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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED L2O

The Belden Stratford
2300 N. Lincoln Park W. (Belden Ave.)
Chicago, IL 60614
773-868-0002
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Cuisine: Seafood
Storied contemporary seafood cuisine and impeccable service.
Openings: Dinner Thurs.-Mon.

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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED L2O, Chicago, IL


THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED L2O Restaurant Review:


Chef Matthew Kirkley has energized this stunning, spendy and sedate dining room, tucked off of the lobby of The Belden Stratford. It’s a room filled with Macassar ebony columns, plush couches and white leather chairs, ones comfortable enough to pass a long, luxurious dining affair in comfortable repose. The touted bread service --- behold bacon-infused rolls --- endures, as does the finer-than-fine approach to dining. Choose between the four-course prix-fixe menu ($140) and a luxury tasting for $225. Expect the wow-factor to be high. We’ll never look at "watermelon" the same way again; here, a dish of tomato aspic and avocado-topped tuna tartare, stippled with caviar, mimics its visual appeal with precision. Yet, the pristine flavor of the ingredients remains at the forefront. Much of the menu comes from the kitchen tanks, which hold blue lobsters from Brittany, abalone, langoustine, geoduck clam and giant European brown crabs. Dining here is truly an experience, one furthered by a remarkable selection of cheeses and desserts like chocolate crémeux with lemon curd, brioche and olive oil. The extensive wine list caters to both high rollers and (surprisingly) those with limited budgets, with plenty of avant-garde options in between. However you cut it, though, this is a special occasion experience --- and you’ll be amply rewarded for taking the plunge.

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