Nestled in the heart of Northalsted, dinner is offered from Chef Devin Kreller at Wood. Diners can try new menu items Braised Chuck Beef Fib “Pot Au Feu” featuring soy braised turnip, ginger & shio kombu. Also new to the menu, indulge in a Sage Butter Roasted Heritage Chicken Breast featuring Boudin blanc sausage, cranberry beans, leek veloute, and local wild rice.
At Funkenhausen, Chef Mark Steuer draws on his German heritage and Charleston, South Carolina upbringing to create dishes that reimagines his fondest meals and memories from childhood. The modern beer hall serves a soulful mash-up of Southern and German flavors in Chicago’s West Town neighborhood and dishes including Pretzel French Toast, Summertime Spaetzle, Riesling Steamed Mussels, and more.
At The Loyalist, Chef John Shields refreshed the menu last year to lean even further into French cuisine, inspired by the bustling brasseries in Paris. Every dish is prepared with the same attention to detail and love as Smyth, its fancier two Michelin-starred restaurant sibling upstairs. Diners can order their cheeseburger and more.
Located in the heart of Chicago’s River North neighborhood, The Smith features an outdoor patio and a variety of dishes to choose from. On Sundays, treat your date to their “Red Sauce Sundays” special. Priced at $45.00 for two, diners will receive a Chicken Parmesan, Caesar Salad, Rigatoni alla vodka, Parmesan garlic flatbread, and finish the meal out with rainbow cookies.
Grapes and Grains
All the elements of a night out can be found at Grapes and Grains. GG's is a social experience for those looking for the underground feel of 1920s Chicago. GG's offers diners numerous wines by the glass options as well as bottles for purchase.
The Press Room
The Press Room has transformed into a speakeasy experience. To play into the 1920’s theme, The Press Room also offers diners special ticketed events such as Cabaret Shows, Cigar Events, and more. Diners can order a variety of dishes including homemade pastas, Scallops, Steak Frites, and more while sipping on cocktails.
This Michelin-starred culinary hotspot pays homage to the depth and richness of Chef John Shields and Karen Urie Shields’ five years in the farmlands of Smyth County, Virginia, where they expanded their knowledge and vision and found their voice. Diners can taste the narrative for $225.00 a person and also choose from various beverage pairing add-ons to enhance the experience.
Verve Wine + Provisions
Verve Wine + Provisions has some events/tastings lined up for the rest of the month and posts about them regularly on their Instagram. All wines served at the coursed wine dinners will be available for purchase in the retail section after.
- September 21: Santa Barbara Wine Country Tasting ($50 per ticket)- Sommelier Eric Railsback will share his favorite wines from Santa Barbara Wine Country, home to his own label, Lieu Dit.
- September 28: Kermit Lynch Tasting ($50 per ticket). Kermit Lynch is one of the oldest and most famous 'low-intervention' wine importers and focuses on France and Italy.
The Up Room
The Mid-Century Modern bar on the rooftop of The Robey hotel has sofas inside and an outdoor terrace with skyline views of the city. Wines, beer, and spirits (including a whiskey selection) are also available. Bar snacks include a cheese board, charcuterie, marinated olives, and roasted nuts. Hours are 5pm-12am, Sunday- Thursday and 5pm. to 1am, Friday- Saturday. The drink menu offers a variety of cocktails, such as:
- Oaxacan On Broken Glass - Mezcal and Ancho Reyes, lime, Hellfire bitters
- Let's Not Mints Words - Cucumber-mint infused gin, Genepy de Alps, Luxardo, Combier, Tarragon, lime
- Bae On The Beach - Dragonberry rum, passionfruit, Falernum, lemon, mint, pineapple
- Double Black Diamond - Averna, Teeling Irish whiskey, mole bitters, orange peel