Chowhound Presents: |

Restaurants & Bars

Chicago Area

Please help finish my Chicago eating itinerary!

Share:

More from Restaurants & Bars

Restaurants & Bars Chicago Area

Please help finish my Chicago eating itinerary!

m
ManhattanLawyer | | Sep 1, 2011 01:56 PM

Hi everyone,

I'll have 3 days in Chicago. I've managed to secure an Alinea reservation already (thrilled!). My husband and I are NYC foodies so our goal is to find things that we can't really get in New York. With that in mind, I'd love your suggestions

Brunch:
Frontera Grill (already reserved this)

What are your thoughts on Bongo Room, Jam, Xoco, any others?

Lunch:
Lou Malnati's (post-Shedd aquarium)
open to suggestions for other days

Dinner:
Alinea one night so I was thinking more casual places for the other 2

What are your thoughts on:
Girl & Goat (is it actually good or just hyped because of Top Chef?)
Publican
any other places

For drinks, I was thinking Aviary and Sable - thoughts?

I love pastry - is Vanille considered the best? We'll probably be staying near North Michigan Ave. so any patisseries near there?

Thanks!

-----
Alinea
1723 N Halsted St, Chicago, IL 60614

Bongo Room
1470 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60642

Frontera Grill
445 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60654

XOCO
449 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60654

Feedback