Normally we don’t condone paying through the nose for Chinese food when Chinatown options abound, but this gorgeous fourth-floor terrace, brimming with fresh flowers and offering a view of the historic Water Tower, is hard to beat. Elevated takes on five-spiced duck, drunken baby chicken and wok-baked lobster mostly surpass expectations, but if you’re looking to take advantage of the digs while keeping within a budget, stick with snacking on dim sum and splurge on a fancy cocktail.
|Venue name:||Shanghai Terrace|
The Peninsula Chicago, 108 E Superior St
|Cross street:||between Michigan Ave and Rush St|
|Opening hours:||Lunch, dinner (closed Sun)|
|Transport:||El stop: Red to Chicago. Bus: 3, 10, 26, 29, 66, 143, 144, 145, 146, 147, 151, 157.|
|Price:||Average main course: $32|