About 2Sparrows

In mythology, it is said that two sparrows pulled the chariot of Aphrodite, considered by the ancient Greeks as the goddess of love and agriculture. In modern times, 2Sparrows represents the story of two childhood friends who shared a dream of one day opening a restaurant together.

The seasonally-driven breakfast, lunch and brunch outpost located in the heart of Chicago’s charming Lincoln Park neighborhood was opened in October 2011 by two Charlie Trotter’s alums with a passion for taking breakfast to the next level. Today, Chef/Owner Gregory Ellis, a native of Chicago’s Western suburbs, oversees operations of 2Sparrows, including the menu of sustainable, contemporary American comfort fare, a craft cocktail program, a monthly dinner series and day-to-day service.

As Ellis’ career progressed, serving at some of the country’s most reputable establishments, he saw an opportunity to create a more elevated approach to the most important meals of the day in terms of quality, seasonality, service and price point. 2Sparrows celebrates the ingredients and products of local farmers, artisans, distillers and brew masters with a continually evoloving food menu, an imaginative approach to brunch cocktails, craft beer pairings, excellent coffee service and more.

Designed by the LEED-certified Moss Design, 2Sparrows’ intimate, 60-seat space is filled with rich earth tones and red-orange accents, reclaimed wood paneling, chandeliers and tabletops, locally made glass-blown fixtures, and colorful, ever-rotating pieces from Chicago artists.

Please visit us soon with your family, friends and colleagues – we look forward to seeing you and becoming a part of your everyday.

Gregory Ellis

Gregory Ellis
Chef/Partner
T–shirt collector, dog lover

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