RESTAURANT NEAR GRANT PARK IN CHICAGO
SAVOR CLASSIC ITALIAN CUISINE AND DOWNTOWN CHICAGO VIEWS AT OUR RESTAURANT
Whether you’re looking for a dozen oysters fresh from the sea, a hearty weekend brunch buffet to enjoy with the kids, or an elegant dinner of housemade pasta (bucatini carbonara, perhaps?) and a slice of indulgent chocolate layered cake, the Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel has you covered at Filini, our on-site restaurant. Did we mention we feature five nights of different specials? We hope you’ve come hungry!
LOWER FILINIOpen for breakfast, lunch and dinner Monday through Friday and weekend brunch Saturday and Sunday, Lower Filini offers a laid-back ambiance in which to enjoy a variety of crowd-pleasing dishes. Breakfast features all the morning classics, including pancakes, eggs Benedict and omelets, in addition to more exotic offerings such as shakshuka and a hummus and baba ghanoush platter. For lunch, choose from farm-fresh salads, sandwiches and personal pizzas. A three-course Express Lunch is available for those on a tight schedule. Dinner expands on lunch with a few entrées added to the mix. On the weekends, enjoy the option of an abundant breakfast buffet featuring hot and cold favorites along with an omelet station, housemade pastries and à la carte brunch offerings.
UPPER FILINIUp a flight of stairs just off the lobby, Upper Filini offers a more sophisticated setting to its casual counterpart below. Open for dinner Monday through Saturday from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m., this elegant restaurant and bar features starters ranging from charred octopus and polenta fries to a grilled little gem salad. Prime beef steaks as well as housemade pastas are just a few of the entrée offerings. A thoughtfully edited wine list includes both Old and New World varietals, available by the glass and bottle.
THE RAW BARWe take our Raw Bar very seriously here at Filini with the freshest selection of the sea’s bounty. There are oysters — both wood oven-roasted and raw (East and West Coast) — ceviche, crudos and a selection of Petrossian caviar. Sushi is available as well, including nigiri, sashimi and creative rolls, all of which pair perfectly with our selection of sakes.
HAPPY HOURWe shake up happy hour at Filini Bar with three hours of food and drink specials Monday through Thursday from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. On Mondays, enjoy a burger and 16-ounce draft beer combo for $10. Celebrate Taco Tuesdays here with $2 tacos and $5 margaritas. Enjoy $5 house wine and $6 flatbreads on Wine Down Wednesdays. And on Thursdays, it’s all about $1 wings and beer ($5 domestic, $6 imported, $7 craft).
LOBSTER NIGHTWhat better way to kick off the weekend than with a one-pound lobster dinner special? Add in optional side dishes — ranging from grilled broccolini and herb mashed potatoes to mac ‘n’ cheese — with some drawn butter, of course, and Fridays just might become your favorite night of the week. Join us at Upper Filini for this $38 special from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Make reservations here.
OPENING HOURSFilini Bar
Mon – Thu: 10:30 a.m. – Midnight (bar food available 11 a.m. – 11 p.m.)
Fri: 10:30 a.m. – 2 a.m. (bar food available 11 a.m. – 11 p.m.)
Sat: 10:30 a.m. – 2 a.m. (bar food available Noon – 11 p.m.)
Sun: 10:30 a.m. – Midnight (bar food available Noon – 11 p.m.)
Serving Starbucks coffee
Mon – Thu: 6 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Fri – Sun: 6 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Grab & Run
5 – 6 a.m. (Daily in the lobby)
6:30 – 11 a.m. (Daily)
11:30 a.m. – 10 p.m. (Daily)
10 p.m. – 5:00 a.m. (Daily)
SEATING CAPACITYRestaurant: 150
CONTACTFilini Bar and Restaurant
221 N Columbus Dr
Chicago, IL 60601
Tel: +1 (312) 477-0234
Events at Filini
With its festive atmosphere accented with chrome and its view overlooking the beautiful Fireside Lobby, Upper Filini lends itself perfectly to both small and large parties of up to 200 guests. Our Italian-inspired menu caters to a variety of tastes and types of events, featuring an extensive selection of appetizers to choose from as well as three- and four-course set menu options. Customizable cocktails, an assortment of seating arrangements and the option of curtain partitions add to the room’s appeal.