Sixteen certainly belongs to the kind of restaurants where the view is a part of the experience. You enter the restaurant inside Trump International Hotel and Tower, Chicago, at floor 16. The professional and friendly staff will escort you via a passageway with big wine racks on each side filled with expense account vintages and you will enter a dining room offering one of the best skyline views in the world.
There are three dining rooms. The main Tower Room with a dome shaped ceiling made of West African wood and with an impressive massive Swarovski-crystal chandelier in the centre of it. There are two additional dining rooms as well named for their views; the Bridge Room and the River Room. You will have amazing views wherever you sit. The view includes Lake Michigan, Chicago River, the impressive Wrigley Clock Tower, and the Chicago Tribune building. If you are visiting the restaurant during the summer, the view also includes the seasonal semi-weekly fireworks over the lake from Navy Pier and you will have access to the adjacent The Terrace at Trump where you also can eat and have some of the best cocktails with a view of the city.
Frank Brunacci left as the Executive Chef. Michael Fiddler was promoted from Executive Sous Chef to the new Executive Chef, but he was replaced by Thomas Lents in January 2012. There is still the New American cuisine with both European and Asian touches on the menu. The lunch menu is much more simple, so aim for a dinner and order in dishes like the butter poached Maine lobster, roasted pheasant breast, prime filet of beef or yellowtail snapper to mention a few of the dishes you likely can choose even if the menu is changed regularly.
The Executive Chef is backed up excellently by the Head Sommelier and the Restaurant Director so you will be in capable hands when you dine at Sixteen and you will have a great time.
Written by Andy