Restaurant Review: The Kitchen

A couple of weeks ago I was able to spend a three-day weekend in Chicago visiting friends. My boyfriend and I got a hotel room downtown in a great spot overlooking the river (and some political protests..).

This was our chance to celebrate a belated Valentine’s Day, so we planned an evening out. We decided on dinner at The Kitchen upon recommendation from a friend who works there. The restaurant was a 10 minute along the water from where we stayed, which was perfect given the unseasonably warm weather that weekend.

John and I arrived just an hour before closing time. As a result, there were only a few other occupied tables and we got an isolated high-rise table for two overlooking the water. Obviously my inner introvert was thrilled with the quiet ambiance.


We started with the Hummus & Crudité plate, which had the freshest cucumbers I’ve ever tasted. For the main course, I went with The Kitchen Bolognese (major pasta lover here) and John ordered the Pan Seared Slagel Farms Sirloin. You can check their menu online here. Both of our meals were fabulous and the service was great as well.

Apologies for the low light iPhone pics.

We ended the night by splitting the Affogato – two scoops of vanilla gelato doused with a shot of espresso. This was my ideal dessert (because COFFEE). Overall this was a wonderful date night spot and I would recommend the restaurant to anyone in the area.



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