Shining accolades from the likes of Esquire and Bon Appetit have kept this restaurant in Chicago's dining spotlight. The dining room takes traditional ... More
Shining accolades from the likes of Esquire and Bon Appetit have kept this restaurant in Chicago's dining spotlight. The dining room takes traditional Chinese artistic elements way off into the postmodern. Soft red light (hence the name) pierces through funky Chinese lanterns, the curved ceiling seems to flow across the room, and foliage everywhere even adds a domestic touch. The innovative light fixtures are worth a look alone. The menu spans the Asian continent and features traditional Thai, Chinese, Malaysian and Vietnamese dishes, with a bit of Chicago thrown in.
This place is an amazing rediscovery of the asian cuisine fusing ingredients creatively to create innovative and unique fusion dishes that delight the palette. There is kim chi with octopus and avocado salad, the frequently mentioned "Jackie's Chocolate Bag" along with many other amazing dishes. The tea and service is excellent!
Sometimes the Executive chef will make a special appearance at your table with a "family dining" option if it appears to be a family affair (meaning instead of entree portions, its in the larger family style servings).
A bit pricey, but certainly worthwhile
One of the worst places to spend your money in this great city. Food was over priced and pain ole' awful. The service was extremely bad, and I think i got bitten by a cockroach while sitting at the table.