Ella Elli / Chicago, Illinois



The conceptual design for Ella Elli looks to the intimacy of Chicago’s early 20th Century speakeasies as well as the craftsmanship and artistry of the era. Warm woods and neutrals surround the space with elements of paneled millwork, brass and velvet-like upholstery. Upon entering the space, guests have multiple seating options to choose from – tufted banquettes and upholstered booths line the French-style windows at the entrance while the two arched alcoves are the perfect spot for intimate groups.

"The Most Romantic Restaurant in Every State: Illinois" Food and Wine Magazine, February 2018
"The Most Beautiful Chicago Restaurants in 2017" Eater Chicago, December 2017

Lead Interior Designer for SPACE Architects + Planners
Photography by Mike Schwartz Photography
Branding & Identity by Grip