Chicago >Food & Dining > Deca Restaurant and Bar
160 E Pearson St, Chicago, IL | Directions 6061141.897603 -87.622608
Neighborhoods: Near North Side, Central
The Ritz's ritzy restaurant and rooftop lounge are worth a visit, especially at sunset. Try one of the tequila-based signature cocktails and grab a fancy push-up pop for dessert.
You may think the Ritz is a little too stuffy or expensive, but deca is actually a very happy medium and a nice little cocktail stop while shopping on Michigan Ave.
Citysearch Editorial Review – It’s no surprise that the signature restaurant on the 12th floor of the Ritz Carlton is classy, and the art deco-inspired establishment is a step up from the usual feel of an average hotel restaurant, even one situated smack-dab in the middle of a lobby. Business types shuffle in for lunch and dinner with briefcases and important documents to meet clients, while lone travelers catch up on the New York Times while sipping a stiff martini after a long day. Boisterous conversations and clinking glasses are muffled by the soothing sound of the giant lobby fountain. The brasserie-type menu is right on par with the Ritz name; decadent shellfish platters, sophisticated hors d’oeuvres (chicken liver and foie gras mousse, steamed mussels) and an extensive wine list round out the experience.
best high breakfast in chicago – Everything you can want in breakfast ontop of sushi and whatever else you could want. You will not find a better breakfast in the world.
Try it! The best restaurant experience in your life! – We went with a whole family for breakfast and it was amazing. Prices are not all that creazy and excellent service, food and coffe. The decor is outstanding. Want to come back!:)
Stately hotel cafe offers American standards in an elegant and spacious setting. – The Scene
While many hotel guests come down from their rooms dressed in jeans and sweaters, the Cafe's dressed-up menu and formally-clad wait staff lend an air of sophistication. With its seats sprawled on the edge of the Ritz's handsome lobby, the Cafe's airy setting feels as if it could be outdoors. (Skylights, towering ceilings and a view of the fountain add to the elegance.) Friendly waiters, eager to assist with menu selections, deliver selections from a wine list where prices soar into the hundreds.
The Cafe's versatile menu, best described as an assortment of American standards dressed up with international flavors, runs the gamut from lighter fare to heavier dishes. Typical entrees include Moroccan-spiced chicken with chickpea fries and broccoli rapini, and Wild Alaskan salmon with sesame-braised bok choy in a ginger-soy hijiki broth. Seasonal soups, artful salads and giant slices of signature cakes round out the offerings.
Best Unique Chicken Noodle Soup – I'm a huge soup fan, and learned of the phenomenal chicken noodle soup at the Ritz Carlton a few years ago from a co-worker. It is served in an impressive ivory tourine, and is THE best chicken noodle soup I have ever had. It's well worth the modest cost, and the ambience truly makes this memorable. I often lunch there alone, but have brought many friends there to experience this soup. It is chock full of vegetables, and little "nubs" of chicken with a delicious rich broth. Did I mention it's PHENOMENAL?????
We really liked it! – I can't believe we could afford to eat here, but we had breakfast at the Ritz, and it wasn't too expensive. It was about what you would pay for lunch at a decent sit-down place. I had french toast made with fresh raisin bread. It was $13 bucks, but when if you want to do "The Ritz" as an experience, not a bad admission price. I enjoy the company of my sweet wife, big windows, good service,etc. The staff made us feel very welcome.
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