Chicago Restaurants

Roka Akor

SUMPTUOUS DINING IN CHICAGO’S RIVER NORTH Roka Akor is located in the heart of Chicago’s restaurant district at Illinois and Clark. This location is ideal for business lunches/dinners and office celebrations.  It can be quite a romantic environment as well. I noticed… Read More ›

Cuisine: Grillroom Chophouse

Grillroom Chophouse is located directly across from the Bank of America Theatre. On this particular evening, we were on our way to see a performance of By the Way, Meet Vera Stark at the Goodman Theatre. Grillroom Chophouse is excellent for business lunches/dinners and office celebrations.  With the reasonable… Read More ›

Mentoring with Fabio Viviani

A few weeks ago, I ate lunch at the amazing Siena Tavern in Chicago’s River North area.  Afterwards, I did a bit of research for my restaurant review and came across this interview with Siena’s Executive Chef, Fabio Viviani. Besides being charming, dynamic and witty,… Read More ›

Cuisine: Siena Tavern

According to Fabio Viviani, Executive Chef and Partner of Siena Tavern, the concept for Siena was very carefully thought out. “It is rooted in Italy and raised in Chicago”, he says.  Sahar and I visited Siena for lunch on a… Read More ›

Cuisine: Chef Week in Chicago

This was originally posted by the lovely Audarshia Townsend of the Chicago 312 Dining Diva.  She provides wonderfully diverse and informative views into the Chicago restaurant scene.  It’s Time To Book Reservations For ‘Chicago Chef Week,’ Happening March 17-22   “Chicago Restaurant… Read More ›

Cuisine: Naha

Modern American in River North Naha Location: 500 N. Clark St. Cuisine: Modern American Site: http://www.naha-chicago.com/ Price: $$$$ Food: Excellent Atmosphere:  Upscale elegance Service: Poor Cocktails: Great Overall Rating:  Good Would I go back?:  Not likely I prefer to write reviews when I’ve… Read More ›

Cuisine: Niu

Japanese Fusion in Rivereast Niu Japanese Fusion Lounge Location: 332 E. Illinois (at Grand Ave) Cuisine: Japanese Fusion Site: http://niusushi.com/index.html Price: $$ Food: Excellent Atmosphere:  Casual Elegance Service: Great Cocktails: Great Overall Rating:  Great Would I go back?:  Yes. Very, soon…. Read More ›

Boozy Desserts

I’ve always thought of boozy desserts as a sly indulgence that didn’t really pack a wallop.  Based on Amber Gibson’s experience, I’ve obviously been visiting the wrong establishments.  According to her, there are plenty of restaurants in Chicago that serve… Read More ›

Cuisine: MOTO Restaurant

I surprised my husband Bernard with a dinner at the world-famous moto restaurant for his birthday. We chose the 10-course tasting menu. Chef Cantu actually requires diners at the same table to select the same tasting menu. It ensures a smooth and communal dining experience.  Considering my experience… Read More ›