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    Post #1 - June 19th, 2017, 9:18 am
    Post #1 - June 19th, 2017, 9:18 am Post #1 - June 19th, 2017, 9:18 am
    Does anybody have any information about this place?
    We really liked it since it opened. It is high quality thin crust pizza, with some great salads.
    However, it has been closed for about two weeks, with paper in the windows.
    Voice mail to the place states it will re-open, but it also seems like the "Robert's" sign has been removed from the windows.
    I would hate to see this place close.

    355 E Ohio St
    Chicago, IL 60611
    (312) 222-0905
  • Post #2 - June 19th, 2017, 2:50 pm
    Post #2 - June 19th, 2017, 2:50 pm Post #2 - June 19th, 2017, 2:50 pm
    That would be a shame, since it was pretty good. That location may be snake-bit for restaurants if that's true...
  • Post #3 - June 19th, 2017, 2:57 pm
    Post #3 - June 19th, 2017, 2:57 pm Post #3 - June 19th, 2017, 2:57 pm
    Yes, previously it was Flour and Stone.

    We thought that place closed due to an overall very average product.

    Average pizza doesn't do it in a neighborhood where classic Chicago pizza is no more than about 15 minute away.

    Robert's was (hopefully "is") very good though. Many nights, we deliberately chose their stuff over the more well known places. It wasn't simply our choice for convenience. We like(d) their pizza.
  • Post #4 - June 19th, 2017, 4:07 pm
    Post #4 - June 19th, 2017, 4:07 pm Post #4 - June 19th, 2017, 4:07 pm
    Serious owner dispute, w/ lawsuit purportedly filed today. Garvey, the namesake, is the plaintiff and said he hopes to reopen (or recover damages for his lost optimism). The partner/Defendant was an owner of the preceding pizza place in the space, Flour & Stone.
    https://chicago.eater.com/2017/6/19/158 ... ed-lawsuit

    At least this town has a deep bench when it comes to pizza.
  • Post #5 - June 19th, 2017, 4:20 pm
    Post #5 - June 19th, 2017, 4:20 pm Post #5 - June 19th, 2017, 4:20 pm
    Thanks for that update.
    There are very good reasons that Robert's was successful and Flour and Stone was not.
    It is shame that F&S is still haunting that location.
  • Post #6 - June 19th, 2017, 6:58 pm
    Post #6 - June 19th, 2017, 6:58 pm Post #6 - June 19th, 2017, 6:58 pm
    bweiny wrote:At least this town has a deep bench when it comes to pizza.


    And restaurant-related lawsuits.
    Steve Z.

    “Only the pure in heart can make a good soup.”
    ― Ludwig van Beethoven
  • Post #7 - June 19th, 2017, 8:07 pm
    Post #7 - June 19th, 2017, 8:07 pm Post #7 - June 19th, 2017, 8:07 pm
    stevez wrote:
    bweiny wrote:At least this town has a deep bench when it comes to pizza.


    And restaurant-related lawsuits.


    Hey, lawyers gotta make a living too! Speaking of which, just a little over a month until Shark Week. :)
    Objects in mirror appear to be losing.
  • Post #8 - June 19th, 2017, 9:59 pm
    Post #8 - June 19th, 2017, 9:59 pm Post #8 - June 19th, 2017, 9:59 pm
    That's a shame. I hope this is either resolved or Roberts opens up somewhere else soon. It had become my favorite thin crust pizza shop in the city.
  • Post #9 - June 20th, 2017, 6:28 am
    Post #9 - June 20th, 2017, 6:28 am Post #9 - June 20th, 2017, 6:28 am
    stevez wrote:
    bweiny wrote:At least this town has a deep bench when it comes to pizza.

    And restaurant-related lawsuits.

    I confess to being a beneficiary of both. Tempers are bound to flare up when you're chasing LTH accolades!
    When you're done writing briefs over partnership disputes, pizza places are almost all that's left open.
  • Post #10 - June 20th, 2017, 9:40 am
    Post #10 - June 20th, 2017, 9:40 am Post #10 - June 20th, 2017, 9:40 am
    bweiny wrote:
    stevez wrote:
    bweiny wrote:At least this town has a deep bench when it comes to pizza.

