ML - Michigan Avenue

2013 - Issue 5 - September

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GUIDE listings TWO West Side farm-to-table fare by chefs Tom Van Lente and Kevin Cuddihee; try the Hampshire pork belly and grilled Nichols Farm spring onions and braised rhubarb, or the braised lamb arancini (PICTURED). 1132 W. Grand Ave., 312-624-8363; Sixteen Executive Chef Thomas Lents' cuisine is a feast for the eyes. 401 N. Wabash Ave., 312-588-8030; Tortoise Club Tuck into lobster thermidor and short rib bourguignon at this swanky new spot. 350 N. State St., 312-755-1700; 156 Trenchermen The former Spring space gets new life with this contemporary winner from Patrick Sheerin. 2039 W. North Ave., 773-661-1540; Untitled Impeccably outfitted underground food and drinks parlor with a speakeasy vibe. 111 W. Kinzie St., 312-880-1511; Drink American Junkie Stars, stripes, and Stella in River North. 15 W. Illinois St., 312-239-0995; The Aviary Twenty-first-century cocktails from the Next team. 955 W. Fulton Market, 312-226-0868; ¡Ay Chiwowa! Rockit Ranch's latest nightspot scores with killer tacos and more than 80 tequilas. 311 W. Chicago Ave., 312-643-3200; Billy Sunday Matthias Merges rules Logan Square with imaginative mixed drinks. 3143 W. Logan Blvd., 773-661-2485; Bodi Late-night bites, bottle service, and a clubby vibe in River North. 873 N. Orleans St., 312-440-9680; Brewstone Beer Company Hot new River North brew house. 414 N. Orleans St., 312-464-9456; Central Standard Sip the vodka-based Hot 75 cocktail at this gastropub paying homage to our home time zone. 169 W. Kinzie St., 312-527-9409; Cru Kitchen & Bar Go alfresco in the Gold Coast with about 100 varieties of vino. 25 E. Delaware Pl., 312-337-4001; Deca Restaurant + Bar The Ritz-Carlton's super-civilized watering hole. 160 E. Pearson St., 312-573-5160; Drumbar Creative cocktails atop the Raffaello Hotel. 201 E. Delaware Pl., 312-924-2531; Gallery Bar The Factory Girl features Woodford Reserve, pear liqueur, Antica Carpano, and peach bitters. 738 N. Clark St., 312-929-2658; Gilt Bar Sample classic cocktails and late-night bites in a see-and-be-seen scene. 230 W. Kinzie St., 312-464-9544; Howells & Hood Three bars, 114 beer brands, and 360 faucets in Tribune Tower. 435 N. Michigan Ave., 312-262-5310; Le Bar This boîte at the Sofitel Chicago Water Tower attracts a premium crowd. 20 E. Chestnut St., 312-324-4000; THE BERKSHIRE ROOM Old-world cool meets modern mixology at the Acme Hotel's craft cocktail lounge; choose a spirit, flavor profile, and glassware via the Dealer's Choice option, and beverage director Benjamin Schiller will create a one-of-a-kind libation. 15 E. Ohio St.; 312-894-0800; Market Bar Lively hangout convenient to the United Center. 1113 W. Randolph St., 312-929-4787; NoMI Lounge Enjoy the Junipero gin-laden Driver cocktail while soaking up the sights above the Magnificent Mile. 800 N. Michigan Ave., 312-239-4030; Pump Room A Chicago icon returns to its former glory under Ian Schrager. 1301 N. State Pkwy., 312-787-3700; Roof Hot-hot-hot spot at the top of the Wit hotel. 201 N. State St., 312-239-9501; Sub 51 Sexy subterranean lounge beneath the Melman brothers' Hub 51. 51 W. Hubbard St., 312-828-0051; The Terrace at Trump The sights are sweet from this 16th-floor oasis. 401 N. Wabash Ave., 877-458-7867; TR Napa Valley Dark and intimate—a great place to get close over vino in the Gold Coast. 61 E. Oak St., 312-929-2299 The Violet Hour The daddy of Chicago mixology bars. 1520 N. Damen Ave., 773-252-1500; Vertigo Sky Lounge The Dana Hotel's gravity-defying libation destination. 2 W. Erie St., 312-202-6060; continued on page 158 PHOTOGRAPHY BY KATHRYN GAMBLE (TWO); THINKLEIGH PHOTOGRAPHY (BERKSHIRE) continued from page 155 Next Grant Achatz's world-famous West Loop restaurant presents "Bocuse d'Or." 953 W. Fulton Market, 312-226-0858; OON Matt Eversman's highly anticipated Southeast Asian space on Restaurant Row. 802 W. Randolph St., 312-929-2555; Piccolo Sogno Rustic Italian dishes by Tony Priolo at a River West patio. 464 N. Halsted St., 312-421-0077; Sepia Michelin-starred cuisine by executive chef Andrew Zimmerman. 123 N. Jefferson St., 312-441-1920; Siena Tavern Top Chef alum Fabio Viviani tackles the Windy City. 51 W. Kinzie St., 312-595-1322; MICHIGANAVEMAG.COM 155-158_MA_TG_Listings_Sept_13.indd 156 8/7/13 12:52 PM

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