Friday, March 25, 2011
Gilt Bar in River North, just a quick walk from my place in River West. A Thursday night without reservations may be hard, but call a bit early and you might get lucky with a cancellation. Which is exactly what happened to me. The interior is dark and intriguing with fine details like the huge light fixture in the center of the dinning space, the peek-a-boo kitchen, and the lovely lounge space in the front room and center. So cozy.
The food itself was rustic and refined. We started with the bone marrow and jam pickled onions on toast. The bone marrow was a nice ample portion and tasted great with the jam. I had the rosemary lamb meatballs on top of grits, and my friend ordered the paprika mussels with toast. We each ordered a couple glasses of wine, sat back and enjoyed. I loved the ambiance, food and decor. Such a great new place in Chicago- and only a short distance away. Next time I'm ordering the pot roast and a mixed drink. Can't wait.
Don't forget to check out the downstairs lounge on your way to the bathrooms. And speaking of bathrooms... loved them as well.