Restaurant came highly recommended by the Hilton Garden Inn front desk staff. Upon entering the restaurant I noticed a 2012 Taste of Chicago plaque. So far, so good. Let me preface the review by saying I don't often choose a steakhouse for my business meal, but wanted to give it a shot.
The ambiance reminded me of someplace I would have taken a date when I was 16, in an effort to impress. After a few minutes, I just felt older than I am (and I'm old enough)! The music playing was a collection of crooners from the '60s (maybe even the '50s). The room was dark, tables appointed with white linen cloth, and overall just felt a little AARPish to me.
The server was young, fun, professional, and provided excellent service. (Wish I remembered her name),
My mistake, perhaps, was to order a seafood dish at a chop house. That being said, it was a "special" and sounded delicious. Only after ordering did I find out it was new to the menu and I was one of, if not the first, to order it. The meal was a Jerk seasoned Mahi with mango salsa and additional spices. The fish itself was just a little dry, the seasoning was OK, and the salsa was overdone with the mango not much more than mush. Feedback was solicited from the kitchen and provided. Sides consisted of soup, asparagus, and garlic mash which were all fine, but underwhelming.
I might be willing to give Louie's another chance, but will opt for "red meat" if I do. Overall, it seemed a bit overpriced and overstated based upon what was served.
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