Behind the ivy-covered brick facade of owner/chef Trotter’s demure Armitage brownstone lies a five-star dining experience that everyone deserves at least once. Set aside two or three hours to fully enjoy Trotter’s culinary creations and his outstanding wines. While the food, served in your choice of fixed-price dégustation offerings (grand or vegetable, or if you’re truly fortunate, kitchen-table), is the star attraction, everything about the place is a study in attention to detail and excellence. It’s certainly no secret, as food lovers worldwide visit Chicago specifically to eat here. So make sure you make reservations way in advance.
816 West Armitage (773)248-6228
Best of Chicago 2002