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World-Class Gourmet Dining and an Iconic View Make the Signature Room at the 95th® a Must for Chicago Visitors

April 8, 2014 Food & Beverage No Comments Email Email

There are over 18,000 restaurants in metro Chicago and just one offers gourmet cuisine plus enviable views from over 1,000 feet above The Magnificent Mile and Lake Michigan. 

That destination is The Signature Room at the 95th®.  Along with The Signature Lounge® at the 96th, the venues welcome over 800,000 guests from around the world atop the famed John Hancock Building. Whisked up in one of the world’s fastest elevators, guests experience contemporary American cuisine created with locally-sourced and seasonal ingredients, fine dining service, private dining options, and a world-class wine list against the stunning backdrop of views which stretch to three states on a clear day.

Owned by Chicago restaurateurs, Richard Roman and Nick Pyknis, the restaurant’s “incredible” staff of nearly 240 hospitality professionals help make this the restaurant Chicago looks up to®.

“We have evolved this fine dining destination into one where people from around the globe feel welcome and at ease, and where the food, service and overall experience creates lasting memories for our guests,” says Roman.

Gourmet cuisine takes center stage at this restaurant and lounge.  A team of over 50 culinary professionals create memorable dishes with the finest ingredients and locally-sourced products for the main dining room’s lunch, dinner, and Sunday Hybrid Brunch.  They also offer a gourmet bar menu in the Signature Lounge®, and incredible, customized menus for private dining events and receptions. Here, the culinary magic all happens in a 2,000 square foot, all-electric kitchen that uniquely offers cooks the same stunning views guests adore.

To acquire the high quality seasonal offerings that make this restaurant’s classic menu a standout, the chef and restaurant support many farmers and producers of locally-grown ingredients.

“We’ve been thoughtful about supporting our local growers and vendors, and are proud to represent Chicago and the Midwest by offering some of the area’s finest to each of our guests,” says Pyknis.

While the dining is influenced by the products found in the Midwest, The Signature Lounge® at the 96th offers a sophisticated destination where guests are served by gracious staff members that hail from all corners of the world.  Perched high above the city and lights, guests enjoy an exceptional selection of specialty cocktails including “Chicago’s Best” Side Car, and libations enhanced with seasonal fruits and flavors.  A gourmet menu for the Signature Lounge® includes inventive appetizers, sandwiches, and dessert selections for those that want a quick bite as they unwind or gear up for a fabulous night on the town.

Employees at The Signature Room® and Signature Lounge® are key to the restaurant’s long-term success.  In fact, over 20 staff members serving roles in private dining, the dining room, kitchen, and lounge® have been with the restaurant team for the entire 20-plus years of business.

“Without our stellar team we’d offer a space and not a memorable place.  Together, they help make The Signature Room® a stand-out experience for all of our guests, whether they are choosing to dine here several times a week, or celebrating an engagement, wedding, baptism, birthday, or family holiday,” says Angela Aspito, operations director.

The Dining Room is open for lunch Monday- Saturday, 11a.m. to 2:30 p.m.; and for dinner    Sunday- Thursday, 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.; and Friday and Saturday, 5 p.m. to 11 p.m.  Hybrid Sunday Brunch is served Sundays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  The Signature Lounge is open Sunday- Thursday, 11 a.m. – 12:30 a.m. and Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m. – 1:30 a.m.

There is a convenient pay-lot parking available in an attached garage, and plentiful parking in nearby locations.

The Signature Room at the 95th® and The Signature Lounge® at the 96th are located at 875 N. Michigan Avenue on Chicago’s Magnificent Mile.  Recommended reservations can be made by calling 888-2-DINE-95 or 312-787-9596, or by visiting  Follow updates on Facebook at The Signature Room at the 95th®, and on Twitter @signatureroom 95.

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