It’s Chicago Restaurant Week till February 7. Today a friend drove down from Milwaukee and I planned to have lunch at the Peninsula Hotel, but didn’t have a reservation and there were no tables. That was disappointing but okay because Michael Jordan’s Steak House is nearby and I’d viewed their menu.
Participating restaurants offer $24 three course lunches and dinners for either $36 or $48. It’s a time when you can get a good deal at a pricey eatery.
We both ordered the Caesar salad, which was huge. Then I got the N.Y. Strip Steak while my friend got a fancy cheeseburger made with chuck, brisket and short ribs. My steak came with a lovely sauce and mashed potatoes. Her burger came with fires. I’m not a big meat eater, but this steak was divine. For dessert I had the chocolate parfait, while Maryanne got the banana pudding. Again we were both delighted.
The service was attentive and friendly. Both our waiter and the maitre’d were attentive and welcoming.
Beverages are extra.
Looking back I think we should have tried the blue cheese fondue as a starter. We didn’t need it, but I’m curious.
You can see Michael Jordan’s Steak House Restaurant Week lunch and dinner menus here.