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Trump International Hotel & Tower, 401 N. Wabash Ave.
Chicago, IL 60611

Critic’s Notes

On the 16th floor of Trump Tower, luxury suffuses every aspect of dining, from the privileged view to the rich four-course tasting menu created and executed by Thomas Lents—a complex meal that permits you to indulge without glutting. Lents uses the highest-quality familiar ingredients and plates them handsomely, making him seem almost conservative compared with Chicago’s tasting-menu avant-gardists. However, his precise tuning of flavors and his deftness with texture, temperature, and proportion, offer an experience of culinary modernism at its utmost. Favorites from the spring menu ($190): the Third Plate (porridge), loup de mer, rib eye, and chocolate. Other options: prix fixe ($130), à la carte on request.

Dishes We Liked

(All dishes were part of a tasting menu.) Comté flan with chive flowers, morels, and asparagus soup; potato-sturgeon soufflé with caviar; whey-poached loup de mer with fennel, parsley, and horseradish emulsion; dry-aged rib eye with fermented ramps and alliums; chocolate crémeux with sesame cake, blackberry, and sudachi

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Additional Information:

Price: $50-plus
Cuisine: Contemporary
Neighborhood: River North
Noteworthy: Child friendly
Outdoor dining
Wheelchair accessible
Hours: B daily, L Mon-Sat, D nightly. Br Sun.
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