at the Palmer House Hilton
17 East Monroe St
Chicago Illinois 60603United States
Fresh, creative food, glowing ambiance and a changing menu draw diners to The Loop.
Located just off the Palmer House Hilton's magnificent Art Deco lobby, Lockwood has become known for a bursting level of freshness. Top-notch food and a relaxing atmosphere (the color palette skews toward warm, calming browns and amber) combine to make dining a memorable experience. Each visit to Lockwood will be unique as well, since Chef Phillip Foss changes the creative dinner menu frequently. "It's like music," he says. "You don't want to keep playing the same song over and over." Start your meal with an ultra-fresh salad ($14) or a trio of delectably plump scallops or crab sliders ($16). For a principal dish, try the succulent prime rib ($48) or the drunken risotto ($28), a dish steeped in Merlot and garlic. Chef Foss picks the springtime mushrooms for the risotto himself. Other dishes you might find on the dinner menu include buttery pumpkin ravioli, Alaskan halibut, lobster bisque, roast chicken or duck with rhubarb. A perfect finish to a meal at Lockwood is the chocolate cake ($12) and decade-old tawny port ($25). We recommend making reservations.