The newly redesigned Italian restaurant, Spiaggia reopened at the end of May. The Chicago classic, which first opened in 1984, got a major aesthetic facelift and has never looked better. The restaurant itself is divided into separate spaces for private events, a main dining room, a cafe, and a lounge. I stopped by the Spiaggia Lounge to check out the new space, and enjoy some drinks and bites.
The lounge is a stunning, smaller space overlooking the main dining room, which has gigantic floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking Michigan Avenue and Oak Street. It's the perfect spot for grabbing drinks after work, or enjoying some light appetizers before dinner.
Executive Chef Chris Marchino offers a selection of pastas, meats, and cheeses that pair nicely with a variety of cocktails, Italian wines, and beers.
|I need to get me one of these cheese fridges!|
|Mantuano and the Band Cork|
I also tried the Summer Smash with bourbon, apricot, and mint. It was almost too pretty to drink...almost.
Note: my experience at Spiaggia Lounge was complimentary, however, the opinions expressed herein are my own.
980 N. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60611