Wednesday, September 02, 2009

Oops. But Worth It.

We recently had the best brunch ever at the Signature Room on the 95th floor of the John Hancock Building. The view was spectacular; it was a clear, clear day. The food was wonderful: fresh seafood of all types, a meat carving station, an omelette bar, cheeses, breads and pastries, delicious concoctions of vegetables, fruits, and a dessert bar with many chocolate choices as well as ice cream and toppings.
The view inside the Signature Room. Surrounded by three sides of floor-to-ceiling windows!
A view north to the shoreline. Check out the volley ball court beach-side complete with fake palm trees.
To the east, a view of Navy Pier and that former airport.

And to the south, the big downtown skyscrapers...and the building formerly known as the Sears Tower.

The clincher: the menu listed this "buffet" as only $18.00 per person! We read the menu before we decided to try it, just to be on the safe side. As we enjoyed the foods, the view and the whole experience, we talked about how we needed to bring the "kids" here, our out-of-town guests here...in fact anyone we knew here! This was the best dining "deal" in all of Chicago and we wanted to share it with our friends!!!

Then the nice waiter brought us the leather-bound pad with the bill tucked inside. Wes opened it and all of a sudden got this funny look on his face...you know the one that says, "Huh?" The tab was about $100.00 even. Turns out the Sunday brunch price is $45.00 per person; it's the Monday - Saturday BUFFET that is $18.00. Oops. A lot more than we intended to spend. But, we took a moment, realized we had had a wonderful experience and were all the more wiser as a result. We decided to not let that hamper our delight of the brunch and will take our guests there Monday through Saturday instead.

4 comments:

Timi + Andrew said...

Your adventure of tyring delicious dishes was totally worth it! Not to mention your pictures of Chicago! Thanks for sharing (and making us hungry - ha)!

Linnea said...

I will definitely have to try this place out next time I'm in Chicago....on a Monday through Saturday of course!

Katie said...

Haha yeah it's definitely expensive. I went there with my college roommates for a drink and it was awesome at night. We decided we would use it as our celebratory place whenever one of us got engaged!

simplicity said...

Looks like a great place even if it was on the suprisingly pricey side. Now you know when to go with friends and family! Your pictures from up there turned out great!