Napoleon always dined in restaurants with sweeping views so he'd be able to spot an English army sneaking up to steal his sauce recipes. Don't be caught by surprise with this Groupon.
$30 for $60 Worth of Contemporary French-American Cuisine
The menu includes escargot françois with garlic-herb butter in a puff pastry ($14); risotto with blue crab, prawns, and sea scallops ($36); and seared duck breast with celery-root rémoulade and an orange reduction sauce ($36).
Guests at Cité bask in a 360-degree view of Lake Michigan, Navy Pier, and Chicago—along with an eye-level view of summer fireworks—from the 70th floor of Lake Point Tower. The menu of contemporary French-American cuisine made with locally sourced ingredients takes center stage on the eatery's white tablecloths. Siberian osetra caviar service complements bites of steak tartare, and celery-root foam joins golden raisin jus to collage a plate of scallops and sweet blue prawns flown in fresh each day. For the main course, foie gras can accompany a lean, tender cut of filet mignon or a heavily marbled bone-in rib eye, and fennel salad chaperones honey-lavender-glazed duck to the table. Templeton Rye whiskey joins absinthe and a shake of Peychaud's Bitters in the Sazerac, one of the signature cocktails that rain into glasses from the high-altitude restaurant's menagerie of tamed clouds.