Opinions on Red Light
New England hound here. I'll be in Chicago in mid July for a business conference. Thinking of taking a group of about 15 to Red Light. I understand it's Asian Fusion cuisine. Menu looks nice. What's the general sentiment on this board about RL?
It think that you will get mixed review here...but I like it. I like the green beans and don't forget to save room for Jackie's chocolate bag (dessert). Its rich and ample enough to be shared by at least 2 people.
Edited to add...other options are
(1) Lao Sze Chaun in Chinatown. They have a private room upstairs. But this is a no frills--not sleek or posh like Red Light--place. Considered by many to be the best Chinese in the City and truly authentic. If you group is adventous and willing to step away from "American/Chinese" you have a winner. Also, many dishes are very spicy, so if you have people that cannot handle heat or if you have food allergies, I would not recommend this place. The prices are fair, if not cheap, so you would be able to have a complete feast to share at bargin basement prices. Highly recommend Tony's 3 chili chicken and bean curd with peanuts.
Parking may be difficult as well. No valet.
(2)Vermillion for Latin/India fusion. The only one of its kind in the city, beautiful room, great food, nice service. Same posh-like atmosphere as Red Light. I also recommend this if you are looking to stay within the fusion realm. I enjoy the fish with 16 spices and their lobster dish (I have yet to try) is the signature dish and the most popular.