I’m a firm believer of keeping politics and religion out of the dinner table. And so all politics aside, I decided to give Sixteen at The Trump Hotel & Tower Chicago a try.
Sixteen is a Michelin two-starred, Forbes’ Five Star and AAA Five Diamond restaurant focused on sourcing the highest-quality ingredients in the world. Every Sixteen menu tells a unique story, guided by the evolving landscapes, people and experiences that compel this award-winning culinary team to create the ultimate Chicago fine dining experience.
At the start of each year, they decide on a theme that will inform their direction. The ensuing menus throughout the year may be represented in the form of a poem, a painting or even an astrological wheel, but they are all united — new narratives told in the same voice. The food, service, wine, music and tabletop aesthetics are envisioned anew as seasonal inspirations shift.
Located on the 16th floor of the Trump International Hotel and Tower, this fine-dining restaurant presents a truly unforgettable epicurean experience paired with unparalleled city views offered through 30-foot floor-to-ceiling windows that frame panoramic vistas of Lake Michigan, the Chicago River and the Wrigley Clock Tower — an equally inspiring backdrop.
If there’s anything Trump got right, it’s refined luxury service, as reflected with the service provided to us when we dined. The restaurant size is towards the smaller end, but it makes for a perfect intimate setting. You can go anytime of the day to get amazing views of the city.
We opted for their famous tasting menu and it did not disappoint! The courses came like clockwork and was presented beautifully. I can see why this restaurant earned not one but two Michelin stars. I wish I kept the menu so I can describe my dining experience, but seeing as this was a few weeks ago, all I could say is, I WILL BE BACK FOR MORE! This restaurant left me craving more – not in a I’m hungry way, but in a I want to experience more that this restaurant has to offer way. The portion sizes were small, but after you were done with all the courses, you will be stuffed.
They first started us off with an amuse-bouche. Then the first course was a salad. The second course was a soup featuring apples and truffles. The third was a seafood course featuring scallops. The fourth course was a meat course featuring beef. The fifth course consisted of a cheese board. This was followed by a sorbet palate cleanser to make way for the following course which was a delicious chocolate cake and mouse. I’m glad I do not live in Chicago currently, as I would be spending every lunch and dinner here – in other words, this was simply amazing! Thank you Sixteen, for a wonderful dining experience in Chi-town!