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Recent Thoughts on The Penthouse (Huntley Hotel)

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goody Jul 24, 2007 12:02 PM

Anyone been to The Penthouse at the Huntley Hotel recently? The review from February were not super but I'm wondering if they worked out the kinks by now.

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    yogachik RE: goody Jul 24, 2007 12:19 PM

    Food is inconsistent - either very good or very bad. But it's still the best room in town.

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      michellemabelle RE: goody Jul 24, 2007 04:15 PM

      I have been twice and thought the food was pretty good, but VERY expensive for what it was. The room is gorgeous and chic. I would probably just go for cocktails.

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        glutton RE: michellemabelle Jul 24, 2007 09:06 PM

        I completely agree. Go for drinks. If you must eat there, be prepared to over-spend. It won't be inedible, but it won't be remarkable in any way.

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        Raymondo RE: goody Jul 24, 2007 04:30 PM

        Wasn't that a Mexican restaurant a long time ago? Or was I hallucinating?

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          Servorg RE: Raymondo Jul 24, 2007 04:34 PM

          Right. Toppers

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            Wolfgang RE: Raymondo Jul 24, 2007 04:35 PM

            Toppers put out chips and salsa during happy hour and had a quesadilla on the menu, but I wouldn't call it a Mexican restaurant.

            I don't know what came before Toppers.

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              fdb RE: Wolfgang Jul 24, 2007 05:51 PM

              I think at one point in history, it was Poncho Villa--also a "Mexican" restaurant.

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                cagey RE: fdb Jul 24, 2007 06:05 PM

                Well if we go back far enough, it was called "Gates of Spain." I don't ever recall a memorable meal in any of the restarants' incarnations.... The northwest side for drinks was always the call - chips and margaritas and a sunset view.

          2. hrhboo RE: goody Jul 24, 2007 10:02 PM

            Food is uninspired and overpriced. Drinks and view are great!

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              nosh RE: hrhboo Jul 26, 2007 10:39 AM

              Reports are that Lindsay Lohan and other stars were there last weekend. 'Nuff said.

              A shame to have lost the old Toppers, where even a nonstar without an entourage or even a reservation could come up that cool elevator, take a seat inside (without a security guy outside or a doorman), and for the price of a drink or two enjoy a spectacular view and sunset and even chow on a simple mexican buffet. You don't know what you got till its gone.

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