Main dining room located on the 16th floor of one of Chicago's largest hotels with views of Lake Michigan, the Chicago river, and the Wrigley clock tower
The vantage point of this restaurant offers some eye-catching architectural vistas from a very high ceiling and grand-feeling room which I would normally associate with business lunches. Thankfully, it also serves as the breakfast area and caters for hotel guests and visitors wanting a good breakfast alike. I was drawn to here as it has 2 Michelin stars as a restaurant (at time of writing) and therefore what better way to start the day than with 2 Michelin starred eggs benedict. In short, there are only so many ways this is going to taste and ultimately I was little dissapointed with the hollondaise which did not come across as freshly as I would expect, but the black salt than melted in to the top was a good, decorative touch serving its purpose to the eggs well. Personally, I would have preferred the eggs to be more orange and rich but they certainly did not offend in their form.
The service was customarily warm and welcoming however, the only shame was a 15 min wait for my change after payment giving an impression that the establishment may have been hoping for the diner to get bored and go, thereby leaving an additional tip. It could of course, have been a language barrier issue, but after pressing, the correct change was given.
I’m aware that the grade attached to this visit may not be truly refelctive of the restaurant as only one dish at breakfast was done and is obviously a lot different to the potential of a full blown tasting menu. However, it was enough to see the format and the feel of the restaurant experience and clearly the better way to visit would be the full works in the evening via a romatic occasion. I anticipate this is where the forte of the restaurant is – drinks on the terrace overlooking Chicago’s building followed by a high ceiling, low light meal.
Food Grade: 67%
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