Hi my globe trotters,
Once again, I landed in the West Loop, the best Chicago neighborhood in my opinion. My wonderful friend took me out for my birthday and we chose Aba as our little rendezvous point.
Aba (father in Hebrew) is an extension from the River North restaurant, Ema (mother in Hebrew). Serving a punchful combo of Mediterranean and California mezzanines.
When you enter into the restaurant via elevator, you will notice a very dim, woody environment. The tables are snug, the foliage adorns the corners and the gray calms your energy.
The restaurant opens at 4 P on weekdays, so we were the first ones there. Hence, I got a very sweet empty picture of the place. See below.
Our waitress offered her recommendations on platters, and also how many dishes to order. Per her recommendation, we should order three dishes each. We ordered 3 mezzanine and one dessert and it was enough for the both us. You definitely do not need 3 dishes each.
We got shrimp scampi (not a pasta dish), mushroom hummus, falafel and creme brulee pie. We also downed a glass of wine each. Everything was really good, not too fatty. My friend and I ended talking for hours and when the bill came out, it wasn’t so bad. Our total ended up being around $70.
I love this place, so if you are in the area, INVITE ME.