3 Boutique Hotel Restaurants to Fall in Love With
At The Albert in Chicago’s Hotel EMC2, it isn’t nostalgia for restaurants inspiring the menus, but rather famed theoretical physicist Albert Einstein.
The 120-seat contemporary American restaurant offers seasonal dishes inspired by both art and science. Executive chef Brandon Brumback creates menu items that include Atlantic Halibut poached with grapefruit, parsley, and red wine; Spring Chicken Presse with green olives, fingerlings, and trumpet mushrooms; and Chilled Sweet Corn Soup with blackberry, coconut, and jicama.
The “infusary,” a chandelier-inspired custom glass structure of tubes that infuses and pours house-made liquors, sits at the center of the restaurant. The space also features commissioned art from surrealist painter Paul Bond and local Chicago artist Jonathan Plotkin.