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Posted: Thursday, May 23, 2013 12:37 AM

The Terrace at Trump, a 16th floor outdoor oasis, has become one of the city's most sought-after destinations since opening in 2009 and showcases a dramatic vista of the Chicago skyline as well a picturesque view of Lake Michigan, along with the Chicago River and its famous bridges.

For Summer 2012, The Terrace at Trump has increased occupancy by 20 percent, accommodating up to 196 seated guests (32 more than in 2011), and embrace a “So Chic” vibe that presents a sophisticated, lively, approach to the beloved Chicago al fresco experience. This theme will influence all aspects of The Terrace at Trump – from the décor and staff uniforms to the food and beverage program, expertly created by Executive Chef Michael Fiddler.

Guests are escorted to The Terrace at Trump via the Bridges Room, one of hotel’s intimate dining spaces, from where they encounter a luxurious, serene atmosphere, accented by a contemporary décor scheme that includes beautifully placed up-lighting, fire elements, palm trees, and other lush foliage, with the aroma of fresh herbs, such as lavender. Comfortable, custom-designed lounge, booth, and table seating – designed by Alex Morales of Smartmouth Designs – adorned with vibrant green, blue, yellow, and orange cushions will create an intimate environment to accommodate a range of party sizes. House, Buddha Bar, and soft rock lounge music will fill the air.

With the Chicago River in their direct sightline, guests will also appreciate a first-hand view of Chicago's summer fireworks displays from Navy Pier, taking place every Wednesday and Saturday evening from Memorial Day through Labor Day.

Chef Fiddler’s special menu of sophisticated summer favorites presents a range of crowd-pleasing dishes– designed to be shared amongst a group or enjoyed individually. Highlights include three levels of decadent seafood towers offering oysters, king crab legs, lobster tails, and more; seasonally-inspired maki rolls filled with unique ingredient combinations such as the Fuji Shrimp with tempura shrimp, fuji apple, akami, otoro, soy caviar, mango and jalapeno dressing; globally-inspired tacos filled with slow-cooked locally-farmed meats, fresh fish, and bold garnishes; and a variety of seasonally-driven salads, sandwiches topped with housemade condiments, and other playful plates, such as Bottle Rocket Shrimp Cocktail, “Chic”En Lollipops, Wagyu Sliders, and a Garden “Salwich”.

This year’s cocktail program on The Terrace showcases a signature Trump twist on classic recipes, with each of the seven elegant, Chicago-themed creations featuring freshly squeezed juices, housemade syrups, and exotic spirits – ideal for Chicago’s hot summer months. As a new feature for 2012, The Terrace has commissioned local artist Eric Bladholm to create thick custom blown-glass carafes with a decorative, functional handle for the Magnificent, a cocktail-for-two featuring Absolut Sweet Tea Vodka, white cranberry, sliced peaches, mint and a splash of elderflower. The Terrace at Trump also offers an extensive selection of wine, locally-produced brews, and craft spirits.

The Terrace at Trump is open daily from 2 p.m. to 12 a.m., weather permitting, and seating is accommodated on a first-come, first-served basis. Travelers may call (312) 588-8600 for more information, or visit

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