Crate and Barrel has opened The Table at Crate, a collaboration between Crate and Barrel and Cornerstone Restaurant Group, with James Beard-nominated Chef Bill Kim leading the kitchen. Opening at Crate and Barrel’s Oak Brook, IL store, The Table at Crate is the retailer’s first full-service restaurant and Cornerstone's first venture into the retail space.
Table at Crate integrates the dining and retail experience across two levels of indoor and outdoor space, connecting people, creative food and timeless design, while also providing another avenue to showcase the latest Crate and Barrel products and entertaining inspiration. Crate and Barrel's in-house architecture and brand experience teams designed the space to be a true reflection of the Crate and Barrel brand.
"As a longtime destination for all things home, we know that our customers love to entertain," said Neela Montgomery, CEO of Crate and Barrel. "We share that passion and The Table at Crate creates a more immersive brand experience for our customers."
Further blending restaurant and retail, guests can extend their experience by enjoying a signature cocktail as they explore the adjacent Crate and Barrel store. The development of this restaurant is yet another way for Crate and Barrel to continue to surprise and delight its customers within a constantly evolving retail landscape. As part of its partnership with Cornerstone Restaurant Group, Crate and Barrel is also exploring unique and interactive programming on-site, such as chef demos, cookbook dinners and other special events for customers to draw inspiration.
"There is a tremendous opportunity to push the boundaries of the restaurant and retail spaces," said Josh Zadikoff, president of Cornerstone Restaurant Group. "We are excited to deliver a new and unique experience for our guests, connecting them with creative food and classic design and celebrating the simple beauty of everyday dining."