Executive Chef ~ David Posey
Executive Pastry Chef ~ Anna Posey
Pastry Chef ~ T.C. Lumbar
Sous Chef ~ Kat Kraner
Sous Chef ~ Nick Byrns

We are able to accommodate dairy free, gluten free, peanut/nut free, shellfish free, vegetarian, vegan and pescatarian diets. Please list these allergies and restrictions when booking your reservation online, and alert the staff when dining with us. For any dietary restrictions not listed above, please contact us in advance via email at as we may be unable to accommodate certain restrictions.

Set Menu

A La Carte Menu





We ask our guests to remain home if displaying any symptoms related to COVID-19 and strongly encourage the use of masks. Please respect our team and fellow diners. Thank you for your patience and support during these times. We look forward to having you dine with us!

Elske Accolades

  • 2017-2021Michelin One Michelin Star
  • 2020Jean Banchet Award Chefs of the Year
  • 2019James Beard, Finalist Best Chefs: Great Lakes
  • 2019OpenTable Diner's Choice
  • 2018James Beard, Finalist Best Chefs: Great Lakes
  • 2018Jean Banchet Award Best New Restaurant, Nominee
  • 2017Bon Appetit #2 Best New Restaurant in America
  • 2017Eater Best New Restaurant, National
  • 2017Zagat
  • 2017The Tastys (Taste Talks) Best New Restaurant: North

Anna Posey

Pastry Chef/Owner
  • 2018Jean Banchet Award Pastry Chef of the Year
  • 2015StarChefs Rising Pastry Star
  • 2014Zagat 30 Under 30
  • 2013TimeOut Chicago Best New Pastry Chef
  • 2013Food and Wine Nominee People’s Best New Pastry Chef

David Posey

Executive Chef/Owner
  • 2015Waldorf Astoria A Taste of Waldorf Winner
  • 2010-2014Michelin Star for Blackbird Restaurant, Chicago
  • 2014James Beard Award Finalist Rising Star Chef
  • 2014Bill of Fare Chefs to Watch
  • 2013Jean Banchet Award Chef de Cuisine
  • 2013James Beard Award Finalist Rising Star Chef
  • 2012Eater Young Guns
  • 2012Zagat 30 Under 30



Private dining at Elske was created to be a warm, casual space where family and friends can gather to relax and enjoy delicious food. Chefs David and Anna Posey’s cuisine is soulful cooking combined with modern techniques and an open, wood-fired hearth. It is the perfect environment for celebrating with a party (small or large), for dinner, or for cocktails and snacks. We have events packages to fit each of these occasions.

To book a private event, fill out the form below:

Event Request


Line Cook

Full-time, Wednesday through Sunday

Please email

Please call (312) 733 1314, or email


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