There are 4 of us that are transplants from Memphis and we've lived in Chicago for 4 years. We like to try new places for dinner when we get together, but it can be overwhelming. I'm usually in charge of making reservations and, when I start looking around on these boards, I get lost for hours.
So, can we have some suggestions? We want to make reservations for 4 for Saturday night. We'd like to have unique, Contemporary American cuisine at a mid-end place. We're 20-somethings and would like a place that is cool, semi-casual and where we'd be able to hang around for a few drinks. Also, we'd like to be able to wear nice jeans. Location isn't a huge deal, but something in the Loop would be easiest.