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State Restaurant

935 W. Webster Ave, Chicago, IL 60614






Our History

"The story behind STATE began all the way back in 2003. Kosta Giannoulias was looking for a place to get a bite to eat and watch the Chicago Bears kick off the season. He found a local bar but was crammed into a seat in the back corner with a poor view of the few televisions playing the game. He was also frustrated by the limited menu options that all fell into the “greasy bar food” category. From this disappointing experience, the concept of STATE was born – a modern public house with a large open floor plan, comfortable seating, and high-quality cuisine to appeal to even the pickiest of patrons.

In the initial years after the restaurant launched people kept asking Kosta “Is this a restaurant or a bar?” People couldn’t grasp the idea that you could combine both; that you could watch a sports game in a clean, family friendly establishment and order first-rate food. However, in subsequent years the concept exploded. So much so that in 2012, STATE was voted the 4th best sports establishment in the country by Huffington Post, ESPN magazine, and Yahoo! Sports. The sport bar/restaurant concept that Kosta had the vision to foresee had taken off.

STATE has become a staple in the Chicago food scene, growing from a small, 16-person operation to having 84 full-time employees. And this number can top 100 if it includes part-time employees hired during peak periods. Kosta has been happy with his success but he’s also thrilled to be able to provide these jobs to the local Chicago community. Dedicated to giving back, STATE helps to raise $100,000 for local charities every year.

The customer is the focus of everything STATE does, and Kosta is constantly working to improve his restaurant’s ambiance and experience."

My name is Kosta Giannoulias and I welcome you to my new restaurant concept, STATE.  Sit back, relax and enjoy!

-Kosta Giannoulias

935 W. Webster ave, chicago, il 60614|Phone 773.975.8030|FAX 773.975.8039|Mon-Thu 4PM - close|Fri 11AM - 2AM|Sat 11AM - 3AM|Sun 11AM - Close

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