Hi! My husband and I are planning a trip to Chicago mid-December for one night before all of the holiday madness begins! We get in Saturday morning and will be staying around the magnificent mile. We plan on shopping and getting lunch, but I am having trouble finding a trendy lunch spot open for Saturday. Do you have any suggestions for a trendy lunch place around the shopping of Michigan Ave/Magnificent Mile that serves good cocktails or beers? Price range doesn't matter. We have two dinner reservations (still deciding between Boka and Blackbird) and we want to drop a few drinks pre-dinner. I would love to go to The Violet Hour, but I don't think it's going to fit into this trip. Do you have a good trendy spot to grab a couple drinks and an appetizer? I would love somewhere that took reservations. Is the Drumbar fun in the winter? Lastly, I am looking for a good brunch spot (that takes reservations) on Sunday as well...leaning towards The Publican based off other posts. Any thoughts?
In sum, I am looking for trendy lunch place near Michigan Ave; a trendy pre-dinner cocktail / appetizer spot, and a trendy brunch spot for Sunday...preferably all that take reservations! Thanks!