Lives up to expectations16 is located in Trump Hotel. Like all things Trump, it is pricey and is sometimes better known for the hype than the execution. However 16 was an excellent experience. Innovative and tasty menu, impeccable service, and beautiful view. We'll go back when we have an opportunity.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMVery differentI was not aware of how the menu worked before I made the reservation. It was very interesting to say the least. The food was excellent but I was always looking for more. I guess because it was so good!5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMIncredible ambiance, viewsIncredible ambiance, views and decor. Food was excellent, creative, but a little minimalist....you can leave hungry after 8 courses. Diners choose themes for the set of courses: stream, prarie, and pasture. These seemed vague to me, but there was a sampling to help make the decision. However the sample did not reflect many of the courses. We did the wine pairings, but with our "prairie" selection there was no red wine for any course. There were generous pours for the wines which perhaps made up for the lack of food. The service was outstanding, but a little "Trumpy" (overeager to please). This was a fun and creative experience, but would advise that people who are hungry and want to know what they are eating try somewhere else.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMWOW. Window seating with aWOW. Window seating with a great view. Chose Stream 8-course with wine. Nothing but superb food and stimulating pairings (all but one wine were off the beaten track wines, so I learned a lot). Creative dishes that are a feast to eat and admire. Service was courteous and friendly and very well paced - don't go unless you're there to be emersed in a couple of hours of enjoyment.4/24/2013 12:00:00 AMVery creative presentationVery creative presentation of the Degustation menu.....the servers and staff were top notch.....fun, not stuffy, not boring, and not in your face all of the time....they were perfect.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMAn experienceWithout exaggeration, Sixteen was a singularly fascinating, exciting and, of course, delicious gastronomical experience. A journey of flavors - each bite just crazy good.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways a great dining experienceAlways a great dining experience. Great food, service and ambience!4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had a delightful time celebratinWe had a delightful time celebrating our 36th anniversary. The staff was friendly, informative, and professional.4/16/2013 12:00:00 AMA very pleasant lunch. FoodA very pleasant lunch. Food was interesting and the presentation was lovely.4/16/2013 12:00:00 AMVery Good Sunday Brunch.This review is for Sunday Brunch. It is a wonderful array of well prepared food in a great setting. It is not cheap, but it is very good. Sushi, desserts, breakfast foods, hot entrees. My only advice is: pace yourself.4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMSixteen delivers all aroundSixteen delivered an outstanding experience from all perspectives. It's creative and surprising tasting menu was delightful and rich in flavor. The view of the Wrigley building is stunning. The lighting and chandelier create a romantic yet accessible atmosphere for even a family. They offer a kids menu, which was fantastic so we could include my younger daughter in the celebration. The staff is knowledgable, yet friendly and down to earth. The spring menu (meat version) is fantastic, with wonderful dishes using veal and a variety of spring vegetables. These veggies are not your mother's canned green beens. They are fresh and unexpected in flavor and consistency. The presentation is gorgeous and innovative.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMOne of the top brunch spotsOne of the top brunch spots in Chicago...a must go!3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat culinary experienceMy wife and I thoroughly enjoyed the 8-course spring "field" menu with wine pairings. We had a great view, impeccable service and wonderful flavors to savor throughout the night. My wife "normally" drinks only red wine, but the "field" menu (one of three that you can choose from) has been paired exclusively with white wines. Both she and I were thoroughly impressed with the excellent wines that were chosen, from France to Italy, to Germany to Austria; we loved them all!
The 8-course meal itself has many different combinations of fresh flavors that continuously amazed us.
