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Sixteen Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://sixteenchicago.com
  • Phone: (312) 588-8030
  • Hours of Operation: Breakfast: Monday - Sunday: 6:30am - 11:00am; Sunday Brunch: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 2:30pm, Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 5:30pm - 9:45pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Thomas Lents
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Entertainment: Lounge/Bar on 2nd floor (Re-Bar)
  • Special Events & Promotions: Sixteen offers two semi-private dining rooms with unparalleled views of the Chicago skyline.Plan your semi-private dining experience in Sixteen by contacting Ariel Lickton at 312.588.8114 or alickton@trumphotels.com.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Kinzie
  • Parking: Valet
A word from Sixteen
Located on the 16th floor of Trump International Hotel & Tower, the signature Michelin-rated Sixteen offers panoramic views of the Chicago skyline. Diners will delight in Chef Lents’ innovative dinner menus that showcase the highest quality ingredients in the world. Since his appointment, Chef Lents has introduced exciting new programming at Sixteen and features a thoughtful approach to modern American cuisine. Chef Lents brings more than two decades of experience, most recently as the chef de cuisine of the three Michelin star-rated Joel Robuchon.

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  • Diners' Choice WinnerScenic View
Diner Reviews
  • "What a great experience, our best experience in Chicago!"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "This is a place for a serious dining experience - 9 course tasting menu, which ends up being closer to 12. We had a lovely time and the food was delicious and artistically presented."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "First, the food is outstanding. The service, however is indifferent and uneven. We were there for brunch, which doesn't actually require much service (you serve yourself) and we struggled with being seated and ordering drinks. A five minute wait to be seated (with no host insight) and a further 10-minute wait to get our first drink order. Food made up for it, but service should be equal to the food. Drinks on the terrace afterward we're no better, being greeted by surly hostesses and having to wait for a table, with many open tables and bar seats available."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "Everything was perfect...food...service...setting. Everything you would expect from a Trump property. I highly recommend."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "We have not had dinner at Sixteen since they went exclusively to a tasting menu for dinner. Ordinarily, we go to Alinea or Tru for tastings. We have also dined at Moto (felt they tried to hard and was nothing spectacular) as well as French Laundry in Sonoma. Sixteen's offering was on par with all of these well known and highly acclaimed establishments ! Well done !"
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "I was pleasantly surprised with the concept. All the staff was attentive. The food was good. The event made for a long evening but it was definitely worth it if you've never dined here before."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "They had two course menus. Food was great both in terms of taste and presentation. I wish the servers spent more time explaining the dishes themselves rather than the "day" and "night" themes. Service at the table was excellent. Wine pairing was creative and impressive. But the receptionist was bad - she made us wait because we were 10 minutes early, and when we came back on time she was nowhere to be found and we had to find our way inside; what is wrong with her?"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Sixteen, on the 16th floor of the Trump Tower, is a great place for a celebratory dinner. It's expensive, but the food and service are unmatched."
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "I try to get to Sixteen each time I return to Chicago. The cuisine remains extremely creative and the pairings work. I don't think it is necessary to spread the map on the table - it's cumbersome for the wait staff. It would work perfectly fine placing the heavy glass bits containing the menu. It would be better if the glass naming the item return to the table as the course was served. The picnic hamper is whimsical and the contents delicious and surprising. My favourite was the potato chip with the embedded smelt. The "dark" dessert likely was the weakest (the "light" or "day" dessert was perfectly good). Will I return for dinner? Yes but no more than annually. Right now, Chef Lenz is teetering between exquisite and over-the-top."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "We had the pre-fixe lunch, choice of any two, three or four items from four categories: openers, grains, mains and desserts. The salmon tartare was ordinary but looked good. The ricotta cavatelli were greasy but attractive. Among four mains, there was a loaded burger (with sauerkraut?) that was tasteless and acceptable short ribs. Also a fish dish (not sampled) and a stuffed rabbit leg that was lovely to look at but had no flavor. Was it really rabbit or just Tyson chicken? Bottom line: pricey and fancy but flavorless food. Are the Michelin reviewers instructed to value looks and location over tastiness? One can eat better in a scores of less costly restaurants within blocks. Take your rich Uncle Joe from Iowa for the view."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "The food was wonderfully inventive. Equally inventive were the dishes it was served on. The day and night themes were carried throughout the courses."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Imaginative, beautifully plated and delicious food complimented by very smooth & polished service from the floor staff. An excellent fine dining experience in Chicago with gorgeous views. Highly recommended."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "The food was amazing, the wine pairings were perfect and the view was outstanding! Overall an amazing dining experience. I do have a couple "complaints." Our server, while very attentive and knowledgeable, didn't read our table correctly. We were wanting to have a little fun and he just had no interest in that. Other staff that we interacted with were a little more loose and it would have made the evening a little more to our taste. Secondly the restaurant recommends that you arrive 15 min prior to your reservation to visit the Terrace for a cocktail. We did this and were very much ignored by the wait staff. Being told by the hostess that we must be seated promptly for our reservation we left the Terrace without ever being spoken to"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Unfortunately, there was a significant delay (35-40 minutes) between the main entrée course and dessert.....ruined a nice dinner"
