Chuck and I stumbled upon III Forks as we were driving through the beautiful Lake Shore East area. It faces a park and is just a block away from my favorite grocery store, Mariano's Fresh Market, 333 E. Benton Place. The room itself is stunning but the clincher is the rooftop bar! I've never seen such exquisite views of Chicago! As you enjoy cocktails, you are surrounded by a skyline that seems to smile down upon you....it was breathtaking! Oh, did I say the food was fabulous too? It calls itself a steakhouse but the menu is very extensive. I will say, it's not a cheap place but it was a small price to pay for this delightful experience!
(The hot, new Mexican restaurant, Cantina Laredo at 508 N. State St., is owned by the same people. The food is delicious here, too!)