Windy City chef Christian Ramos and front-of-the-house pro Reed Adelson, who met while working at Charlie Trotter’s in Chicago, are settling into their new home, a cozy and whitewashed restaurant called Virginia’s. The walls are dotted with framed menus from famous restaurants like Per Se and, in a nod to their roots, Charlie Trotter’s itself. The restaurant’s accordion-style windows open the restaurant to the street to get that good summer cross-breeze, and there are a few stools at a white marble bar, but it’s really all about the leather banquettes here.
The pair, along with sous chef Lauren Calhoun, who also worked at Charlie Trotter’s, are serving a seasonal "new American" menu with some Italian and Asian influences. Check it out below.