Thursday, January 3, 2008

Oops. I plain forgot.

I said some time ago that I would publish a review of the new Powerhouse Restaurant and Bar, located right beneath my Chicago office. And I never did. So here goes.

I've had a couple of lunches and dinner since the place opened, so I can be candid. All the food I had ranged from very good to superb. The pork belly and chicken thigh appetizers were wonderful. The pork chops were juicy and tasty. The ribeye steak was perhaps the best I've ever had (and trust me, I have eaten a LOT of steak in my life). Forget the red meant and cholesterol and fat and all that stuff for one meal; just splurge and eat it. One of my dining companions said the cod was good but not superlative in his view. I was really too full to enjoy the sweet potato doughnuts.

On the lunch side: I recommend the cheese quesadillas and the burger, which also has the tastiest bacon from Wisconsin. I'm getting hungry and I don't want to tempt myself...2008, after all!

Service is always first rate, from the valet service right through your meal and in the bar.

One warning: this is not a cheap place. Plan to pay. But it is worth every penny. This restaurant gets a wholehearted recommendation. Tell Jimmy I sent you.