Sophie’s at Saks Fifth Avenue
We’ll admit we were a little surprised when we heard the restaurant opening off the new 7th floor men’s store at Saks Fifth Avenue would be named Sophie’s. But, truth be told, it couldn’t be a better fit. The soft, neutral color palette and modern decor give the space that unmistakable feminine touch, and a panoramic view of North Michigan Avenue draws shoppers to the space like word of a steep sale. The restaurant is a nod to Sophie Gimbel, the American fashion designer who helmed the Salon Moderne of Saks Fifth Avenue for 40 years. And, we are pretty she'd be pleased.
The crowd is ladies who lunch — and
take sophisticated meetings — so dress to impress in slim black pants, smart flats by Nicholas Kirwood, and a kate spade clutch that’s feminine without looking too sweet. And, while light menu options, like the crispy kale Caesar salad and roasted baby beets, pair perfectly with a rosé, the satisfying savory options are worth the splurge. (Hello, filet mignon sandwich with horseradish cream and hot truffle fries.) What calories?
, 700 North Michigan Avenue, 7th floor (between Superior and Huron Streets); 312-525-3400.
Clockwise from top left: Joseph
Tuxedo Wool-Crepe Trousers, $432, available at Matches Fashion
Notch Neck Throw on Coat, $150, available at Topshop
Sleeveless Pleated Back Blouse, $198, available at Intermix
; Kate Spade New York
2 Park Avenue Beau Clutch, $298, available at Kate Spade New York
; Rebecca Minkoff
Major Laser Cutout Blade Drop Earrings, $58, available at Nordstrom
; Nicholas Kirkwood
Black Calf Loafer with Black and White Chevron Printed Suede Vamp, $560, available at Saks Fifth Avenue