The Lunatic, The lover and poet
  • The Lunatic, The Lover & The Poet (“The Lunatic”), a bar and bistro that celebrates life with wine, spirits, and culinary delights, brings a unique blend of whimsy and wisdom to Randolph Street. The three-level, 7,000-square-foot establishment located at 736 W. Randolph Street serves brunch, lunch, and dinner, and features a late night happy hour. The concept, inspired by Shakespeare’s iconic A Midsummer Night’s Dream, is the brainchild of Managing Partner and Sommelier Tom Powers, who was behind some of the district’s pioneering restaurants (Vivo, Marche, Red Light). The Lunatic is a neighborhood oasis in the trendy area, serving elegantly balanced wines, thoughtful craft cocktails, and highly inventive shareable plates at reasonable prices.