2009 Top Five - Restaurants
Next up on Chicago Addick's
2009 conveyor belt are my Top Five Favourite Restaurants from last year:
1. Il Mulino, Puerto Rico
An outpost of this highly rated New York Italian restaurant. Fabulous attention to detail, a varied menu and first-class tucker.Website (not particularly informative)2. Los Mayas, Santa Fe
A pretty courtyard restaurant hidden slightly on West Water St, but busy with tourists and locals alike. The grilled chicken was fantastic, and the two guys on guitar chef Roberto and cousin Fernando made the chili pepper decorated margaritas taste all the better.Website3. DeVito, South Beach
Named after the little bloke in Taxi
. Think South Beach, tall blondes, flash cars and big bills but the food was excellent and the atmosphere provocative.Website
4. Union Square Cafe, NYC
The food was inventive and tasty at this place just west of Union Square Park. I remember now the waiter having being a little too gay and useless but it did not distract from the food or the experience.
This place has been royally hyped since it opened last winter but I went with a mate in the summer and was very impressed by the innovative menu. Our variety of food picks were excellent and the decor and atmosphere classy but relaxed in true Chicago style.