188 West Randolph Street
Chicago, Illinois 60601
at the corner of Randolph and Wells – in Downtown Chicago’s hot theatre district – in the Loop
KITCHEN HOURS | Mon – Fri: 11 am – 10 pm | Sat: 5 pm – 10 pm | Sun: 5 pm – 9 pm | Bar open at least one hour later
GENUINE FOOD. CRAFT BEER. ELEVATED COCKTAILS. FINE WINE. ALL IN AN UPSCALE TAVERN IN CHICAGO’S HOT THEATRE DISTRICT.
LUNCH, HAPPY HOUR, DINNER, BEFORE & AFTER THEATRE, EVENTS
Chef Will Pagulayan attended Western Illinois University and graduated with a B.A. Graphic Design, and a Minor in Marketing. After a few years Chef Will realized that in the kitchen is where he is the happiest; cooking brings back memories of when he was at home cooking with this Dad. Will then decided to enroll at Kendall College in Chicago IL.
After two years at Kendall, Chef Will had the opportunity to work in Paris, France and stage at the Hyatt Hotels in Paris. Every weekend he would stage at different restaurants, from Michel Bras, to L’Atelier de Joel Robuchon Paris, and other Michelin starred restaurants.
After returning to Chicago in 2007 Chef Will had the opportunity to work with Chef Graham Elliot Bowles of Graham Elliot and GEB, from there he then went to work for Chef Michael McDonald at One SixtyBlue. After a year at One SixtyBlue, Chef Will became the Sous Chef at Evanston’s Bistro Bordeaux under Chef Frank Mnuk.
Prior to joining Randolph Tavern, Chef Will was executive chef at One North Kitchen & Bar.
“I like to make thing’s really simple but flavorful, I like to try new things and whatever is available. I will always be thankful to all the Chef’s that I’ve worked with because without them I would not be where I am today.”