One look and it's easy to see why Argent's sexy Raw Bar draws a crowd seven nights a week
Designed by chef Rodelio Aglibot, Argent's menus are said to speak to that historic Chicago timeframe. While we can't say we get some brilliant connection between the two, the dinner and raw bar menus were beautiful and refreshing on this hot summer night. We chose wine from an iPad, started with the house salad made with homemade French dressing (amazing stuff) and stuck mostly to the raw bar selections. The baked oysters off the specials menu were our favorite for their well balanced texture and flavor.
Having fun with an iPad wine order at Dana Hotel's Argent
Dining on the sidewalk outside Dana ended up being our best move of the night. It was busy but never felt crowded with folks out and about and guests coming and going, whether to dine indoors, check in or head up to 26th floor rooftop bar, Vertigo Sky Lounge. We even found ourselves accidental spectators of a nude bike club that literally stopped traffic in all directions for a good 10 minutes. The whole outdoor dining experience reminded us why Chicago is so great in the summer. Lucky guests spending the night at Dana Hotel would know exactly what we mean.
Rates at Dana Hotel and Spa Chicago currently start at $309.
Photos: Argent Restaurant and Raw Bar, Nina Kokotas Hahn