America’s 10 Best Roof-To-Table Restaurants
April 15th, 2014
LOCKWOOD IN THE PALMER HOUSE HILTON
Located just off the ornate lobby in Chicago’s Palmer House Hilton is the chic Lockwood Restaurant & Bar. On the 25th floor’s rooftop sits a low-key apiary and a vegetable garden flush with tomatoes, snap peas, herbs, and lettuces. All of this folds into the modern American menu, including a cheese plate featuring this richly flavored honey; octopus matched with romesco sauce; rooftop herbs alongside roasted Slagel Family Farm chicken; and spring lamb served with fava beans, knob onions, white asparagus, and mushrooms.
Insider Tip: The prix fixe lunch menu ($30) features two courses capped by the hotel’s famous Bertha’s Brownie, created on-site in 1893 for the World’s Fair.