**** (4 stars)
This restaurant is connected to the Goodman Theatre and just a few steps from the Oriental, so it’s a great place for a pre-show meal.
The interior is decorated like Sardi’s in New York, with red velvet booths and walls covered with caricatures of famous personalities.
The menu offers pastas, fish and meats. The food is better than one might expect for a restaurant that is capitalizing on its location. I particularly like the Caesar salad, which is a classical style without any of the odd deconstruction that is in vogue. My grilled trout was excellent, as was my companion’s almond-crusted whitefish.
Service is friendly and extremely efficient, because the place is geared to filling up and getting patrons out in time for their show.
This is a Lettuce Entertain You restaurant, and participates in their rewards program, which is a nice perk.
150 N Dearborn St
Chicago, IL 60601