Feb 262009
 

Trader Vic’s closed in July 2011. I’ve left this post up for your enjoyment. — Tammy

Home of the original Mai Tai, Trader Vic's menu has a distinctive Polynesian flair.

Home of the original Mai Tai, Trader Vic's menu has a distinctive Polynesian flair.

To fend off what we hope is the tail-end of this year’s winter chill, we made our way to the newly reopened Trader Vic’s for Mai Tai’s and seafood. Does the restaurant succeed in bringing a little piece of the islands to the heart of the Gold Coast? Listen in to find.

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Show Notes:
00:00 – 02:00 Excellent tropical drinks fraught with pineapple peril
02:01 – 02:52 Fun bar & our take on saucy seafood starters
02:53 – 03:32 A variety of seafood preparations
03:33 – 06:39 Wood stove sea bass with orange glaze & macadamia nut mahi-mahi
06:40 – 08:22 Chef’s tasting — four desserts for $12
08:23 – 09:53 More on entertaining “tribal” atmosphere
09:54 – 11:50 Good service — almost too good
11:51 – 12:43 Wheelchair access is tough
12:44 – 15:12 Wrap-up & sign-off

Can't decide on dessert? Try the chef's tasting. There's something for everyone.

Can't decide on dessert? Try the chef's tasting. There's something for everyone.

Trader Vic’s
1030 N State St
Chicago, IL 60610
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Bridget’s Ratings Tammy’s Ratings
Food Quality 4 4
Value 3 3
Service 4 3
Ambiance 4 4
Overall 7 7

Average price per person: $70

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