Rhapsody, 65 E. Adams St.
Rhapsody is adjacent to the Chicago Symphony Orchestra building; after CSO performances, the restaurant is filled with music-loving patrons. The restaurant is spacious and has several different seating areas; there is the Conductor's Room for private parties, a large indoor lounge, and a beautiful outdoor dining patio.
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The outdoor patio is actually a lush garden, which is very popular in warm weather. The indoor lounge is massive, with long leather couches along the middle and several plush sofas in the corners for smaller groups. The large but cozy lounge is decorated in warm colors; there are small candles on every table and the bar near the back of the room seems lit from below. Everything in the room almost glows, creating a serene tone that invites conversation and lingering.
Cuisine at Rhapsody is American, with an emphasis on fresh fish. Take your pick of a number of interesting menu items, but save room for dessert. Dessert here is pure music; try the Double Chocolate Cake with Mandarin Coulis. The warm, perfectly spongy brownie is sprinkled with powdered sugar, garnished with thyme and mint and served with ice cream, strawberries and blueberries. The dish is decadent, but the serving is small and leaves no room for guilt.
Other desserts include a Blueberry Streusel Tart, Cranberry Ginger Mousse, Homemade Sorbet and a host of dessert wines.
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