February 9, 2010

112 W Hubbard St., Chicago, IL 60654


Dinner (about $30)

We went to Epic in December for Chris’s 23rd birthday. We went on a Friday, but it was the opening week of the restaurant. We got there about 20 minutes early, but they took us anyway. The restaurant was huge, it had three levels, but it was empty. It worked nice for us though because we got a great table on the third floor with a good view. The service was excellent. The staff was knowledgeable and very attentive. As soon as we were seated they served an amuse-bouche, which is a bite size sampling of the chef’s specialty. We then began with the tasty complimentary bread and the Tuna Tartare as an appetizer. As expected, it was delicious. For our entrée we shared the Salt Crusted Market Fish for Two. Our waiter also recommended a side dish, so we ordered the Penne Gratin for two, as well. Trust us, this side dish was not necessary. We were so full that we barely finished our meal. The portions are larger than you would expect.  Although neither one of us can quite remember the type of fish we ate, we both remember it being very good. In fact, the waiter brought out the entire fish to us and then offered to fillet it tableside, which we agreed to. Lastly, they brought out a special dessert for the birthday boy. It was an interesting combination of ice cream, with a 25 year old balsamic reduction, a poached pear and blue cheese. There menu is constantly rotating, which says a great deal about the thought that is put in to it. Sadly, this no longer appears to be on their menu, but they have some equally interesting desserts awaiting you. We had a fantastic evening at Epic and we look forward to returning.

Sorry for the low quality photos, it was dark in the restuarant. Here is a little peak at what the dessert looked like…


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