From Our Editors
Chicago Magazine recently named Estate Ultra Bar one of the city's top five new bars, thanks largely to its eclectic crowd of "trend mongers and scene followers, mixed with relatively low-key partiers who just want to hang." There’s nothing trendy, however, about executive chef Chris Turano's menu of seasonal American cuisine. Turano brings his A-game every night in the form of tuna tartar, pulled pork, and miniature Angus burgers. With 8,000 square feet of interior space, the bar is divided into several sections: the atrium, living room, dining room, and trophy room—all of which can be reserved for private parties or hopscotch tournaments. An open-air rooftop lounge overlooks the Chicago River, though the crisp orange and white décor may trick guests into thinking they’re at a posh nightclub in Las Vegas.