I working on putting together a casual, family-friendly dinner for my relatives who will be in town the weekend of my wedding. I would like to take them somewhere “Chicago-esque” so I’m thinking either Giordanos or Lou Malnattis. I haven’t visited many of these restaurants, and I’m not sure which is best in terms of atmosphere, service, and accommodating large parties. Here are the specs:
-Reservation for 20-30 ppl
-Lots of kids under 8
-6:30 on a Thursday night
-Must be easily accessible by public transport (easy parking would be a nice bonus, but not necessary)
-I live in Lakeview, wedding is in Lincoln Park, and many guests are staying downtown/near north so would like to stick to those areas.
Any recommendations greatly appreciated!