Epic Proportions

A New Dining Odyssey in River North

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A prediction: 2010 is going to be a big year for you.

But the last few weeks of 2009 aren't looking so bad either.

Helping you ride out the calendar on a wave of fresh oysters, huge porterhouses and—just because it's been that kind of year—gourmet banana splits, we bring you Epic, a multilevel dining-and-cocktailing odyssey opening tonight in River North.

Your evening starts in the plush pit of a lounge near the front entrance, ideal for surveying this towering loft of exposed brick walls, polished concrete floors and a grand glass staircase winding its way to yet more pleasures on the upper floors. Relax with a glass of champagne or the eponymous house cocktail (Hum Liqueur, Hennessy Black and egg white) and a few selections from the raw bar—you'll find that a chilled half-lobster does wonders for Christmas shopping-related stress.

Afterward, head up to the second floor dining room for Kobe rib eyes, crisped duck breast or a salt-crusted bass for two. A former mk/Trotter's pastry chef is in charge of desserts, so just make sure you have enough strength to take on her mint-chocolate chip brownie.

Come spring, you'll finish your evening with an after-dinner drink on the rooftop lounge with commanding views of the city.

You'll almost be able to see 2011.


112 W. Hubbard St
(btwn Clark and LaSalle)
Chicago, IL, 60654


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