by David Cohen

There are many ways you can experience ZED451 the recent addition to the steak houses downtown Chicago.  Enjoy a cocktail at the lavish contemporary lounge, have an amazing dinner at the stylish dining room, or come in  for the incredible “all you can eat” fixed price brunch, served every week on Saturday and Sunday.

Located downtown in the heart of Chicago’s River North neighborhood at 739 N. Clark Street, ZED451 promises to be an engaging with a new innovating approach to fine dining, an experience that you will never forget!

With natural colors and elements used to create the stylish interiors at ZED451 exudes a warm and relaxed atmosphere, luring pedestrians into the two-story building of glass, wood and stone.

The ultimate fixed price dinner offer the guests a great beginning at the seasonally Harvest Tables or as we refer to it The Salad Bar located at the center of the dinning room. With an extensive array of fresh home made soups, artisan cheeses to include some of the best cheeses found in the USA, hearty breads, charcuterie, unique salads and many side dishes, the salad bar can be a great meal by itself, a meal which will satisfy any hungry soul.

Under the direction of Executive Chef Patrick Quakenbush, the chefs at ZED451 are encouraged to present their very own amuse-bouche to their guests, allowing them to showcase the seasonal ingredients and preparations. This interactive approach might be a new way for fine dining experience where guests have the opportunity to ask as many questions as they want, and perhaps learn something new about food and nutrition.

As you might expect from any authentic Brazilan restaurant, the entrées are served tableside, and include the best cuts of Steaks such as the Grilled Rib eye or the Buttermilk SirloinRibs, poultry and seafood, are the other choices for the main course, all simply seasoned and cooked to perfection. Everything here is cooked in ways to preserve the basic flavor and taste of the meat you select to be sampling.  You can eat as much protein as you can digest, but most guests eat way above what any person can consume in one sitting.

You should try the Orchard Sangria, a white wine infused with brandy, with peaches, plums, apple juice and a splash of soda is the perfect fresh drink to balance your heavy meal.

For deserts, the decadent Home Made Ice Cream in seasonal flavors, and Butterscotch Bread Pudding, a buttery brioche soaked in rich butterscotch custard, topped with house made marshmallow, both deserts will be a delicious choices to end your dining experience at ZED451 and make your experience a dining delight.

ZED451 • 739 N. Clark Street • 312-266-6691. For more information visit www.zed451.com