Achatz Speakeasy Reveals Name and Menu
By Anthony Todd in Food on Jun 24, 2011 2:30PM
The interior of the new bar, via Achatz's twitter.
The bar, which (as some had speculated based on the sign) is called The Office, has a sparse but expensive food menu. It includes Caviar ($95/oz), Foie Gras ($65), Beef Tartare ($50) and other traditional-sounding dishes which are meant for sharing. David Tamarkin is most excited about the Ice Cream sundae ($25 for 2), and we have to admit we share in the excitement.
Drinks are all $20 - and this is where we get a little bit less excited. As we ranted a long, long time ago, while the Violet Hour is making amazing drinks at $12, we are reluctant to buy into the constant upward price creep of Chicago cocktails. $14, maybe. But $20? It also doesn't help that ING, next door, is also doing interesting molecular gastronomy cocktails - and they are only charging $10-$15. On the other hand, the drinks do look interesting and tasty. They don't have names on the menu, but if you're a cocktail geek, reading the list will make you very, very interested. The whole menu is online at Time Out.