Every one of the 8 courses had unique "presentations" that clearly takes a lot of thought and care.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMA world class restaurant.A world class restaurant. The food is as pleasing to the eye as to the palate. No wonder the chef has won international praise. Also,one may view Chicago landmarks in a way no other venue can offer. We look forward to returning-very proud to have Sixteen in Chicago.3/24/2013 12:00:00 AMI entertained a group of outI entertained a group of out of town surgeons and it was a terrific night. I have eaten there before but this was the best meal I have had.3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMOne of the best eating experiencesOne of the best eating experiences I have had in my life. Be prepared to sample dishes of various temperatures, textures and surprises. I enjoyed the playfulness of the desserts including pop rocks, cookies and cream, and custom chocolates.3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMExceeds expectations...We had not been to Sixteen for a year and it was excellent on our last visit. This visit was Outstanding. We had the eight course fixed price menu and all the members of our party could do nothing but rave how good everything was. We picked this restaurant to celebrate my birthday and Sixteen made it a memorable occasion. The Service Staff makes the experience and environment very inviting and comfortable. We were told the menu is changing soon with the season. I cannot wait to return.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing Dining Experience!My wife and I ordered the eight course menu last night and added the cheese course. We are frequent fine diners and this was one of our best meals in the past couple of years. Every course was great with four really being memorable and having a "wow" factor. Service was nearly flawless; Sixteen is a venue where they have the perfect blend of highly polished yet extremely personable servers. With all the extras (trilogy of amuse bouches, ample bread service, a palate cleanser and an impressive mignardises cart) this was a true feast. Chef Lents and the team at Sixteen are now starting to fire on all cylinders and at this point I feel are deserving of an additional Michelin star. I am already eagerly anticipating the spring menu!3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMCelebrated a special occasionCelebrated a special occasion with my wife at Sixteen. Could not have asked for a better place to treat her to a special evening. Thank you Sixteen and the staff that provided top notch service!3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMGorgeous restaurant with incredibleGorgeous restaurant with incredible views. Service was perfect and fun. This is a tasting menu only with no options so is a bit restrictive. Wine pairings were expensive and, frankly, not worth it. The additional price cheese course had less than an ounce of cheese. Okay to do once--but that's it.3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMit was a wonderful birthdayit was a wonderful birthday lunch for our daughter. they even gave her a special ice cream desert with her name in icing3/13/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had the 8 course "story".We had the 8 course "story". Each course was vibrant with new/different tastes each time.The waiter was quite informative and knew his stuff.3/12/2013 12:00:00 AMBe prepared to pay.With these prices and the Trump label my expectations were quite high, higher than the experience actually turned out to be. Menu variety at lunch is quite limited and portion size very modest. That said, it is an exquisite, if overpriced, experience.3/11/2013 12:00:00 AMawesome service and excellentawesome service and excellent food. Very fancy. Would definetly come back:)3/11/2013 12:00:00 AMBest restaurant in ChicagoWow, the tasting menu I had at Sixteen is easily the best meal I've had all year so far. I think Sixteen is the best restaurant in Chicago right now. I had the 8-course tasting with a caviar and cheese supplement. Every course was outstanding, but what was most memorable was how Chef Lents wove a story of a winter's day through food. I also enjoyed how spoiled guests are with extras, from several canapes (glazed and roasted chestnuts, mince meat pie, apple cider) to start the meal, to the best mignardise cart in town. And when you are stuffed and on your way out, you are treated to a take-home pastry. The view across the Chicago River is unrivaled and service was impeccable as well.2/18/2013 12:00:00 AMBrilliant New Year's Eve MenuWe went to the early New Year's Eve seating at Sixteen and it was a great way to end the dining year. The menu was brilliantly planned, executed and presented. Service was impeccable. If you are a fan of fine dining, Sixteen must be on your list of Chicago restaurants.12/31/2012 12:00:00 AMFab food but check the wine pairingFabulous food, every dish a delight. Wine pairing very disappointing. We stopped it half way through and ordered a bottle of our choice. Strongly recommend asking what the wine pairings will be before ordering. The have a good wine list so plenty to choose from if you don't do the pairing- this is what I would recommend. We will go back for sure, every plate was delicious. Beautiful presentation and perfect blend of flavours. The menu wording is a little elaborate- things like "frost on a misty morning" (that may not be exactly correct but you get the idea), leaves you wondering what the dish will be and in my opinion is unnecessarily elaborate but the dishes don't disappoint.12/30/2012 12:00:00 AM