I would first like to apologize to my personal trainer, I did absolutely ZERO meal planning or tracking for the past week LOL.
Chicago Restaurant Week has finally came to an end...so sad! With over 400 restaurants to choose from, it was EXTREMELY hard to narrow down exactly where I wanted to go. Especially when you're a picky eater like myself! (LOL) Nevertheless, I did it and it was amazing (Literally don't want to look at anymore food or drinks for the rest of the year! Lol).
Each restaurant had three and four- course meals ranging from $28-$56 for brunch, lunch, and dinner. Here are my favs!
First and foremost, can you say FRESH!
Being from the city, there aren't a lot of seafood boil restaurants that are flavorful & fresh! Moreso, there are NO seafood boil restaurants that have A FULL BAR......Yes you read that right. Normally there are BYOB options but Cajun Boil & Bar put a modern twist on the traditional seafood boil spots!
Heres my order rundown:
Overall, Cajun Boil & Bar is to die for! Definitely on my top seafood boils in Illinois! Thank you so much for having us Karen. Guys, you have to visit!
Next to Mexican food, Italian food is my FAVORITE......or just food in general but who's judging here? :)
Details and décor, of course, are my THANGS! & This restaurant has both. Great food, outstanding service, pleasant atmosphere and BEAUTIFUL décor! They have an outdoor patio, great bar area inside plus bar seating right in front of where the pizzas are cooked.
Heres my order rundown:
Can we just acknowledge how much food we've already had at this point LOL. Literally was about to BURST. Good thing I did not wear a belt (Thanks for the advise Lena! ). I want to say the dessert was my favorite part but honestly EVERYTHING was just so good!
Everything........the end! LOL No seriously, we tried so many different drinks from the menu and they were all delicious! Here were my favs!
We enjoyed ourselves the entire time! Then food is amazing but our waiter and Shannon made our experience that much better! What are you waiting for?! Go NOW!........Once you're done reading the next review of course LOL
Are you hungry yet?!
Beautiful place I must say! The décor yet again blew me away- super chill yet upscale! For all my ladies, their bathroom was PERFECT for mirror selfies :) Service was outstanding and we got to enjoy the hospitality of Shannon once again- Both Barrio and Siena Tavern are owned by the same group!
Here's my order rundown:
Cinnamon churro bites: A Mexican fav of mine and it just as good as always. Served with Chocolate fudge, dulce de leche, and vanilla crema.
Definitely will be coming back, especially in the summer time since they also have the outdoor seating! Maybe I'll give the Ring Around the Rosé another try sitting outside in the hot summer weather! Overall, the food was great and the drink were tasty! Thank you to Shannon for being amazing yet again!
Ok, that is the end of this review! Go book your reservations NOW. Tell them Ashley sent you!
Until next time!
Hi, I'm Ashley!
I am a Southside Chicago native, mompreneur, and lover of all things social! I love to travel, meet new people, and practice my role as a self proclaimed food critic & Rosé connoisseur here in the City!
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