In the world of rooftop bars and restaurant patios, very few hit the mark just right. Too high up and the humidity is a killer. Too low to the ground and it glorified college balcony.
Providing the perfect balance of height and exclusivity is The dec Rooftop Lounge + Bar at the Ritz-Carlton. Soaring 12 floors above the Mag Mile, you’re close enough to the John Hancock Building that you can practically touch it, but you’re far enough away from the tourists that the noise from a certain doll shop on Michigan Ave is nothing more than a faint whisper.
Designed for Mad Men-style client meetings and post-work drinks, the new season brings with it a new small plates menu and cocktail program.
Executive Pastry Chef Eric Estrella is too humble to brag, but he knows what we want on a hot summer day, so the dessert menu includes a trio of mini ice cream sandwiches, homemade fruit pops and several other ice cream treats.
Toss in a few fire pits, mellow LED lighting and a rotating craft beer list and you have one of the best rooftops in Chicago.