Published October 05, 2010
A New Date Spot in the Financial District
There’s nothing like getting in on the ground floor.
So consider this the best tip you’ll hear all day: there’s a new place for post-work canoodling in the
, a sparkling new ground-floor
in the W Chicago City Center, now serving cocktails, small plates, breakfast dishes for
dinner and—as is sometimes necessary after a night of tense merger negotiations—dinner dishes for
You’ll remember this space as Ristorante We, or maybe you won’t. Doesn’t matter. The point is, you
enter the same way—go through revolving doors, past the bar on your left (don’t worry; there’s another
one where you’re going), and hang a right at the lobby.
Now, if you turn right again, you’ll find a room in the front, outfitted in mauves and iridescent
fabrics—ideal for making a lunch deal over an open-face crab cake sandwich or a juicy burger topped with
tomato jam—overlooking the bustling Adams Street sidewalk.
But for those more delicate dinner deals, hang left. Grab a seat in the snug, darkly lit bar. The menu’s
designed for sharing, so you can start grazing on a few scallops dusted with chorizo powder, a grilled beef
tenderloin or some beef short ribs topped with two eggs, sunny-side up. Actually, a version of that dish
also appears on the breakfast menu...
So let’s hope it’s a long night.
at the W Chicago City Center
172 W Adams St
(between LaSalle and Wells)
Chicago, IL 60603