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Bar Avec

Bar Avec is a brand new open-air rooftop located on the 8th floor of 640 N LaSalle drive. It has sweeping views of chicago’s magnificent downtown skyline. You can grab a quick drink and bite, go for day drinking and brunch with friends, or dinner under the stars. We recommend the side to side cocktail & the spicy mezcal margarita. Bar Avec is open 4-10pm Monday through Thursday and 4-11pm on Friday & Saturday. 

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Adalina

  Adalina has just opened in the Gold Coast and we must admit it was fantastic! They have a modern and engaging Italian menu in a gorgeous & alluring setting. The chandelier in the center of the restaurant is stunning! Led by Michelin-starred chef Soo Ahn, Adalina makes the perfect venue for a romantic evening, business dinner or special occasion. Some of our favorite dishes were the charred octopus, truffled Caesar, the mafaldine pasta, and the ravioli which was incredible. And of course don’t forget about dessert! We recommend the tiramisu & the rosewater cheesecake. Adalina is located at 912 N. State St. and is open Monday though Saturday 3-10pm. 

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Avli on the park

Avli has just opened it’s fourth location, Avli on the park, in lakeshore east. 180 N. Field Blvd was the old home of the III Forks Steakhouse. This is a beautiful location in one of our favorite Chicago neighborhoods. Avli is a fast growing modern Greek dining empire by chef Louie Alexakis and sports anchor Lou Canellis.  The new 13,000-square-foot tavern is completely transformed, with a gorgeous aesthetic meant to make diners feel like they’re vacationing on the Greek coast. Some of our favorite dishes were the lobster pasta, the octopus medley, the saganaki and the orange creme brûlée for dessert! Also male sure to check out their rooftop for a night cap after dinner. Their rooftop patio space offers stunning views of downtown Chicago. Avli on...

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Uproar in Old Town

We had the pleasure of checking out Uproar in Old Town and were very pleased with the food, music & atmosphere. Uproar’s space includes two bars and various drinking spaces with lots of cool, bold, modern wallpaper and a large pink neon sign of a hand making a peace sign. There’s also a good size outdoor patio. Some of our favorite foods we tried were the corn hush puppies, the oysters, the whipped feta with pita and the fried green tomato grilled cheese-amazing! Make sure you also try the mezcal storm chaser. Uproar is a perfect mix of fun vibes & great food. They also have a late night menu that’s offered after 10:30pm. Uproar is open Tuesday through Sunday and is located...

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New South Loop Restaurant Apolonia Has Just Opened

When we heard that chef and owner Stephen Gillanders was opening another restaurant we were super excited! His first restaurant S.K.Y. which opened in 2017 in Pilsen is one of our favorites. Apolonia is a 5,300 square foot space, with 18 foot ceilings and was designed by his wife Seonkeung Yuk. Fun fact her initials spell out the name of the Pilsen restaurant S.K.Y.  Apolonia is named after the chef's grandmother and focuses on European and Mediterranean cuisine. Apolonia is located at 2201 S. Michigan Ave and is now open daily from 5-10pm.

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