Trio was sold by the family 1 year ago. The owners are the same as Villa Berulia. For this reason, they transported those wonderful Croatian dishes there. The strukli is better than ever. As for trio, its now owned by irish guys. Totally different food, and bright yellow decor. Completely different.
The best old-school italian hands down is Villa Berulia on east 34th street. It has been owned by the same brother-sister team (Johnny & Maria) for almost 28 years. All the waiters wear tuxedos, and the decor is quaint and inviting, with arches, just like in Italy. They have a great menu, and their house specialty is the King Size Veal Chop, which may be the best in the city. ENJOY!
Thanks for the quick replies. My tastes are varied, I am up for anything. But definitely want a fine culinary experience...high end for sure. I did not mean to offend...just have no idea what Chicago is about... Being that I am a born and bred New Yorker and restaurateur, who dines out frequently, I know that we have some of the best restaurants in the world. Hoping that after my trip to Chicago, I can say the same!
I am the proprietor of a fine-dining establishment in Manhattan. I will be in Chicago for a wedding at the end of August. This is my first visit to the windy city, and I want to have a superb meal. The obvious is Charlie Trotters, however, I am young (27) and it seems too stuffy. Someone recommended TRU, but I've read some mixed reviews. I want something upscale, price is not an issue, just want to see if Chicago is up to par with the NYC dining scene. Reccomendations please! THANKS!