I have visited this restaurant so many times so it’s hard to believe I have neglected to write a restaurant review for Eno in Chicago. I discovered this little gem a few years ago when I stayed at the Intercontinental Hotel and didn’t want to venture out into the cold Chicago winters night, and thus the infatuation began. The casual and inviting ambiance combined with the wine and bubbly tasting flights, cheese, and meat platters, and handmade chocolate and truffles make this a perfect option for a fun evening whenever I visit Chicago.
Located on Michigan Avenue, but also with an entrance inside the Intercontinental Hotel, the cozy wine cellar like restaurant offers a comfy setting to enjoy a wide range of wines from around the globe. Eno is a firm favorite of mine. I always enjoy the bubbly tasting flight, that gives me 3 separate tastes to sample. My husband usually goes for one of the red wine flights. And my daughter Rebecca (a recent enthusiast) usually joins me with the bubbly flight.
To accompany our drinks we typically order a few food items to share. Eno does seem popular as a place to pop in for a drink. We find that the food platters make an ideal accompaniment to the wines. Our favorites are the cheese platters, the bruschetta, and the pizza. It’s also hard to resist the handmade chocolates that provide a mouthwatering temptation in the display cabinet as you first enter the restaurant. As with the wine flights, the food platters are delivered with a card detailing more information about the food offered. So you could say it’s an educational experience to boot.
On my most recent visit the restaurant was quite busy. This is quite unusual, so perhaps the word is out about this somewhat hidden gem. Service was friendly and sufficiently attentive. I would recommend you visit Eno on your next Chicago adventure, but be warned it can be addictive J
Address: 505 North Michigan Avenue, Chicago (Inside the Intercontinental Hotel)
Telephone: 312 321 8738
Hours: Mon-Thurs: 4pm-12am, Fri-Sat: 1pm-1am, Sun: 1pm-10pm (Patio opened seasonally)
Other info: Wine tastings and classes available
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