• Brenda Doolittle

The Graceful Ordinary, St. Charles' Newest Dining Experience


All photos courtesy of The Graceful Ordinary via Matt Reeves


Nestled elegantly along the scenic Fox River, downtown St. Charles’ newest restaurant is anything but ordinary. For this Feature Friday, Stay + Play Local is pleased to introduce our community to Chris and Megan Curren, owners of The Graceful Ordinary, which recently opened its doors on November 12th.


The Graceful Ordinary prides itself on home and hearth, with a concept that blends multiple regional American styles of food cooked skillfully over a wood-burning fire, with a refined presentation which still delights with comforting feelings of home. As veterans of Chicago’s world-class dining and hospitality scenes, Chris and Megan set their sights on the thriving historic area of St. Charles after relocating back to the Fox Valley area. When the opportunity presented itself to reinvent the former BMO Harris Bank space on Main Street, the Currens knew they had to jump on “arguably the best location in the area,” they said.


When asked why Chris and Megan chose this town to set down the roots of their restaurant, they knew without a doubt. “St. Charles is truly a special community, full of life and character. Living here, we’ve spent a lot of time in the area, and we’ve fallen in love with the city and its people. We’ve known for quite some time that we wanted to create something here.” With Chris serving as executive chef, and Megan as sales manager, this husband and wife duo look forward to charming their guests with warm, welcoming hospitality, in a sophisticated setting perfect for happy hour drinks after work, date nights, or private events.