Terrace Garden (restaurant)
Submitted by liz on Wed, 2014-11-12 11:42
Culled from: Drury, John. Dining in Chicago, New York: The John Day Company, 1931, p. 134.
Note: The Newberry Library holds the personal papers of author John Drury.
TERRACE GARDEN, Madison at Clark Street
Here is one of the best known dine-and-dance restaurants in Chicago. Popular both before and after the theatre. Although not on Randolph Street, the Terrace Garden is but two blocks southward. It is located in the basement of the Morrison Hotel, where the famed old Boston Oyster House once had quarters. You eat at tables placed on circular terraces and the dance floor, orchestra, and floor show are below you. Luncheon, dinner, and after-theatre supper are served here and the menu is both table d'hote and a la carte. They feature daily specials, which are appetizing, such as beef a la mode with potato pancackes. New England boiled dinner, fried spring chicken roadhouse style, boiled brisket of beef with horse radish sauce, baked finnan haddie a la Moir, and individual chicken pot pie. If you like to dance between courses, or if you like to be in a gay convivial atmosphere, with music, young people, and colorful surroundings, the Terrace Garden is the place to go.
1931 - 1931