The Violet Hour in The Heartland: Dining Posted November 16, 2010 I spent the Weekend in Chicago and the Violet Hour was one of the many highlights!! I have had an opportunity to travel and dine out quite a bit in my life. In my opinion this is the best bar in America!! From the Cocktails to the Service to the warm Staff. I had 2 great experiences in 3 days there and will be back next time I am in Chicago. I am not going into Detail of all of the cocktails I had, frankly I can't remember them all. I do know they were all exceptional and I did prefer sitting at the bar rather than the table, but I wasn't on a romantic getaway either. Eden waited on me at the bar and was spot on on all of the drinks, she was very busy making drinks in the Service well for the floor but made plenty of time to chat with me and other customers at the bar. Thank you to all of the Bartenders, Management and Staff for such an incredible experience!!