The Cedar Hotel, located in the heart of the Gold Coast at 1112 N. State Street, is now open for the season. The name may be a little misleading though, it’s not a hotel at all, instead it’s a restaurant that offers casual American cuisine and premium cocktails in a sought-after setting. The 2,000 square foot patio and the 2,500 square foot restaurant and bar welcomes guests for lunch, dinner and drinks, seven days a week. The Cedar Hotel also welcomes four legged friends and offers dog bowls.
New menu items, created by Chef Michael Matthews and Chef Katie Quada, include: Caprese Sliders (order of three, $12) with mozzarella, tomatoes, balsamic reduction, pecan pesto and basil on a brioche bun; BBQ Pork & Pineapple Sandwich ($12) with pork carnitas, BBQ sauce, pineapple and coleslaw on a brioche bun, served with waffle fries and cilantro gremolata. This season’s new cocktail is the Poolside Pineapple ($15) with Bacardi pineapple rum, Vita Coco pineapple coconut water and pineapple juice, served in a pineapple.
The Cedar Hotel’s “Check-In” appetizers include: Cedar Sliders (American cheese, tomato aioli, crispy shallots on brioche $12); Organic Wings (buffalo, Asian BBQ or pineapple adobo $12); Warm Soft Pretzel (served with honey mustard, cheddar cheese sauce and jalapeno jack $3); Crispy Calamari (with side of chipotle cilantro and cocktail sauce $12); and Quesadillas (chicken or carnitas $12).
“The Gardens” section of the menu offers a C.H. Salad (greens, hard boiled egg, blue cheese, avocado, bacon and red onions $9); Caesar Salad; or Southwest Salad (chicken or carnitas may be added to any salad) .
“Room Service” items, served with waffle fries and cilantro gremolata, include: Cedar Burger $12; Organic Turkey Burger; $14; Smoked Turkey Club $12; Grilled Cheese $9; and Rock Shrimp Tacos $14. The Cedar Hotel’s “Turn Down” dessert is a decadent Chocolate Chip Cookie Skillet topped with chocolate sauce, caramel, vanilla ice cream and whipped cream, $9.
Cocktails from the “Mini-Bar” menu include: No Tell Hotel Lemonade (Skyy passion fruit vodka and lemonade $12/$16); Moscow Mule $12; “Suite” Tea (Jeremiah Weed Sweet Tea vodka and lemonade $12/$16); Fresh Fruit Cabana Collins (Bombay Sapphire gin, lemon juice, fresh seasonal fruit and splash of soda $12). Many of Cedar Hotel’s libations are available in 16-ounce or 24-ounce servings and all are served in Cedar keeper cups. Gather a group for the fun and social Cedar Punch Bowl (Bacardi OakHeart punch with a tropical house blend of seasonal fruit juices $95).
The extensive beer list features 30 selections (Deschutes Mirror Pond Pale Ale; Firestone Walker Pivo Hoppy Pils; Half Acre Daisy Cutter Pale Ale; Brooklyn Summer Ale; Allagash White; Metropolitan Krankshaft Kolsch Lager; Stone Go-To IPA; Stiegl Grapefruit Radler), while two bubblies (Mionetto Prosecco Brut; Mas Fi Cava Brut N.V.) and 9 wines (Simi Chardonnay; Alberty 154 Malbec; Kiara Private Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon; Manifesto Sauvignon Blanc; Selbach Incline Riesling) are offered by the glass and bottle.
Via Cedar Hotel