Birthday Celebration & Rooftops in Chicago

My brother and I celebrated my mom’s 60th birthday in Chicago with a progressive dinner at three rooftop restaurants. She loves good food and good vibes and we delivered on that. I planned all the restaurants without her knowing anything about what the evening held.

RAISED An Urban Rooftop Bar

This spot is absolutely beautiful. We got a couple cocktails and appetizers. It’s right on the river and absolutely gorgeous.

RPM Seafood

This was our main meal. The seafood was delightful! Our server was amazing. He recommended a dish we wouldn’t have gotten which was incredible and brought out a fun dessert with a candle for the bday celebration. We also go the fire grilled mixed seafood dish that is finished table side. Full review on this place here. RPM is on the other side of the river than RAISED so an alternate view.

Upstairs at The Gwen

Our third rooftop of the night. We got some burrata and cocktails. It is a few blocks from the river so not quite as great of views as our first two stops. The Gwen Hotel had a swanky interior that was great for some pics.

We had so much fun celebrating my mom in style!

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