Food & Drink

The 5 lobster rolls you need to eat right now

Published On 06/05/2014 Published On 06/05/2014
Acadia
Stout Chicago
Sable Kitchen
Joe Fish Chicago
Sean Cooley
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1. Acadia 1639 S Wabash, Chicago, IL 60616 (South Loop)

Tucked away in a nondescript South Loop building, this Michelin-starred restaurant showcases chef Ryan McCaskey's contemporary take on classic American fare. Inspired by Maine, Acadia is unique for pulling off a sophisticated multi-course tasting menu (available in five or ten courses) and an à la carte bar menu that sports an aggressively indulgent burger. Whether you're there for the complete prix-fixe experience or for a cocktail and oysters at the bar, Acadia is definitely a special occasion spot.

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2. Stout Barrel House & Galley 642 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60654 (River North)

Serving Southern hospitality in the heart of River North, Stout Barrel House & Galley serves up adventurous comfort food in an inviting, communal environment. A wealth of craft and draft beers assures that your stiff drink is as gustatorily satisfying as the exquisite food.

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3. Sable 505 N State, Chicago, IL 60654 (River North)

Sable's a 153-seat dark-hued, brightly lit, open-kitchened dining room and lounge whose haute cuisine-meets-comfort menu is designed to marry with a cocktail program crafted by a Violet Hour alum, who can in turn help you graduate beyond your usual schnapps and soda.

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4. Joe Fish 445 N Dearborn St, Chicago, IL 60654

Joe Fish flies fresh seafood in daily and pairs it with craft beers, fine wines, and signature cocktails. This Italian-inspired seafood joint has amazing clams, but the lobster rolls are a must-try dish.

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5. Da Lobsta 12 E Cedar St, Chicago, IL 60611 (Gold Coast)

Da Lobsta specializes in classic lobsta rolls but this resto also offers some international variations, such as a Greek and Indian version. New England clam chowder is of course served up, as are house made whoopie pies.