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CHICAGO | Lirica, Navy Pier’s New Restaurant & Bar Concept


The Buzzed-About New Waterfront Restaurant and Patio Will Pair World-Class Views of Glimmering Lake Michigan and Latin American-Inspired Cuisine to Delight Locals and City Explorers Alike.

CHICAGO–Look out from the sunlit dining room to breathtaking Lake Michigan, or step out onto the 150-seat patio and into the open air to experience the awe that is Lírica, Chicago’s chic new dining destination at 900 E. Grand Ave., opens Friday, March 26 as the first and only Latin-inspired venue on Navy Pier. Drawing inspiration from more than a dozen South American countries and encouraging guests to embrace "Comiendo con Ritmo" or "eating with rhythm", Lírica’s menu boasts only the best in fresh-cut fish from Salmon Asado to roasted meats including Costilla de Ternera and of course, plenty of delicious starters or “primeros,” such as Pulpo a la Plancha. Lírica will take the guest on a culinary tour of Latin America, boasting a combination of rich and rustic flavors and a vibrant atmosphere to create a colorful experience. The playful, poetic menu influenced by Ibero-American cultures has been curated by esteemed industry veteran Chef Cesar Reyes (Offshore Chicago, Smith & Wollensky, Spruce, Park Grill, Chicago Firehouse) alongside acclaimed Chef Michael Shrader (Offshore Chicago, Gideon Sweet, Monnie Burke’s, Luxbar, Epic and The Nine Group). The savory Latin cuisine pairs well with Lírica’s creative cocktails, or "bebidas". Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, the breathtaking waterfront restaurant is developed and operated by Maverick Restaurants and will be accepting reservations for both indoor and outdoor dining as of March 23. Lírica will also play host to the most unforgettable of private events and weddings, with booking to become available soon on the restaurant's website.

Elevated, yet approachable, the new concept will feature a convival atmosphere, from an expansive 22-seat bar perfect for enjoying chef-crafted “primeros” and an open kitchen concept to watch the rhythm in motion, to an outdoor patio perfect for basking in the incredible views. Floor to ceiling windows will illuminate the space and offer diners the perfect vantage point from each and table. For intimate affairs, Lírica offers a gorgeous private dining space, suitable for large events. Featuring a modern, open-kitchen concept, Lírica's offerings will heavily feature fresh-cut fish and roasted meats, along with regional, seasonal vegetables to create a celebration on each plate. The Bar at Lírica will feature handcrafted "bebidas" drawing inspiration from various South American regions and a unique wine and beer selection drawn heavily from Spain and Portugal.

Lírica is Spanish for lyric, or expression of feeling and emotion. We’ve developed a restaurant and bar concept that will harmonize flavor-fueled fare, an upbeat, high-spirited scene and unparalleled views to create a once-in-a-lifetime feeling for our guests.” said Brittney Munro, General Manager at Lírica. “Lírica will serve as a celebration of culture and an ideal getaway for all, right here in the heart of Chicago.”

A destination designed to inspire the most unforgettable of moments, Lírica offers a symphony of unique features and capabilities fit to serve any wedding, private party or corporate function imaginable. The restaurant will also offer custom catering for a thoughtful, inspired approach to private events.

Lírica will be open to guests daily from 6 a.m. - 10 p.m. for breakfast, lunch and dinner. To make a reservation, please visit or call (872)710-5703.

About Lírica

Lakefront views and Latin-Inspired Fare crafted by Executive Chef Michael Shrader create the perfect symphony at Lírica, Chicago’s splashy new waterfront dining destination set to open on Navy Pier this March. Step into the stunning new dining room or out onto the 150-seat open-air patio to experience the awe-inspiring views of breathtaking Lake Michigan. Friendly, energetic energy sets the scene for the space, and a playful, poetic menu inspired by Latin American cultures will create a celebration with each dish. Developed and operated by Maverick Hotels and Restaurants, Lírica will open its doors for breakfast, lunch and dinner service daily. Tailor-made to play host to the most unforgettable occasions, Lírica will also be available for private dining, corporate events and wedding celebrations. Reservations are now available through Lírica’s website.

About Maverick Restaurants

Maverick Restaurants is a developer and operator of cutting edge restaurants, with a particular focus on rooftop bars. With offices in Chicago and Atlanta, Maverick is a collaboration between James Beard award-winning restaurateur Bob Amick and Robert Habeeb, founder of Maverick Hotels and Restaurants. For more information or to view the entire portfolio, please visit

Photos by Michael Schwartz Photography