Dim sum lovers get the best of both worlds at Phoenix, a comfortable room that boasts a grand view of the Chicago skyline. Here, stacks of bamboo baskets are wheeled to tables on signature silver trolleys for a classic experience—yet each diner’s selection is cooked to order for fresh and steaming-hot bites. The proof is in the soft and poppable shrimp-and-chive dumplings and the fluffy white buns stuffed with chunks of barbecue pork. Those looking for larger portions will appreciate the meandering menu, which also boasts Hong Kong-style stir-fry and clay pot dishes alongside Americanized Chinese classics. Steamed sea bass fillets swim in soy oil on an oval platter and are sprinkled with a touch of slivered scallion to brighten the delicately flaky fish.
- De inspecteurs van de MICHELIN Gids