Location: Chicago, IL
Design: Karen Herold/ 555 Int.
Having just opened this past Wednesday, Balena is easily one of the most anticipated opening in Chicago. With the sneak peak videos, take out pizza, and Karen Herold behind the wheel for design (Girl & the Goat), expectations where high and murmurs of what it would look like were everywhere.
The rustic and warm interior perfectly suits the rustic italian fare being presented. With a touch of vintage and warm wood beams and shelving, the space feels like it could be straight out of Italy, while the modern touches and metal bar surround help remind you of it's Chicago local.
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