Eric Loughlin, Concierge, theWit
For me, nothing impresses quite like a steak dinner! Benny’s Chophouse is my “go to” for spoiling guests with a fantastic dining experience. Benny’s features all you would expect from a top-of-the- line steakhouse in addition to wonderful fish selections and a killer rack of lamb. Wine and cocktails are on point, as to be expected.
Shannon Boland, Chef Concierge, LondonHouse Chicago
Tavern at the Park boasts a menu of beautifully-crafted, upscale American eats and is the perfect spot to entertain clients when in town for a convention or on business. Its close proximity to Millennium Park is perfect for sightseeing before dinner, too. #ChicagoInsiders tip: Head upstairs to The TreeHouse for a nightcap after dinner.
David Gonzalez, Chef Concierge, St. Jane
For the perfect mix of old school and modern dining, you can’t go wrong with Prime & Provisions in the Loop. The menu boasts extravagant shellfish towers, all the cobb and wedge salads one could want, stellar seafood options, and big steaks dry-aged on site. #ChicagoInsiders tip: You can cozy up on their covered patio to enjoy a cigar after your meal.
Ramon Gomez, Chef Concierge, The Gwen
A great place to impress, without seeming like you’re trying too hard, is The Gage. Located across from Millennium Park, the menu offers everything from crispy chicken livers to housemade sausages and their must-try PEI mussels (if only for the wonderfully flavorful broth). Rounding out the bill of fare is an award-winning libations list and an great selection of boutique Irish whiskeys and single malts.
Diane Martinez, Concierge, Palmer House Hilton
If you’re in the mood for some body-warming French bistro fare in a historic setting that’s sure to impress, you can’t beat Mon Ami Gabi in Lincoln Park. A classic brasserie located in the iconic Belden Stratford, this neighborhood gem is sure to delight with classics like French onion soup, beef bourguignon, and steak frites. Adding to the restaurant’s charm, wine is served by the glass or bottle from their signature rolling wine cart.