A small group of us girls (3-5 people) would like to meet up in Chicago for a nice Saturday night dinner in December. I've heard Girl and the Goat is delicious, but not quite worth the hype (and no available reservations) and RPM Italian is booked solid for the weekend we're going to be there. I've heard good things of The Purple Pig, The Publican, and Carnivale, but would love to hear any other recs you guys have!
We're a group who loves creatively delicious food (any type!), drinks, and desserts. We'd like to be able to carry on a conversation throughout dinner, but would like to avoid a stuffy, proper atmosphere. We'll also have cars so won't be restricted to any one part of Chicago. Thanks!