Next on the list of places to see while you’re in town for the NRA Show, is the Terrace at Trump (401 N. Wabash, 312/588-8000), which opened for the season on May 7th. With a view that can bring anyone to a place of Zen, not one of the 250 seats currently housed on the Terrace will disappoint. The strategic mirrored building complements the chic Chicago skyline, and everyone is treated like royalty at the premier rooftop lounge. 

Don’t let the wind deter you, once the sun goes down and the lights from the Wrigley Building and the InterContinental Hotel come on, Mother Nature flips off her ill-humored switch, providing the most serene of scenes.

Something new I noticed on the drink menu this year is a blank page titled “Reserved List.” Whitney, our server, explained when a light is shone onto the page, it reveals a special menu of cocktails that are served after sunset. 

We enjoyed the bites on their menu, where spice is a reoccurring theme. Pickled Chayote, Chili Lime Cashews, Cheese & Habanero Jelly and Bacon Cheddar Cookies paired well with our Moscow Mules.  

Chef Fiddler’s Mediterranean-inspired menu offer a variety of options and are presented in a brilliantly simplistic manner. Among the classic wagyu Shrunken Burgers and seafood platters, lies a new item that is certain to grow into an instant classic—the PLT (Pancetta, lobster & tomato).

The hard-working staff seamlessly takes care of you, and the managers visit each table to ensure everyone is enjoying their time being royalty, maintaining Trump’s five-star standard.

Open daily from 2pm-12am.