Located across the street from the Bank of America Theatre
, this steak house with vintage 1920s decor will satisfy all your pre- and post-show cravings. Follow their recommendations and order the entree and wine pairing printed on the walls. Or stop by at 6 p.m. on a Tuesday for complimentary drinks ranging from chardonnays and pinot noirs to Irish whiskeys and bourbons, mojitos and cosmos to tequilas and Gran Marnier. And if you're catching a show on a weekday, the Grillroom offers half-price on appetizers between 3-6 p.m.
The starters feature great seafood, including oysters, ahi tuna, calamari and crab cakes and a seafood platter, ranging from $10-$15. Vegetarians, don't miss the baked goat cheese ($10) or artichoke and spinach dip ($9). Warm up with the New Orleans seafood gumbo or soup of the day if it's windy outside (you're just blocks from Millennium Park and the lake). Salads range from $6 to the grilled prime steak Cobb salad for $15.
The sandwiches are super affordable and include grilled chicken, burgers, fish sandwiches, prime rib, crab cake and lobster rolls, for $11-$18. The Grillroom's Mahi, Atlantic salmon, tuna and lobster tail cost $17 and up. Or before heading to an Italian opera, feast on the cheese cannelloni, lobster lasagna, pecan-crusted tilapia, grilled pork chops, London broil or New York strip, from $15-$36. Break a leg!
Average cost: $21-$30
Centerstage Reviewer: Jacob Wheeler