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First Look: The Roof @ The Wit

By Karl Klockars in Food on May 26, 2009 7:00PM

Are rooftops the new patios? Between the C-View at the Affinia, the Vertigo Sky Lounge at the Dana, the Whiskey Sky at the W and the Terrace at the Conrad among others, hotel roofs are for more than just AC units and gravel these days.

Opening this week is The Roof at the new Wit Hotel at State & Lake. Featuring two outdoor patios, an indoor lounge with full bars, fireplaces, a small plates menu featuring fire-baked pizzas, and a 27th-story bird's eye view of State Street, we got an inside look and managed to keep the vertigo to a minimum in order to bring you a preview. are the drinks? Who's behind the menu? What's on tap? What pizza oven are they using? The real answer is: who cares? These places are all about the view, and everything else is just icing on the cake. You'll be paying hotel bar prices for the privilege of being at the top of the world, of course - but for one of the best views of State Street available, it's worth a trip.