TAO Chicago – Chicago
The glitziest dining and nightlife destination to hit Chicago in more than 20 years, the Asian-inspired TAO also boasts locations in New York, Los Angeles and Las Vegas.
The River North venue is the largest one to date, situated on more than 34,000 square feet, which includes 275 seats for dining on the first-level dining room and an upper-level nightclub with 7,000 square feet.
There's visual overload in TAO, and of course that's deliberate. A 16-foot-tall Quan Yin statue overlooks guests as they dine on offerings from the sea, sky and land, featuring signature dishes like lobster wontons, Peking duck, crispy snapper in "sand" and the popular tuna sashimi pringle.
In the nightclub, revelers may enjoy cocktails, bottle service and a spectacular scene underneath a massive 10-foot bell and disco ball.