Hey all -
My husband and I will be in Chicago next weekend (Aug 9-12) for a family event - most of our time will be taken up with family stuff, but we're going to sneak away for one dinner out Thursday night for just the two of us. I would love some recommendations from the experts. We're basically looking for someplace with some romantic ambiance, where we won't be out of place if we dress up a bit, and great food to swoon over. We've been to Chicago only once before, a couple of years ago - we ate at MK on that trip and really liked it (another current favorite is Restaurant August in New Orleans, if that helps at all with suggestions). Budget and location aren't huge issues - we'll be taking a cab wherever we end up going.
I've been reading posts on this board for the past couple of weeks to get some ideas, and just did an Opentable search for Thurs night. There was availability at so many of the restaurants I've read about here, I was frankly a little overwhelmed - there was availability at Naha, Acadia, Blackbird, Sixteen, Spiaggia, L20 and several others. If anybody has suggestions to help narrow down my choices, I'd really appreciate it!
Also, we're going to the Art Institute on Friday afternoon (staying at the Dana), and would love a recommendation for lunch on Friday that's somewhere in the vicinity of those two. That will be our only other opportunity of the weekend to try another "foodie" spot. Thanks again for your help!