Here’s Your Lunch Deal of the Week – Cherry Circle Room | The Loop, Chicago

Cherry Circle Room Chicago Wild Sausage Sandwich

Step back in time to a private old school club with rich leather booths, wood paneling, and an air of exclusivity at the Cherry Circle Room in the renovated Chicago Athletic Club Association Hotel. Pickelhaube helmets, framed crest banners and rabbits with swords and shields on the dinnerware lend an air of military/secret society mystery.

The best way to get a delicious meal at a fraction of the regular cost is during Restaurant Week – through Thursday, February 4th. The 3-course $22 lunch menu is a bargain, the lunches below come in at $43 and about $37 ordered a la cart any other time.

Cherry Circle Room Chicago Chicory Salad

Cherry Circle Room Chicago Chicory Salad

Drawing inspiration from the Chicago Athletic Club menus as far back as 1890 yet keeping with seasonal ingredients, Cherry Circle Room serves Continue reading

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Here’s What to Order at Seven Lions – Loop, Chicago

Image via Chicago.Eater.com

Image via Chicago.Eater.com

Grab a velvet covered booth looking out on the Art Institute at Alpana Singh’s Seven Lions in the Loop. It’s a short walk from the Goodman Theater and next to Millennium Park on Michigan Avenue, open for brunch, lunch and dinner makes it a convenient stop when in the Loop.

The interior is a high-low mix of rustic reclaimed wood and shiny chandeliers. The menu is American comfort food with your standard pasta, meat and fish (Larger Plates on menu) entrées. The Share Plates is where your attention should be, much more interesting ingredient and flavor combinations to easily build a meal for the whole table.

Image via Zagat.com

Image via Zagat.com

The menu favorite is the brussels sprouts and burrata which is basically a vehicle for loads of burrata and a must-order. Heaped on large slices of toast is creamy burrata and crispy fried brussels spouts. Toasted pine nuts, radicchio and apple saba – a sweet and tart syrup often used on cheese.

Seven Lions Chicago 7L Salad | AliciaTastesLife.com

Seven Lions Chicago 7L Salad | AliciaTastesLife.com

How often is a salad a highlight of a meal? The 7L Salad is a hearty, deliciously crunchy and rich salad. Nutty flavored fried chickpeas, cauliflower, cucumber, tomato, red onion, feta cheese, croutons and a healthy dose of bacon bits served with creamy parmesan dressing.

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