    And restaurant-related lawsuits.

    I confess to being a beneficiary of both. Tempers are bound to flare up when you're chasing LTH accolades!
    When you're done writing briefs over partnership disputes, pizza places are almost all that's left open.


    Same here. I've got a few pending right now, with partners fighting over their share of businesses. Luckily, my clients have kept the businesses open.
  • Post #11 - June 23rd, 2017, 7:23 pm
    Post #11 - June 23rd, 2017, 7:23 pm Post #11 - June 23rd, 2017, 7:23 pm
    A new development in the drama surrounding Robert's Pizza Company (355 E. Ohio St.), which was abruptly closed by the leaseholders of the property, resulting in a lawsuit filed by Robert Garvey, suggests the critically acclaimed pizzeria will not return to the space. A sign in a front window of the shuttered restaurant announces "now hiring for all positions" for "a new concept by Hats Off Hospitality."

    http://www.chicagotribune.com/dining/ct ... story.html
    Never order barbecue in a place that also serves quiche - Lewis Grizzard
  • Post #12 - August 24th, 2017, 10:20 am
    Post #12 - August 24th, 2017, 10:20 am Post #12 - August 24th, 2017, 10:20 am
    Dave148 wrote:
    a lawsuit filed by Robert Garvey, suggests the critically acclaimed pizzeria will not return to the space. A sign in a front window of the shuttered restaurant announces "now hiring for all positions" for "a new concept by Hats Off Hospitality."

    I came across the website for the replacement (not explicitly credited to Hats Off Hospitality), which is in a pre-opening hiring phase.
    Urban Crosta
    355 E. Ohio, 60611
    (312)631-3877
    http://urbancrosta.com

    The menu looks decent. Appetizers seem overpriced, but salads and pizzas do not.
  • Post #13 - August 24th, 2017, 10:38 am
    Post #13 - August 24th, 2017, 10:38 am Post #13 - August 24th, 2017, 10:38 am
    The new place is actually in a soft opening. I've seen neighbors carrying pizza boxes from there. I will have to check it out in the next few days and report back.

    If anybody knows about the ownership, it would be interesting. I would like to hear if the people who were partners with Robert are part of the new team. Given how the neighborhood felt about Robert, going to a place that pushed him out might be a deal breaker.

    It could also be completely separate of course, but it would be good to know.
  • Post #14 - August 24th, 2017, 10:56 am
    Post #14 - August 24th, 2017, 10:56 am Post #14 - August 24th, 2017, 10:56 am
    DML wrote:The new place is actually in a soft opening...
    If anybody knows about the ownership, it would be interesting. I would like to hear if the people who were partners with Robert are part of the new team. Given how the neighborhood felt about Robert, going to a place that pushed him out might be a deal breaker.
    It could also be completely separate of course, but it would be good to know.

    Thanks for the firsthand knowledge of soft-open. I hadn't seen this Eater post http://chicago.eater.com/2017/8/16/16156768/urban-crosta-streeterville-menu-pizza til just now. When I searched Hats Off Hospitality, their site branded themselves as consultants. The Eater piece clarifies that this is the HOH principal's first foray into owner/operation. There appears to be no link to Flour & Stone ownership whatsoever.

    That'd take some type of brazen maneuvering to be defending yourself in court, while taking control of the space and putting it to use for yourself. Ever dollar made could conceivably be going to Garvey in the future judgment.
  • Post #15 - January 4th, 2018, 10:40 am
    Post #15 - January 4th, 2018, 10:40 am Post #15 - January 4th, 2018, 10:40 am
    So now it looks like they are on to the fourth option in that space.

    The "Urban Crosta" signs are down, the website is down, and new signs say something like "Streeterville Pizza and Pub" (I will walk by later to confirm the name).

