Mercat a la Planxa
The historic Blackstone hotel gets a major makeover, and with it the arrival of Jose Garces' tapas bar specializing in Catalan cuisine. Small plate items range from cut-to-order charcuterie and cheeses to fresh seafood, steaks and chops, with an emphasis on meats and seafood served a la planxa, or grilled-to-order.
Groups who order three days in advance can also feast on whole, roast pig.
The bar offers seasonally inspired sangrias, Spanish-styled cocktails and martinis plus an extensive collection of Spanish cavas, wines, ciders and beer.
Address: 638 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60605
Region: Downtown / Loop
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