I have something to share with you.
Shame on me. I relied on the concierge to recommend a restaurant. My colleague and I were on different schedules so dinner was a “whenever” type of event. The company was good, but dinner……what a shame. Lunches – fantastic…..and yes, I spent some time picking those spots.
Loved this spot. We ate outside, had a view of the river and the weather was in the 70’s(yes..in November!) Our appetizer – the shrimp and crab toast with avocado and then for my meal, I ordered the local beet salad with ricotta and added steak. WOW..fantastic lunch and a new salad idea that I may be able to make at home!
Star of Siam
Nope- definitely not a star. For me or my colleague. And yes, pictures can be deceiving. The dumplings were good, fine, ok but our main dishes- nope, not good. I always order either Pad Thai or Pad See Ew and opted for the latter on this night. Convenient to walk from our hotel but convenience doesn’t outweigh a bad meal. I should have walked the extra block to Eataly. Sorry Star of Siam- I won’t be back.
YES!!! I chose right and can say we had a second fabulous meal in Chicago!! I had wanted to go for dinner(instead of Star of Siam) but they had no availability and I did not have a reservation. It was lunch and I wanted something to keep me full for my flight home but not something too overwhelming since I had one more meeting. I ordered the Butternut Squash Tortellacci and it was the perfect lunch. I will definitely be back to this spot.
I have another trip to Chicago early next year- any suggestions??