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652 W. Randolph St. (Des Plaines St.) Send to Phone
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Prix-fixe dining from Curtis Duffy, in an elegant-as-all-get-out setting.
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Grace Restaurant Review

: Breathtaking. Painstaking attention to detail. These words only hint at the experience in store at Curtis Duffy's refined New American dining room, where ultra-luxe, set-price "Flora" and "Fauna" menus ($205 for 8-10 courses) arrive in jaw-dropping fashion, using vessels and plates that add to the wonderment. It may well be the most you ever spend on a meal --- especially when you add wine pairings into the mix. That said, the trout with caviar, lychee and chive; Miyazaki beef, plated with romaine, peanut and Vietnamese herbs; and dish of pig tail with endive, cauliflower and burgundy oxalis will quickly sell you on the experience. The confounding study in contrasts continues to finales, like a strawberry-themed dessert offset by Chartreuse, makrut lime and balm or chocolate that showcases coconut, green strawberry and basil. As for that wine list, Michael Muser, who acts as both sommelier and general manager, ensures it's incredible. Just expect it to lean French and largely white, with most selections hailing from the Loire Valley. Service, well-trained if a bit stoic, is just as impeccable as you'd expect.

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