What better way to enjoy a beautiful Sunday evening than a fabulous dinner. I had a Groupon burning a whole in my iPhone, so I ventured out to Cite. This restaurant with panoramic views is happily situated in Chicago’s Lake Point Tower. I had entered a wonderland of chic as residents came from their lakeside walks with high end strollers. I was met with a pleasant greeting by the security guard whom directed me to the elevators, traveling first to the 68th floor before having to transfer to a second elevator to reach the restaurant on the 70th floor.
It was still early in the evening, as my reservation was set for 5:30pm. I arrived a bit early and they seated me right away. As I reviewed the menu, I observed the various guest coming in; 30-somethings enjoying a date night, veteran drinkers holding court at the bar, and other singletons like myself. I will assume something was amidst with their ac unit, as it was uncomfortably warm, distilled water never tasted so good. After mentioning the discomfort, they found a way to send some cool air my way, so I would be able to enjoy my visit.
Maybe I was real hungry or I had fallen prey to the power of the Groupon. My mission was to try as much as possible. By the time I made it to the main course, it was time for a takeout bag. I started with lobster salad, the meat was so tender and tasty. Signature greens followed with pears, chevre goat cheese, and pecans. I have now decided to keep chevre goat cheese on standby in my refrigerator at all times. Chevre is life, it was so creamy. Afterward, I went to a very happy place and tasted their crab cake wrapped in bacon, winning, on all fronts. I gleefully sipped white wine as I conquered each plate.
My eyes were clearly bigger than my stomach. By the time my New York Strip and potato gratin arrived, I knew I had fought the good fight. I called a truce and asked for my takeout bag. I could have went with a chef sample menu when I came in but I had so many other food items I was curious about that day. I left fully satisfied and in desperate need of a walk. As long as the AC is working, I would definitely come back to this restaurant again and again. The food was great and the service also scored high marks, worth every penny!