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150 N Riverside Plaza, Chicago
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Chicago, Illinois, USA

If you happen to be around 333 West Wacker Drive, visit this bar. The cooks here prepare tasty fried chicken, Caesar salads and flank steaks. A lot of visitors order good draft beer, wine or martinis.

The warm atmosphere of Porter Kitchen & Deck makes visitors feel relaxed and have a nice time. If you look through the guests' comments, the staff is knowledgeable at this place. Fabulous service is something clients agree upon here. Pay attractive prices for eating at this spot. It is noteworthy that decor is divine. This bar has got 4 on the Trip site.

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Amazing chicken!
I took my team and our leadership here to celebrate one of my associate's 20th work anniversary. The place is LOVELY. It a beautiful space overlooking the river, and I will definitely be back for an after work snack and drink once we have nice weather back in what will feel like a thousand months (yay, Chicago winter!). They had their Christmas decor up as well, which served to make it a cozier, warmer environment as well. The food was pretty good. I had the grain salad, which I LOVED. It's hearty and flavorful, though when butternut squash is the second ingredient, there should be more than 3 potato-chip-sized pieces. It was more of a garnish than an ingredient. Otherwise, I loved it. Five of the group got the award-winning burger. They all thought it was tasty, though not an $18 burger. It was quality and they enjoyed it, but no one seemed to think there was anything special enough to warrant to price. The chicken sandwich and fish tacos also had good feedback. Overall, the ambiance and food were a 4, but the cost is too much for what it is, landing it at a solid 3.
Hey, Porter Hey, Porter Would you tell me the time? How much longer will it be 'Til we cross that Mason Dixon Line? Johnny Cash died about 14 years before Porter Kitchen & Deck opened, but I have it on good authority that "Hey, Porter" is about the restaurant and the singer's waiting to indulge in the Crispy Brick Chicken entree. Porter is a relatively new addition to the downtown dining scene, but it quickly made its impression on me as an establishment that takes great care in its guests and their dining needs. Take the elevator down to the ground floor of a downtown 56 story building (I don't know what it's called, but it's 56 stories so how could you miss it?) and you'll embark on a gorgeous dining area filled with business folk maxing out their company credit cards and closing their next big deal. I think I even saw a few lighting their cigars with $100 bills. For this outing, my dining partner and I were being hosted by her brother so I wore my fanciest Ed Hardy shirt and she her snazziest Hot Topic romper. We began with the Grilled Pita and Hummus appetizer. This Yelp review is probably as good a forum as any to announce I'm now engaged to both Grilled Pita and Hummus. We'll need to find a place where polygamy and the marrying of food is recognized, but Hummus knows a hotshot attorney in Lincoln Park. It'll be the Supreme Court's problem soon enough. The heart wants what the heart wants, Ginsburg! Back to the appetizer--in my almost 40 years on this planet (and 27 on Klingon planet Q'onoS), I've never tasted better pita bread. The hummus was tasty too, but the bread with it's warm, not-too-soft-not-too-stiff texture and glorious saltiness gave me a big enough carb load to run three Chicago Marathons. For my entree, dear reader, the Lobster Roll and Fries fit the bill. It's on the Porter sign heading into the building so it has to be good, right? It's served on a New England style bun with lemon, chives, butter and dijonnaise (insert picture of Homer Simpson drooling here). The bun could have used a bit more salt and butter (like the pita bread, perhaps?), but I still wolfed it down. The texture on the lobster was a little chewier than I'd hoped, but full disclosure, I probably haven't had enough lobster to give an accurate opinion. My family used to watch "The Little Mermaid" every night and the thought of eating one of Sebastian's kinfolk would often make us weep. Wait...Wikipedia says Sebastian was a crab. MY ENTIRE LIFE HAS BEEN A LIE!!! The accompanying fries were plump and well-seasoned. My dining partners ordered the Cheeseburger and the Chicken Cobb Salad, I would assume because they only eat food beginning with 'C'. The salad was high on lettuce and low on chicken, but was still enjoyed. The Cheeseburger was enormous causing my dining partner to lapse into a food coma rousing only to question the existence of Michigan cider mills. The bacon, which served as a canopy for the burger patty and cheese looked amazing. It took every fiber of self-control to keep from snatching it off his plate. Note to self, ask Pita Break and Hummus how they feel about an open relationship. Aside from the elegant venue and mouthwatering cuisine, the staff was also top-notch. You can always tell it's a good place when you're walking to your table and a waitress carrying a plate of food will scurry out of your way as if you're carry a severed head. Yes, I'm in your way and you're just doing your job, but I guess...thank you? I also like that they're sure to refill your drinks without asking. Just make the call and fill up the Coke. I'll decide if I want it. The stealth creep up from behind to top off my dining partner's iced tea and the tip toe away served as enjoyable lunchtime entertainment. My my after lunch plans HAD been to enjoy a tasty confection at a nearby doughnut shop, but my full belly at Porter Kitchen & Deck dashed that idea. I just went home and listened to the Man in Black instead. Food: **** Atmosphere: ****1/2 Service: ****1/2 Overall: ****
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150 N Riverside Plaza, Chicago, Illinois, USA
Features
Сredit cards accepted Outdoor seating Wi-Fi Booking TV Wheelchair accessible Takeaway Delivery
Opening hours
SundaySun Closed
MondayMon 11:00-21:30
TuesdayTue 11:00-21:30
WednesdayWed 11:00-21:30
ThursdayThu 11:00-21:30
FridayFri 11:00-21:30
SaturdaySat Closed

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