Address: 401 N Walbash Avenue
Type of Meal: Snack
The Trump has a great location right by the water and close to architectural landmarks such as the Wrigley Building and Tribute Tower. Located on the 16th floor, The Terrace opens at 2pm and is a great place to stop by for a drink or a late lunch/small bite.
With a peek of lake in the distance, the outdoor space has sun and shade, but most importantly cold drinks and comfortable seats to rest tired feet. Of course, the prime location doesn’t come cheap with glasses of wine and cocktails hovering around $20 - I ordered a decent sauvignon blanc for $15.
My husband and I shared the shrunken burgers ($28), three sliders made with plump wagyu beef patties. Cooked to a medium doneness, the meat is kept simple so the beef juices shine through. On top of the patty was crumbled white cheddar and arugula, on the bun house made ketchup and mayonnaise. Toasted brioche buns with some of the most evenly sprinkled sesame seeds sandwiched everything together.
On the side were piping hot spicy potato wedges with a cool mild blue cheese dipping sauce. Overall, a more than satisfying snack for two and could easily be a meal.
If you’re in the mood for a splurge they offer seafood options starting with the “Enter the lobby” to a tower of “Indulge the penthouse”. Yes, it’s a bit ostentatious, but subtly was never what the Trump brand was built on. Alas, no one indulged in the decadence during our visit so I cannot comment about the likely delicious looking seafood splendor.