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1308 Chicago
  • Service available Dine-in
  • Service available Takeout
  • Service available Delivery
  • Service available Patio


1308 N. Elston Ave., Chicago IL 60642

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  • Women Owned
  • Minority Owned
  • Black Owned
  • LGBTQIA+ Owned

1308 is a “SpeakEatery” located in the new Salt District touting a dining experience with a fresh twist on new American cuisine. With an ownership team made up of local entrepreneurs from backgrounds of all types, 1308 is a melting pot of ideas and experiences. What started as an idea to help serve the employees that the owner, Kimberly Moore, has for her other venture also on site, KDM Engineering, morphed into an experience for all. In July, Moore opened 1308 Chicago, a Black- and woman-owned full-service restaurant and bar channeling speakeasy vibes. Restaurants, and especially bars, owned by Black women remain few and far between on the city’s North Side, and Moore may be part of a sea change.
With a menu from Chef Brooks Hart, formerly of Stephanie Izard’s retro-style Little Goat Diner, the menu highlights both protein and vegetarian dishes for every foodie to enjoy. Moore and team has dubbed 1308 Chicago a “speakeatery” – a term they coined to invoke elements of a Prohibition-era drinking den intertwined with an intimate dining spot, complete with a Cotton Club-esque soundtrack.
While the intimate craft cocktail menu, derives options commonly seen during the era such as their take on the French75, Negroni’s, and the old fashioned, the food menu departs from the realm of the 20’s and 30’s, with a jaunt to the American South. Options include Hart’s version of corn ribs, carrots and grits, and a butter burger that Moore claims will give many Chicago burger spots a run for their money!

Location Information

Miles from O'Hare Airport14.0

Miles from Midway Airport9.1

Miles from Navy Pier3.0

Miles from McCormick Place4.5

Miles from Downtown4.0




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Complimentary On-site Parking

Reservations Accepted

Public Space Wi-Fi Available

Restaurant(s) On-site


ADA Compliant

Public Space Wi-Fi COMP or FeeComplimentary

Self-Parking AvailableBoth On-site & Off-site

Food On-siteRestaurant

Number of Restaurants On-site

Hours of OperationTuesday - Friday 12:30 pm - 9pmnSaturday 4 pm - 9pmnSunday & Monday Closed


Buy-out Max Capacity80

Largest Room, Reception Capacity (Standing)40

Largest Room, Banquet Capacity (Seated)30

On-Site Catering

In-house/Exclusive Caterer(s)

Complete Buy-out Available

Max Capacity, Reception Style (Standing)80

Max Capacity, Banquet Style (Seated)30

Max Venue Capacity40

Max Restaurant Capacity34

Private Dining Available

Group Menu

Avg Meal Price/Person (appetizer, entrée, dessert)$$$$ = $35 and up


Black Owned

Minority Owned Business

Woman Owned Business


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