The Grandstander, a globally influenced gastropub.
“We have created an upscale sports bar that will impress guests with the quality of the food and drinks, while still cultivating a come-as-you-are atmosphere."
The Grandstander is where sports, sustainability, and socializing meet. The beer-centric restaurant features 18 beers on tap, 10+ craft cocktails, and high-end bar food - all with stadium views of the televisions to watch the game.
David Reyes partnered with Robert Brescia, owner of the Rocket Fizz candy store in downtown St. Charles, which neighbors The Finery.
“We hit it off as a friendship, and we found that we view business very similarly,” Reyes says. “We’re both very family-oriented and like developing teams through support and continued education.”– Chef David Reyes
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Kane County Chronicle
"Finery & Blacksmith Bar chef opens Geneva sports spot with a refined feel
- The Grandstander offers burgers, to be sure, but Reyes is confident its handmade pastas, handmade sausages, fish plates and appetizers will help set it apart from “your average bar” by using fresh, seasonal ingredients. Wings are brined, smoked, grilled and offered in five different sauces. Bratwursts are served with goat cheese mustard."
"If you think "upscale sports bar" is an oxymoron, then check out the menu at The Grandstander in Geneva. This newer spot nixes nachos and chicken fingers in favor of lobster corn dogs, bacon-stuffed dates and chicken wings paired with pineapple saffron sauce. Sure, you can get a burger -- or a brat. But why not branch out with your beer and basketball?
Overall: With a playbook that includes an inventive menu, strong service and contemporary decor, The Grandstander will appeal to more than sports fans.
The Grandstander is the perfect place for a private celebration, dining event or business meeting with the ability to accommodate parties of 60 seated or 100 standing. Call for more information and availability.