Standout Dining in a World-Class Culinary City

There’s service; then there’s hospitality — a long-held value at the heart of everything we do. Experience a genuinely warm welcome at Upstairs at The Gwen, our Art Deco-inspired rooftop retreat, offering seemingly endless skyline vistas, sunrise to sundown dining, and masterful mixology in a laid-back, twinkle-lit atmosphere. 

Or, embark on a culinary journey to Kostali by Naha, where James Beard Award-winning chef Carrie Nahabedian guides the kitchen, creating casually elegant Mediterranean fare and a transportive coastal experience in the heart of Chicago. The only thing to rival The Gwen’s dining options? The gorgeous spaces that house them.

 

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Matt Jergens

Executive Chef

Modern. Classic. Lively. Executive Chef of The Gwen, Matt Jergens’ culinary philosophy is shaped by his Italian upbringing and early life in Iowa and Boston. After graduating from the Cambridge Culinary Arts School, Jergens spent five years at The Liberty Hotel before joining us at The Gwen.

Jenee Craver

Jenee Craver

Beverage Manager

The Gwen’s Beverage Manager, Jenee Craver, is driven by innovation and experimentation, from creating house-made bitters and tinctures to implementing barrel-aged cocktail programs. Born and raised in Ithaca, NY, Craver has a degree in Hospitality Management. Prior to joining the Gwen, Craver held multiple Head Bartending roles in Philadelphia where she spearheaded a craft spirits event and was a finalist in Glenfiddich’s “World’s Most Experimental Bartender” competition.

Danielle Marelli

Danielle Marelli

Pastry Chef

With multiple years of experience in the hospitality industry, Pastry Chef Danielle Marelli began her professional career at The French Pastry School and grew her love and knowledge of pastry at St. Regis Monarch Beach, Dana Point. From sorbets to wedding cakes, Marelli brings the perfect mix of energy, passion and organization to her role at The Gwen, delivering superior desserts for all occasions.

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