Rare Steakhouse names executive chef

Restaurant will open at 833 East Michigan in May


Chicago chef Paul Morrison has been named executive chef of Rare Steakhouse, the ground floor restaurant of the new office tower at 833 E. Michigan St. in downtown Milwaukee.

The corporate offices for Johnson Controls Inc.’s automotive spinoff will occupy the 11th floor of the office building that Irgens is building at 833 E. Michigan St. in downtown Milwaukee.
833 E. Michigan St. building in downtown Milwaukee.

Morrison will make his Milwaukee debut in May when Rare opens.

He comes to Milwaukee after years of experience at several restaurants including Chicago’s Miller’s Pub and ZED451. Morrison also worked as executive sous chef and chef de cuisine at Michael Jordan’s Steakhouse in the Mohegan Sun Casino in Uncasville, Conn.

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Madison-based Noble Chef Hospitality announced last year it would open its first Milwaukee restaurant in the 17-story office tower that Irgens built.

Rare Steakhouse will be a steak and seafood restaurant that will feature in-house dry aged Allen Brothers steaks and more than 400 different wines.

“We couldn’t be happier to have Chef Paul join our team,” said Jack Sosnowski, president and CEO of Noble Chef Hospitality. “His experience and creativity in the kitchen make him the perfect fit for our team. We know he is going to have a major impact on the dining scene in downtown Milwaukee.”

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Noble Chef Hospitality was launched in 2006. In addition to Rare Steakhouse On the Square in Madison, the company operates Buck & Badger Northwoods Lodge on State Street in Madison; Capital Tap Hause on State Street; the Ivory Room Piano Bar on State Street; and Freiberg Gastro Pub on Monroe Street in Madison.

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