We're doing a bunch of job interviews over the next couple of weeks at my dept at U of C, and we like to take our candidates to nice places for dinner (to show off the city and to get our faculty to participate in the interview process). I'm lined up to take three, and thus far we have reservations at River Cafe and Muse. These were chosen not only because of the good food, but also because the academic interview process is exhausting and wherever we take the candidates, I want that place to be comfortable. No place too fussy, no uncomfortable chairs.
I am thinking about Bistro 2210 for the third. I like what I've heard about the place but if anybody who's been there can give some feedback, great.
I'd also welcome any suggestions. Food has to be excellent, in nice and COMFORTABLE setting. No three-hour seatings, no torture-device chairs.