEBB?????

  • http://slamonline BossTerry

    I found Enigmatic’s comment a bit humorous, some people hate just for the sake of hating.. Anyway, according to Pippen, LeBron’s restaurant is better.. :)

  • http://www.michaelcho.com M Cho

    They need to take the jumpman logo and add a waiter’s tray in the extended hand. That’d make a great logo for the place.

  • http://www.bulls.com Enigmatic

    Thanks, bull22, it’s an honor coming from a lifetime achievement award recipient like yourself.

  • Tammie

    Good luck Mike!!! I hope I get to visit soon and maybe you will be there!

  • bike

    Mike’s Meat. His Fleshness. Air Carnivore. Be like Mike, eat lion food.

  • http://slamonline.com Saviour

    ‘There’s a 23-layer chocolate cake on the dessert list. See if you can guess why.’ – sweet lord.

  • http://www.kb24.com The Seed

    Will it have Kobe beef on the menu.

  • http://thetroyblog.com Teddy-the-Bear

    He bought the restaurant from the owner of BET, who named it “Shish KeBOB’s.”

  • http://slamonline.com Tae

    Man those Delmonico steaks are tha truth. If u guys never had one u should get up on it

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