Unfortunately I'm not currently living in the city, so I was only able to partake in the Restaurant Week menus at two Chicago restaurants: Cafe Ba Ba Reeba, a tapas bar, and David Burke's Primehouse at the James Hotel.
Cafe Ba Ba Reeba
My brother and I arrived almost half an hour late for our reservation, but we were still promptly seated on a busy Wednesday night. The waiters were very friendly and attentive, and the food was delicious! The servings were quite generous, so my brother and I had a good amount of leftovers for my parents.
Between the two of us, we ordered two pintxos, four tapas dishes, two paellas, and two desserts! We were stuffed.
David Burke's Primehouse
|Pineapple Upside Down Cake|
served with rum caramel & sour cherry sorbet
My boyfriend and I both LOVE steak, so we're always eating at various steakhouses to find our favorite. I chose David Burke's Primehouse based on recommendations from a few friends.
We arrived on time for our 7:30pm reservation and we were seated right away. It was a Friday night so the restaurant was very busy and full of businessmen and couples dining. Although our waiter was difficult to track down at times, the service was fairly good and they surprised my boyfriend with a free birthday dessert. My boyfriend loved the Classic Filet Mignon, so I was very happy =]
|Lobster Bisque: green apple essence, lobster spring roll|
|Classic Filet Mignon served family style with sauteed mushrooms and basil whipped potatoes|
|Chai Creme Brulee with candied ginger biscotti (I killed this dessert)|
|Tanzanie Brownie: kahlua ice cream, banana mousse|