With a stay at Hyatt Regency O'Hare in Rosemont, you'll be near the airport and minutes from Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, and close to Rosemont Theatre. This 4-star hotel is within close proximity of Rivers Casino and Allstate Arena.
Make yourself at home in one of the 1,096 air-conditioned rooms featuring minibars. Your bed comes with triple sheeting and down blankets. Wireless Internet access (surcharge) keeps you connected, and satellite programming is available for your entertainment. Bathrooms have designer toiletries and hair dryers.
Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities
Take advantage of recreation opportunities such as a 24-hour fitness facility, or other amenities including wireless Internet access (surcharge) and concierge services. Additional features include gift shops/newsstands and shopping on site.
Satisfy your appetite at the hotel's restaurant, which serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Dining is also available at a coffee shop/café, and room service (during limited hours) is provided. At the end of the day, relax with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge.
Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include a business center, limo/town car service, and business services. Planning an event in Rosemont? This hotel has 100000 square feet (9290 square meters) of space consisting of conference/meeting rooms, small meeting rooms, and a ballroom. A roundtrip airport shuttle is complimentary (available 24 hours).
As its multi-star ratings show, The Capital Grille serves the best in all things beef, making this lip-smacking steakhouse hard to match.
It's always the right time to eat a delicious, healthy meal. Find one that won't disappoint at The Capital Grille.
Drinks are also on the menu here, so visitors can start the night off right.
You won't need to get a sitter before heading to this restaurant — kids are more than welcome at this family-friendly establishment.
A private room is available for reservation at The Capital Grille for those nights when you take the whole gang out to celebrate.
Need to catch up on some work or the latest news? Get online at The Capital Grille with their complimentary wifi.
Enjoy the cool summer breezes on The Capital Grille's seasonally available outdoor seating.
Reserve a table in advance and steer clear of long wait times.
Slip into something more comfortable before dining at The Capital Grille, where dress code calls for business casual.
Or, take your grub to go.
Catering is also available if you'd like to serve The Capital Grille's tasty dishes at your next party.
Valet parking is available at The Capital Grille for those who need it.
The Capital Grille can be pricey, so plan accordingly.
The Capital Grille knows there's nothing like a big, juicy steak, so head on down and see what all the hype is about.
So come to The Capital Grille, where you'll discover the fine art of preparing and cooking the perfect steak.
Like a Picasso portrait of a bowling alley, Kings presents many facets stitched together seamlessly. Within the vibrant 27,000-square-foot interior, ‘70s supernova-style chandeliers and overstuffed lounge seating hark back to the retro roots of Americana while more than 50 big-screen HDTVs and projectors inject a spike of modern, technology-driven society. Above 20 bowling lanes, whose oil glistens under colored lights, sports stream so that not a play is missed. Three billiards tables, on the other hand, rest in a lounge area that is relatively private, cut off from the rest of the world and the crash of pins by muted red walls. This lounge area also is home to the new shuffleboard table as well. Kings has hosted thousands of parties at locations across the country since its opening, and has private party rooms, where six bowling lanes lit with black lights complement the dotted light spread by a spinning disco ball.
Though kids are welcome to bowl and eat, the decor begins a message that ends with the 21+ policy in the evenings: this is not the average bowling alley. On granite topped tables amid the dining area's curtain-draped walls, patrons can dine on a menu of pizza, burgers, and ribs. Outside, chrome-topped tables dapple the patio, beckoning young lovers or negotiating world leaders to enjoy a specialty cocktail—such as the Big Balls for Two—or share an ice-cream float.
Gibsons Bar and Steakhouse takes their beef seriously, earning them a multi-star rating from their many loyal customers.
Complete your meal with the perfect glass of wine or beer from this restaurant's drink list.
For your next big bash, consider hosting at Gibsons Bar and Steakhouse, a great space for big groups with a private room to boot.
Make a reservation to ensure your table is ready when you are.
Don't sacrifice comfort for style — Gibsons Bar and Steakhouse's dress code is business casual, so guests can look and feel great.
Call Gibsons Bar and Steakhouse for catering if you have a big event coming up.
Dining out isn't your only option here — pickup is available, too.
Commuters will love the easy access to public transit and parking close to Gibsons Bar and Steakhouse.
Valet parking is available at Gibsons Bar and Steakhouse's N River Rd address, so make sure to bring along a little extra for tip.
A night out here can be a bit pricey, so prepare to shell out a bit more.
Paying with your major credit card is one payment option at Gibsons Bar and Steakhouse.
The restaurant is open from morning through evening, but the dinner menu serves the tastiest reviews.
So why not find out for yourself why everyone is talking about Gibsons Bar and Steakhouse? Your very own steak is right around the corner.
For a tender, flavorful steak that is sure to satisfy, be sure to check out Gibsons Bar and Steakhouse.
Visit Great Escape and indulge in some good old-fashioned American cuisine.
Great Escape features a wide variety of flavorful low-fat and gluten-free eats.
Have a few picky young eaters in the family? Not a problem at this restaurant, where the food and ambience are perfect for family dining.
Access the Internet free of charge via Great Escape's complimentary wifi.
