China Grill


Becker Ventures


Yabu Pushelberg


General Contractor

With renowned sister restaurants in New York, Miami, Las Vegas and Mexico City, China Grill in Chicago was bristling with a high-energy atmosphere and globe- spanning cuisine.

China Grill had an exotic reputation for artfully prepared meals amidst a lavish decor. This colorful restaurant, housed in the swanky Hard Rock Hotel, boasted vaulted ceilings, multi-level dining areas and luxurious and energetic bar and lounge areas.

Finishes in the 6,000 SF restaurant were both elegant and edgy. Walls were lacquered and interspersed with mirrored
panels. Lighting was dramatic. Flooring included portions of veined stone tile as well as detailed wood-inlaid areas.

China Grill offered an exhibition kitchen, visible from the main dining floor and also from the raised platform seating that encircled the restaurant.

An expansive bar at the front of the restaurant looked out onto pedestrians and traffic on North Michigan Avenue