Filini Bar and Restaurant - Chicago, IL
The word "posh" doesn't even start to describe this intensely visual Italian eaterie and crown jewel of the Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel in Chicago. High design is on display thanks to flickering votives underneath the tabletops, a glass-encased wine wall and upscale urban energy permeating throughout. Filini's classic Italian menu is also key to La Dolce Vita, serving up tonno (tuna), vitello (veal) and pagello (red snapper) amongst other items. Really, anything with a double consonant ending in "o." That's just how they roll.
Opened: Fall 2011