Seeing as Chicago is credited for having the world’s first skyscraper (The ten-story Home Insurance Building that is now the LaSalle National Bank Building), it only makes sense that we have the two tallest buildings in the United States. And with tallest comes best views. And man, is the view better from the top. Yet another reason Chicago is too haute to trot.
1 Signature Room at the 95th
I mean, this one’s a no brainer. On the 95th floor of the Hancock Center enjoy elegant libations with floor-to-ceiling window views of the skyline and 360° degree views of the entire city.
875 N. Michigan Ave. 312.787.9596. www.signatureroom.com
The signature restaurant on the 16th floor of the Trump Hotel, renowned Executive Chef Frank Brunacci promises an exceptional fine dining experience matched by equally exceptional city views from the Trump Chicago hotel’s 30-foot floor-to-ceiling windows that frame Lake Michigan, the Chicago River and the Wrigley Clock Tower.
Trump International Hotel & Tower, 401 N Wabash Ave, 16th Fl. 312.588.8000. http://www.trumpchicagohotel.com/Food_Wine/sixteen.asp
For 35 years, Cité at the top of Lake Point Tower has stood 70 stories high as a Chicago institution. The ultimate dining experience features dazzling decor, savory menu selections. the romantic Skyline lounge, and breathtaking 360 degree panoramic views of Chicago's skyline and lakefront.
505 North Lake Shore Dr. 312.644.4050. http://www.citechicago.com/
One of the country’s premier dining rooms, Everest is located on the 40th floor of the Chicago Stock Exchange. Chef/proprietor J. Joho’s world-renowned French cuisine and award-winning wine list have earned international recognition.
One Financial Place. 440 S. LaSalle St. 40th Floor. 312.663.8920. www.everestrestaurant.com
Whether it’s the view or the people you’re interested in scoping, Roof at the Wit is a great spot for drinks and live entertainment post-work.
The Wit Hotel. 201 N State. 312.239.9501. http://www.roofonthewit.com/