Grayling's (restaurant)

Street Address: 
410 N. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL

Culled from: Drury, John. Dining in Chicago, New York: The John Day Company, 1931, p. 150.

Note: The Newberry Library holds the personal papers of author John Drury.

GRAYLING'S, 410 North Michigan Avenue

This large restaurant, on the ground floor of the Wrigley Annex Building, is largely patronized by the advertising men and executives who have offices in the twin Wrigley Buildings and by department heads and others of the Chicago Tribune in Tribune Tower, across the Avenue. Women mostly dine in the front section of the restaurant, which is ornately decorated, while men prefer the smaller and more intimate Grill Room at the rear. This room is unique, being the only example of Holland Renaissance decoration in a Chicago restaurant. The walls are of panelled walnut, and real tapestries, wrought iron lighting fixtures, and a flagged floor form other decorative features. It was designed by Leonard De Wit, the noted Dutch artist and designer, now resident in Chicago. The food served in Grayling's is of the best quality and there is a large and varied menu. Open for breakfast, luncheon, and dinner. Afternoon tea also is popular here.

Maitre d'hotel: Mr. Grayling




1931 - 1931


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