Great Escape is a good restaurant to dine with a small or large group.
At Great Escape, the prime seating is on the patio. Come check out what all the buzz is about.
Avoid playing the waiting game and call ahead for a table.
This restaurant serves your food any way you like, delivered or carried-out.
Catering from Great Escape will take your party to the next level.
Don't fret! Parking options are readily available near Great Escape.
You'll also find plenty of safe spaces to lock up your bike if you prefer to cycle to the restaurant.
Great Escape s mid-range cuisine will please your pockets as well as your palate.
AM, midday, and PM meals are served at the restaurant, but supper takes the cake for best in show.
A hearty salad, juicy burger, or classic chicken — all of your favorite American dishes will be made fresh when you head to Great Escape.
So take your next meal to the next level and indulge in some great American eats at the highly-rated Great Escape.
Featuring a laid-back vibe and traditional Mexican fare, Tacos Locos aims to please its casual-dining guests.
Order a bottle for the table if you like — this restaurant has a full bar stocked with the best wine, beer, and more.
At this restaurant, everyone will find something they love — kids included!
Tacos Locos is a local restaurant that accommodates both large and small groups.
During the summer months, don't miss out on Tacos Locos' outdoor patio seating.
Avoid playing the waiting game and call ahead for a table.
Tacos Locos tosses the jacket-and-tie dress code convention in favor of a more casual dining experience.
Through their catering service, Tacos Locos can also set out a delicious spread for your next party.
Prefer to dine from the comfort of your own couch? Swing by this restaurant for carryout, or have them come to you with delivery.
At Tacos Locos, drivers can settle for safe parking in the lot next door.
Tacos Locos' diners can store their bikes safely at the rack around the corner.
Find your sweet (or savory) spot at Tacos Locos, where you can opt for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.
If you prefer casual dining, head on over to Tacos Locos and enjoy some Mexican fare in a comfortable setting.
The Mexican eats at Tacos Locos are filled with endless flavors, so come on by today and enjoy a taste of Mexico.
Cindy Espinosa has cooked almost every dish on the menu at Nellie’s (2458 W. Division St.), the Humboldt Park luncheonette she co-owns with her husband, Pablo. Yet she’s never attempted mofongo, a dish of mashed fried plantains that’s a Puerto Rican tradition.
“I see it being made,” she said. “I know how it’s made, but I’ve never tried it.”
It’s easy to see why. The cooking process, which I watched unfold in Nellie’s kitchen, is pretty involved, with a lot of hand-mashing and frying. “It’s more of a Friday-night dinner type of thing,” Pablo said. “You might eat it once a month at home.”
Yet the final result—a dome of fried plantain that diners can moisten with a dip into housemade chicken broth—is worth the work. Here’s how Cindy and Pablo’s cook, Carmen, makes it.
Carmen first peels and chops green plantains, the same fruits used in the restaurant’s jibaritos and tostones. According to Pablo, the restaurant goes through a crate of about 50 green plantains every week.
Then Carmen tosses them into a deep-fryer with some chopped tocino, or pork lard. When the lard has cooked down to a salty, crispy crunch, she dumps it and the plantains into a type of mortar and pestle called a pilon. “Every Puerto Rican household should have one,” Cindy said. The pilon’s concave bottom is what gives a serving of mofongo its distinctive dome-like shape.
In Puerto Rico, you see “all types of sizes” of pilon, Pablo said. That includes some as large as a butter churn, which sit on the floor. Nellie’s is a tabletop model, about 6 inches tall, wooden, and covered in carvings. It makes only one portion of mofongo at a time, which can make things hectic for Carmen on a busy weekend day. (All that mashing “takes an arm,” Cindy said.)
Making mofongo to order gives the staff flexibility to tailor each serving. For instance, Carmen can leave out the tocino to make a vegetarian version of the dish. (Both Espinozas have been vegetarian for a year and a half.) Other versions on the menu include iterations with shrimp in place of tocino or with a mound of chicken, shrimp, or steak nestled inside the dome. Mofongo can also be a side order to fried chicken (chicharron de pollo) or fried pork.
I get to sample the classic, main-course version.
The mofongo dome appears next to a small silver tureen filled with housemade chicken broth for dipping. There is still a big chunk of meat and bone floating in it, as well as a big, soft carrot that I devour, savoring its umami flavors. Moistened with a little broth, the green plantains lose their fibrous dryness to become melt-in-your-mouth comfort food; the bits of tocino provide an occasional kick of salt.
I send a mental thank-you to Carmen’s arm for providing this food. I hope it was worth the work.
Photo credit: Andrew Nawrocki, Groupon
To many Chicagoans, the neighborhoods south of Roosevelt Road seem to be a culinary wasteland. To Jimalita Tillman, Chicago native and executive director of the Harold Washington Cultural Center and Performing Arts Theatre (4701 S. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Dr.), fine-dining opportunities definitely exist on the South Side—if you give them a chance.
Because many of these restaurants depend on word of mouth, Tillman said, the advertising budgets of their more northern competitors often trump their oral marketing, and so she often spends “all day” giving South Side restaurant recommendations to area visitors and theater-goers.
