401 N Wabash Ave, Chicago, IL 60611
6:30-11:00, 11:30-2:30, 5:30-10:00 Mon-Sat, Sun 6:30-2:30, 5:30-10:00
As you would expect Sixteen is bigger than life. Great views and actually fine food. Sixteen now has “Two Michelin Stars”. When I am in town I frequently schedule breakfast meetings here.
As you might expect, everything at the Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star Sixteen restaurant (located on the 16th floor of Trump International Hotel & Tower Chicago) is larger-than-life. The hosts dress like they’re about to walk down a Paris runway, and the views of the cityscape through the floor-to-ceiling windows are dazzling. Then there’s the food. Meticulously crafted American cuisine crafted with seasonal ingredients is presented seamlessly by a polished waitstaff. In warmer weather, the restaurant’s alfresco terrace — with hands-down the best views of the city in Chicago — has the city’s most sought-after tables.
: Located on its namesake floor of the Trump International Hotel & Tower Chicago, this über-classy, curvaceous dining room is adorned with a massive, twinkly Swarovski-crystal chandelier, soaring ceilings and a sweeping skyline view. The food, which is as pricey as the setting is posh, proves lovely and intriguingly thematic, courtesy of Thomas Lents, a Joël Robuchon vet. It’s a set-price affair that exudes luxury — and unabashedly so — at a time when many finedining establishments have scaled back. The dishes change with the seasons but may include a restrained crudo of diver scallops atop king crab, sea samphire, citrus and avocado; veal with morels, fiddlehead ferns and sea buckthorn, accented by laurel-elderflower emulsion; and, at meal’s end, caramel bavaroise and carrot cake with a poof of cardamom-cream cheese ice cream that may well bring you to tears. Be sure to check out the sophisticates-only, glass-enclosed wine gallery — it’s loaded with expense account vintages (only a few selections are accessible to mere mortals). That said, there’s an unexpected sense of whimsy to the list; depending on the time of year, rosés may be featured more prominently than whites. Afterward, do head to Rebar, the swanky mezzanine-level lounge — or (in summer) The Terrace at Trump — for a nightcap.
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