BobS
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  • Review Count
    3
  • Helpfulness Votes
    1
  • First Review
    April 13, 2014
  • Last Review
    July 1, 2014
  • Featured Reviews
    0
  • Average Rating
    4.3
 
 
BobS's Reviews
 
As Chicago’s only four-star Italian restaurant as rated by the Chicago Tribune and Chicago Magazine, the critically-acclaimed Spiaggia continues to evolve and modernize while remaining a leader for creative Italian cuisine. A complete redesign of the Dining Room and addition of the Spiaggia Lounge, paired with it's iconic views of Lake Michigan and Michigan Avenue, provide a setting unlike any other. Guests may explore a tasting menu, choose an a la carte experience and enjoy dramatically presented dishes and cocktails aperitivo-style in the Lounge.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Best Italian Restaurant in Chicago
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 6/27/2014
 2001
Dined on 6/27/2014
 2001
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"We were visiting Chicago for a few days, and Spiaggia was highly recommended to us. It was absolutely superb! We had the eight-course tasting menu, and all the courses were excellent. From the small cup of fresh pea soup, served as an amuse bouche, to the generous portion of lobster with watermelon appetizer, to the foie gras ravioli with uni, to the entree of suckling pig, to the assortment of desserts that are beyond description, it was an epicurean experience. One of the finest meals we've ever experienced at a restaurant. The cocktails were also perfect, and the service was impeccable. If there were a ten star rating I'd give Spiaggia ten stars."
Dined on 6/27/2014
 2001
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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Enjoy a fantastic culinary experience and unequalled skyline views through two-story windows high above the Potomac River. The contemporary interior features chrome, glass, suede, and wood with accents of granite. Check out the critically-acclaimed Sunday Kitchen Buffet Brunch. The Roof Terrace Restaurant & Bar is located on the Roof Terrace level of the Kennedy Center above the Hall of Nations.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Not just for pre-theater
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 6/07/2014
 2001
Dined on 6/07/2014
 2001
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"We were attending a National Symphony concert at 8:00, and made reservations for 5:30. We told the waiter we were not in a hurry, so he made sure we weren't rushed. We both chose the spicy tuna tartare, which was outstanding. We also had the filet with frites; I ordered mine medium, and my wife medium-rare. The waiter asked us to check the temperature when it was served - they were both done perfectly. Our cocktails were also excellent. We had Manhattans, but my wife doesn't care for maraschino cherries, so she asked for something else if possible; there were raspberries in her drink. A fine dining experience, beautiful view, excellent food and service. How they have improved."
Dined on 6/07/2014
 2001
Special Features: great for brunch, scenic view, fit for foodies
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Enjoy a fantastic culinary experience and unequalled skyline views through two-story windows high above the Potomac River. The contemporary interior features chrome, glass, suede, and wood with accents of granite. Check out the critically-acclaimed Sunday Kitchen Buffet Brunch. The Roof Terrace Restaurant & Bar is located on the Roof Terrace level of the Kennedy Center above the Hall of Nations.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
The Roof Terrace is now good!
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 04/12/2014
 2001
Dined on 04/12/2014
 2001
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"The Roof Terrace Restaurant in the Kennedy Center had declined over the years so that the food was bland and mediocre, and the choices few. That has changed. Our dinner Saturday night was excellent. Kostas, our server, was friendly and efficient. The cocktails were perfect, and the dinner menu was extensive. My wife started with shrimp and grits; four large, perfectly cooked prawns on a bed of grits, with a little marinara sauce. I started with sweetbreads, perfectly cleaned and sauteed, on a bed of what appeared to be turnip puree, and some golden raisins on the side. Entrees: My wife had the beef tenderloin, perfectly medium rare, with steak frites; perfectly seasoned. I had pork cheeks, with grits and collard greens. Excellent!"
Dined on 04/12/2014
 2001
Special Features: vibrant bar scene, scenic view
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