SushiSamba Rio | Chicago rooftop guide 2010
504 N Wells St (312-595-2300)
Not only is the plush rooftop patio with a 40-foot bar, sharp sound system, sofas and stools perfect for a nightcap (or night-starter), it’s great for sashimi as well. For that you can thank chef Dan Tucker, who recently revamped the unique Japanese-Brazilian-Peruvian menu.
Drink of choice: Caipirinha
If you’re eating one thing: Tuna tiradito with hickory oil
Wait for a table: 15-20 minutes
Crowd: Girlfriends ready for a night out, with a smattering of tourists and foodies
504 N Wells St (312-595-2300). El: Brown, Purple (rush hrs) to Merchandise Mart. Bus: 65, 125, 156. Brunch (Sun), lunch, dinner. Average main course: $20. Opened in March.