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Terrible food, more expensive than advertised on the website -- different format than expected form the restaurant (website has a prix fixe menu -- we never wanted the tasting menu, which was a lot more expensive). The food (compared to other top Chicago, New York and San Francisco restaurants) was average at best. The concept makes no sense after the first 2 courses. This is a classic "bait and switch" -- the website provides different information and then you are "trapped" when you get there."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Sunday brunch, very limited protein offered. The available meat and seafood were of high quality and well prepared except the short ribs were cooked to tufo consistency. I'm not a drinker, so no comment on the beverages. The juices were fair. Cheeses were nondescript, the melons were a disaster (rock hard). The strongest point, definitely the single portion deserts. The wait staff was well disciplined toward the customers, but the self serve utensils were not replaced on a visual or timely schedule, ie, why strive for presentation if the available tools are a scene wrecker that prevents the transfer from holding area to plate. In summary, $70 each for desert, coffee, and a great view...find if there are any Krispy Kreme's left ."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "We did a part 2 dinner for our anniversary weekend in Chicago and just the building itself is just a gem. The elevator opens up and the views you see are just stunning. A view of the old clock towers on right and the sun setting on your left on the gorgeous patio. As we both wondered where the menu was, it was simply on this intricate dial where the story was the sun and moon contrast. With every pairing of foods, we had wine that accented the nature of the food. Unfortunately, there was hair from chef and we were not expecting that if your a prestigious restaurant. It wasn't sitting on the food, it was cooked in it. That's why it was a 4/5 instead of 5/5 and there wasn't anything done for us after the fact. Overall, great food!"
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "We had a fantastic experience this past weekend at Sixteen. It wasn't just a dinner, it was more like "dinner and a show". There was such great variety in the different courses (we had the Night menu), we tried foods we had never heard of before! The wait staff was exceptional (as you would expect at a place like this)."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "The service was attentive to a fault in that the waitstaff was almost robotic. The tasting menu had wonderful ingredients but sometimes in a combination that made it difficult to identify different elements. They also charged $12 for tap water ("still water") which on top of the $185 prix fixe meal seemed chintzy. Good, hearty ingredients with less pretension would benefit."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "For dinner, a very unique dining experience. Beautiful setting, not overcrowded with extremely attentive service. You need to be prepared for dinner to take some time (the number and quality of courses was unbelievable)."
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "For such a highly rated restaurant, we found it to be abit gimmicky with the homage to the "Four Elements". The food with all its theatrics, was not memorable. We were at the restaurant on time for our reservation, however they made us wait for 20 minutes before sitting us. the service was slow at best. Just not the dining experience we were looking for."
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "My fiancee and I went to dinner at Sixteen last night and had an absolutely spectacular time. Prior to the dinner, I worked with one of the managers, Jessica, and she was extremely helpful in planning out the entire evening for us. At the actual dinner, my fiancee ordered the night menu and I the day menu. Each course (there were nine of them!) had amazing presentation, texture, and taste. The wines that were paired with the dishes were fantastic and truly rounded out each course. I highly recommend this restaurant to everyone but make sure you're wiling to spend around $1,000. "
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "I took my wife for our 10th anniversary, and we did the Story of Chicago menu. The staff was tremendous. We explained that we just wanted to enjoy the meal and have fun, and they accomodated us completely. The timing of the service was excellent, the rapport the staff established was comfortable and enjoyable, and we left happy. The music and visual presentation matched a menu that was also pitch-perfect. I loved how the dishes complemented each other to tell a complete historical story. The food, and our entire experience, was simply great. I recognize that it is extraordinarliy difficult to put everything together, but they did, and I felt compelled to write this review four months later because the meal stands out in my memory."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "I split my time between NYC and Chicago. I eat out for a living. I'm an investment banker and I was with an attorney friend for a mini closing dinner. My attorney friend is all NY born/raised & very successful. So be clear, we aren't schmucks in Chicago for the cement convention. We have been everywhere/done everything. The phrase that comes to mind is "Trying way too hard".The chef has so over thought this menu, it is totally absurd. Widely over priced & just silly.I was sure the chef was going to be from Luxembourg or some odd country where people never seem to be from. I came to learn he's from Battle Creek, MI. Really? The home Sap, Crackle & Pop. The room is lovely, the experience is preposterous. Save your $730 for a party of 2."