“There are many great places [to eat] throughout these areas,” she said. “It really depends on what you’re in the mood for.”
And if you're in the mood for a little musical and cultural Chicago history to pair with your meal, you don't have to travel far from the landmark arts center. The Harold Washington Cultural Center, in the former location of the historical Regal Theater where the likes of Ella Fitzgerald once performed, is right in the heart of the Black Metropolis—a region marked by the culture and Southern-inspired music scene that developed during the Great Migration. Today, Bronzeville is still flavored with leftovers from its swinging past.
To savor alongside your meal, we paired each of Tillman’s restaurant recommendations with a few musical, historical, and cultural tidbits.
4655 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Dr., Chicago, IL 60653
It’s the quick and personable service that makes this gourmet hot-dog eatery a standout, Tillman said. Of course, Chef Cliff Rome serves the usual Chicago-style hot dog, but it’s the varied wiener and burger options he creates that color H-Dogs’ menu with the fine-dining flair he perfected while studying in Paris. The Healthy Hound—a grilled veggie dog with sprouts, roasted peppers, red onions, and cucumbers—sits alongside salmon burgers, turducken sausages, and portobello-mushroom sandwiches without the least bit of tattletaling or fighting over who had the mustard first. Sweet-potato or truffle fries complete the gourmet-on-the-go experience.
Bite of History: The gourmet hot-dog diner sits in a historical building that was once known as 47th Street Marketplace. Before a 2010 fire destroyed the building, it was considered a symbol of the revitalization of Bronzeville and housed Tillman’s Spoken Word Cafe—one of the original hosts of HBO’s Def Poetry series hosted by hip-hop artist and actor Mos Def.
2. Pearl’s Place
3901 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60653
“I’m a breakfast head,” said Tillman—as are many in the crowd of diners waiting to get inside for brunch on any given Sunday. The kitchen cooks up a mix of Southern and soul food—yes, there’s a difference—but Pearl’s Place sprinkles it with the right amount of creole flavor. After sampling Pearl’s juicy yet crispy fried chicken, sautéed salmon croquettes, or all-day breakfasts of vegetable omelets or homestyle pancakes, it seems only right to finish with a bite or two of peach cobbler or sweet-potato pie.
Bite of History: The interior decor, with album jackets and vinyl records lining the walls, features a photo story of the neighborhood’s jazz and blues history with jazz legends Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, and Lena Horne—all of whom graced the stage at the Regal Theater during Bronzeville’s musical heyday.
3. Norman’s Bistro
1001 E. 43rd St., Chicago, IL, 60653
The bistro’s entrees—including vegetable confetti ravioli, smoked cranberry salmon, and the Great Duck burger—offer an upscale taste-bud experience at “South Side prices,” Tillman said. From the food to the decor, presentation is an art in this sleek and classy spot featuring creole-inspired American food with a Brazilian flair. In the exposed-brick, art-filled wine bar, sommeliers pour from an extensive list of wines. Separate from the dining room, the intimate setting of the bar creates an ideal spot for the happy-hour crowd.
Bite of Culture: On Sundays at 9 p.m., the bistro hosts a live jazz jam session. Or make an appointment and walk over to Gallery Guichard—housed in a turn-of-the-20th-century Italiante row house—to peruse its African-diaspora art and blown glass, sculptures, and photography by local as well as international artists.
Photography by Andrew Nawrocki.
Clockwise from top: Birria in action—rich, briny consommé and tender goat meat, stewed for hours with bay leaves, cinnamon, and other spices. // Ceramic bowls absorb the birria's heat, keeping the broth warm throughout meals. // When Rick Bayless recommended Birrieria Reyes de Ocotlan to "Esquire" magazine, he described the eatery’s birria as "full of flavor, incredibly homey and satisfying."
In Ocotlán in Jalisco, Mexico, the temperature rarely dips below 40 degrees. That's mild by Chicago standards; however, when the Reyes family immigrated 2,000 miles from Ocotlán to Chicago, they brought with them a recipe that would prove thoroughly compatible with the colder weather. That recipe is birria—a savory stew made by simmering goat meat for hours with herbs and spices. On a cold day in mid-March, I made a trek across town to the family's Pilsen restaurant, Birrieria Reyes de Ocotlan, to taste it myself.
As soon as I entered the eatery, I smelled the warm, rich aroma of simmering goat meat. Goats were also present in the decor: miniature replicas decorated shelves and cupboards, and a mounted goat head kept watch over the booths, a toothpick dangling humorously from its lips.
After I ordered birria at the counter, a server presented me with three dishes. The smallest held pickled onions and lime wedges, which are traditional birria condiments, and an oblong basket cradled warm, fresh tortillas. The largest bowl brimmed with rich, briny consommé, chopped onions and cilantro, and hunks of tender goat meat.
The first spoonful of broth tasted bright and smoky with hints of ancho peppers and cinnamon. I separated a piece of goat meat with light pressure from my spoon. Leaner than beef, the meat still had pieces of bone inside, which infused the meat with the flavor of their marrow. The crisp onions and fragrant cilantro stood out against the birria's savory elements to create a harmony of flavors that was especially comforting on a cold day.