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Travelle Kitchen + Bar

330 N. Wabash Ave., 2nd Fl. (Kinzie St.) Send to Phone
Locals and destination diners linger at this swanky hotel lounge and restaurant overlooking the Chicago River.

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Travelle Kitchen + Bar, Chicago, IL

Travelle Kitchen + Bar Restaurant Review

: Go to the second floor of The Langham, Chicago, for a culinary experience as stylish as the Mies van der Rohe building. Off-the-clock executives lounge on mid-century modern chaises with a prime view of the Chicago River, while bartenders pour specialty cocktails such as the smooth London Lover, made with vanilla Belvedere, crème de pêche and lovo rosa and served with a side of passion fruit and Prosecco, and a select group of white and red wines. The dining room --- fitted with mirrors, light wood tables and cream-colored booths that channel “Mad Men” --- sits just off the exhibition kitchen, where chef Ricardo Jarquin turns out big surf- and turf-inspired flavors and generous portions. Start with the fluffy burrata paired with fig jam, guanciale, pistachio and mint. Meaty grilled Nigerian prawns could pass as a solo entrée, with three long shellfish simply drizzled with lemon. Main standouts? Fall-off-the-bone bison short ribs make for luxe comfort food with velvety carrot purée, mushrooms and gremolata. Hunky, flaky seared cod gets delicately dressed with spicy squash broth, an elegant antidote for any season. Finish with airy lemon Pavlova (lemon crème, coconut dacquoise and a lemon crouton) or a choux donut with blueberry compote and buttermilk ice cream.
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