Whilte Strolling in the Huge Millenium park, having a late lunch here at Park grill is a given and the park grill isa must for me. the Park Grill, which features a dining venue for Millennium Park visitors. The indoor restaurant has 300 seats and a floor-to-ceiling view of the park. During the summer months, Park Grill is turned into an al fresco dining site. Park Grill is Chicago's newest destination restaurant at the gateway to Millennium Park and along Chicago's world-class Michigan Avenue. According to their website which i quote: "Park Grill's cuisine and seasonal year-round entertainment make it an experience unlike any other in Chicago. Executive Chef Bernard Laskowski brings a chef's interpretation to classic American cuisine, infusing it with unique Chicago flavor." and i have to try this out. and after late lunch on to the next door the plaza at PArk Grill for some beers.
Favorite Dish: clothing attire is casual
they have an extensive menu but since i will be on a binge eating for dinner hehehe i opted for light late luncj of fish tacos at $ 14 an order and the pulled pork sliders at $ 12 an order,, i really wanted to taste their USDA Prime 27 day dry aged 16 ounce ribe eye steak at $ 39 but then again will do an eating trip for dinner.
Hours of Operation: Mon-Thu, open at 11:00 a.m. & serving dinner until 9:30 p.m. Fri, open at 11:00 a.m. & serving dinner until 10:30 p.m. Sat, open at 10:00 a.m. & serving dinner until 10:30 p.m. Sun, open at 10:00 a.m. & serving dinner until 9:30 p.m.
We just stopped at the Park Grill for a little liquid refreshment after walking around Millennium Park for a while. They have a dining area that is designed for people who are ordering a meal. Then there is a separate area where you can just relax and order drinks and munchies. The bar area gets crowded during happy hour.
It was a great place to do some people watching. Drink prices were reasonable given the location. About $10 each for Sangria and a Vodka - Tonic.
The Park Grill just might be my favorite spot in all of Chicago. The indoor part of the restaurant is open year round, but the Park Grill is best in summer. Outdoor drinking and dining, right out on the Millennium Park skating rink (yes, they do melt the ice!). Have a delicious meal, or meet some friends for a drink, day or night.
I've found the service at the Park Grill to be consistently great. The wait staff and bartenders are friendly and attentive - in fact, by the end of the night, they often become your friends. And you're bound to find someone to talk to as well.
Honestly, I couldn't decide whether to put this tip under restaurants or nightlife. It can go either way. If in Chicago, especially during the summer, be sure to stop by the Park Grill.
Favorite Dish: Try the Cajun Chicken Sandwich. Deelish!
The Park Grill serves lunch and dinner outside in the Park Grill Cafe under colorful market umbrellas.
The menu is typical fare like burgers, sandwiches and some grilled items.
My only criticism is that for the price of entrees you would think that you would get better utensils rather than the plastic ware served in the outdoor cafe. The indoor cafe has a higher level of service and different menu.
Favorite Dish: The Mango Shrimp ceviche.
I've been wanting to try Park Grill, the restaurant that sits in Millennium Park, so I had lunch there today after a visit to the Art Institute which is just a couple of blocks away. It's also only a 5-10 minute walk if you are going shopping on State Street or going to the Shubert Theater.
In the winter the dining room has a clear view of the skating rink and with it's floor to ceiling windows is designed so that everyone has a view. In the summer, the skating rink turns into outdoor dining.
Lunchtime in January is not a busy time for restaurants, especially over by Millennium Park but there were quite a few patrons. The space was not noisy, service was very prompt although not overly friendly, drinks were refilled without having to ask.
Reservations can be made at www.opentable.com.
Favorite Dish: The lunch menu features pizzas, salads, sandwiches and pasta, the dinner menu adds some meat entrees. Entrees run between $7-$15 for lunch, from $7-$30 for dinner. Surprisingly many of the same dishes are offered for the same price on both the lunch and dinner menu.
I ordered the steak sandwich-grilled prime rib-eye with caramelized onions, mushrooms and peppers, herkimer cheddar and horseradish cream. I ordered it medium rare without peppers and it came rare to medium rare without the peppers and with a side of fries. It was a decent size portion for lunch and was very tasty, the meat very tender and juicy.
Someone at the table next to me ordered the Wedge salad and I would have been very disappointed at the meager portion for the $7 price tag.