Fodor's Expert Review Nico Osteria

$$$ Near North Italian
The Thompson Hotel is one of Chicago’s hottest hotel destinations, so it seems fitting to tap one of the city’s finest chefs to make its restaurant a culinary destination. Another runaway hit from chef-owner Paul Kahan, he returns to his fine-dining roots with this elegant Italian seafood concept. Seasonally driven, regional Mediterranean staples are peppered with contemporary touches like dry-aged rib eye with Calabrian chili butter and hen-of-the-woods mushrooms, and scallops with fermented chilis, black lava salt, and Meyer lemons. Go à la carte or get the full tour with the $125 tasting menu. Either way, save room: the desserts here are notably innovative and not to be missed.
Italian New Trendy Sophisticated Prix-Fixe Breakfast Lunch Dinner Dessert $$$

Quick Facts

1015 N. Rush St.
Chicago, Illinois  60611, USA

312-994–7100

www.nicoosteria.com

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