Kikko/Kumiko - Chicago
Noah Sandoval has teamed up with cocktail maven Julia Momose for this dual gastronomy gem in the West Loop. Kikko/Kumiko showcases award-winning global fare and a highly regarded cocktail program that includes premium spirit-free drinks.
Kumiko, which is upstairs, is reserved for seasonal a la carte dishes that may be paired with Momose's cocktail program. And downstairs is Kikko, the one Michelin-starred eatery helmed by Mariya Russell.
Here, there are only eight counter seats with three seatings Thursday and Friday and two seatings Sunday, Wednesday and Thursday. Chef Russell and her team serve seven courses, which may be paired with wine, cocktails or spirit-free drinks, and it changes seasonally. There is an ample amount of seafood on the menu.