Amore Ristorante and 109 Sushi & Martini Lounge

2013-03-28T00:00:00Z 2013-03-28T12:53:02Z Amore Ristorante and 109 Sushi & Martini LoungeTimes Staff nwitimes.com
March 28, 2013 12:00 am  • 

AMORÉ RISTORANTE AND 109 SUSHI & MARTINI LOUNGE.

109 Joliet St, Crown Point.

219.663.7377.

amore109.com.

The ultimate two-for-one, this sleek restaurant features Italian cuisine on its first floor at Amoré Ristorante and Japanese cuisine, including sushi and sashimi, upstairs at the 109 Sushi & Martini Lounge. But eating at one doesn't preclude ordering off the menu at the other as the food goes both ways-up and down the stairs. Carnivores will want to try the monster-sized 20- to 22-ounce bone-in rib eye steak, the 16-ounce Kansas City bone-in strip steak or the braised pork shank osso bucco. Seafood lovers get to order lobster in a myriad of ways, including in the sushi, bisque and linguini as well as the decadent twin 6-ounce lobster tails served with drawn butter. Other seafood favorites are the seafood risotto piled high with shrimp, scallops, mussels and more lobster and the peppercorn-encrusted fresh ahi tuna. Save room for bananas foster, crème brûlée and a quadruple assortment of cupcakes-chocolate, vanilla bean, black and white (swirled chocolate and vanilla) and red velvet topped with cream cheese frosting.

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