Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Ole' Hardwood to Reopen Wednesday for Dinner

Ole' Hardwood: The Gastro-Smokehouse at 1351 S.Wabash Ave. will reopen for business this Wednesday November 10 for dinner. The new South Loop restaurant opened in late October in the space formally occupied by Utopia. They seemed to be off to a great start with good word of mouth and, according to me, good food.  Apparently they encountered some problems which required them to shut down for a few days.

Ole' Hardwood replaced their original awning with a new one (above) that is easier to see and read

It was reported elsewhere that they had problems with their ovens over the weekend, but I have not been able to substantiate that report. Today, as I walked past, there was a sign posted that read, "Due to circumstances beyond out control...we will be closed today 11/09, but will reopen Wednesday 11/10 for dinner service." Also included on the sign was the restaurant Web site and their phone number: 312-583-9761.

Sign posted on the entrance to restaurant announcing their reopening on November 10

Every new business hits a few snags and Ole' Hardwood is no exception. This reader is hoping things get back on track soon. For my review of Ole' Hardwood, click here.


  1. Walked by this evening and it looks like they're up and running and pretty busy. Any recent diners? Let's hear from you? What did you think?

  2. General Manager, Alexander Carlin, left me a message to say all is well. They experienced some equipment problems that are now fixed; stop by and check it out.


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