Media & Appearances
LOCATION, LOGISTICS AND OTHER INFORMATION
• Ever is the creative obsession of Chicago chef Curtis Duffy and his business partner Michael Muser.
• The Ever Experience is a single tasting menu, 8 to 10 courses featuring proteins from the land and sea and seasonal vegetables complemented with fruits, grains, seeds and nuts.
• Carefully curated wine pairings are available, as is an a la carte menu of wines by the bottle and by the glass. The bar also offers classic cocktails and a limited beer selection.
• Ever opened July 28, 2020, and was designed by Lawton Stanley Architects.
• Ever was awarded two Michelin stars in the 2022 Michelin Guide.
• At full capacity, Ever seats approximately 75 people, including a private dining room for up to 10 guests.
• Reservations must be made online.
• Ever opened After lounge, next door, on Oct. 27, 2022. Reservations for After can be made online.
• Ever Restaurant Group also opened The Canvas by Ever in fall 2022. The large room is a customizable space for events. The Canvas is one of six luxe private events spaces at 1338 W. Fulton St. in Chicago.
AWARDS AND HONORS FOR EVER
Michelin Guide, 2-stars, 2021, 2022
AAA Five Diamond Rating, 2022
Chicago Tribune, Best New Restaurants, 2022
Esquire Magazine, Best New Restaurants in America, 2021
Chicago Magazine, Best New Restaurants, 2021
La Liste, Best New Arrivals of the Year, 2021
Chicago Tribune, 4-star rating by Phil Vettel, 2020
Ever is the third partnership of Chef Curtis Duffy and Michael Muser, a sommelier by training. Ever was awarded two Michelin stars in the 2022 Guide.
Their first restaurant together, Avenues at The Peninsula Hotel Chicago, was honored with two Michelin stars in 2011. Their second, Grace, earned two Michelin stars in its first year and three stars in four consecutive Michelin Guides, from 2015-2018. At the time, only about a dozen American chefs held three stars.
In the 2016 documentary “For Grace,” filmmakers chronicled Grace’s creation and tell the riveting story of how Chef Duffy’s turbulent past shaped the person he is today. It is currently streaming on Amazon Prime and YouTube.
Duffy’s and Muser’s ambitions have only intensified, and now, as owners of Ever Restaurant Group, the men in the arena have artistic control over their fate.
Chef and owner
Director of operations and owner
Director of Hospitality
Chef de cuisine
Media interviews and inquiries
Melissa Harris, firstname.lastname@example.org
Event appearances for Duffy or Muser
Private dining or events at Ever
"For Grace" – Award-winning documentary about Curtis Duffy's Grace restaurant
Have You Ever Heard Such a Quiet Restaurant?
Best New Restaurants
Ever - 2 Michelin Stars
Fine Dining Heavyweight Curtis Duffy to Open a Cocktail Bar
Esquire's Best New Restaurants in America, 2021
Chicago Tribune Review: Four stars
How to Open a Top-Tier Restaurant in a Pandemic? Rethink Everything
Inside Curtis Duffy’s Ever, a Restaurant Hoping to Explore a New Frontier
Chicago Creatives: Meet Restaurateur And Sommelier Michael Muser
The New York Times
The Chef Curtis Duffy Plans His Next Chicago Restaurant
Exclusive: Former Grace partners Curtis Duffy and Michael Muser reveal their next project: Ever, opening Spring 2020
Catching up with Michael Muser
Ex-Grace Chef Curtis Duffy to Open Chicago’s Most Expensive Restaurant
The Chef Curtis Duffy Plans His Next Chicago Restaurant (Published 2019)