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About Us

RPM is a group of restaurants from celebrity couple Bill and Giuliana Rancic and siblings R.J., Jerrod and Molly Melman of Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises. The RPM brand focuses on sourcing the highest quality ingredients and providing guests with exceptional service for a dining experience unlike any other. RPM Italian and RPM Steak are located in the River North neighborhood of downtown Chicago, with a second location of RPM Italian in Washington, D.C.’s Mount Vernon district. Most recently, the team introduced Pizzeria Portofino, RPM Events and RPM Seafood to the Chicago Riverfront.

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Our Purveyors

Day Boat Fresh

Sue Buxton owns and operates Day Boat Fresh on Deer Island, Maine, which specializes in selling local and responsibly caught seafood, including mussels, and crabmeat. Her seafood is used by some of the world’s best chefs and restaurants due to the freshness and sustainability. 

Hama Hama

Located on the eastern slopes of the Olympic Peninsula, Hama Hama is a family-run tree and oyster farm that has been in operation for over a century. The RPM Prestige oysters are raised using sustainable and sensible harvesting methods that work in harmony with the natural tide. The purity of Hama Hama’s oysters is a testament to the clean, crisp waters of the Hood Canal, where their beds are located at the mouth of one of Washington State’s shortest, coldest, and least developed rivers.

RPM Prestige Oysters are served with Yuzu Granita to bring out the crisp flavors of this shellfish.

WasteNot Compost

Starting in late 2023, Chicagoland RPM Restaurants initiated a comprehensive composting program, partnering with local Chicago-based company WasteNot Compost. The program includes glass, cardboard, and all food waste, contributing to Lettuce Entertain You’s commitment to a more sustainable future. In addition to composting nearly all waste coming from the restaurants, RPM Restaurants has also switched to offering glass-only bottles so that they can all be recycled. Inspired by Managing Partner, Kelly Clancy, the initiative aims to expand composting to more Lettuce restaurants nationwide, aligning with a broader environmental mission of the company.

WasteNot Compost at RPM Restaurants in Chicago

Our Team

Bob Broskey

Executive Chef Partner

Bob Broskey, the Executive Chef Partner of RPM Restaurants, hails from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and his culinary journey stems from a family of adept cooks. After refining his skills in Chicago at Michelin-starred establishments like Ria and L2O, Broskey ventured back to Pittsburgh to contribute to the success of Notion. Returning to Chicago, he played a crucial role at Intro, earning accolades like Zagat's "30 Under 30." Joining RPM Seafood in 2019, Broskey's passion for seafood propelled him to be made Partner in the restaurants, overseeing chef teams nationwide across various RPM concepts, including RPM Italian, RPM Steak, RPM Seafood, and more.

Michael Coté

Executive Chef

Michael Coté, the Executive Chef at RPM Seafood, boasts a culinary journey rooted in Chicago and enriched by work experiences at esteemed establishments such as Jean Georges in New York City. With expertise honed at Michelin-starred kitchens and roles at Lettuce Entertain You, he crafts exceptional dining experiences. Beyond kitchens, Coté enjoys barbecuing on his Big Green Egg, and spending time with his wife, Andrea, and their dog, Ducasse.

Andrea Coté

Executive Pastry Chef

Andrea Coté, the Executive Pastry Chef at RPM Restaurants, brings a modern twist to classic flavors in her pastry creations, showcased across the RPM brand of restaurants. Originally from Everett, MA, Coté pursued communications at Boston University before transitioning to pastry studies at the International Culinary Center in NYC. She honed her skills at prestigious establishments, including Jean-Georges and Per Se. Joining Lettuce Entertain You in 2017, she contributed to the re-concept of Booth One before becoming the Pastry Chef at RPM Restaurants in 2019. Coté's creativity extends beyond the kitchen, indulging in painting and enjoying family time on the East Coast with her husband, Michael, and their dog, Ducasse.

Richard Hanauer


Richard Hanauer serves as the operational Partner for RPM Restaurants and Pizzeria Portofino, steering the wine programs. His wine journey started at the family table and led to studying Hospitality at Syracuse University. Hanauer began as a sommelier at 160Blue and fine wine expert for Levy Restaurants, eventually becoming Tru Restaurant's youngest sommelier at 25. After a tenure at L2O with a Michelin star, he joined RPM Italian in 2014 and later opened RPM Steak and RPM Italian in Washington, DC. He played a pivotal role in the success of Bar Ramone, Pizzeria Portofino, RPM Events, RPM Seafood, and RPM Italian Las Vegas. Hanauer's accolades include Wine Spectator's "Best of" Awards, a "Sommelier of the Year" title, and being named one of Wine Enthusiast magazine's 40 Under 40 Tastemakers in 2019.

Our Partners

Bill & Giuliana Rancic

Celebrity power couple Bill and Giuliana Rancic – who are television personalities, New York Times best-selling authors, entrepreneurs, executive producers and marketing experts – have added restaurateurs to their long list of accomplishments as partners in the RPM brand. Dynamic and highly sought after as speakers, the duo travel around the world focusing on topics that continue to inspire and motivate audiences of all sizes.

Bill & Giuliana Rancic

R.J., Jerrod & Molly Melman

With more than a dozen restaurants to their names, the Melman siblings are responsible for some of downtown Chicago's most sought-after spots. Their foray into LEYE partnership began with Hub 51 and has since grown to include Bub City, Three Dots and a Dash, RPM Italian, RPM Steak, Ramen-san, il Porcellino, Bub City & Joe's Live Rosemont, Sushi-san, Pizzeria Portofino, RPM Events, and RPM Seafood. They have also expanded concepts to Washington, D.C., L.A. and Las Vegas and are driving forces behind the nation's premier BBQ and country music festival, Windy City Smokeout.

R.J., Jerrod & Molly Melman