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January 31, 2007
From journal Chicago...
September 23, 2006
From journal Chicago - High Altitude Appetizers
September 4, 2006
From journal Nothing Shy about Chi-town
August 22, 2006
From journal Dining in the Windy City
June 27, 2006
Though this restaurant and lounge has the most amazing views of the entire city, the opposite is true when it comes to the food, drink and service. Reservations at 9pm turned to eating at 11:30pm. Dressing up just to sit next to those in ball caps, cut off T-shirts and torn shorts. Ordering food which took forever to get, and not being checked on until the bill was dropped. Not cool. Shame on the SR! Go for the view, but do not expect much beyond that.
Expect to pay no less than $10 for your drink, $10 or more for an appetizer, and the nasty salmon for $29 on the dinner menu is the lowest priced item. I wish we had a better experience, but I can not say that we did. The view from the ladies restroom is phenomenal if you don’t get a table by the window. I would not recommend eating here though. Definitely get a drink at sunset or at 10:15pm overlooking the South side of the restaurant. Find another place to eat and fill your belly well!
From journal Weekend in Chi Town
April 21, 2005
I have only come here for dinner before, but have heard they have a lovely lunch and a spectacular brunch. Maybe one day this summer I will check these out. There are extensive menus for all three dining experiences, as well as an extensive cocktail and wine list.
For an appetizer, I would suggest the seafood timbale, a combination of lobster, shrimp, and crabmeat served with a sauce of avocado, onion, and fennel. Also, the wild mushroom strudel is amazing - rich with a liberal helping of goat cheese.
If you are in the mood for rich, go for the lobster bisque for a soup selection. It is warm, thick, rich, and perfectly delightful. The signature Caesar salad is perfectly crisp, and the dressing is what a true Caesar salad dressing should be.
I love the filet here. They prepare it just perfectly and never overcook meat at the restaurant. It is served with tomatoes and a blue-cheese and au-jus specialty. The scallops are wonderful as well. They are the perfect size and served with a potato-truffle torte, which is wonderful. I have tasted the duck, and it is an original dish with a fruit-flavored glaze.
Everything served here is á la carte, and I would suggest the asparagus spears if you wish to have some vegetables and the garlic whipped potatoes for your starch. These are creamy and full of flavor (an amazing feat for potatoes).
Perhaps the best part of dinner here, besides the view, is the desserts. I adore crème bruleem and the one here is no exception - rich, creamy, and perfectly prepared. The chocolate mousse cake is wonderful. Served with crème anglais and a raspberry sauce, the tastes are very complimentary. They also have a fruit plate and a cheese plate for those of you that have more refined tastes when it comes to dessert (or are too full to eat anything else).
The service here is refined perfection. You will never have to wait for your water glass to be refilled or for your plates to be taken. Everyone, from the maitre d’ to your headwaiter, will be there to serve you, so live it up.
From journal Windy City Spots
February 16, 2005
From journal Chicago Trip
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From journal Chicago in Spring