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“Premium Rooftop Spot”
Review of EPIC

EPIC
Ranked #2,047 of 9,668 Restaurants in Chicago
Price range: US$50 - US$50
Cuisines: American, Contemporary
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Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighbourhood: Near North Side
Cross street: Clark & LaSalle
Transit: We are located steps from the Merchandise Mart Brown Line stop and Grand Red line stop.
Description: Epic brings three levels of dining excellence to Chicago’s River North neighborhood, where Executive Mark Pollard offers a modern American menu. An industrial chic décor serves as the dramatic backdrop to signature dishes such as Chilean Sea Bass, Braised Beef Short Rib and Parmesan Gnocchi. An eclectic wine list and extensive cocktail selections, welcome guests to Epic’s first floor lounge; a voluminous space with exposed brick and intimate seating. A dynamic glass and steel staircase winds its way up to the second floor, revealing an elegant dining room. The energy, sights, and sounds of the room continue up to Epic Sky, a rooftop destination showcasing skyline views and an eye-catching crowd. Day or night, Epic Sky provides a sophisticated rooftop experience with the option of luxurious seclusion in one of the private cabanas.
Chicago, Illinois
Level 6 Contributor
80 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Premium Rooftop Spot”
Reviewed 4 September 2013

I've only eaten here once about a year ago, but very recently I went to a cooking demo/class for BBQ on the rooftop. For $25 we had a wee lesson in cooking chicken, beef and fish (even a dessert) on the BBQ. We had generous samples of everything cooked and the punch-eske sangria flowed freely during our time. When we ate here a year ago, we ate in the main dining room and the food was very good.

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank PeggyAnne777
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Chicago
Level 6 Contributor
96 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
“Disappointed”
Reviewed 19 August 2013

Epic Restaurant

I finally dined at Epic, and was somewhat disappointed. The layout is not at all conducive to dinner conversation – The nightclub is beneath the dining areas, and the staircase to the rooftop was clanging with shoe heals all night. The food was fine, as was the service by our waiter and service staff, but the constant checking by what I would gather were “bouncers” to see if we enjoyed each course, was frankly annoying.

The food: The Melon Salad was light and fresh. The Pork Belly was very well prepared. The Artichoke dish was average—they did not seem fresh! My money is on “out of a can.”

The main courses were at best average. The NY Strip was priced like a Chicago Steakhouse, which this was not. The Mushroom & Red Wine reduction overwhelmed the steak. Suggestion: Order it on the side. Finally, the Berkshire Pork Chop was a bit dry, and again overwhelmed by the cheese on top. Chef – sprinkle the cheese, don’t coat the Chop! The Hanger Steak was under-whelming and overpriced. We did not order dessert or even coffee. Enough said. I am unlikely to return.

  • Visited August 2013
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Seattle, Washington
Level 6 Contributor
117 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Great atmosphere”
Reviewed 9 August 2013

We had a group happy hour and was pleased with the upstairs area for our event. It was spacious and comfortable and the service was amazing! Great location.

Visited August 2013
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Thank debdex66
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Central, NY
Level 6 Contributor
176 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“Great rooftop bar/lounge”
Reviewed 1 August 2013 via mobile

We ate outside on the sidewalk and really enjoyed the oysters and chicken. After, we went upstairs to a great rooftop with couches, great music, and a great atmosphere. Great for anyone 22-40.

Visited July 2013
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Thank MMSS
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Geneva, Switzerland
Level 6 Contributor
508 reviews
277 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 335 helpful votes
“Great atmosphere and good food”
Reviewed 28 July 2013

Went there with colleagues for dinner. The place looks like a big loft, on several floors, and its atmosphere is great. I ordered that evening a buffalo carpaccio and some duck, both excellent. Good cocktails and fine wine.
A great place to go with a group and have some fun!

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank Swissdiver
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