    I will find out if it is just a name change or whether it is a new place.
  • Post #16 - July 13th, 2018, 6:34 am
    Post #16 - July 13th, 2018, 6:34 am Post #16 - July 13th, 2018, 6:34 am
    After 13 Months and a Lawsuit, Robert’s Pizza Company’s Returning to Streeterville

    https://chicago.eater.com/2018/7/12/175 ... urn-reopen
    Never order barbecue in a place that also serves quiche - Lewis Grizzard
  • Post #17 - July 13th, 2018, 12:59 pm
    Post #17 - July 13th, 2018, 12:59 pm Post #17 - July 13th, 2018, 12:59 pm
    Dave148 wrote:
    After 13 Months and a Lawsuit, Robert’s Pizza Company’s Returning to Streeterville

    https://chicago.eater.com/2018/7/12/175 ... urn-reopen


    The HAPPIEST food-related news I've heard in a LONG time!

    Finally get to go back and have his exceptional seafood pizza!
  • Post #18 - September 4th, 2018, 5:00 pm
    Post #18 - September 4th, 2018, 5:00 pm Post #18 - September 4th, 2018, 5:00 pm
    Robert’s Pizza Co. should soon open at its new location. Robert has also applied for a liquor license 465 N. McClurg Court

    https://chicago.eater.com/2018/7/10/175 ... ood-report
    Never order barbecue in a place that also serves quiche - Lewis Grizzard
  • Post #19 - April 29th, 2019, 3:08 pm
    Post #19 - April 29th, 2019, 3:08 pm Post #19 - April 29th, 2019, 3:08 pm
    Robert's Pizza makes its return, opens May 10 in Streeterville
    http://www.chicagotribune.com/dining/ct ... story.html
    Never order barbecue in a place that also serves quiche - Lewis Grizzard
  • Post #20 - April 29th, 2019, 3:14 pm
    Post #20 - April 29th, 2019, 3:14 pm Post #20 - April 29th, 2019, 3:14 pm
    Dave148 wrote:Robert's Pizza makes its return, opens May 10 in Streeterville
    http://www.chicagotribune.com/dining/ct ... story.html


    Hallelujah. Hopefully it's as good as I remember!
  • Post #21 - May 16th, 2019, 1:42 pm
    Post #21 - May 16th, 2019, 1:42 pm Post #21 - May 16th, 2019, 1:42 pm
    It’s the season for comebacks for Chicago’s restaurant industry as Robert’s Pizza and Dough Co. is set to return on Friday inside a new location two years after its abrupt shutter. Founder Robert Garvey is back inside a large space serving thin-crust pies using a dough recipe he spent two decades tinkering. The spot is off the Chicago River at 465 N. McClurg Court.

    https://chicago.eater.com/2019/5/16/186 ... cago-river
    Never order barbecue in a place that also serves quiche - Lewis Grizzard
  • Post #22 - July 22nd, 2021, 8:28 am
    Post #22 - July 22nd, 2021, 8:28 am Post #22 - July 22nd, 2021, 8:28 am
    Went over the weekend. Pizza was good. Very good crust, toppings needed more oomph. Can't imagine heading back. Too many places that have better pizza, are more conveniently located, and offer free tap water in lieu of $5 bottles. A couple pics:

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  • Post #23 - July 22nd, 2021, 10:48 am
    Post #23 - July 22nd, 2021, 10:48 am Post #23 - July 22nd, 2021, 10:48 am
    Went recently as well... agree it's good, but not great. You're definitely paying for the location.

    The table next to us was super annoyed with the water policy... and I probably would have been too, if it was explained to me when the water was offered immediately after we were seated.
  • Post #24 - July 22nd, 2021, 11:32 am
    Post #24 - July 22nd, 2021, 11:32 am Post #24 - July 22nd, 2021, 11:32 am
    MarlaCollins'Husband wrote: and offer free tap water in lieu of $5 bottles.


    This is insane. I'm a fan of Robert's but this will keep me away.

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