Cuisine: American, New American
When you realize that The Albert is part of EMC2 Hotel, expect an "aha" mental flash about whom its name refers. The restaurant feels spacious, the decor is dare we say "smart," and waitstaff is... Read More
When you realize that The Albert is part of EMC2 Hotel, expect an "aha" mental flash about whom its name refers. The restaurant feels spacious, the decor is dare we say "smart," and waitstaff is genuinely helpful and cheery. Executive Chef Brandon Brumback offers a compact contemporary American menu of seasonal, globally inspired dishes good for lunch or dinner and anytime on the outdoor patio perfect for people watching and a lightweight or full bodied cocktail. It's certainly spendy but everything is perfectly executed from a starter like Spanish octopus, Shishito peppers, harissa and pistachio (that includes every trendy ingredient) to Fjord Sea Trout with golden beets and crème fraîche. The bar menu includes snacks and a great Slagel Farms cheeseburger and fries. Check in just for coffee and choices from Pastry Chef, Vanarin Kuch, who outdoes himself with floating s'mores, citrus ricotta mousse and pistachio cake.
- Magnificent Mile's Best Restaurants: "Brunch is served Friday through Sunday from 11a.m.-2 p.m. offering exceptional pastries, refined savories and special sandwiches."
- Best for Magnificent Mile's Best Restaurants Because: Excellent food and cocktails in a conversation friendly, visually loaded space.