320 North Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60601
Phone: (312) 384-1208
Fax: (312) 204-6910
A part of the renowned chain Bacino's, the Bella Bacino's in Chicago is an Italian restaurant that specializes in serving mouthwatering pizzas. However, what makes this authentic Italian restaurant unique is the signature heart healthy pizzas that are amongst the first to be certified by the Chicago Heart Association. The restaurant has an extensive selection of Italian wines that complement your meal. Call for more information.
Located at the upscale Hotel 71, Hoyt's offers you Midwestern cuisine along with fantastic views of the Chicago River. Patrons at this restaurant are not restricted to guests at the hotel; the food and atmosphere attract outsiders as well. The breakfast menu features pancakes, cereals, fresh fruits and baked items, in addition to house specialties like Atlantic smoked salmon and egg-white frittata. You can start lunch or dinner with Tavern chips and dip and fried cheese curds before moving on to the Hoyt's burger or spiced roasted lamb leg reuben. There are also some great shared plates of PEI blue mussels, lamb lollipops and diver scallops. The restaurant uses only the freshest seasonal ingredients, ensuring an ever-changing menu. There are beers, wines and cocktails on offer as well.
This upscale eatery serves up some of the best steaks in the city. Porterhouse, Double Porterhouse, Double Cut Filet Mignon, New York Strip - it all features on the menu and you can whet your appetite beforehand with the seafood appetizers, such as Lobster Bisque, Bluepoint Oysters on the Half Shell and Smoked Pacific Salmon. Among the desserts, your best choice would be the sinfully indulgent Chocolate Velvet Cake - it will prepare you for the toll that dining here takes on your wallet!
A casual dining establishment located close to attractions like Millennium Park and Tribune Tower, Sweetwater Taven & Grill serves delicious American cuisine. Burgers, sandwiches and wraps make up the majority of the menu, and there is an extensive beer list to choose from. The Sweetwater, with its Swiss cheese, avocado and bacon, and the Sunnyside Up, comprising caramelized onions, cheddar and mozzarella cheeses, bacon, fried egg and steak sauce are two of the mouthwatering burgers you can sample. The entrée list includes the likes of tortilla encrusted red snapper and parmesan crusted tilapia. Sweet bites like the peanut butter Snickers pie and baked cookie dough leave you wanting more.
This family-style restaurant celebrates old American favorites at a moderate price (certified Angus steaks with mashed potatoes and healthy, fresh salads) and offers new dining traditions (creative pasta dishes and scrumptious desserts) in a relaxing atmosphere overlooking Michigan Avenue and the Chicago River. Three saltwater aquariums keep the kids entertained, and ten televisions keep the guys from missing professional games.
Emerald Loop Bar and Grill is an Irish Pub and sports bar with a welcoming, friendly atmosphere. Visitors become regulars thanks to weekend specials on drinks and food. Visit for the breakfast buffet and eat your fill of omelets, pancakes, fruit, breakfast meats, and pastries, not to mention the great prices on mimosas. On a warm night, grab a seat outside on the patio and enjoy watching the lights of the city.
South Water Kitchen's proximity to the Theatre District is the prime reason for its success. The American menu offers items, such as Grilled Iowa Pork Loin with peaches, Kansas City Barbecued Beef Brisket with maple-bacon baked beans and garlic, and Rosemary Chicken Breast. While huge rectangular mirrors adorn the walls, the wooden flooring gives the ambience a certain warmth. Then, there are the T.V. Dinners - for every specific day of the week, a specialty is served. Mom's Ketchup Glazed Meatloaf on Mondays, Roasted Pork Loin on Wednesdays and so on and so forth. The dessert menu provides for the perfect end to a hearty meal.
This Mexican restaurant is a popular after-work getaway for the city's downtown crowd. The quesadillas, burritos, fajitas and tacos are plentiful, as are the Coronas and margaritas. Order one of Salvador's 45-ounce margaritas, and you will receive a free sombrero (the hat, not the drink). Finish the cocktail, and you won't care how silly the sombrero looks on you. Just be aware that like most Mexican restaurants, the drinks are usually more expensive than the food. The Chicken Taco, Carne Asada and Mondo-Margarita are recommended.
If you're looking for a bit of LA in Chicago, then this trendy club is the place to get down and get dirty. Located at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, it's as downtown as you can get. As you enter, you will be plunged into a technological fantasy with eight plasma screens that show over 7,000 music videos in a night. Leap onto the dance floor, which is illuminated by a huge glass globe, spurting out rays of light. Each weekend, the club opens its doors to fashion shows and local celebrities and they don't close till 5a, so you can get down to it into the wee hours!
If you are in the mood for some steaks, then Stetson's is your best bet. The restaurant is situated in the classy Hyatt Regency Chicago Hotel and surely keeps up to its standards. The green walls, glass ceiling, mellow lighting, and checkered chairs create a cozy and quiet ambiance. You can watch the chef doing what he does best - cooking up a delicacy - in the exhibition cooking area. Porterhouse Steak, Wagyu London Broil, Lake Superior White Fish, Lobster Tail, and Filet are worth a try. Stetson's also features Jazz music from Monday through Saturday.
Bigger is better here. Located in the Hyatt Regency in the heart of the Magnificent Mile, BIG Bar and Brassiere lives up to its name, boasting the longest free-standing bar in North America. In addition top-notch city views through windows lined with over 1,400 liquor bottles, BIG bar draws a fun, after work crowd with its oversized appetizers and drinks. Guests can choose from three sizes when making their cocktail or beer selections, big, bigger and biggest or for groups try the 108 ounce "Long Neck Beer Tower" which holds enough beer to fill about 9 mugs! A fun and satisfying stop while downtown in the Windy City.
Brown's Chicken has been serving finger-lickin' chicken dinners since 1949, when the first outlet opened in Bridgeview. Secret recipes and years of practise have made them develop a style of chicken that's unique in itself. Today the enterprise boasts of over 30 stores all over the United States. Located on Michigan Avenue, Brown's Chicken offers a relaxed and casual dining destination, great for family dinners and lunches. The offerings here are drool-worthy, prices fair and service is pretty efficient as well, all in all, Brown's Chicken makes for an excellent restaurant if succulent fried chicken is what you're craving.