An Italian Small Plates Pop-Up
Chef Mark Camaj
wines + cocktails
Maybe it’s cause we’re (unapologetically) obsessed with all things pasta. But ever since we took one bite of Chef Mark Camaj’s Gnocchi in Burro Fusso, we haven’t stopped drooling. Famed for his Cevapi sausages with ajvar and kajmak on samun bread, Chef Mark has mastered his warmth and conviviality perfected by his predecessors. This is why we’ve invited him to be our first pop-up at FRAMEbar, for the month of September, paying homage to Italian shared small plates.
Let us bring you up to speed. Meet FRAMEbar.
FRAMEbar brings fine-fast drinking + eating front and center. Same editorially-curated frame experiences…this time around, chefs collaborating to take over a rotating shared small plates bar menus, showcase their cuisines, through what we call FRAMEbar residencies, one month at a time.
The frame team will remain in place including our culinary guru Chef Michael Barrera. With 4+ years of R&D in hosting chefs and hundreds of multi-course dinners focusing on the interplay between ingredient and technique, FRAMEbar brings the same level of chef talent in a more casual vibe with well-executed cocktails by Jazmin Weaver and a wine list by frame beverage director, Sean Crenny, who will work with each chef in residence.
We’ve got a tasty year planned ahead, 12 one-month FRAMEbar residences we can’t wait for you to meet. No pre-purchased tickets are needed here. Walk in or make a reservation. Think FRAMEbar for after-work or pre-dinner bites on your way to frame. Or pop in for a full-blown casual and convivial dinner of small plates and wine with friends. All while relishing in the fact that you’re supporting independent chefs when they need you the most.
frame and FRAMEbar.
Simply more chef experiences to mingle with.
First up for September: Chef Mark Camaj, cutting his teeth with NYC chefs from the likes of Andrew Carmellini and Marco Canora brings us his favorite bar-food shared plates, FRAMEbar-style.
September 9 – October 10
Order at the table — We can’t wait to seat you.
Covid Protocols at FRAMEbar
Please know that our response plan includes following every measure of the protocol on workplace infection-control practice and health and safety training. We are preserving the uniqueness of our building’s experiences while staying extremely conscious of the role we play in minimizing the spread of coronavirus.
Give the gift of FRAMEbar
With a monthly changing line-up of FRAMEbar chef residencies, FRAMEbar gift cards are available in any denomination and make year-round gift-giving really easy! Retail wine, our favorite cookbooks, plus take-aways by our FRAMEbar resident chefs. Purchase an eGift or mail a physical gift card HERE
Questions, comments, needs, fall/ holiday FRAMEbar buy out!
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MON // Closed
TUE // Closed
WED // 5:00pm – 10:00pm
THU //5:00pm – 11:00pm
FRI //5:00pm – 11:00pm
SAT //5:00pm – 11:00pm
SUN // 3:00pm – 8:00pm
Reservations will open now (September 9 thru October 10)
Daily bar seats, high tops, and the heated patio are available as walk-in service.
What is Frame?
Tucked quietly behind FRAMEbar, frame is a revolving creative hub, home to a carefully curated programs of chef residencies and all round awesome experiences.
Chef residencies, Sunday at Nonna’s Dinners, rap battles, art workshops, live acoustic sessions, cocktail pairings, you name it… explore your interests, hone your skills, master a new art craft. meet new friends, share a meal. drink cocktails. No two days here are ever the same. Seasonal, locally sourced and above all delicious, we’ve built our reputation on the food and drink we serve at frame.
We also partner up with a variety of brands on events of all different shapes and sizes, offering up top-notch food and drink and creative in-house production. frame can seat up to 50 guests dining or 80 guests, theater-style.
What are people saying?
“Tried out frame as part of the ‘grandma’s basement series’ with Chef James (Mabel Gray) and Chef John (Grey Ghost). Our Italian Family Dinner was delicious! Enjoyed every course (which kept coming). Best meatballs I’ve ever had!! Love the idea of home Cookin with a little flare, shared Family style with strangers. A wonderful evening!”
What are people saying?
Mark Kurlyandchik, Detroit Free Press
“The vibe at the Frame dinners also reflected the personalities of the chefs, who were able to interact with guests and offer stories about their food memories while cooking rustic dishes without the same expectations that come with their respective restaurants. The food was predictably great and unpretentious, but the series also highlighted the growing importance of personality and storytelling to the modern dining experience.”