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Aba will open its second location in Music Lane in Austin, Texas in Fall 2020. This is Chicago-based Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises’ first restaurant to open in Texas. The concept was created by Executive Partner and Divisional President Marc Jacobs and Chef Partner CJ Jacobson.

The menu pays homage to Chef CJ’s roots in California, incorporating a lighter style of cooking with influences from the Mediterranean including Israel, Lebanon, Turkey and Greece. Signature dishes include Crispy Short Rib Hummus, Muhammara, Jerusalem Bagel with Labneh, Char-Grilled Lamb Chops, and Skirt Steak Shawarma.The bar program is crafted by Lead Mixologist Liz Pearce and showcases rare Mediterranean-inspired wines and spirits. 

Since opening in Chicago’s historic Fulton Market District in June 2018, Aba has been named one of “Chicago’s Best New Restaurants”by the Chicago Tribuneand Chicago Magazine, one of the “Most Beautiful Chicago Restaurants” by Eater Chicago, and was a nominee for Boutique Design’s “Gold Key Award for Excellence in Hospitality Design.”

Be sure to stay tuned with our opening updates on Instagram at @abarestaurant and be sure to like us on Facebook!