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Avec vs Blackbird question

KathyH | | Sep 3, 2009 08:31 AM

We will be coming to Chicago at the end of the month. The first two nights we'll be staying at the Marriott O'Hare for a conference. We get in on Thursday at 3, figure we can get to our hotel, check in and be ready to head out for dinner by 5, hopefully.

I didn't realize how easy it was to get on the train and get into the city from where we are staying. Thinking of taking the blue line that evening and having dinner at Avec or Blackbird.
First of all, do you think this idea is doable? I am not familiar with the city at all, nor the transit. Looks like the restaurants aren't far from one of the metro stops.

If so, then my first choice for dinner would be Avec, but I am not sure how long a wait we'd have on a Thursday night, probably around 6 to 7 at night. I can make a reservation at Blackbird and be sure of having a place to dine.

So I guess what I'm asking is, is it feasible to take the train into the city, have dinner and head back without it being a major hassle and two do you think we'd have a 2 hour plus wait at Avec?

Any suggestions would be appreciated.

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