Partnering with Cornerstone Restaurant Group and Michael Jordan, Chef Bill Kim reimagines Asian barbecue, amplifying it into a creatively modern and delicious interactive dining experience.
In his most ambitious and exciting culinary adventure yet, Chef Kim and his expert team at bellyQ use only the finest seasonal and locally sourced ingredients to dish up an imaginative menu that ignites with flavor as it satisfies your belly.
Award-winning Chef Bill Kim got his start in the restaurant industry honing his culinary skills at world-renowned establishments Charlie Trotter’s and Le Lan. After spending years perfecting his skills alongside the best in the industry, Chef Kim would eventually venture out on his own in 2008, bringing his imaginative Asian inspired cuisine to his highly acclaimed Chicago restaurants Urbanbelly, bellyQ and Belly Shack.
Cornerstone Restaurant Group, collaborating with Dwayne MacEwen, principle of DMAC Architecture and Yasmina Cadiz of Downtown Design League, set out to elevate the bellyQ experience to accentuate Chef Bill Kim’s unique personality and style. Together, they created an experience that was an extension of Chef Kim's private home: calm, luxuriously understated, natural and modern. What they ultimately achieved with bellyQ is a space that flawlessly accentuates the real star of the show – Chef Kim's food. Among bellyQ’s many highlights are a full bar lounge, built-in hibachi table grills, a spacious dining room, and separate private areas, including a karaoke room.