- by D.J. Siegel, Chicago Reporter for HelloMetro
HelloMetro Amidst the skyscrapers of Chicago’s South Loop area, there’s a great getaway known as Plymouth Restaurant. Three full floors, including a restaurant, two bars and a terrific rooftop deck let harried Chicagoans unwind from the hustle and bustle of downtown. In business since 2005, Plymouth Restaurant serves up hearty portions at breakfast, lunch and dinner. Early risers can enjoy sizzling skillets, steak and eggs, Mexican breakfast dishes like huevos rancheros, and all the classics like pancakes, French toast and waffles. Lunch and dinner visitors can partake from a wide array of deli delights, like corned beef, reubens, roast beef, paninis, burgers and pizza, along with a wide variety of sandwiches, soups and salads daily. The prices at Plymouth are surprisingly low given the downtown location; nearly every entrée is less than $9, a downright steal compared to pricey places nearby. The basement bar serves as a casual meeting place to relax after work, but with three floors of food and drinks, the highlight of Plymouth Restaurant is definitely at the top. A large rooftop deck overlooks the south loop and lets guests soak up the sun and enjoy the view. The deck overlooks the lovely Harold Washington Library Center, and with a full menu and bar, is a great getaway from the 9-to-5 grind. Patrons can relax and watch sporting events on flat panel TVs — and unpredictable weather is no problem, thanks to outdoor heating and removable enclosures. A big menu, small prices, and multiple levels make Plymouth Restaurant a great choice, but the rooftop deck in summer weather makes this destination something truly special in the city. Any chance to relax under the sun, without leaving downtown, shouldn’t be passed up.