For my 23rd birthday, The BF took me to Roy’s Restaurant in Chicago! Being a HUGE seafood lover (as I was raised in Hong Kong, where seafood is more prevalent than burgers) he had a pretty good idea picking where to take me. The BF ended up ordering a three-course menu, and I ordered separately. The overall verdict? YUM!!
Taste: 4 (Some too-salty dishes prevented the 5)
Atmostphere: 4 (VERY crowded on a Friday night)
Value: 3.5 (Pricey, but very delicious. Prix Fix menu a good deal if you like what’s on it)
Appetizer #1: Maine Lobster Dim sum This was a huge hit with the both of us. The creamy sauce and the light foam complimented the rich flavors of the lobster inside the dim sum. The skin of the dim sum was slightly chewy (in a good way) and packed with bold lobster flavors inside. AWESOME!
Dessert #1: Mini Creme brulee
A free birthday treat from Roy’s
Dessert #2: Roy’s Melting Hot Chocolate Souffle Flour less Chocolate Cake with a molten hot center served a la mode
True to its description, this was like a hot semi-sweet brownie with a gooey middle. The ice-cream was the high quality vanilla that had little black specks from the vanilla bean, and the tart raspberry sauce that framed the dish added a new dimension to it all. Note that this was actually quite a bitter brownie, but it worked extremely well with everything else on the plate.
We scraped the dishes clean. YUM! I’d totally come back, but I wouldn’t try anything twice.
Thank you Roy’s for a wonderful night, great food, great service, and tasty food!
And more importantly, Thanks to the BF for taking me. http://www.roysrestaurant.com/dinnermenu.asp?u=3401
Highly recommend this if you haven’t been and you love fusion foods!