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Tim Griffin

N9NE Steakhouse

As the figure-head of N9NE Steakhouse Chicago since opening 12 years ago, Tim Griffin welcomes celebrities, athletes, socialites and neighborhood regulars alike to this award winning, Michelin Recommended, renowned Chicago steakhouse.  Griffin traces his hospitality roots deep into the history of Chicago restaurant tradition, having begun his career with legendary restaurateur and founder of both Taste of Chicago and the Morton of Chicago Steakhouse chain, Arnie Morton.   Under this tutelage, Griffin held numerous management positions and oversaw Arnie’s portion of Taste of Chicago annually.  He developed a professional partnership with Arnie’s son, Michael Morton, and has opened and overseen numerous venues including the highly successful Drink...and eat too! restaurant and nightclub in Chicago and Las Vegas.  While overseeing the great food and service of N9NE Steakhouse Chicago for the past 12 years, Griffin also assists in all N9NE Group related openings nationwide.  Proud of the development of the Chicago restaurant and the numerous accolades it has garnered such as 2012 and 2011 Michelin Recommendations, "2010 Best Steakhouse in Chicago" by AOL City's Best, "One of the top 3 fine dining restaurants in Chicago" by AOL City's Best, "#1 for seafood in the City of Chicago," a Citysearch Best of Award and "One of the hottest and best places to eat in the entire world," according to Conde Nast Traveler, Griffin enjoys the fruition of hard work and a job well done.  Tim looks forward to welcoming you to N9NE Steakhouse very soon.

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