Posts Tagged ‘Chicago’

Catch 35

In Restaurants on 12 January 2012 at 6:10 am

Catch 35 is where you go to enjoy some fish, some wine and some music. The first night I was there, it was Thursday evening and we walked in without reservations. They gave us a place in the Jazz bar where they serve the full menu. There was someone playing the piano which created a wonderful atmosphere. I had red grouper, which was really nicely presented. It came with a mashed potatoes and a portobello mushroom sauce. Then I went back on Wednesday evening and there was no piano, which really took something away from the experience. We had a very efficient waitress, who announced the specials like a thespian announcing the entry of the protagonist in a Shakespearean play. I had a half a dozen oysters to start and a yellow fin tuna sashimi for the mains. All very efficiently done.

35 W Wacker Dr Chicago, Illinois 60601 | +1 312 346-3500 | Website

Zocalo Restaurant and Tequila bar

In Restaurants on 12 January 2012 at 5:35 am

Zocolo exerts a quite assured confidence in the way it presents itself. It is high end Mexican food, done well. Ingredients are fresh, inviting and tasty. We started with a seviche tasting platter, which we washed down with a very drinkable Pacific Rim Organic Riesling from Columbia Valley. For the mains, I had the special, which was the Mahi Mahi done delicately with a subtle green sauce. A fantastic experience on a cold January evening in Chicago

358 W Ontario, Chicago, IL | 312-302- 9977 |