The Low Down
The Extras: There are three private rooms, and the entire second floor--with a fireplace and unquestionably the best views in the house--can be reserved for groups of up to 200.
What to Drink: The restaurant offers a seasonally rotating lineup of inventive cocktails. For a very special occasion, order the Cloud Gate, a $199 martini made with Grey Goose La Poire and Champagne. Its serving glass is rimmed in edible silver, but the big surprise is a sterling silver Elsa Peretti "Bean" pendant necklace.
When to Go: Lunch and the post-work bar scene are boisterous here. Dinner is calmer.
Parking: Parking in the area can be tricky, so many drivers opt for valet, but if you donÂt mind walking, you can often find a meter on Columbus or further east on Randolph.
Rants, Raves & Reviews
by at Gayot
With its central downtown location just off Michigan Avenue and views of Millennium Park and the Chicago skyline, Tavern at the Park definitely has the location angle in place. From the same team behind steakhouse Keefer's, the restaurantâ¦
Better than expected
By nealcohen at Menuism
Being that this place is right off of Michigan Ave on the park I thought it would be uber-mediocre tourist... Read More
By Ken S at Insider Pages
is a great bar in the city! The employees are always friendly and it is very accommodating for groups! Make sure you make a reservation there first! Read More