Dinner and Drinks at Celeste – River North

Celeste Chicago Confit of Pork Shoulder

Celeste if four floors of exciting elegance. The Bar on the first floor has cocktails in a glamorous bar. The Deco room on the second floor is modeled after 1920′s supper clubs complete with gold and chandeliers. The third floor is reserved for private parties and the 4th is your favorite place in the summer, the Rooftop with views of the skyline.

Attention to detail from decor, service, food down to some of the best music I have heard in a restaurant in ages. Think chill house and electronic tracks by Miguel Migs, Kamp! and Nightmares On Wax.

There are over 25 craft cocktails on the Deco Room menu so you cannot go wrong and should order more than one if you can.

Celeste Chicago Hidden Gem and Clover Club

For bigger appetites should order the prix fixe menu (small plate, large plate and dessert). I was fine with two small plates and highly recommend both. The confit of pork shoulder was decadent enough with a slice of ciabatta dripping in pork juice but was also generously topped off with a fried egg. The Sriacha aioli added some nice heat.

Confit of Pork Shoulder, Ciabatta,Sriracha Aioli, Fried Egg

The heartiness of the farro and richness of the Burrata was a good match with the a nice salty crunch of the Marcona almonds and acid from the cider vinaigrette.

Celeste Chicago Anson Mills Farro & Burrata Salad

The grilled baby octopus and the grilled quail have interesting flavor combinations. The quail is served with two birds and for some may be enough but not for those with heartier appetites. I suggest getting the lamb shoulder for a more substantial dish.

Grilled Baby Octopus , Romesco, Crispy Chickpeas, Shaved Radish,Orange Supremes

Grilled Quail, Savoy Cabbage, Kohlrabi Relish, Purple Beans, Soy-Dashi Sauce

If you decide to come for just for drinks there is a late-night menu that is served until 2:45am and includes necessary items such as fried chicken and mac and cheese. This may be important to you if you decide to stay until 5am close.

Celeste Chicago Building

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4 thoughts on “Dinner and Drinks at Celeste – River North

  1. I liked seeing this video again. Celeste is very attractive. Once again, though, I’ll say I like the way your personality is emerging.

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