Food & Drink

A culinary oasis at Ogilvie station

If someone told you there was a new restaurant near the train, your first thought would likely be, "I hope they play more than 'Drops of Jupiter' while I eat. Just kidding, of course. I hope they only play 'Drops of Jupiter"', only to be overcome with sadness that you won't be meeting Virginia at Ovie. The contemporary eatery is actually just damn close to the non-musically-inclined Metra trains running through Ogilvie station, and features a central dark wood bar flanked by cream-colored booths with steel beams overhead

Get your culinary needs on track with house-smoked salmon sided by classic accoutrements, or lobster cocktail with creamy mustard sauce, or a bowl of roasted pumpkin soup, which at the very least will get Christina Ricci's attention. You could also live out a common Bill Parcells' fantasy with the prosciutto-wrapped tuna (kicked w/ asparagus and saffron sauce), opt for a bourbon-glazed double pork chops over creamy polenta, or hit the pan-roasted duck with vanilla sweet potato puree and Brussels sprouts

The global wine list is 50-bottles strong, and the cocktail selection is heavy on martinis like the orange bitters-infused Ovie, or the Pear & Elderflower hit with pear vodka and St. Germain, though try not to have too many or it won't be the wind that sweeps you off your feet (...it'll be the, you know, Pear & Elderflower).