Rockit Bar and Grill
Location – 22 W. Hubbard (Hubbard and State)
In one word – Schwimmer
Food – I like Rockit. The menu is full of well executed American cuisine. I have a habit of sticking with the turkey burger with sweet potato fries each time I eat there. That meal consistently satisfies my comfort food desires. Overall the food isn’t immensely innovative, but there is always a subtle chic aspect to each entree. For example, they put pomagranete in the butternut squash soup (and it works!). I like the brunch at Rockit. It’s a chance to visit when the place isn’t packed.
Drink – Beer, wine, whatever you’re fixing for, you’ll get it here. They have their own brew on tap, the Rockit White Ale, which is similar to a Blue Moon.
Service – I always find the staff slightly ditzy but still capable.
Occasion – Rockit is sceney. That’s its MO. When we last went for lunch, David Schwimmer was in a booth (alone) with a glass of wine (awkward given it was Monday at noon). Rockit is one of the places that you can usually count on at least a D-List Chicago celebrity sighting.
Dress – At an off-peak time, it doesn’t matter what you have on. When the place is packed, bring your A-game. Look confident and hot.
Cost – For a burger and a beer, you can get in and out for $22. I think Rockit is actually a pretty good value.
If you like, try…the Gage