In less than 20 days, Charlie Trotter’s eponymous restaurant will close its doors after 25 years. Though I’ve been fine dining in Chicago for years, I confess I had never gotten around to Trotter’s. It was always on the list, but it was the imminent threat of closing prompted me to finally make reservations. I’m glad I went.
The service was exceptional, the quality and presentation of the food ranged from solid to transcendent, and in both the vegetable and grand menus I could see the inspiration that drives so many tasting menus in Chicago.
There are no bad choices at Charlie Trotter’s, there’s only a missed opportunity if you don’t make it before the doors close for good. Hurry, hurry.
816 W Armitage Ave
Chicago, IL 60614