Dining & Entertainment
Downtown Chicago restaurants that feed your soul
Chicago is a delicious blend of culture and cuisine, from classic steakhouses to swanky wine bars. Stick your head in almost any front door, and you'll hear live music. When you stay at Hotel Sax, you have all the Marina City restaurants at your feet and some great dining options on your radar.
Chicago Restaurant & Dining Guide
Chicago is a blend of culture and cuisine that fuels your soul. From an unlimited number of classic steakhouses, to classy wine bars, to rocking restaurants, Chicago is a melting pot of food, fun and flavor. Guests at Hotel Sax enjoy signing privileges at the top downtown Chicago restaurants located in Marina City.
Recognized by Restaurant Hospitality Magazine for its warm, neighborhood bar atmosphere, this casually cool Chicago bar restaurant blends the classic with the contemporary. With its charming wood paneled walls and mosaic tiling combined with modern lighting and plasma televisions, there's no question why this has become a favorite gathering place for family and friends. Specializing in oversized sandwiches and artfully concocted signature cocktails, Bar Louie also offers an extensive selection of appetizers, pastas, entrees and a wide assortment of unique beers, microbrews and wines by the glass or bottle. 312.863.2363
House of Blues Crossroads Restaurant
Enjoy a unique Chicago dining experience with a side of live music. The Crossroads Restaurant features American comfort food, eclectic cuisine like jambalaya, tacos, and lobster mac n' cheese, as well as a selection of salads, sandwiches and pizzas, plus heartier pastas, steaks and BBQ. Dinner is served until 11 pm Friday and Saturday nights, and until 10 pm during the week. The Crossroads offers live music most every night with an acoustic blues set during dinner and nightly headliners at 9 pm. Don't miss the Gospel Brunch — a Chicago favorite — with energetic gospel music and a delicious Southern-style buffet every Sunday.
Smith & Wollensky
Smith & Wollensky is a traditional New York steakhouse in Chicago, serving prime steaks and signature cocktails. You can expect impeccable service, of course, in an elegant atmosphere that is both traditional and casual, and offers views of the Chicago River and the loop. Start with the shrimp cocktail, then dive into a sublime filet mignon or porterhouse for two.
Harry Caray's Italian Steakhouse
This local hot spot has been named "Best Steakhouse in Chicago" by the Chicago Tribune. Harry Caray's is an Italian steakhouse that serves the classics: the country's finest prime aged steaks, chops and Italian dishes. Frequented by athletes, celebrities and politicians, this high-energy Chicago restaurant is the perfect place to enjoy sumptuous steaks or watch the game in the plasma-packed bar. Think sporty elegance, with mahogany paneling, white tablecloths and a collection of baseball memorabilia.
Dick's Last Resort
Let the good times roll at one of the most fun Chicago restaurants. Grab one of their massive burgers and wash it down with an ice-cold pint. Share the "sampla platters" with BBQ smothered ribs, potato skins, and chicken wings. Dig into Dick's decadent chocolate desserts, and dance to a live cover band to work it all off. At Dick's you've just got to break all the rules.
Foundation Dining Room
The Foundation dining room showcases a progressive American menu encompassing influences from the American southwest blended with the exciting flavors of the Pacific Rim. Exotic, tantalizing and unique culinary offerings are complemented by the eclectic setting of 19th century French carved mahogany, Oriental carpets and treasures from the Anheuser-Busch mansion. FDR Lounge is a select downtown Chicago club with unparalleled elegance for professional and personal entertaining. Dining Room and Lounge are private; please contact Hotel Sax Chicago concierge for accessibility and reservations.
If greasy food, bad beer and foul rental shoes have kept your bowling urges at bay, consider this: the 24-lane bowling alley in Chicago adjacent to the Hotel Sax has an upscale grill, eight large screen TVs and a mahogany-and-marble bar. Eat in the dining room or chow at your lane. On the menu: thin-crust pizzas, salads and sandwiches. Crave something heartier? Try the southern fried chicken.
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