True to its name, CURRENT features a fresh, modern take on seasonal New American cuisine, with soulful, ingredient-driven dishes. Our restaurant and bar enjoys a reputation as one of downtown Chicago's most revered dining destinations, with its bold flavors and stunning views of Lake Michigan and Navy Pier. Guests savor carefully crafted dishes, along with an extensive beverage menu including innovative cocktails, a boutique wine list, wines on tap, and an array of local microbrews. Gaze out at Lake Shore Drive and Lake Michigan from the patio, and immerse yourself in the energy of downtown Chicago while indulging in seasonal New American bites and experiencing W's famous cocktail bar culture.


Cuisine: Seasonal, New American-inspired
Atmosphere: Lake Michigan View
Setting: Casual
Location: Living Room Level
Parking: $14.00 up to 3 hours with validation
Outdoor Seating Available: Yes
Dress Code: Smart Casual
Smoking Permitted: No
Chef: Jonathan Meyer
Hours of Operation
Monday - Thursday: 6 AM - 10 PM
Friday- Saturday: 6 AM - 11 PM
Sunday: 6 AM - 10 PM
Contact Us
Phone: (1)(312) 255-4460
Private Events:

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Once you and your guests enter CURRENT’s lively and inviting space, you'll be captivated by the restaurant's design details, inspired by our prime location situated between sprawling Lake Michigan and the stunning downtown Chicago skyline. With the use of cool tones and highly reflective polished chrome mixed with earthy stone and silver-washed wood, CURRENT invokes a modern and sophisticated restaurant vibe. Book your next special event to enjoy stunning views, delicious menus, and unparalleled service.

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Jonathan Meyer, Executive Chef.

Chef Jonathan Meyer is a Chicago native, raised in the southwest suburbs. After launching his career with Chicago area restaurants, he moved to Costa Rica to design a self-sustaining, organic resort, developing a passion for utilizing locally sourced and seasonal ingredients.

Upon his return to the states, Chef Jonathan took a position with the Purple Pig on Michigan Avenue. Then opened The Dawson as Sous Chef where he worked alongside Michelin-starred chefs. He went on to an Executive Chef position at the Freehand Hotel, where he created dynamic menus for three distinct concepts, including the lauded Broken Shaker, a bar concept that has been widely acclaimed, earning a place on the World's 50 Best Bars list.

Most recently, Chef Jonathan was the opening Chef de Cuisine at Beatnik, where he showcased his flair for global flavors, creating many of the iconic dishes they are known for.

When he is not in the kitchen, you can find Chef at home with his wife and three dogs, grilling, drinking a classic daiquiri, and fishing whenever possible.

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