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Thanks to its prime location in the heart of the city’s downtown area, Trump International Hotel & Tower Chicago is close to a number of great restaurants. Head to Huron Street in River North and try Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star Graham Elliot, a restaurant that adds humor and kookiness to contemporary American fare. In the fine-dining restaurant, you will find a prix fixe menu filled with unique combinations, such as king salmon with Blis roe, garlic scape, shaved fennel and dill crema or pork belly with egg, breakfast radish and rojo froth.
If you’re in the mood for a taste of the Far East, go to Sunda, a restaurant from the trio behind Rockit Bar & Grill and The Underground that features Eastern Asian and Southeast Asian regional cuisine. The chic, intimate feel of the dining area has a lively ambiance where you can try specialties such as the Food Buddha’s Crispy Rice with Toppings (hand-cut spicy tuna, seared Kobe beef tartare and spicy shrimp tempura) or curried cauliflower and crispy pata (confit pork shank with garlic-foie-gras gravy and watercress salad).
Chef extraordinaire Rick Bayless has made Chicago his culinary kingdom. We recommend the sleek, multi-colored Topolobampo, the most upscale of the bunch. Expect an inventive Oaxacan menu that changes monthly. Past favorites include achiote-marinated Maple Creek Farm pork served as a grill-roasted loin and a slow-cooked shoulder in banana leaves, as well as pan-roasted Maine lobster with olive-oil-poached garlic, giant butter beans and roasted fresh favas.
Chef Michael Kornick’s MK is another contemporary American restaurant. The loft-like interior features a giant skylight and a bilevel dining room, where you can order hearty specialties like a grilled veal porterhouse in a cognac-green-peppercorn sauce or bison rib-eye doused with a cabernet sauce. Of course, if you crave American fare, you need only go to the 16th floor of the hotel for Sixteen, Trump Chicago’s Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star restaurant.
Trump International Hotel & Tower Chicago is centered among the Windy City’s finest and most sophisticated restaurants in River North. The city is home to many celebrity chefs, not to mention the small family owned restaurants that will impress even the most sophisticated palate. Trump International Hotel and Tower itself is home to the incredible Sixteen. Located on the 16th floor of the 92-story building, Sixteen offers a beautiful, daily changing menu. Sixteen is a must for not only the food, but for the spectacular views of the Chicago skyline and Lake Michigan.
If you are looking to venture outside of the hotel you are just minutes away from all that Chicago’s vast culinary scene has to offer. TRU, one of Chicago’s most notable and prestigious French restaurants, is located within walking distance from the hotel; and Spiaggia, one of Chicago’s most exquisite and upscale Italian restaurants and is located along Michigan Avenue featuring beautiful views of the busy, action filled street. Trump Chicago is also a short cab ride away from Frontera Grill and Topolobampo, made famous by celebrity chef, Rick Bayless, who took home the title on Bravo TV’s Top Chef Masters. Whatever your taste buds desire, you are sure to find something that suits your needs in the world-class city of Chicago.