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "Dining room has super high ceiling, spentacular view, elegant decoration. The spring menus day and night have wonderful stories behind it. It represents the changes of sun, moon and the season. Food taste amazing, some of them are a little bit salty though. The presentation of the dishes are breath taking. Servers are very professional and attentive. Overall it's a great and romantic experience. "
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "I consider myself a "foodie" in that I occasionally enjoy fine dining, and I love learning about new ingredients and techniques. I am by no means as experienced a diner as some of my peers. However, among my close friends in my age group, I am by far the one dining out the most and at the high end places. Sixteen was almost certainly the best dining experience I've ever had. I dined with my girlfriend for the Night/Day tasting menu. My girlfriend is pescetarian, and every possible accommodation was made to suit her needs. Some of the dishes were the best I've ever tasted, and the wine pairings were unique and masterfully paired with the dishes. If money were no object, I would come back again and again."
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "The food and theatrics at Sixteen were top-notch. We've eaten at all the top-rated restaurants around the city and the food was definitely on par, the "experience" seemed to draw heavily from Alinea and Next (it was definitely entertaining) and the space is beautiful. The service was good, in fact so attentive that it was impossible to feel like we were having a private, romantic dinner. There were always multiple men hovering, ensuring that we did not have to lift a finger. This attentiveness, combined with a charming but slightly defensive server, made us feel like we couldn't relax. We were celebrating our anniversary and we were not seated at a table with a view. For such an outrageous price tag, the experience fell slightly flat. "
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Food was pretty good but lacking in seasoning on some dishes. Service was very friendly and personable but had lots of faults throughout the meal. Unsatisfied for $450 per person"
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "Living a few blocks away, we are routine dinners at Sixteen. The menu is consistently excellent, sometimes extraordinary such as the current "Day and Night". We have, however, experienced a very unusual, unpleasant encounter on our last visit, on Memorial Day weekend. Namely, the hostess went out of her way to greet us in a rude, dismissive, contemptuous way. It almost ruined the evening and it required the intervention of the Maitre D' to rescue us from a bizarre exchange. This left a sour taste through the evening. It was an unfortunate, if inexcusable display of lack of education, refinement, courtesy that we have rarely experienced, and certainly have never experienced in such a rarefied venue. I sincerely hope this never happens again."
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "I love gourmet food, but this was pretentious. I left hungry. It was seriously less than 15 bites of food spread out over nine courses. Without wine our bill was over $1000 with tip for four people. On the positive side, the service was good and the restaurant has a great view."
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "Outstanding food and service. Innovative use of dish ware that has that "wow factor." "
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "My wife and I had breakfast at Sixteen. We primarily went to enjoy the view, and it was great."
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "View was great... Service was great... Food was just ok... But priced very high.... Locals must have got wind... Only 3 other tables occupied while we were there. Nice experience ... But average lunch with a great view fir 3 for $180"
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "We are not rich people but we pride ourselves on trying some of the better establishments wherever we go. We visited Sixteen a few years ago and the food was really good -but it was really no different than many other places in Chicago. The food was then great but it didn't have that "Trump" feel to it. But now the menu and presentation has something that is almost more dinner/theater than just throwing food in front of the guests. The flavors of everything were simply stunning! The portions are VERY small but they just keep coming so you don't leave wanting more. Make sure you put aside 2+ hours to dine however and be ready for a $500+ check for 2 people or $900+ if you get the wine pairings with your meals."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Awesome food, best service and you can't beat the view. We loved that we could take our kids. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "The restaurant is beautiful with a beautiful view. We loved the high ceilings and the giant chandelier. The service was impeccable and the food was very good. Dining in this fashion, with numerous courses, with a theme, is new to me, but I really loved the experience. It's not a quick experience but that's also what makes it special. Overall, a great experience."
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "As with everything "Trump" - Overrated. Hard to find. Configured oddly. All Trump ego - not impressed. "
    Dined on 9/5/2013
  • "Other than the view, there is nothing worthwhile in this restaurant. First they force you into having one of the tasting menus - spring night or day in this case. They don't ever mention there is an a'la carte menu option. The waiters repeat a nonsense speech while serving you small dishes which it's presentation would make any Japanese to cry of how bad they are. Outrageously expensive and the food is not good; inventive maybe but not in a good way. Having been to sir of the best restaurants in the world in France, Italy, Belgium, UK and Japan... This one is the worst experience I've ever had; I can't believe it has Michelin stars. If this was not enough, we found out that they had made a charge to our card superior to the authorized by us"
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Went here for Valentine's day and it was fantastic in every way. Sixteen definitely deserves their two Michelin stars. The food was incredible, presentation marvelous, staff attentive to every detail and nothing forgotten. We had a Prix Fixe menu with Champagne paring. Highly recommended! "
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "I discovered sixteen when last in Chicago for business. I found it elegant and classy. While definitely upper end, the high price was substantiated by quality and satiation. The seasonal menu changes often. My first visit there was a choice of a 5, 7 or 9 course meal. This time there was a only a 9 course meal. The web site also offered a 3 course prix fixe option, but this was not offered to me at the restaurant. They cater to you with small sumptuous tastes prior to your order, however I did not experience the satiation this visit, that I did the first time. I appreciate fine dining with small portions, but have trouble defining a item smaller than my thumb nail as a course. "
    Dined on 5/9/2014