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2 nights in Chicago: Alinea + ??

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2 nights in Chicago: Alinea + ??

danna | Jun 8, 2005 12:32 PM

Based on comments I got on this board a few weeks ago, I trashed my Charlie Trotter plans and reserved Alinea for a Thursday night in July. (BTW, they are going to call me a couple of days in advance and ask which tasting menu we plan to order...interesting)

I need a restaurant for Friday. Here are some of my desires.

No jacket required for husband.
More casual atmosphere than Alinea.
Less weird, more comfortable food.
Italian a + (we can't get it here), but not required.
A great view would be a plus.
Walking distance of Swissotel would be a plus.
Outdoor dining always big w/ me.

and finally, there is a possibility that 2 other couples will want to join us, so a place that is not too rigid in it's reservations policy would be great.

Any ideas? Thanks.

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