Jam Restaurant

Jam, one of the nation’s most celebrated brunch restaurants has relocated to heart of Chicago’s Logan Square neighborhood. Helmed by Chef/Owner Jeffrey Mauro, formerly of Charlie Trotter’s and North Pond, Jam is pioneering the concept of the modern diner in design and fare.

Jerry Suqi, formerly of Narcisse and Sugar, invited us to collaborate with him on the interiors of their new location. Together, we re-imagined the quintessential American restaurant. The classic diner design motifs of exposed kitchens, communal counters, mirrors, stainless steel, and repetitive geometric patterns are reconceived within a modernist composition. The egalitarian spirit of the traditional diner aligns with a contemporary sensibility engendering Jam with a casual elegance.

Photography by Ken Carl