There are sushi places.
There are cozy little cocktail places.
But never all three in one. Because that would be like some strange hat trick that doesn’t exist.
Welcome to Stetsons Modern Steak + Sushi, a handsome rebirth of the old-school steak joint in the Hyatt Regency, now open.
So the address is on Wacker Drive, but you’ll actually find a discreet entrance on Stetson Avenue. Just enter, turn to your right and you’re there: the glass wine cellar and the two-inch-thick, white marble communal table are your first clues.
If you’re looking for a smart place to grab a nice martini and a bite before a show at the Harris Theater, the front lounge is your place. You’ll investigate martini shenanigans like the one with caper, dill and cucumber vodka, polish off some crab legs and slurp down some oysters. Then off you go.
Yet, if you’re doing some client-wooing the way only a two-pound tomahawk chop or a fiery hamachi can client-woo, well, the dining room is your playing field. It’s sleek and modern, with just enough wood-trimmed gravitas to remind your colleagues you’re playing for keeps.
Or at least playing for giant steaks.