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Shot in the dark, trying to recall name of Rosemont/O'Hare area restaurant in industrial or office park

fern Apr 14, 2009 12:19 PM

Some years ago now a friend and I had apps at a bar that had a steakhouse sort of feeling, if I recall correctly. Dark polished wood, maybe leather booths. We were waiting for another friend's plane to get in so it was probably w/in 15 minutes of O'hare. I think that it had an odd outside appearance, not restaurant-like, but the bar inside was very nice and comfortable. We seem to think that it was either in an office or industrial park. Does this ring any bells? It may also have been a banquet facility, not sure.

My friend is trying to duplicate a dish we had there and wants to find the menu to see if they still serve it but neither one of us can remember the name or location. Sorry for the vague info, just thought I'd try in case the office or industrial park location is enough to get something.


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    jbontario RE: fern Apr 14, 2009 01:17 PM

    It was Rosewood Restaurant I would bet.
    Looks like an old sh!tty banquet hall.

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      ALITIN RE: jbontario Apr 14, 2009 01:36 PM

      That sounds right

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      beanbreath RE: fern Apr 14, 2009 02:11 PM

      Could it be Carlucci?

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        CJT RE: beanbreath Apr 14, 2009 02:56 PM

        Sounds more like Rosewood than Carlucci.

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        rubinow RE: fern Apr 14, 2009 02:36 PM

        Was it Magnum's? They have several locations, one close to the airport.

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          BRB RE: fern Apr 14, 2009 03:00 PM

          If not Rosewood, perhaps Cafe la Cave, Giannotti's or Gibson's (doubtful but they are largely steakhouses). What's the dish . . . that might help. There has not been a Magnum's near O'Hare.

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            nsxtasy RE: BRB Apr 14, 2009 03:27 PM

            I doubt that it's Gibson's. Their Rosemont location is in one of the big hotels on that strip with the convention center, hard to mistake for an industrial or office park area.

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              BRB RE: nsxtasy Apr 14, 2009 07:33 PM

              Hmmm. . . are you saying that Rosewood is in an office or industrial park?

              In any event, I was just trying to be helpful and come up with possibilities.

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            fern RE: fern Apr 14, 2009 03:16 PM

            My god, you guys are amazing. How did you do that? Thank you for your help.

            The appetizer was basically just chilled crab meat mounded in the center with avocado and some mayo on the plate. There's a bit more to it but neither of us remembers well enough. I know that doesn't sound like much but she has a reason for wanting to reconstruct that very dish.

            Really, I'm so grateful to you all. Rosewood sounds like a strong possibility. I'll pass the info along. Thank you all so much!

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              rubinow RE: fern Apr 15, 2009 08:42 AM

              It's on this menu: http://www.magnumsprimesteakhouse.com...

              They used to have a location only an exit or so away from O'Hare (towards the City). I don't believe it's there anymore, but there are other locations.

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                fern RE: rubinow Apr 15, 2009 10:36 AM

                Oh, thank you! That sure sounds like the dish. I will pass this along to my friend, too. She wants to call the restaurant but neither of us had any idea where to begin. You have all been SO helpful, she will be thrilled.

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