The Kitchen

316 N Clark, Chicago, IL 60654


The Kitchen Chicago is a community bistro located in the historic Reid Murdoch building in River North. 

The Kitchen restaurants—first started in Boulder, CO—are the co-creation of Hugo Matheson, Kimbal Musk and Jen Lewin, who wanted to create a ‘world-class neighborhood restaurant’ that would eventually be called The Kitchen.  The name ‘The Kitchen’ was chosen for it was their desire to create a restaurant that would act much like the kitchen in one’s home – a center of conversation and connection – the place everyone likes to hang out. On March 16, 2004, the three co-founders opened The Kitchen in downtown Boulder, the first of a growing family of community bistros, pubs and a cocktail lounge. 

The Kitchen restaurants are built by a community of craftsman, serving food & drink from local farmers, ranchers and purveyors for the sustainable enjoyment of the whole community – including staff. Being a community establishment also includes our commitment to environmentally-friendly practices, including composting, wind power, eco-friendly packaging and recycling.

The Kitchen Community, is a 501c3 non-profit organization, that was also co-founded by Hugo and Kimbal with the mission of “Community Through Food.”  The Kitchen Community builds Learning Gardens, designed by Jen Lewin, to connect kids with Real Food. Since being founded in the Spring of 2011, The Kitchen Community has already built over 200 Learning Gardens in schools across Colorado, Chicago, Los Angeles and Memphis reaching over 120,000 students.

To this day, we believe in the power of good food and good drink to connect people as family, friends & a community, and The Kitchen remains committed to our mission of “Community Through Food.”

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