Meanwhile, back in Chicago…Day #2

Day #2: Believe it or not, I managed to take in another amazing feast the next day as well…this time at Ki’s Steak and Seafood Restaurant in Glendale Heights, IL. Diet be Damned, it’s the Holidays! Ki’s has been around since the 1930’s and it has kind of an ‘old school’ art-deco, supper club vibe. Lots of wood and big comfy dining chairs, real tablecloths…classy but comfortable. Folks get a little dressed up to come here so dinner at Ki’s always feels like an event!kis

On this particular night, I had the Macadamia Nut Crusted Halibut. It was tender, flaky, and delicious. They pour a light chardonnay cream sauce over it just to make it irresistible…I mean ‘Come On’!  I have also had the Filet Mignon (to Die For), the Shrimp Cocktail (they are Yuge!), and the Lobster Bisque (OMG).

We even made it all the way to dessert this time-I honestly don’t know how… I had my usual favorite, the Creme Brulee. It wasn’t cooked as perfectly as usual but it was Christmas Eve and they were slammed so…they put raspberries and a little whipped cream on top and I was a happy girl anyway! My niece gave me a taste of her Chocolate Mousse and ‘Oh My Goodness!’ Mousse is usually too heavy for me but they make it so light and fluffy-fabulous!

As far as drinks go, Ki’s has really nice house reds. My Merlot went down ‘like buttah’! I’ve had the house Pinot Noir and the house Cabby Merlot blend and they are very lovely as well. They also make a very smooth Dirty Martini! They have a good size full bar and live entertainment several night a week. I was here on New Year’s Eve a few years ago and the band was lots of fun-they kept the dance floor packed all night with a selection of well-loved covers from not too far ‘back in the day’! 😉

They also have a large party room which my family has used several times and the service could not have been more attentive. Ki’s is not cheap but a trip here is worth every dime. This is why Ki’s was my dad’s favorite restaurant. He had good taste!


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